LEOŠ JANÁČEK (1854-1928): Orchestral Suites from the Operas - Jenůfa (concept by Manfred Honeck [b.1958], arr. Tomáš Ille [b.1971]), Kát’a Kabanová (arr. Jaroslav Smolka [1933-2011] - First Recording) and Fate (arr. František Jílek [1913-1993]).
Catalogue Number: 11S032
Reference: SU 4194-2
Description: Yet another Janáček “opera without words” release but this time the arrangers are all Czech conductors or composers and Smolka’s 22 minutes of Kat’a are a first recording. The concise but not too concise notes are a gold-mine of information, especially about Fate. Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra; Tomáš Netopil.