Recorded at the Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum in the Studio of Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague, August 31 - September 3, 2013 (Glagolitic Mass) and March 27 - 28, 2014 (The Eternal Gospel)
In the wake of the highly acclaimed recording of Janáček's symphonic works (Sinfonietta, Taras Bulba, etc., SU41312031; Orchestral Choice, Gramophone, August 2013), Tomáš Netopil and the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra have focused on the composer's vocal - instrumental pieces. The Glagolitic Mass is a generally known work, yet not in the composer's original "September 1927" version, as it was performed at the premiere in Brno, which has been recorded for the very first time for this CD. It is fascinating to observe how many distinct traits of Janáček's expressive musical language have vanished from the work as a result of its later modifications. The Eternal Gospel, on the other hand, is a piece virtually unknown worldwide (the only previous Supraphon recording was made almost fifty years ago).