Talich Special Edition 17 | Supraphon SU38372

Talich Special Edition 17

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Label: Supraphon

Cat No: SU38372

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 26th October 2007

Contents

Artists

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Ludmila Dvorakova (soprano)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Vaclav Talich

Works

Blodek, Vilem

In the Well
» Overture

Dvorak, Antonin

Cello Concerto in B minor, op.104 (excerpt)
Symphony no.9 in E minor, op.95 B178 'From the New World' (excerpt)
The Noon Witch, op.108

Janacek, Leos

The Cunning Little Vixen: Suite

Kovarovic, Karel

Miners' Polka

Smetana, Bedrich

Libuse
» Overture
Ma vlast (My Country)
» III Sarka
» II Vltava (Moldau)
» I Vysehrad (The high castle)
Nasim devam, polka for orchestra in D major
The Prague Carnival
» Introduction
» Polonaise
The Two Widows
» Recitative and Aria of Anezka, (Act 2)

Suk, Josef

A Fairy Tale (Suite from Raduz & Mahulena), op.16
» II Playing at Swans and Peacocks

Artists

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Ludmila Dvorakova (soprano)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Vaclav Talich

About

The final title in the Talich Special Edition series is a sort of chronological cross-section of Talich’s recordings. It opens with the symphonic poem Šárka, recorded in 1929 when Talich first caught the recording bug, accepting an offer from His Master’s Voice to record Smetana’s complete My Country with the Czech Philharmonic.

The recording presents Talich at the peak of his powers, standing at the head of his polished and devoted Czech Philharmonic and lauded as one of the greatest directors on the European continent. Talich and the Czech Philharmonic also recorded a remarkable series of Czech compositions (including the Slavonic Dances, Prague Carnival, and Suk’s Serenade for String Orchestra) during the 1930s in London.

This recording of the overture to Smetana’s Libuše, an opera whose performance had long been forbidden by the Nazis, dates from 1940 – 1941.

Rare recordings from rehearsals give us a unique glimpse into Talich’s creative process.

Bonus - Vaclav Talich speaking plus recordings of parts of rehearsals for Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B minor B191 op.104 and Dvorak's Symphony No.9 in E minor B178 op.95 'From the New World'.

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