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Dvorak, A. The Stubborn Lovers. Comic opera in 1 act / Z.Kloubova, J.Brezina, R.Janal, J.Sykorova, G.Belacek / Prague Chamber Philharm./ J.Belohlavek

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Antonin Dvorak wrote his opera, The Stubborn Lovers, in 1874, as his third work for the stage. His intention was to produce a comic opera rendering a humorous tableau capturing the atmosphereand human relations in the Bohemian/Czech countryside. Dvorak´s exceptional compositional invention and profound yet natural feeling for music were by now fully developped. This one-act opera, premiered at the New Czech Theatre in 1881, abounds in down-to-earth yet spirited music backing the action of a gallery of originally conceived lyrical characters. Dvorak´s one-acter, however, has provedless than lucky as regards the frequency of actual stage productions. Perhaps this was due to the standard need for the producers to find another one-acter with which to couple it in a double bill. We wish to make up for the undeserved neglect of this opera by presenting this recording, the world premiere in CD format, which is dedicated to the coming centenary of Dvorak´sdeath, an occasion which will be marked by the whole music world on 1st May, 2004. This project came to involve the joint forces, under the baton of Jiri Belohlavek, of a potent team ofyoung soloists, backed by the Prague Philharmonia and Prague Philharmonic Choir. Here is a unique recording set to broaden the music lovers´ knowledge of Dvorak´s multifaceted compositional legacy. Dvorak´s The Stubborn Lovers in a world first on CD.

