Hanus: Orchestral Works
KHCD-2013-019DL (STEREO) - Jan Hanuš: Symphony No. 6, Op. 92; Musica Concertante, Op. 67 - Czech Philharmonic/Vaclav Neumann; Notturni di Praga, Op. 75 - Prague Chamber Orchestra - Jan Hanuš (1915-2004) was a prolific 20th century Czech composer, writing compositions in almost every musical category. Many works are overtly political, expressing in turn anti-Nazi, anti-Fascist, and anti-Communist sentiments. His two-movement 6th symphony, dedicated to Vaclav Neumann, has a dramatic flow, tinged with lyriciscm. Musica Concertante, for 'cello, piano and orchestra, has a meditative quality contrasted with passages of percussive vehemence. Notturni di Praga, written for the conductorless Prague Chamber Orchestra, is made up of five "canvases" portraying the changing features of the composer's native city. This transcription, made by customer request, is from two LPs provided by John Proffitt from his personal collection. CD cover, tray and disc art are included in the download.