Category Archives: Smetáček

Václav Smetáček. Dvořák Legends. 1940 Ultraphon recording

Well, so much for being right back with a new post, as promised! It’s been a busy time for me, but don’t worry, I’ve got quite a bit in the pipeline, and being my much awaited spring break this week … 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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