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Rusalka

Rusalka

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~ Alexander Rahbari

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It was by chance in 1900 that Dvorák came by the libretto for Rusalka by the poet Jaroslav Kvapil. It had been declined by two of Dvorak's pupils, Nedbal and Suk, as well as J.B. Foerster. Dvorák was delighted with the libretto, and completed the score within a year. Rusalka was premiered in 1901 and has become Dvorak's most popular opera. It was also the first of his operas to break free of the Wagnerian style that had permeated his earlier stage works. Here, he manages to use to great effect the Wagner of Die Walküre, and has infused that influence with some of his most daring and original music. The famous 'Song to the Moon' sung by Rusalka has become one of the most famous arias in all opera. Unaccountably Rusalka had to wait until 1950 for it's UK premiere; the US premiere was in 1935, a 'mere' 31 years after the composer's death.

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    Composers: Antonin Dvorák
    Conductors: Alexander Rahbari
    Orchestras: Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra
    Performers: Academic Choir "Ivan Goran Kovacic", Marcello Rosca, Martina Gojceta, Martina Zadro, Nelly Boschkowa, Nelly Miricioiu, Tamara Felbinger-Franetovic, Tiziana K. Sojat, Ursula Furi-Bernhard, Vesna Odoran, Vitomir Marof, Walter Coppola, Zeljco Grofelnik
    Title: Rusalka
    Release Date: 3/9/2010
    Label: Brilliant Classics
    Product Type: CD
    Catalog #: 93968
    UPC: 842977039689
    Item #: KOC703968