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Zdeněk Fibich: Overtures - Comenius - A Night at Karlštejn Castle - The Jew of Prague - Ballet Music from Hedy

Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Marek Štilec

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A Night at Karlštejn Castle, Op. 26  
1
Overture
Zdeněk Fibich; Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Marek Štilec
10:10
2
Comenius – Festival Overture, Op. 34
Zdeněk Fibich; Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Marek Štilec
12:09
The Jew of Prague – Tragedy  
3
Overture
Zdeněk Fibich; Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Marek Štilec
6:30
Hedy – Opera, Op. 43  
4
Ballet Music (Concert version)
Zdeněk Fibich; Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Marek Štilec
17:42
Hippodamia’s Death – Melodrama, Op. 33  
5
March
Zdeněk Fibich; Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Marek Štilec
5:28
6
Prologue to the opening of the New Czech Theatre – Tableau vivant
Zdeněk Fibich; Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Marek Štilec
2:06
7
The Great Musical Monograph of the Building of the National Theatre – Tableau vivant
Zdeněk Fibich; Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Marek Štilec
5:53
8
Music for the Reopening of the National Theatre – Tableau vivant
Zdeněk Fibich; Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Marek Štilec
3:12
9
Music for the Celebration of the 300th Anniversary of the Birth of Jan Amos Comenius – Tableau vivant
Zdeněk Fibich; Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Marek Štilec
2:33
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    65:43
This fourth volume in the first complete recording of the orchestral works of Zdeněk Fibich from the Czech National Symphony Orchestra features shorter pieces and occasional works for theatre projects. They include the evocative overture A Night at Karlštejn Castle, the Mendelssohnian overture to the incidental music for The Jew of Prague, as well as the witty and elegant ballet music from the opera Hedy. Specially prepared from original sources for this recording by conductor Marek Štilec, the four Tableaux vivants reflect a 19th century Central European fashion for staged pieces, including fanfares, majestic ceremony and regal splendour, not intended to outlive their immediate purpose.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded at CNSO Studios, Hostivař, Prague, Czech Republic, 9 & 29 October 2013
Producer & Editor: Jiři Štilec
Engineer: Václav Roubal
Booklet notes: Richard Whitehouse
Editions: Czech Radio, Prague
Cover photo: Sunrise in Czech Switzerland (Tomas1111 / Dreamstime)

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