LEOS JANÁCEK (1854-1928): Orchestral Suites from the Operas, Vol. 1 - Jenufa and The Excursions of Mr. Broucek (arr. Peter Breiner [b.1957]).
Catalogue Number: 03K052
Description: The appealing thing about these "opera without words" suites is that each new arranger will treat the material in different ways - not just how he renders the vocal lines but, more obviously, in how much material he uses in his suite. A 1999 Supraphon release with a Jaroslav Smolka Broucek suite had six sections lasting 23 minutes; Breiner's has only five sections but 39 minutes of music. The 31 minutes from Jenufa is the only suite on the market. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner.