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Mariss Jansons conducts: Brahms & Janáček (DVD & Blu-Ray)

DVD: Mariss Jansons Brahms Janacek © Clasart Classic

As part of the Lucerne Festival 2012, Mariss Jansons presented Janáček’s “Glagolitic Mass” with the Bavarian Radio Choir and Symphony Orchestra. The soloists were Tatiana Monogarova and Marina Prudenskaja alongside Latvian Iveta Apkalna, who played the organ. Also part of the concert was Johannes Brahms’ Second Symphony in D major composed in 1877.

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Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73

After taking 14 years to complete his First Symphony, he wrote this one within a year. It is generally seen as a cheerful counterpart to the more dramatic First, despite its melancholy character.

Leoš Janáček: Glagolitic Mass

In just two and a half months, the Czech composer Leoš Janáček composed his only setting of the mass text, the “Glagolitic Mass”, which quickly found a place among important mass compositions. Written in 1926, however, the work is more a national-cultural than a strictly religious confessional work, since it was composed at a time when Janáček was turning his back on the National Democratic Party and its communist reorientation. Instead of Latin, he used a 9th-century text written in the Old Church Slavonic Glagolitic language.

Tatiana Monogarova soprano
Marina Prudenskaja mezzo-soprano
Ludovit Ludha tenor
Peter Mikulás bass

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Mariss Jansons conductor

Label: Arthaus Musik
Catalog number: 101684
UPC: 807280168495