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Josef Suk: Asrael Symphony - Michael Luis (violin); Berlin Comic Opera Orchestra; Kirill Petrenko (conductor)
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  1. Symphony in C minor, Op. 27 ("Asrael")
  2. Applause

This is the ninth recording of Josef Suk's second symphony in C minor, the "Asrael" Symphony, the angel of death symphony, Suk's symphonic masterpiece and his heart-wrenching requiem for his beloved young wife Otilka. The first and still the best was Vaclav Talich's 1952 recording, a performance so close to the tragic spirit to the work as to be nearly indistinguishable for it. Over the years, there have been great recordings -- Kubelik's, Pesek's, and Belohlávek's -- mediocre recordings -- Neumann's and Valek's -- and ...

Josef Suk: Asrael Symphony 2004, CPO

UPC: 761203700127

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