Josef Vlach and the Czech Chamber OrchestraANTONÍN DVORÁK (1841-1904): Serenade for Strings in E, Op. 22, Czech Suite in D, Op. 39 (Prague Chamber Orchestra), JOSEF SUK (1874-1935): Serenade for Strings in E Flat, Op. 6*, PETER TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893): Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 48, Andante cantabile from String Quartet No. 1 in D, Op. 11, WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791): Divertimento in D, K 136, Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K 546*, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K 525, BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976): Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10*, CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918): 2 Dances for Harp and Strings*, ILJA HURNIK (1922-2013): Concerto for Oboe, Piano and String Orchestra*, JIRÍ PAUER (1919-2007): Symphony for Strings*, HENRY PURCELL (1659-1695): Suite from the Opera King Arthur*, OTTORINO RESPIGHI (1879-1936): Gli Uccelli (Prague Chamber Orchestra), IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882-1971): Apollon musagète*. * - First Time on CD.
Catalogue Number: 08S063
Reference: SU 4203-2
Description: Offered for the 40 minutes of otherwise unavailable 20th-century Czech music by Hurnik (17 minutes of brisk and spiky neo-classicism with a tartly lyrical slow movement from 1954) and Pauer (23 minutes of serious, sometimes gray and somber but ultimately positive tonal music from 1978) but connoisseurs of Czech musicians will know Vlach as the founder of the famous Vlach Quartet and as a conductor who studied with Talich and recorded with several different Chech chamber orchestras. 4 CDs. Czech Chamber Orchestra; Josef Vlach. Original 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1975, 1976 and 1978 Supraphon releases and 1983 Panton release (Pauer).