Springtime in Yugoslavia
Krešimir Baranović; Živojin Zdravković; Fran Lhotka; François Huybrechts
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4840200
Barcode
00028948402007
Format
2-CD
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CD 1
FRAN LHOTKA
The Devil in the Village (Davo u selu) – Suite

Orchestra of the National Opera House, Zagreb
Fran Lhotka

KREŠIMIR BARANOVIĆ
The Gingerbread Heart (Licitarsko srce) – Ballet Music

Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra
Krešimir Baranović

LEOŠ JANÁČEK
Lachian Dances (Lašské tance)

London Philharmonic Orchestra
François Huybrechts

CD 2
JOSIP ŠTOLCER-SLAVENSKI
Simfonija Orijenta ‘Religiofonija’ *

Melanija Bugarinović, mezzo-soprano
Dušan Cvejič, tenor
Dušan Popović, baritone
Žarko Cvejič, bass
Belgrade Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra
Živojin Zdravković

LEOŠ JANÁČEK
Taras Bulba – Rhapsody for Orchestra *

London Philharmonic Orchestra
François Huybrechts

*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Track previews
Taras Bulba: 3. The prophecy and the death of Taras Bulba
Simfonija Orijenta ‘Religiofonija’: 1. Pagans
The Devil in the Village (Ballet Suite): 1. The Devil Plots Against the Two Lovers, Mirko & Yela
The Gingerbread Heart (Ballet Suite): 5. Outside The Church
The Gingerbread Heart (Ballet Suite): 4. Pas de Deux Of The Two Gingerbread Hearts
The Gingerbread Heart (Ballet Suite): 3. The Gingerbread Figures Come To Life
The Gingerbread Heart (Ballet Suite): 2. Boys & Girls Enter
The Gingerbread Heart (Ballet Suite): 1. At The Fair
The Devil in the Village (Ballet Suite): 7. Mirko's Escape From Hell, General Rejoicing
The Devil in the Village (Ballet Suite): 6. The Return Of Light
The Devil in the Village (Ballet Suite): 5. Witches' Orgy
The Devil in the Village (Ballet Suite): 4. Witches' Sabbath
The Devil in the Village (Ballet Suite): 3. in Hell
The Gingerbread Heart (Ballet Suite): 6. Celebration
Lachian Dances: 6. Pilky
Simfonija Orijenta ‘Religiofonija’: 2. Hebrews
Lachian Dances: 5. Celadensky
Lachian Dances: 4. Starodávny II
Lachian Dances: 3. Dymák
Lachian Dances: 2. Pozehnany
Lachian Dances: 1. Starodávny I
Taras Bulba: 2. The death of Ostap
Taras Bulba: 1. The death of Andri
Simfonija Orijenta ‘Religiofonija’: 7. Hymn of Toil
Simfonija Orijenta ‘Religiofonija’: 6. Free thought
Simfonija Orijenta ‘Religiofonija’: 5. Moslems
Simfonija Orijenta ‘Religiofonija’: 4. Christians
Simfonija Orijenta ‘Religiofonija’: 3. Buddhists
The Devil in the Village (Ballet Suite): 2. Dance
Recording information

Recording Producers: Gerald Severn (Lhotka, Baranović, Štolcer-Slavenski); John Mordler (Janáček)
Recording Engineers: Gerald Severn (Lhotka, Baranović, Štolcer-Slavenski); Kenneth Wilkinson, Tryggvi Tryggvason (Janáček)
Recording Locations: National Theatre, Zagreb, Yugoslavia, March 1955 (Baranović), 1–13 April 1955 (Lhotka, Štolcer-Slavenski); Kingsway Hall, London, UK, 22, 26 and 27 October 1970 (Janáček)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer
Original Decca LP Releases: LXT 5058 (Lhotka, Baranović); LXT 5057 (Štolcer-Slavenski); SXL 6507 (Janáček)

Reviews

‘Nowadays many people are suspicious of modern music that is attractive at a first hearing. If you have not reached that degree of sophistication you will enjoy this record.’ Gramophone, July 1955 (Baranović/Lhotka)

‘The recording is splendidly vivid, the orchestral playing assured and vivid, the soloists strong and secure, and the choral singing first-rate.’ Gramophone, July 1955 (Štolcer-Slavenski)

‘We’ll be hearing again, and often, from so promising a youngster as Huybrechts – and meanwhile his Lachian Dances should not be missed.’ High Fidelity, October 1972 (Janáček)