Leoš Janáček: Pohádka (Arranger: Reinbert de Leeuw)

Leoš Janáček Pohádka
Pohádka

Leoš Janáček: Pohádka (Arranger: Reinbert de Leeuw)

Scored for:
for solo violoncello and ensemble
Composer:
Leoš Janáček
Arranger:
Reinbert de Leeuw
Soloists:
violoncello
Instrumentation:
1 2 2 1 - 2 0 0 0 - hp, str
Instrumentation details:
flute
oboe
cor anglais
1st clarinet in A
2nd clarinet in A (+bass cl(Bb))
bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
harp
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
double bass
Duration:
12’30”
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Work introduction

Pohádka (Fairy Tale) was originally a chamber work for cello and piano written by Janáček in 1910 and reworked twice later on in 1912 and 1923. It is now available in a version for solo cello and ensemble by Dutch conductor, pianist and composer Reinbert de Leeuw. Pohádka is based on the epic poem by Russian author Vasily Zhukovsky (The Tale of Tsar Berendey) and reflects Janáček’s interest in Russian culture. Janáček’s work consists of three movements which explore the mood of the fairy tale with tender lyricism.

World première

Location:
Wien
Date:
27.10.2014
Orchestra:
Ensemble Kontrapunkte
Conductor:
Peter Keuschnig

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