Thursday, April 7, 2011

#97 The Smell of Constraint

Here's the original overture to Jenůfa, discarded before its premiere. It's not a happy piece of music, all the menacing fanfares and nervous changes...

Mackerras is the Janáček's conductor, and despite the overture name, he's able to keep it soft, somehow lyrical, with bad ass prickles and thorns.

Composer: Leoš Janáček
Work: Jealousy
Recording: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

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