Bohemian Legends: Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass

Sunday 13 Apr 2014, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Jakub Hrůša conductor

Lukáš Vondráček piano

Gun-Brit Barkmin soprano

Monica Groop mezzo soprano

Peter Berger tenor

Mischa Schelomianski bass voice

Thomas Trotter organ

Bristol Choral Society

Gloucester Choral Society

Philharmonia Voices choir

Suk Scherzo Fantastique

Dvořák Piano Concerto


Janáček Glagolitic Mass

Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass is an exultant affirmation of the power of love and friendship. ‘In the tenor solo I hear a high priest,’ Janáček explained, ‘in the soprano solo a girlish angel and in the chorus our people.’ Each of the five main choral sections is preceded by a thrilling instrumental fanfare, culminating in a lustrous solo organ fantasia before the work’s uplifting final section.

Audio clip by kind permission Supraphon a.s.

This concert is part of the Bohemian Legends series