Various Artists

Czech Serenade - Selection

Catalogue Number: SU 3612-2
Published: 18th March 2002
Genre: Orchestral
Format: 1 CD
Hidden in Czech music is a magnificent potential of phenomenal musical ideas and original approaches that are in more than a few resepects rooted in Czech and Moravian folklore. This newly compiled collection presents some of the finest examples of what Czech music has to offer in this particular field. It will bring a good deal of enjoyment especially to nonprofessional music-loverswho will find here a valuable source of information on melodies they have long known yet whose origins and composers have so far been unknown to them. Thus they will rediscover music by Antonín Dvořák, as well as by other masters of Czech music: Vítězslav Novák, Zdeněk Fibich, Josef Suk, Leoš Janáček, and others. The individual numbers, mostly digitally recorded, were performed byprominent Czech artists, including the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and a gallery of top-class chamber players.

Slogan: Czech composers' musical wit at its best
Antonín Dvořák
Serenade for String Orchestra in E major, Op. 22
1. Scherzo. Vivace 05:41
Josef Suk
Serenade for String Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 6
2. Allegro ma non troppo e grazioso 05:56
Antonín Dvořák
Quintet for Piano, two Violins, Viola and Cello No. 2 in A major, Op. 81 (B. 155)
3. Scherzo - Furiant. Molto vivace 04:46
Vítězslav Novák
Moravian Slovak Suite for Small Orchestra, Op. 32
4. The Amorous Couple /The Lovers/. Andante quasi allegretto 04:19
Antonín Dvořák
Waltz No. 1 in A major, Op. 54
5. Moderato (in A major) 04:01
Zdeněk Fibich
Poem from the Idyll "At Twilight", Op.39
6. Poeme 04:52
Antonín Dvořák
Czech Suite in D major, Op. 39
7. Romance 04:25
8. Finale (Furiant) 05:21
Leoš Janáček
Suite for String Orchestra
9. Andante con moto 01:18
10. Presto 03:16
Antonín Dvořák
Romantic Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 75
11. Allegro moderato 03:30
Josef Suk
12. Love Song, Op.7, č.1 07:14
Antonín Dvořák
13. Humoresque in G flat major, Op. 101, No. 7 03:29
Josef Suk
14. Serenade in A major, Op. 3/2 04:44
Oskar Nedbal
The Tale of Simple Johnny. The ballet pantomime
15. Scene 3: Valse triste 03:17
Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 6 in D major, Op. 60
16. Scherzo (Furiant). Presto 08:02