Novák: Orchestral Music vol. 1 / Znamenácková, Schinzelová, Rajnohová, Veverka, Tardonová, Ensemble Opera Diversa

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The music of the Moravian composer Jan Novák (1921–84) – a natural successor to Bohuslav Martinu, with whom he briefly studied – is nothing less than life-enhancing: it has Martinu’s rhythmic charge and his unflagging energy. And although Novák had such difficulties with the authorities in Communist Czechoslovakia that he chose to emigrate, there is an infectious optimism, a joie de vivre, in these three works that is instantly communicative. A second volume of works for chamber orchestra (TOCC0565) is also currently in preparation.


Product Description:


  • Release Date: June 03, 2022


  • Catalog Number: TOCC0551


  • UPC: 5060113445513


  • Label: Toccata Classics


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: 20th Century


  • Composer: Jan Novák


  • Conductor: Gabriela Tardonová


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Opera Diversa


  • Performer: Alice Rajnohová