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Czech Songs / Magdalena Kozena; Czech Philharmonic

Czech Songs / Magdalena Kozena; Czech Philharmonic

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Magdalena Kožená presents a recital of Czech songs, together with the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. The first impression of Czech songs may be atmospheric nature scenes, or stories about pretty peasant girls and village pranks, but the selection on this album demonstrates that the imagination of Czech song composers stretched far wider. For example, Bohuslav Martinu’s Nipponari were inspired by Japanese culture, whereas his folksy Songs on One Page obtain a deeper meaning knowing that he wrote them in the US, having fled the Nazi threat. His colleagues and contemporaries Hans Krása and Gideon Klein did not manage to get away, and both died in concentration camps. Krása’s German-language Four Orchestral Songs show a fascination with nonsense verse typical of avant-garde circles in the early 1920s.

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  • Release Specifications

    • Number of Discs: 1
    • Release Date:
    • Label: PENTATONE
    • UPC/Barcode: 8717306260770
    • Item Number: PTC5187077