Monthly Archives: January 2010

Enrico Mainardi. Schumann & Dvořák Cello Concerti (Polydor 78s, DGG Lp)

I must admit that the primary reason I sought these two recordings was that I collect recordings by the conductors involved. I wasn’t terribly familiar with Enrico Mainardi’s solo playing, knowing him primarily as a member of the trio consisting … Continue reading

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Otakar Jeremiáš & Karel Boleslav Jirák. Rare Ultraphon 78s

I’m very proud to present this gorgeous group of Czech 78s, built around the work of two contemporary conductor/composers: Otakar Jeremiáš (1892-1962), and Karel Boleslav Jirák (1891–1972). If they are known at all these days, it is through their recordings, … Continue reading

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