Dvorák: Complete Choruses & Duets

Dvorák: Complete Choruses & Duets
Composer Antonín Dvorák
Artist Prague Singers
Stanislav Mistr conductor
Format 3 CD
Cat. number 92883
EAN code 5028421928838
Release April 2006

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Dvorák has written extensively for voices. Somehow we hardly ever hear any part of this repertoire. This 3 CD set offers the complete music for two and more voices including the choral works by this composer. Most duets are accompanied on the piano. They are rather a mixed bag with a large number of Moravian songs and some Russian and Irish ones.

Very interesting is Domov muj for soprano and tenor which is an adaptation of the Largo of his ninth symphony.

The choruses are both mixed or just for male or female voices. The attractive, modest Nature’s Realm (op. 63) is an example of Dvorák’s skilful and economic writing for a cappella choir.

Other information:
- Excellent performances by the multiple prize winning Prague singers under Stanislav Mistr. Soloists are Martina Kritznerová, soprano; Šárka Mistrová, mezzo soprano; Daniela Demuthová, alto; and Michal Krušek, bass. The pianist are Jaroslov Šaroun and Sona Böhmová.
- Sung in Czech. All texts and translations are provided in the booklet.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Four Duets, Op. 20, B 50: Promûny (Destined)
  2. Four Duets, Op. 20, B 50: Rozlouãení (Parting)
  3. Four Duets, Op. 20, B 50: Chudoba (The Silken Band)
  4. Four Duets, Op. 20, B 50: Vuře šohaj, vuře (The Last Wish)
  5. Moravian Duets, Op. 32, B. 60 & 62: A já ti uplynu (The Fugitive)
  6. Moravian Duets, Op. 32, B. 60 & 62: Veleť, vtáčku (Speed Thee, Birdie)
  7. Moravian Duets, Op. 32, B. 60 & 62: Dyby byla kosa nabróšená (The Slighted Heart)
  8. Moravian Duets, Op. 32, B. 60 & 62: V dobrým sme se sešli (Parting without Sorrow)
  9. Moravian Duets, Op. 32, B. 60 & 62: Slavíkovský polečko malý (Pledge of Love)
  10. Moravian Duets, Op. 32, B. 60 & 62: Holub na javofie (Forsaken)
  11. Moravian Duets, Op. 32, B. 60 & 62: Voda a pláč (Sad of Heart)
  12. Moravian Duets, Op. 32, B. 60 & 62: Skromná (The Modest Maiden)
  13. Moravian Duets, Op. 32, B. 60 & 62: Prsten (The Ring)
  14. Moravian Duets, Op. 32, B. 60 & 62: Zelenaj se, zelenaj (Omens)
  15. Moravian Duets, Op. 32, B. 60 & 62: Zajatá (The Maid Imprisoned)
  16. Moravian Duets, Op. 32, B. 60 & 62: Neveta (Comfort)
  17. Moravian Duets, Op. 32, B. 60 & 62: Šipek (The Wild Rose)
  18. Moravian Duets, Op. 32, B. 60 & 62: Život vojenský (The Soldier’s Farewell)
  19. Four Duets, Op. 38, B. 69: Možnost (Hoping in Vain)
  20. Four Duets, Op. 38, B. 69: Jablko (Greeting from Afar)
  21. Four Duets, Op. 38, B. 69: Věneček (The Crown)
  22. Four Duets, Op. 38, B. 69: Hoře (Smart)
  23. Two Duets Without Opus Number: Na tej našej střeše (There on Our Roof)
  24. Two Duets Without Opus Number: Dětská píseň (A Child’s Song)

