VÍTĚZSLAV NOVAK (1870-1949): In the Tatras, Op. 26, Lady Godiva - Overture, Op. 41, Eternal Longing, Op. 33.
Catalogue Number: 04S007
Description: Two tone-poems and a poetic overture from a composer hardly ever found on a label other than Supraphon and at mid-price! Novák's music achieved cult status in his homeland for its richness of melody and full-blown romantic orchestral color. The lush timbres and monumental solmnity of In the Tatras (1902) were inspired by the composer's journeys in this magnificent mountain region. Eternal Longing (1905) is based on a poem by Hans Christian Andersen, while the dramatic Lady Godiva overture of 1907, complete with tolling bells at the finale, was written by Novák in two days and is considered one of his most powerful works. Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta.