LEOŠ JANÁČEK (1854-1928): Our Birch Tree and Halfar the Schoolmaster for Male Chorus, The Wild Duck for Mixed Chorus, Elegy on the Death of my Daughter Olga for Tenor, Mixed Chorus and Piano, The Wolf’s Trail for Soprano, Female Chorus and Piano, The Wandering Madman for Soprano, Tenor, Baritone and Male Chorus, 19 Nursery Rhymes for Chamber Choir and 10 Instruments, Concertino for Piano and Chamber Ensemble, 1.X.1905 for Chamber Ensemble (arr. Reinbert De Leeuw [b.1938]).
Catalogue Number: 11R042
Description: Janáček’s connection in his music to the rhythms of the Czech language is most evident in his choral pieces and this collection is particularly well-chosen since only three of them are a cappella. And there’s something for transcription fans too. Commentators often mention how difficult 1.X.1905 sits on the piano; well this arrangement for winds and strings also includes an accordion!