Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karel Ančerl

Ančerl Gold Edition 14. Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex, Symphony of Psalms

Catalogue Number: SU 3674-2
Published: 14th February 2003
Genre: Vocal - Religious
Format: 1 CD
This album has received following awards:
  • Grand Prix National du Disque de l'Académie du Disque Francais (1968)
  • Diapason d'Or de l' Année - Diapason Magazine (2003)
  • Choc du Monde de la Musique - Le Monde de la Musique (2003)
Here is the third instalment of six volumes in the Ančerl Gold series: a collection that is at once exceptionally strong in purely artistic terms, and in the context of the Ančerl series as a whole, unusually multifaceted. The pre-Romantic style is represented here by the music of Mozart (in several masterly solo renditions, including that of David Oistrakh, among others), and Voříšek, a prematurely deceased young genius of Czech music whose Symphony in D major is definitely compatible with Schubert's symphonic output. Sacred music is exemplified by Dvořák's masterly, profoundly emotional Requiem; and the world of drama is evoked by Prokofiev's ballet music for Romeo and Juliet. Twentieth-century idioms can be savoured by their aficionados in Ančerl's accounts of IgorStravinsky's kaleidoscope of styles; while lovers of the Romantic concertant style are sure to be delighted by the intoxicating melodics of Brahms' first piano concerto, as well as by the trioof somewhat later violin concertos, more titillating on the harmonic plane, by Ravel, Lalo, and Hartmann.
Igor Stravinsky
Oedipus Rex. Opéra - oratorio en deux actes d'apres Sophocle
1. Prologue - Acte I 24:14
2. Acte II - Epilogue 27:47
Igor Stravinsky
Symphony of Psalms for Mixed Chorus, Winds, Cellos and Double Basses
3. Exaudi orationem meam, Domine 03:06
4. Expectans expectavi Dominum 06:16
5. Alleluia. Laudate Dominum 12:07