Slovácko Suite for Small Orchestra, Op. 32

At Night. Andante

  • Recorded: 12th June 1953
  • Record Place: The Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum, Prague
  • First Release: 1957
  • (P) 1957 SUPRAPHON a.s.
  • Genre: Orchestral


  • music by: Vítězslav Novák
  • conductor: Václav Talich
  • musical group: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra


Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Talich

Talich Special Edition 2. Smetana: Czech Song - Suk: A Fairy Tale - Novák: Slovácko Suite

Catalogue Number: SU 3822-2
Published: 27th June 2005
First release: SUPRAPHON, 2004
Genre: Vocal
Format: 1 CD
- Talich conducts classic Czech works.
- Talich's 1954 interpretation of Smetana's cantata Czech Song on CD for the first time.
- Talich's composer friends - Josef Suk a Vítězslav Novák.Their pieces constituted a major portion of Talich's repertoire with the Czech Philharmonic.
- "Authentic interpretations of Suk's suite A Fairy Tale (1901) and Novák's Moravian-Slovak Suite (1903)."
- Music critic Karel Šrom, 1943: "Novák and Suk invested a tremendous amount of emotion into these pieces. Talich, who feels their works with them, invests the same into every performance. Each of Talich's performances is an attempt at uniqueness, literally inimitable."

Václav Talich - an incomparable interpreter of Suk and Novák
Bedřich Smetana
Czech Song. Cantata for Mixed Voices and Orchestra
1. Moderato 02:40
2. Andante 02:15
3. L'istesso tempo. Allegretto 01:50
4. Moderato 02:24
5. Moderato maestoso 03:16
Josef Suk
A Fairy - tale. Suite from the Music to Julius Zeyer's Dramatic Tale Radúz and Mahulena, Op. 16
6. About the Faithful Love of Radúz and Mahulena and their Sorrows (Adagio, ma non troppo) 11:23
7. The Game of the Swans and the Peacocks (A la polka) 04:03
8. Funeral Music (Andante sostenuto) 08:24
9. Runa's Curse and How It was Broken by Love (Allegro appassionato) 07:32
Vítězslav Novák
Slovácko Suite for Small Orchestra, Op. 32
10. In the Church. Andante 08:24
11. Among Children. Vivace, giocoso 03:35
12. The Amorous Couple /The Lovers/. Andante quasi allegretto 04:07
13. The Country Musicians. Allegro strepitoso 04:44
14. At Night. Andante 08:19