Zdeněk Liška: Marketa Lazarová
Zdeněk Liška

Marketa Lazarová

Zdeněk Liška’s music for the feature film MARKETA LAZAROVA represents the height of the legendary composer’s legacy. In 2015, the first and so far the only concert performance of the work took place at the Forum Karlín concert hall in Prague as part of the Strings of Autumn music festival. The work was performed as a 90-minute oratorio created by Petr Ostrouchov on the basis of the authorial manuscript, retaining the original orchestration. The performance featured vocal soloists Kateřina Kněžíková and Josef Moravec, actors Josef Somr and Jana Štěpánková, and the ensembles Martinů Voices, conducted by Lukáš Vasilek, and Baborák Ensemble, conducted by Radek Baborák. The production met with high critical acclaim and an enthusiastic response from the audience. Three years later, Animal Music and Strings of Autumn now issue a studio-mastered recording of that live performance which is also the first recording of Liška’s composition since it was originally captured on the film soundtrack. The two-disc edition with an elaborate booklet is only issued on CD.

2018
ANI 071-2
13,00 €
Imperial Highway - clip from CD 1
(Zdeněk Liška)
Forest Chance - clip from CD 2
(Zdeněk Liška)
Personnel and sound:

Radek Baborák - conductor
Lukáš Vasilek - chorus master & conductor
Jan Jiráň - directorial co-operation
 

Kateřina Kněžíková - soprano
Josef Moravec - tenor
Josef Somr - spoken word
Jana Štěpánková - spoken word
Anna Kratochvílová - spoken word

 

Martinů Voices
 

Baborák Ensemble
 

Kristýna Farag - alto flute
Petr Ostrouchov - sampler
 

Recorded by Milan Cimfe, live at Forum Karlín, Prague, 9th October 2015
Edited and mixed by Milan Cimfe & Petr Ostrouchov (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)
Mastered by Pavel Karlík & Adam Karlík (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)
Score preparation: Petr Ostrouchov & Libor Mašek

Press Release:
Photos (print quality)
Marketa Lazarová live (foto Petra Hajská, 2015)
Marketa Lazarová live (foto Petra Hajská, 2015)
Marketa Lazarová live (foto Petra Hajská, 2015)
Marketa Lazarová live (foto Petra Hajská, 2015)
Marketa Lazarová live (foto Petra Hajská, 2015)
Marketa Lazarová live (foto Petra Hajská, 2015)

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