LEOS JANÁCEK (1854-1928): The Excursions of Mr. Broucek.
Catalogue Number: 06L074
Reference: SU 3985-2
Description: Janácek's only comic opera features a title character who is a stout, bourgeois philistine whose regular nightly beer-fests at his favorite local pub lead to two drunken dreams in which he journeys first to the moon and then to the 15th century during the Hussite wars. A slow waltz is the unifying musical motif and Janácek's famous musical speech setting is present (though not throughout). 2 CDs. No libretto. Bohumír Vich, Ivo Zídek (tenors), Libuse Domanínská, Helena Tattermuschová (sopranos), Karel Berman (bass), Premysl Kocí (bass-baritone), Prague National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra; Václav Neumann. Original 1963 LP release.