LEOŠ JANÁČEK (1854-1928): Folk Poetry of Hukvaldy in Songs, Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs (selection - 38 items).
Catalogue Number: 10R037
Reference: SU 4183-2
Description: It was Janáček’s purpose in choosing and setting Moravian folk songs to amplify and clothe the psychological essense of the peoplel who sang them, the gravity of their texts, the intensity of their emotion, the brightess of their wit. Folk Poetry (1898) are a choice of 13 Lachian songs from the composer’s native region while the selection here from Moravian Folk Poetry (1908) comes from a total of 53. Good notes and no one can complain about disc length here: 83:27. Czech-English texts. Martina Janková (soprano), Tomáš Král (baritone), Ivo Kahánek (piano).