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  • Audio CD (22 Sept. 2008)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B001BJ83BM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,105 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Kebych bola jahodú - Magdalena Kozená
  2. 37. Lavecka
  3. 12. Jabúcko
  4. 50. Muzikanti
  5. 4. Songs my mother taught me (Kdyz mne stara matka)
  6. 5. Tune thy strings (Struna naladena)
  7. 3. Silent and lone the woods (Ales je tichy kolem kol)
  8. 3. Pasala volky [Out in the beechwood]
  9. 15. Kdyz jsem byla mamince na kline [On my mother's knee]
  10. 4. Sidej na vuz [Mount the waggon]
  11. 1. Milovánie bez vídánie - Magdalena Kozená, Michael Freimuth
  12. 2. I dare not ask - Magdalena Kozená, Michael Freimuth
  13. 3. Quand ce beau printemps - Magdalena Kozená, Michael Freimuth
  14. 4. Ach Gott, wie weh tut scheiden - Magdalena Kozená, Michael Freimuth
  15. 5. Jakz sem te najprv poznal - Magdalena Kozená, Michael Freimuth
  16. 6. Stratilat sem milého - Magdalena Kozená, Michael Freimuth
  17. An die Entfernte
  18. 1. Písen melancholická
  19. 2. Zda není snem?
  20. 3. Vecer
  21. 4. Podzimní nálada
  22. 5. Az prejde den
  23. 2. Mne zdálo se zes umrela [I dreamt last night]
  24. 9. Prsten - Dorothea Röschmann, Magdalena Kozená, Malcolm Martineau
  25. 11. Zajatá - Dorothea Röschmann, Magdalena Kozená, Malcolm Martineau
  26. 1. Devce z Moravy (Moravian Girl)
  27. 2. Súsedova stajna (The Neighbour's Stable)
  28. 3. Nadeje (Hope)
  29. 4. Hlásný (The Night Watchman)
  30. 5. Tajná láska (Secret Love)
  31. 6. Bozi muka (The Wayside Cross)
  32. 7. Zvolenovci chlapci (Lads of Zvolyn)
  33. 7. Aj, co to je za slavicek
  34. 10. V cernym lese

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KOZENA MAGDALENA / MALCOLM MAR

BBC Review

Magdalena Kozena's new album presents a recital of songs by various Czech composers, all of whom were deeply rooted in their national folk song tradition. The title comes from one of the Dvorak songs featured, but it isn't just an atmospheric title; there are indeed songs that Kozena's mother sang to her as a child, plus others she heard in her village. As a result, this CD carries the same personal originality that made her debut album, Czech Love Songs, stand out from the crowd.

The opening of the album packs a considerable punch; Kebych bola jahodú is an unaccompanied anonymous traditional song, and Kozena sings it in a rough, almost guttural way that is far, far removed from the western classical vocal technique. She describes it as the kind of singing one might hear in wine cellars, and it certainly conjures up images of sober (in feeling, not in alcohol consumption!) faces, listening intently in the flickering firelight of a mountain drinking tavern. It is the only song Kozena sings in this style, but it is an arresting, evocative start that emphasises the folkloric mood of the recital. Kozena, whilst her performances are always memorable, is lifted to an entirely different plateau with these songs in her home tongue and all the emotional resonance they hold for her. It's hard to pick out highlights, but the Lute Songs of the only-recently-deceased Petr Eben are captivating. Accompanied by guitar, these are beguiling little vignettes (or whatever the Czech word for vignette is) about the painful fears and realities of losing one's love. Given that Kozena points out that the texts Eben sets are the oldest on the album, and that his choice of poetry is always fascinating, it is incredibly frustrating that the sleeve notes don't then say anything about their origin or age. Why dangle that carrot if you're going to snatch it away?

Kozena is joined for Dvorak's Moravian Duets by soprano Dorothea Roschmann, and their voices are perfectly matched. Martin Martineau on piano and Michael Freimuth on guitar provide perfectly judged musical accompaniments. --Charlotte Gardner

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Magdalena Kozena possesses what is surely one of the most beautiful mezzo-soprano voices around today; the sheer quality of her voice is in itself a source of deep and lasting pleasure. But it is her communicative gifts above all which touch this CD with such distinction. She sings each of these songs (some very short) with an artistry which invariably draws attention to the song and never to herself. The Dvorak song which gives the CD its title is simply ravishing, but so is everything else! Many of these songs are unfamiliar, but all are approachable and many are memorable. First-rate accompaniment, full texts and translations and a DG recording in the best traditions of the house complete the picture. My vocal disc of 2008.
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This is absolutely first-rate stuff, really beautiful singing. There's a great selection of songs, with popular favourites as well as less well known music. You get a lot of songs for your money too, plus translations in the booklet.
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This is an excellent disc in what concerns exquisite artistic taste and refinement. The melodies are of exceptional beauty. Kozena is brilliant! I have listened to this CD hundreds of times.
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