At the end of the 1950s, the Czechoslovak Radio
offered mostly folk music, wind bands, swing, and variety shows.
There was heavy fighting at the main office of Czechoslovak Radio
on VinohradskA Street.
By recording music for the majority of Czech films in the '30s and performing regularly in live broadcasts of Czechoslovak Radio
, the FOK Orchestra made a name for itself.
All day and night I listened to the Czechoslovak radio
. The next day, the broadcast was suddenly interrupted--the station was taken over by the Russian (or Polish or German?) commandos.
On August 21, 1968, as Hungarian soldiers marched into Czechoslovakia with the Soviet troops, the official Czechoslovak radio
was being broadcast - in Czech - from Rudi Sandor Street in Budapest, Hungary.
Jan Hanus's composition was premiered on January 26th 1970 by the Choir of Czechoslovak Radio
with choirmaster Milan Maly.
* Czechoslovak Radio
Symphony Orchestra, Josef HrnCir: Radioservis
In 1943, Czechoslovak Radio
broadcast a programme about it, based on the script by the Ustinad Orlici writer Marie Rollerova (daughter of the former regens chori Petr Kocian), which also included music performed by the association members, who even recorded a gramophone disc on the occasion.
In the 1920s, he worked there as a repetiteur and Kapellrneister at the National Theatre; after spending a short time in the USA, from 1926 to 1929 he was a pianist and conductor of the Czechoslovak Radio
Orchestra in Brno, between 1929 and 1931 he served as a conductor at the National Theatre.
Marie Podvalova--soprano, Theodor Srubai baritone, Karel Kalas--bass, Beno Blachut--tenor, Ludmila Cervinkova--soprano, Marta Krasova--alto, Prague Czechoslovak Radio
Choir, Jiri Pinkas--chorus master, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alois Klima--conductor.
This present album does not include Mackerras's opera sets and so to represent Martinu's music it contains recordings of two of his famous orchestral work that Mackerras made a year after the Greek Passion with the then Symphony Orchestra of the Czechoslovak Radio
. If we compare these recordings of the Double Concerto and Frescos of Piano della Francesco with the brilliant philharmonic recordings of Karel Sejna and Karel Ancerl from the end of the 1950s, we cannot miss the fact that Mackerras approached these scores with more emotional restraint and with the emphasis on their lyrical potential.
This west-coast orientated orchestra and its members formed the basis of the future Dance Orchestra of Czechoslovak Radio
(TOCR), which had its premiere in March 1960.