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Camerata Zurich

Janacek On An Overgrown Path (CD)

On An Overgrown Path, Leoš Janáček’s 15 pieces-spanning piano cycle, is here presented in a reshaped guise, arranged for string orchestra and interpreted by the Camerata Zürich under lead violinist Igor Karsko’s direction. This is the premiere recording of the orchestral adaption. In this programme, Janáček’s cycle is bookended by Josef Suk’s Meditation on the Old Czech Chorale St. Wenceslas and Antonín Dvořák’s Notturno – pieces that are thematically connected to the folkloric elements found in Janáček’s composition. French writer Maïa Brami wrote poems to accompany the new arrangement of On An Overgrown Path, and their recorded versions, spoken by the writer herself, are included on the album, contextualizing the cycle with inventive analogies to Janáček’s life.


TRACK LIST

JOSEF SUK - MEDITATION ON THE OLD CZECK CHORALE 'ST. WENCESLAS' OP. 35A
Adagio, ma con moto

LEOŠ JANÁČEK - ON AN OVERGROWN PATH, BOOK I
Our evenings
A blown-away leaf
Come with us
The Madonna of Frydek
They chattered like swallows
Words fail!
Good night!
Unutterable anguish
In tears
The barn owl has not flown away!

MAÏA BRAMI - SUR UN SENTIER RECOUVERT
Il était un foi
Tiens! Une feuille morte
Nous danseron
Boum, boum
Combien de fois depuis
Les ombres. C'est l'heure
Cette berceuse du fond
De langues de feu
Je l'entends qui sanglote
Entends-tu hibou

LEOŠ JANÁČEK - ON AN OVERGROWN PATH, BOOK II
Andante
Allegretto - Presto

LEOŠ JANÁČEK - ON AN OVERGROWN PATH, PARALIPOMENA
Più mosso
Vivo
Allegro

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK - NOTTURNO IN B MAJOR OP. 40
Molto adagio