Key authors
music byAntonin Dvorak
Key interpreters
conductorJiri Belohlavek
chorus masterJaroslav Brych
singingRoman Janal
bassGustav Belacek
contraltoJana Sykorova
tenorJaroslav Brezina
sopranoZdena Kloubova
Key musicians
Prague Philharmonia (conductor: Jiri Belohlavek)
Prague Philharmonic Choir (chorus master: Jaroslav Brych)
Title content
1.The Stubborn Lovers. Comic Opera in 1 Act01:16:07
music by: Antonin Dvorak
libretto by: Josef Stolba
singing: Roman Janal
tenor: Jaroslav Brezina
contralto: Jana Sykorova
soprano: Zdena Kloubova
bass: Gustav Belacek
chorus master: Jaroslav Brych
conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Prague Philharmonia
1.Overture00:09:43
music by: Antonin Dvorak
libretto by: Josef Stolba
singing: Roman Janal
tenor: Jaroslav Brezina
contralto: Jana Sykorova
soprano: Zdena Kloubova
bass: Gustav Belacek
chorus master: Jaroslav Brych
conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Prague Philharmonia
2.Scene 1 - Well then, it´s settled!00:07:40
music by: Antonin Dvorak
libretto by: Josef Stolba
singing: Roman Janal
tenor: Jaroslav Brezina
contralto: Jana Sykorova
soprano: Zdena Kloubova
bass: Gustav Belacek
chorus master: Jaroslav Brych
conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Prague Philharmonia
3.Scena 2 - Pressure Tonik, ha-ha-ha!00:02:40
music by: Antonin Dvorak
libretto by: Josef Stolba
singing: Roman Janal
tenor: Jaroslav Brezina
contralto: Jana Sykorova
soprano: Zdena Kloubova
bass: Gustav Belacek
chorus master: Jaroslav Brych
conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Prague Philharmonia
4.Scene 3 - Look there, and no mistake!00:06:02
music by: Antonin Dvorak
libretto by: Josef Stolba
singing: Roman Janal
tenor: Jaroslav Brezina
contralto: Jana Sykorova
soprano: Zdena Kloubova
bass: Gustav Belacek
chorus master: Jaroslav Brych
conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Prague Philharmonia
5.Scene 4 - Ha-ha! The old boy already knows!00:03:46
music by: Antonin Dvorak
libretto by: Josef Stolba
singing: Roman Janal
tenor: Jaroslav Brezina
contralto: Jana Sykorova
soprano: Zdena Kloubova
bass: Gustav Belacek
chorus master: Jaroslav Brych
conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Prague Philharmonia
6.Scene 5 - What an outrage it would be00:01:33
music by: Antonin Dvorak
libretto by: Josef Stolba
singing: Roman Janal
tenor: Jaroslav Brezina
contralto: Jana Sykorova
soprano: Zdena Kloubova
bass: Gustav Belacek
chorus master: Jaroslav Brych
conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Prague Philharmonia
7.Scene 6 - Lenka, why ever do you look so sad00:07:28
music by: Antonin Dvorak
libretto by: Josef Stolba
singing: Roman Janal
tenor: Jaroslav Brezina
contralto: Jana Sykorova
soprano: Zdena Kloubova
bass: Gustav Belacek
chorus master: Jaroslav Brych
conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Prague Philharmonia
8.Scene 7 - What´s up with me00:03:22
music by: Antonin Dvorak
libretto by: Josef Stolba
singing: Roman Janal
tenor: Jaroslav Brezina
contralto: Jana Sykorova
soprano: Zdena Kloubova
bass: Gustav Belacek
chorus master: Jaroslav Brych
conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Prague Philharmonia
9.Scene 8 - But that´s impossible!00:03:13
music by: Antonin Dvorak
libretto by: Josef Stolba
singing: Roman Janal
tenor: Jaroslav Brezina
contralto: Jana Sykorova
soprano: Zdena Kloubova
bass: Gustav Belacek
chorus master: Jaroslav Brych
conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Prague Philharmonia
10.Scene 9 - My father marrying Lenka00:02:01
music by: Antonin Dvorak
libretto by: Josef Stolba
singing: Roman Janal
tenor: Jaroslav Brezina
contralto: Jana Sykorova
soprano: Zdena Kloubova
bass: Gustav Belacek
chorus master: Jaroslav Brych
conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Prague Philharmonia
11.Scene 10 - Mistress Rihova, good day to you00:05:46
music by: Antonin Dvorak
libretto by: Josef Stolba
singing: Roman Janal
tenor: Jaroslav Brezina
contralto: Jana Sykorova
soprano: Zdena Kloubova
bass: Gustav Belacek
chorus master: Jaroslav Brych
conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Prague Philharmonia
12.Scene 11 - Look here, it´s Lenka00:04:32
music by: Antonin Dvorak
libretto by: Josef Stolba
singing: Roman Janal
tenor: Jaroslav Brezina
contralto: Jana Sykorova
soprano: Zdena Kloubova
bass: Gustav Belacek
chorus master: Jaroslav Brych
conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Prague Philharmonia
13.Scene 12 - Ha-ha! Sweet maid Lenka00:01:23
music by: Antonin Dvorak
libretto by: Josef Stolba
singing: Roman Janal
tenor: Jaroslav Brezina
contralto: Jana Sykorova
soprano: Zdena Kloubova
bass: Gustav Belacek
chorus master: Jaroslav Brych
conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Prague Philharmonia
14.Scene 13,14 - Ha-ha! There, neighbour00:03:25
music by: Antonin Dvorak
libretto by: Josef Stolba
singing: Roman Janal
tenor: Jaroslav Brezina
contralto: Jana Sykorova
soprano: Zdena Kloubova
bass: Gustav Belacek
chorus master: Jaroslav Brych
conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Prague Philharmonia
15.Scene 15 - O stupid, stupid me00:07:31
music by: Antonin Dvorak
libretto by: Josef Stolba
singing: Roman Janal
tenor: Jaroslav Brezina
contralto: Jana Sykorova
soprano: Zdena Kloubova
bass: Gustav Belacek
chorus master: Jaroslav Brych
conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Prague Philharmonia
16.Scene 16 - Hey, Hey, Hey! What delight to see them embracing00:06:02
music by: Antonin Dvorak
libretto by: Josef Stolba
singing: Roman Janal
tenor: Jaroslav Brezina
contralto: Jana Sykorova
soprano: Zdena Kloubova
bass: Gustav Belacek
chorus master: Jaroslav Brych
conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Prague Philharmonia



Title details

Catalogue numberSU 3765-2 631
Medium CD
Total time01:16:20
Release date2004
(P)2004
PublisherSUPRAPHON
Barcode099925376529
RecordedDDD

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