What great conductors the CPO boasted in those heady days, still behind the Iron Curtain: Karel Sejna, Vaclav Talich
, Vaclav Neumann, Karel Ancerl.
Most detailed of all is his discussion of the symphonic triptych Passing Midnight, composed in the early 1920s, of which the second movement, entitled "The Blue Hour," was performed in 1923 by the Czech Philharmonic under Vaclav Talich
Also released by Naxos, is the 6th Symphony of Dvorak, a distinguished performance by the Czech Philharmonic under the great Vaclav Talich
The oldest discs she made include the radio recording of Anezka's grand scene in Act 2 of The Two Widows, made in 1953 under Vaclav Talich
, who at the time was working at the radio as artistic adviser to music ensembles, and Supraphon's recording of scenes from Beethoven's Fidelio.
Finally, from Naxos, comes a rebirth of the 1935 recording of the Dvorak Slavonic Dances under the Vaclav Talich
, recorded in London by EMI.
in 1922 the conductor Vaclav Talich
inserted in his own hand the
Accordingly, in 1950 Dvorak's opera Rusalka, conducted by Jaroslav Krombholc, was recorded for the first time (Josef Keilbert's recording four years previously was originally a radio recording and was only commercially propagated after Krombholc's recording), in the same year Vaclav Talich
recorded Stabat Mater, the first Dvorak oratorio recorded in a studio, while the accession of stereophony in the second half of the 1950s accelerated the origination of Karel Aneerl's coproduction recording of the Requiem For Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft and Supraphon in 1959.
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Radiojournal Orchestra, Vaclav Talich
This year Supraphon finally released the unique recording of the live performance of My Country at the National Theatre on 5 June 1939, conducted by Vaclav Talich
His private study meetings with Vaclav Talich
after the Second World War are well-known.
The second of the pair of albums that our oldest recording firm Supraphon published promptly at the end of last year to honour the memory of Sir Charles Mackerras is devoted to two composers whose work this leading international composer and former private pupil of Vaclav Talich
promoted throughout his life -Janacek and Martinu.
Hearing the name of the composer and title of the work, some of the oIder among us will immediately make the connection with Vaclav Talich