Dvorak - Stabat Mater | Decca 4831510

Dvorak - Stabat Mater

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4831510

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 5th May 2017

Contents

Artists

Eri Nakamura (soprano)
Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo-soprano)
Michael Spyres (tenor)
Jongmin Park (bass)
Prague Philharmonic Choir
Czech Philharmonic

Conductor

Jiri Belohlavek

Works

Dvorak, Antonin

Stabat Mater, op.58

Artists

Eri Nakamura (soprano)
Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo-soprano)
Michael Spyres (tenor)
Jongmin Park (bass)
Prague Philharmonic Choir
Czech Philharmonic

Conductor

Jiri Belohlavek

About

Dvořák’s Stabat Mater is performed here by Jiří Bělohlávek, the Czech Philharmonic and leading soloists Eri Nakamura, Elisabeth Kulman, Michael Spyres and Jongmin Park.

Maestro Bělohlávek and the Czech Philharmonic present an authentic interpretation of Dvořák’s Stabat Mater; a great Czech work performed by Czech musicians with an innate understanding of the music of their homeland.
 
“I’ve loved Dvořák's Stabat Mater since I was a boy treble in Kühn's Children Choir, where I sang in performances in Prague every year before Easter. For a young boy it was an unforgettable experience in both a musical and a religious sense. Every time I have the precious opportunity to perform the piece I thoroughly enjoy its beauty and deep spiritual message.” - Jiří Bělohlávek

“[Belohlavek’s] return to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra as music director has brought him back to his emotional and musical heartland. In works by Dvořák and Smetana, unbounded lyricism and Czech melancholy emerged with the authenticity that only this orchestra can bring.” - The Guardian

Reviews

Physically diminished by chemotherapy, but unyielding to his illness, Jiří Bělohlávek bade farewell to London in April with a performance of Dvořák’s Requiem. His final recording is of the same composer’s Stabat Mater, with the Czech Philharmonic. The work, a colossus of lamentation and consolation, is on an epic scale, and Bělohlávek’s performance is masterful in its pacing. The massive first movement unfolds with a profound inevitability; an hour later, the Amen has a real sense of arrival.  Erica Jeal
The Guardian 15 June 2017

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