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Janácek: Mládí (Youth), suite for wind sextet / Concertino for chamber ensemble / Capriccio for piano, flute & brass (Vzdor) / Pochod Modrácku (March of the Bluebirds), for piccolo & piano / Ríkadla
Leos Janacek, Thierry Fischer, Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Janácek: Mládí (Youth), suite for wind sextet / Concertino for chamber ensemble / Capriccio for piano, flute & brass (Vzdor) / Pochod Modrácku (March of the Bluebirds), for piccolo & piano / Ríkadla
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
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When he turned 70, Janácek decided to give himself a little musical birthday present. The result was his wind sextet Mladi (Youth), a typically fresh and vital product of the composer's miraculous old age. He then produced...  more »

     
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When he turned 70, Janácek decided to give himself a little musical birthday present. The result was his wind sextet Mladi (Youth), a typically fresh and vital product of the composer's miraculous old age. He then produced the Concertino and Capriccio, both miniature piano concertos eccentrically scored for soloist and chamber ensemble. Rikadla (Nursery Rhymes) sets a series of nonsense poems for voices and a few instruments. All of this music is passionate and directly communicative, and it's excellently performed and recorded. Janácek was one of music's true originals, and anyone looking for an entertaining change of pace will enjoy this disc. --David Hurwitz

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Spectacular!
Giordano Bruno | Wherever I am, I am. | 05/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Very seldom has a composer been able to write "humorous" instrumental music without lapsing into being corny. Janacek is the exception, the master of musical wit and novelty. Mladi and the two quasi-concertos for piano on this CD are jolly and outlandish, and yet full of musical subtilty and invention. Already nearly a century old, they are still fresh and full of surprises. The performance by the Netherlands Wind Ensemble is impeccable. Is every Dutch child born with a silver tuning fork in her/his mouth?"