Album

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karel Šejna

Fibich: Symphonies Nos 1 - 3 Complete, At Twilight , The Romance of Spring

Catalogue Number: SU 3618-2
Published: 29th April 2002
Genre: Symphony
Format: 2 CD
This complete set of symphonies by the quintessential Romantic Czech composer Zdeněk Fibich (1850 - 1900), performed by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under Karel Šejna, is part of Supraphon's golden treasure. Fibich's highly emotional music filled with inner suspense is certain to enthrall the audience by the very convincingness of its message. The symphonies are coupled here with the idyllic image, At Twilight, and the cantata to the words of Jaroslav Vrchlický, Springtime Romance. This album adds new contours to the portrait of a composer whom most listeners have known solely as the creator of the celebrated Poem.This complete set of symphonies by the quintessential Romantic Czech composer Zdeněk Fibich (1850 - 1900), performed by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under Karel Šejna, is part of Supraphon's golden treasure. Fibich's highly emotional music filled with inner suspense is certain to enthrall the audience by the very convincingness of its message. The symphonies are coupled here with the idyllic image, At Twilight, and the cantata to the words of Jaroslav Vrchlický, Springtime Romance. This album adds new contours to the portrait of a composer whom most listeners have known solely as the creator of the celebrated Poem.

CD 1

Zdeněk Fibich
Symphony No. 1 in F major, Op. 17
1.
Allegro moderato 11:52
2.
Scherzo. Allegro assai 05:11
3.
Adagio non troppo (alla romanza) 04:31
4.
Finale. Allegro con fuoco e vivace 08:39
Zdeněk Fibich
5.
At Twilight. Idyll for Orchestra, Op. 39 15:23
Zdeněk Fibich
6.
The Romance of Spring. Cantata on the Words by Jaroslav Vrchlický for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 23 14:38

CD 2

Zdeněk Fibich
Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 38
1.
Allegro moderato 10:40
2.
Adagio 08:48
3.
Scherzo. Presto 08:11
4.
Finale. Allegro energico 09:07
Zdeněk Fibich
Symphony No. 3 in E minor, Op. 53
5.
Allegro inquieto 10:53
6.
Allegro con fuoco. Adagio 08:30
7.
Vivo e grazioso 07:04
8.
Allegro maestoso. Allegro vivace 10:07