Disk 2

  1. In Nature’s Realm, Op. 63, B. 126: Napadly písně v duši mou (Music Descended on My Soul)
  2. In Nature’s Realm, Op. 63, B. 126: Večerní les rozvázal zvonky (Bells Ring at Dusk)
  3. In Nature’s Realm, Op. 63, B. 126: Žitné pole (The Rye Field)
  4. In Nature’s Realm, Op. 63, B. 126: Vyběhla bříza běličká (The Silver Birch)
  5. In Nature’s Realm, Op. 63, B. 126: Dnes do skoku a do písničky (With Dance and Song)
  6. Four Choruses for Mixed Voices, Op. 29, B. 59: Místo klekání (Evening’s Blessing)
  7. Four Choruses for Mixed Voices, Op. 29, B. 59: Ukolébavka (Cradle Song)
  8. Four Choruses for Mixed Voices, Op. 29, B. 59: Nepovím (I Won’t Tell)
  9. Four Choruses for Mixed Voices, Op. 29, B. 59: Opuštěný (The Forsaken One)
  10. Russian Songs, B. 603: Povylétla holubice (Yearning)
  11. Russian Songs, B. 603: Čím jsem já tě rozhněvala (Stolen Love, Stolen Beauty)
  12. Russian Songs, B. 603: Mladá, pěkná krasavice (The Unfaithful Lover Imprisoned)
  13. Russian Songs, B. 603: Cožpak, můj holoubku (The Lost Bride)
  14. Russian Songs, B. 603: Zkvétal, zkvétal v máji květ (Impatient Love)
  15. Russian Songs, B. 603: Jako mhou se tmí (Nostalgia)
  16. Russian Songs, B. 603: Ach, vy řičky šumivé (Nature’s Lament)
  17. Russian Songs, B. 603: Mladice ty krásná (Soldier Maid’s Pride)
  18. Russian Songs, B. 603: Po matušce, mocné Volze (Mother Volga)
  19. Russian Songs, B. 603: Na políčku bříza tam stála (The Birch Tree)
  20. Russian Songs, B. 603: Vyjdu já si podle řičky (The Lover’s Return)
  21. Russian Songs, B. 603: Na tom našem námûstí (The Favorite’s Consent)
  22. Russian Songs, B. 603: Já si zasil bez orání (The Harvest of Marriage)
  23. Russian Songs, B. 603: Oj, ty luční kačko malá (Drinking Song)
  24. Russian Songs, B. 603: V poli zrají višně (The Lover’s Resolve)
  25. Russian Songs, B. 603: Oj, kráče havran černý (The Lonely Cossack)

Disk 3

  1. Three Male Choruses on Folk Texts, Op. 43, B. 76: Žal (Sorrow)
  2. Three Male Choruses on Folk Texts, Op. 43, B. 76: Divná voda (Wondrous Water)
  3. Three Male Choruses on Folk Texts, Op. 43, B. 76: Děvče v háji (The Maiden in the Wood)
  4. Bouquet of Czech Folk Songs, Op. 41, B. 72: Zavedený ovčák (The Betrayed Shepherd)
  5. Bouquet of Czech Folk Songs, Op. 41, B. 72: Úmysl milenčin (The Sweetheart’s Resolve)
  6. Bouquet of Czech Folk Songs, Op. 41, B. 72: Kalina (The Guelder Rose)
  7. Bouquet of Czech Folk Songs, Op. 41, B. 72: Český Diogenes (Czech Diogenes)
  8. Choral Songs for Male Voices, B. 66: Pfievozníček (The Ferryman)
  9. Choral Songs for Male Voices, B. 66: Milenka travička (The Poisoning Sweetheart)
  10. Choral Songs for Male Voices, B. 66: Huslafi (The Fiddler)
  11. Píseň Čecha – A Czech’s Song, B. 73
  12. Five Choruses for Male Voices on Lithuanian Folk Songs, Op. 27, B. 87: Pomluva (Village Gossip)
  13. Five Choruses for Male Voices on Lithuanian Folk Songs, Op. 27, B. 87: Pomofiané (Dwellers by the Sea)
  14. Five Choruses for Male Voices on Lithuanian Folk Songs, Op. 27, B. 87: Přípověď lásky (Promise of Love)
  15. Five Choruses for Male Voices on Lithuanian Folk Songs, Op. 27, B. 87: Ztracená ovečka (The Lost Lamb)
  16. Five Choruses for Male Voices on Lithuanian Folk Songs, Op. 27, B. 87: Hostina (The Sparrow’s Party)
  17. Two Irish Songs, B. 601: Drahý Konnor (Dear Connor)
  18. Two Irish Songs, B. 601: Návštěva (The Visit)
  19. Five Choruses for Female Voices, B. 107: Dyby byla kosa nabróšená (The Slighted Heart)
  20. Five Choruses for Female Voices, B. 107: Šípek (The Wild Rose)
  21. Five Choruses for Female Voices, B. 107: Holub na javoře (Forsaken)
  22. Five Choruses for Female Voices, B. 107: Veleť, vtáčku (Speed Thee, Birdie)
  23. Five Choruses for Female Voices, B. 107: Zelenaj se, zelenaj (Omens)
  24. Five Choruses for Female Voices, B. 107: Domov můj – My Home (adaptation of Largo from New World Symphony)