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DVOŘÁK, A.: Svatá Ludmila [Oratorio] (Kohútková, Bytnarová, Černý, Šaling, Mikuláš, Slovak Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Svárovský)

    
      

 



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DVOŘÁK, A.: Svatá Ludmila [Oratorio] (Kohútková, Bytnarová, Černý, Šaling, Mikuláš, Slovak Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Svárovský)

Antonín Dvořák’s success in Europe during the 1880s led to invitations to visit England and the commissioning of his oratorio Saint Ludmila for the Leeds Festival. It tells the moving and turbulent story of Ludmila’s conversion to Christianity, an important event in Bohemian history that led to her becoming Bohemia’s patron saint. Written for large forces and with a predominant part for the chorus in the tradition of Handel, Saint Ludmila is full of Dvořák’s typical warmth and melodic beauty, and stands alongside his Stabat Mater and Requiem as one of his greatest works.



Disc 1

Dvořák, Antonín
Vrchlický, Jaroslav, lyricist(s)

  Svatá Ludmila (St. Ludmila), Op. 71, B. 144
1.   Play with flash player Part I: Introduction - Chorus: Tmy vrátily se v skrýše skal a lesů (Darkness has returned to the nooks in the rocks and forests) (Priests) 00:08:32
2.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: Vesno smavá, Vesno snivá (Smiling Spring, dreamy Spring) (Peasant) 00:01:10
3.   Play with flash player Part I: Chorus: Květy, jimiž Vesna vábí (Flowers with which Spring attracts) (People) 00:04:24
4.   Play with flash player Part I: Chorus: Svaté jitro jest (The morning is sacred) (Priests, People) 00:04:24
5.   Play with flash player Part I: Aria: Od dětství ku oltáři mne vodil svatý cit (From childhood a holy emotion led me to the altar) (Ludmila) 00:03:51
6.   Play with flash player Part I: Vždy bozi s námi jsou, kam bludný krok se šine (The gods are always with us, wherever the mistaken step edges slowly forward) (Chorus) 00:03:19
7.   Play with flash player Part I: Sem rychle Vesny květ (Here quickly the flower of Spring) (Peasant) 00:01:43
8.   Play with flash player Part I: Aria: Do prachu s Vámi! Jeden jest Bůh! (Into the dust with you! There is one god!) (Ivan, Chorus) 00:04:48
9.   Play with flash player Part I: Kdo onen muž, jejž nestih's nebe blesk (Who is this man, whom lightning in the heavens did not strike) (Chorus) 00:04:17
10.   Play with flash player Part I: Aria: Ó dovol, o dovol (Oh, allow me the courage) (Ludmila) 00:06:34
11.   Play with flash player Part I: Vše láme se a bortí v chaos tmavý (Everything breaks and crumbles into a dark chaos) (Chorus) 00:05:22


Disc 2

Dvořák, Antonín
Vrchlický, Jaroslav, lyricist(s)

  Svatá Ludmila (St. Ludmila), Op. 71, B. 144
1.   Play with flash player Part II: Introduction - Recitative: Ó, v jaké šeré lesní stíny (Oh, into what dim forest shadows) - Aria: Já neměla ti víry dáti (I ought not have believed you) (Svatava) 00:08:20
2.   Play with flash player Part II: Duet: Ted' ptám se tě: co najít chceš (Now I ask you: what do you want to find) (Svatava, Ludmila) 00:04:20
3.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: Já neklamal se, bud' vítána, dcero! (I was not under any illusion, be welcome, daughter!) (Ivan) 00:03:30
4.   Play with flash player Part II: Ó jaký obraz oku mému (Oh, what a picture to my eye) (Bořivoj, Chorus) 00:04:33
5.   Play with flash player Part II: Recitative: Ach, ona, po níž srdce moje prahne (Oh, she for whom my heart pines) (Bořivoj, Ivan) 00:01:15
6.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: Ó, cestu ukaž mi, jak ji mám dobýt (Oh, show me the way, how I am to conquer her) (Bořivoj) 00:03:27
7.   Play with flash player Part II: Recitative: Ó, kterak mohu zvednout k tobě zraku (Oh, how can I raise my eyes to you) (Ludmila) 00:02:57
8.   Play with flash player Part II: Ó běda, nechce slyšet jeho lkání! (Oh, woe, she does not want to hear his lamenting!) (Chorus) 00:00:23
9.   Play with flash player Part II: Recitative: Jak z krásného snu náhle procitlý (How, suddenly awake from a beautiful dream) (Bořivoj, Ivan) 00:03:01
10.   Play with flash player Part II: Quartet: Já hledala jsem záři toho jitra (I looked for the glow of that morn) (Ludmila, Svatava, Bořivoj, Ivan, Chorus) 00:03:40
11.   Play with flash player Part III: Introduction - Hospodine, pomiluj ny! (Lord, have mercy on us!) (Chorus) 00:04:01
12.   Play with flash player Part III: Duet: Ó, nech juž skanout nad našimi čely (Oh, allow now to drop on our foreheads) (Bořivoj, Ludmila) 00:02:59
13.   Play with flash player Part III: Duchu svatý, sestup v nachu (Holy spirit, descend in purple) (Ivan, Priests) 00:04:08
14.   Play with flash player Part III: Ó zněte, písně, zněte k nebes báni (Oh, resound, songs, resound to the dome of heaven) (Chorus, Svatava, Ivan) 00:01:35
15.   Play with flash player Part III: Hospodine, pomiluj ny! (Lord, have mercy on us!) (Ludmila, Svatava, Bořivoj, Ivan, Chorus) 00:04:29

Total Playing Time: 01:41:02






Composer(s):
Dvořák, Antonín

Lyricist(s):
Vrchlický, Jaroslav

Conductor(s):
Svárovský, Leoš

Orchestra(s):
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

Choir(s):
Slovak Philharmonic Chorus

Artist(s):
Bytnarová, Karla; Černý, Tomáš; Kohútková, Adriana; Mikuláš, Peter; Šaling, Ondrej

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.574023-24

Barcode: 747313402373

Release Date: 05/2019

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