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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

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


Janáček: Choral Music


Track 23 on CDH55398 [6'42]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55398 track 23

Recording date
16 March 1996
Recording venue
St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Gary Cole
Recording engineer
Gary Cole
Hyperion usage
  1. Janáček: Choral Music (CDA66893)
    Disc 1 Track 23
    Release date: March 1997
    Deletion date: July 2009
    Superseded by CDH55398
  2. Janáček: Choral Music (CDH55398)
    Disc 1 Track 23
    Release date: April 2012
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