JÁN LEVOSLAV BELLA (1843-1936): Festive Mass in E Flat for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra, Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden for Soprano, Bass, Choir and Orchestra, Konzertstück im ungarischen Stile for Orchestra, Heil’ge Nacht for Bass and Orchestra, Bergglocke, Weihnacht auf dem Friedhof for Soprano and Orchestra, Deus meus, ad te luce vigilo for Soprano and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 11S031
Reference: PH 292033
Description: The founder of Slovak musical nationalism, Bella has been little heard from since the Velvet Revolution of 1989 (a handful of discs on Marco Polo and Opus were about all there was on CD). His brand of Romanticism is featured here in a 26-minute mass from 1880, a ten-minute orchestral piece, a 12-minute cantata, two arias and an offertory. German texts. Eva Šušková (soprano), Lucie Hilscherová (Alto), Juraj Holly (tenor), Tomas Šelc (bass), Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno, Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava; David Porcelijn.