Janácek: Ríkadla, Jw 5/17
Catalog: Alpha 219
COLLEGIUM VOCALE GENT HET COLLECTIEF LEEUW
Arguably more known for his operas, the Moravian composer Leos Janacek also wrote choral and instrumental works and Říkadla presents the chamber/choral aspects of Janacek’s works unfolding essentially as a survey of his musical development with his early to mid then his astoundingly prolific creativity in the latter years of his life. The conductor Reinbert de Leeuw, with the Collegium Vocale Gent and Het Collectief ensemble present these choral works and instrumental pieces with performances of great poetic energy that contributes to a more rounded appreciation of the legacy of Janacek.