Monthly Archives: April 2010

Zdeněk Chalabala, CzPO. Khachaturian: Gayaneh: Ballet suites

The career of Czech conductor Zdeněk Chalabala (1899-1962) is identified primarily with the opera house (in Brno and the Prague National Theater primarily), and a number of his excellent operatic recordings remain in print on Cd (Smetana’s The Kiss and … Continue reading

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Otakar Jeremiáš. Smetana: Má vlast (1943 Ultraphon)

There are so many essential recordings of Má vlast, that it’s nearly impossible to keep the list down to a handful. Talich (3 versions), Kubelik (at least 5!), Sejna, Krombholc & Ancerl, are just some of the Czech conductors who … Continue reading

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French Chamber Music (mostly!). Saint-Saëns, Chausson, D’Indy

Paul Bazelaire This post is a grab bag of sorts, with a couple of old recordings I’ve revisited, and several that are new offerings. It started out as a French chamber music compilation, but a couple of orchestral items are … Continue reading

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Ferdinand Leitner. Haydn Symphonies Nos. 100 & 102, Bach, Weber

Another long absence from posting! Sorry, but my unbelievably busy semester (and year) of work is nearly done, so it’ll be back to important things very soon…like working on transfers! I’ll leave the comments to a minimum this time, but … Continue reading

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