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Janacek – Famous Male Choruses – Rikadla (Nonsense Nursery Rhymes)

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Choruses reflect views on life, love, human nature, and death – passionate and very Czech! Nursery rhymes are a fascinating delight.

The Moravian Teachers’ Choir
Antonin Tucapsky
Czech Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra
Jan Kuhn
Alfred Holecek – Piano

“The Choir’s performance in these greatest of all Janacek’s male voice choruses is unlikely to be excelled. The Nursery Rhymes are delightful” – The Gramophone

On This Recording

  1. Muzske sbory (Male-Voice Choruses): Muzske sbory (Male-Voice Choruses), JW IV/17: Ach vojna, vojna (Ah, the war)
  2. Coz ta na nase briza (Our Birch Tree): Coz ta na nase briza (Our Birch Tree), JW IV/22
  3. Ctvero muzskych sboru moravskych (4 Moravian Male-Voice Choruses): Klekanica (The Evening Ghost)
  4. Ctvero muzskych sboru moravskych (4 Moravian Male-Voice Choruses): Rozlouceni (Parting)
  5. Ceska legie (The Czech Legion): Ceska legie (The Czech Legion), JW IV/42
  6. Potulny silenec (The Wandering Madman): Potulny silenec (The Wandering Madman), JW IV/43
  7. Kantor Halfar (Halfar the Schoolmaster): Kantor Halfar (Halfar the Schoolmaster), JW IV/33
  8. Marycka Magdonova: Marycka Magdonova, JW IV/35
  9. 70.000 (Sedmdesat tisic) (Seventy Thousand): 70.000 (Sedmdesat tisic) (Seventy Thousand), JW IV/36
  10. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): Introduction
  11. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): No. 1. Ripa se vdavala (The beetroot got married)
  12. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): No. 2. Neni lepsi jako z jara (There’s nothing better than springtime)
  13. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): No. 3. Leze krtek (The mole creeps)
  14. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): No. 4. Karel do pekla zajel (Karel rode off to hell)
  15. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): No. 5. Roztrhane kalhoty (Ripped trousers)
  16. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): No. 6. Franta rasu hral na basu (Franta the knacker’s son played the bass fiddle)
  17. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): No. 7. Nas pes, nas pes (Our dog, our dog)
  18. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): No. 8. Delam, delam kazani (I’m giving a little talk)
  19. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): No. 9. Stara baba carovala (The old woman was making magic)
  20. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): No. 10. Ho, ho, kravy do (Ho, ho, off go the cows)
  21. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): No. 11. Moje zena malucicka (My tiny little wife)
  22. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): No. 12. Baba leze do bezu (Granny’s crawling into the elder bush)
  23. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): No. 13. Koza bila hrusky sbira (A white goat’s picking pears)
  24. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): No. 14. Nemec brouk, hrnce tlouk (German beetle broke some pans)
  25. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): No. 15. Koza lezi na sene (A goat is lying in the hay)
  26. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): No. 16. Vasek, pasek, bubenik (Vasek, pasek the drummer)
  27. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): No. 17. Frantiku, Frantiku (Frantik, Frantik)
  28. Říkadla 2 (Nursery Rhymes): No. 18. Sedel medvid na kolodi (The bear sat on a tree trunk)