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OSTRCIL, OTAKAR Jack’s Kingdom. Koci, Zidek, Vymazalova, Veverka, Prague Symphony Orchestra / Vaclav Jiracek. Supraphon

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Ostrcil Otakar Jacks Kingdom Prague Symphony Orchestra Vaclav Jiracek Supraphon

Otakar Ostrcil
Jack’s Kingdom


CD1
I. Act
1/ Ctyricátý šestý stupen 5:41
2/ Páni prijdou 3:06
3/ Vítám vás tu, dobrí hoši 5:55
4/ Dnešek byl tvuj 4:16
5/ Nové jitro 7:29
6/ Vojna, život veselý 4:01
II. Act
7/ Težký zármutek 3:49
8/ Slyšeli jste? 3:28
9/ Co jste to ucinili? 4:18
10/ Pomozte žebráku 7:05
11/ Spí? 5:40
12/ Hlásali v kraji 5:28
13/ Nu což, já zustanu 2:45
14/ Bohatý velmož 5:49
15/ Bud zdráv Honza! / Zrazeni 3:56

CD 2
III. Act
1/ Budto on 5:31
2/ Na statcích nám rádí 3:24
3/ O krok vpred 6:19
4/ V temnotách 5:01
5/ Válka! 2:32
6/ Náves bez života / Konecne neprítel! 5:10
7/ Sláva, at žijou vojáci 5:23
8/ Na mne míríš? 2:32
9/ Vecne lidské 4:51
10/ Což jste náhle zkameneli? 2:16

BONUS
Calvary 31:24
11/ I. Grave 1:44
12/ II. Poco andante, quasi marcia funebre / III. Attacca 3:07
13/ IV. Molto adagio – Poco più mosso 2:42
14/ V. Poco noc moto 1:34
15/ VI. Adagio 1:53
16/ VII. Allegro non troppo 1:37
17/ VIII. Moderato assai 2:43
18/ IX. Allegro 2:08
19/ X. Molto lento / A tempo sostenuto 3:09
20/ XII. Lento – Agitato 4:45
21/ XIII. Lento 3:51
22/ XIV. Largo 2:06

Kocí; Žídek; Vymazalová; Veverka;
Prague Symphony Orchestra / Václav Jirácek

A unique recording of the undeservedly overlooked opera on CD for the very first time.

Recorded in Prague in the Czech Radio, January 1954 (Jack's Kingdom), and at the Rudolfinum, November 19, 20 and 24, 1957 (Calvary) The complete recording of Jacks’s Kingdom, the final opera by Otakar Ostrcil (1879-1935), a remarkable fairy-tale work with an antiwar message, is now being released on CD for the first time.

It is based on L. N. Tolstoy’s short story about a land ruled by the good-natured Ivan (transformed in the opera into Honza, or Jack) who knows not what spite is. In his kingdom, soldiers do not wage wars, yet dance and love, all diseases are cured and people are happy. Honza brings to all the people the miraculous star of compassion, love and peace, possessing so great a power that it even cures the incurable Princess and prevails over the Devil himself. When the opera was premiered in Brno (1934) and subsequently presented in Prague, it gave rise to a conflict between Ostrcil and a part of Czech society.

The present CD features the one and only studio recording of the opera, made in 1954 by the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, with Ivo Žídek, Jaroslava Vymazalová and Premysl Kocí singing the lead roles. The CD also contains a unique recording of Ostrcil’s Calvary, Op. 24, made in 1957 by the Czech Philharmonic, conducted by Václav Neumann.

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