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Track(s) taken from CDH55398

Elegie na smrt dcery Olgy 'Elegy on the death of my daughter Olga'

First line:
Hle sám, jak smírne, pokojne dívka spí! 'Behold, how peacefully, how comfortably the girl sleeps!'
1903; for four-part choir, tenor soloist and piano
author of text

Jamie MacDougall (tenor), Clive Williamson (piano), New London Chamber Choir, James Wood (conductor)
Recording details: March 1996
St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Gary Cole
Engineered by Gary Cole
Release date: March 1997
Total duration: 6 minutes 42 seconds

Cover artwork: Young Love by Anna Licková

The Elegy, a setting for mixed voices of a text by Marie N. Vevericová is an introspective response to the death, in 1903, of Janácek’s only surviving child, at twenty-one years of age, an event which further extended the long and troubled gestation of the opera Jenufa.

from notes by Michael Jameson © 1997

L’Élégie, mise en musique pour voix mixtes d’un texte de Marie N. Vevericová, est une réponse introspective à la mort, à vingt-et-un ans (en 1903), du dernier enfant encore en vie de Janácek—un événement qui gagnera par la suite la gestation longue et troublée de l’opéra Jenufa.

extrait des notes rédigées par Michael Jameson © 1997
Français: Hypérion

Die Elegie, die Vertonung eines Textes von Marie N. Vevericová für gemischte Stimmen, ist Janáceks introspektive Erwiderung auf den Tod seines einzigen überlebenden Kindes im Alter von einundzwanzig Jahren. Dieser tragische Vorfall im Jahre 1903 zögerte die langwierige und schwierige Geburt der Oper Jenufa noch weiter hinaus.

aus dem Begleittext von Michael Jameson © 1997
Deutsch: Manuela Hübner

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