Janáček: Jenufa

Album title:
Janáček , Nielsen
Composer(s):
Leoš Janácek
Works:
Jenufa
Performer:
Soloists; Brno Janácek Opera Chorus
& Orchestra/Frantisek Jílek
Label:
Supraphon
Catalogue Number:
SU 3869-2 (1979)
Performance:
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Sound:
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Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine

Not as dramatic as Mackerras’s classic Decca set, and it uses the Germanic reorchestration and ending by Kovacovic. But a superbly authentic Czech cast with Benacková’s heartbreaking Jenufa.

Michael Scott Rohan