Category Archives: Janáček

Josef Páleníček. Janáček: On the Overgrown Path. 1943 recording

In a previous post (located here) I had presented this recording, minus the final disc. Several months ago a generous collector, Adrian Briscall, contacted me with the very welcome news that he owned this missing 78rpm disc, and in fact, … Continue reading

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Leoš Janáček. First recordings of The Diary of One Who Disappeared & Mládí

Leoš Janáček Today, I have a few more early recordings of the music of Leoš Janáček, all first recorded versions. The Diary of One Who Disappeared, never before reissued, is stunning. Tenor Josef Válka is not a well-known name (he … Continue reading

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Břetislav Bakala conducts works of Janáček

Rafael Kubelik and Bakala I’ve tried to bring together some unavailable recordings of Czech conductor, and pupil of Janáček, Břetislav Bakala (1897-1958). Supraphon has a cd of his versions of the Glagolitic Mass and Sinfonietta (the latter in a Czech … Continue reading

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