ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1843-1904): Saint Ludmila, Op. 71, B. 144.
Catalogue Number: 06U046
Description: Commissioned by and premiered at the 1886 Leeds Festival in England, this oratorio tells the story of the conversion to Christianity of Bohemia’s patron saint. The English loved their large festival choruses and the composer gratified them here while also providing his typical warmth and melodic beauty. 2 CDs. Czech-English texts. Adriana Kohútková (soprano), Karla Bytnarová (alto), Tomáš Černý, Ondrej Šaling (tenors), Peter Mikulaś (bass), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Leoš Svarovský.