LEOŠ JANÁČEK (1854-1928): Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 - Glagolitic Mass, Hail Mary, Our Father, Adagio for Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 04R045
Reference: CHSA 5165
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: Offered for collectors of this series, admirers of the rising young conductor and for the still rarely-recorded short pieces: the six-minute Adagio which was possibly an in memoriam piece for the composer’s dead two-year-old son in 1890 and two choral pieces - the 15-minute 1901 (rev. 1906) Lord’s Prayer, originally music for a tableau vivant inspired by a series of religious paintings by a contemporary Polish artist; and the 1904 Hail Mary, simple and pious yet intense. Czech-English texts. Sara Jakubiak (soprano), Susan Bickley (mezzo), Stuart Skelton (tenor), Gábor Bretz (bass), Thomas Trotter (organ), Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Edvard Grieg Choir, Bergen Cathedral Choir, Bergen Philarmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner.