Janacek: Glagolitic Mass, Taras Bulba / Janowski, Berlin Radio Symphony
A lean, cleanly contoured Glagolitic. Taras Bulba is generally well played.
– BBC Music Magazine
Janacek's signature dotted rhythms are somewhat rounded, smoothing out the usual angularity in this music. The strings play with a beautiful warm tone as opposed to the silvery glint of the Czech orchestras. The recording follows suit, with its warm tone.
– American Record Guide
Janowski takes an altogether gentler view of the work compared to the ebullient energy of Kubelik and in particular Mackerras. Not suprisingly, Janowski is at his most effective in the 'Agnece Bozij' (Agnus Dei); this is gracefully done. The extraordinary organ solo is well played.
Catalog Number: PTC5186388
Composer: Leoš Janáček
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Radio Chorus, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Performer: Aga Mikolaj, Arutiun Kotchinian, Iris Vermillion, Stuart Neill