Album

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karel Ančerl

Ančerl Gold Edition 13. Dvořák: Requiem

Catalogue Number: SU 3673-2
Published: 17th February 2003
Genre: Vocal - Religious
Format: 2 CD
This album has received following awards:
  • Grand Prix du Disque de l'Académie Charles Cros (1960)
  • 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.

CD 1

Antonín Dvořák
Requiem. Mass for the deceased for Solo Voices, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 89
1.
Requiem aeternam. Poco lento 10:06
2.
Graduale (Requiem aeternam). Andante 04:57
3.
Dies irae. Allegro impetuoso (att.) 02:13
4.
Tuba mirum. Moderato 08:59
5.
Quid sum miser. Lento 05:54
6.
Recordare, Jesu Pie. Andante 07:26
7.
Confutatis maledictis. Moderato maestoso 04:43
8.
Lacrimosa. L'istesso tempo 05:50

CD 2

Antonín Dvořák
Requiem. Mass for the deceased for Solo Voices, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 89
1.
Offertorium. (Domine Jesu Christe). Andante con moto 11:57
2.
Hostias. Andante 11:26
3.
Sanctus. Andante maestoso 05:47
4.
Pie Jesu. Poco adagio 05:43
5.
Agnus Dei. Lento 10:58