Dvorak - Requiem | Naxos 857287475

Dvorak - Requiem

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 857287475

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 3rd November 2014

Contents

Artists

Christiane Libor (soprano)
Ewa Wolak (alto)
Daniel Kirch (tenor)
Janusz Monarcha (bass)
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir

Conductor

Antoni Wit

Works

Dvorak, Antonin

Requiem, op.89

Artists

Christiane Libor (soprano)
Ewa Wolak (alto)
Daniel Kirch (tenor)
Janusz Monarcha (bass)
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir

Conductor

Antoni Wit

About

Antonin Dvorak's huge popularity in England was built largely on the success of his Stabat Mater, which he had conducted there in 1884 and 1885. It was well suited to the country's choral traditions and led eventually to a commission for a Requiem, which was premiered in Birmingham in 1891.

Written in ten months during tours to Russia, England and Germany, its success was immediate. Sitting closer to the tradition of Cherubini than Verdi, its tone is compassionate and reflective, devoid of unnecessary drama, and movingly crafted with great sophistication.

Dvorak's Requiem is a work of humanity and compassion and has attracted a large number of recordings. Conductor Antoni Wit is a Naxos regular and a renowned interpreter of Slavic music.

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