s Rikadla – Collegium Vocale Gent

Collegium Vocale Gent


21/09/2015 — 18:29
Aula Piet De Somer | Leuven | BE

Leos Janáček (1854-1928):
*Mladí* JW 7/10 (1924)
*V mlhách* JW 8/22 (1912)
*Concertino* JW 7/11 (1925)
*Elegie na smrt dcery Olgy* JW 4/30 (1903-1904)
*Říkadla* JW 5/17 (1926)

Paul Bentley-Angell _tenor_
Collegium Vocale Gent
Het Collectief
Reinbert de Leeuw



Like Dvořák and Smetana, Czech composer Leos Janáček was inspired by folk tunes, but reworked them in his own way, and used some new techniques as well. Although mainly known for his operas, he wrote many chamber pieces including the revolutionary Concertino, as well as choral works. The sombreness of the _Elegy on the death of my daughter Olga_, a cantata for tenor solo, choir and piano from 1903, is a stark contrast to the playful and comical _Řikadla_ from 1926, a cycle of 18 nursery rhymes set to Moravian tunes, for choir and instrumental ensemble.