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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

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Mahler: Complete Symphonies

Mahler: Complete Symphonies


Mahler:

Symphonies 1-9 (complete)

Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major - Adagio


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Supraphon - SU38802

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Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Mahler: Symphony No. 9


(recorded 1966)

Building a Library

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Supraphon Ancerl Gold Edition - SU36932

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Dreams: Dagmar Pecková

Dreams: Dagmar Pecková


Berio:

Folk Songs

Brahms:

Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53

Mahler:

Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete)

Das irdische Leben (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Rheinlegendchen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Wer hat dies' Liedlein Erdacht? (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Urlicht (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Kindertotenlieder

Ablösung im Sommer (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Zu Strassburg auf der Schanz (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Nicht wiedersehen (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Erinnerung (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Wagner:

Wesendonck-Lieder (5)


A world renowned singer whose professional career could perhaps be best summed up by the sheer number of leading orchestras (Wiener Philharmoniker, Tonhalle Zürich, LPO, LSO, BBC Symphony, NHK Symphony, Cleveland and Pittsburgh SO, etc.) and conductors (Bělohlávek, Herreweghe, Järvi, Mackerras, Sawallisch, etc) she has worked with or by listing her appearances at the most prestigious festivals, concert halls and opera houses. A mezzo-soprano possessing a distinct voice and great charisma, a bold personality who owing to, among other things, her openness has also succeeded in addressing "nonclassical” audiences, even though she herself remains faithful to classical music. Pecková has confessed: Mahler and Wagner; two composers who have influenced my entire career. They were discovered for me by Jiří Bělohlávek. I can return to these songs – dreams at any time, and they will never cease to surprise me with their unutterable perfection. Supraphon is now returning to these recordings, which represented a significant milestone in Dagmar Pecková’s artistic career and introduced her to the world as a superlative performer of Mahler’s music.

The inner world of Mahler’s songs – a landscape to which Dagmar Pecková likes returning again and again.

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Supraphon - SU41712

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Karel Sejna: Great Czech Conductors

Karel Sejna: Great Czech Conductors


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 'Pastoral'

Mahler:

Symphony No. 4

Maria Tauberova (soprano)

Mozart:

Le nozze di Figaro, K492: Overture

La clemenza di Tito, K621: Overture

Symphony No. 38 in D major, K504 'Prague'

Schubert:

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'


Rarely mentioned in the same breath as his illustrious colleagues Talich, Kubelík and Ančerl, Karel Šejna (1896-1982) was perennially second-in-command, yet despite failing to receive the credit he deserves he too played a crucial role in shaping the history of the Czech Philharmonic. Initially solo double-bass of the orchestra, he began conducting upon Václav Talich’s request and in 1939 was officially named its second conductor. And he also remained deputy after the departure of Talich, who was replaced by Rafael Kubelík, as well as after Kubelík’s emigration, when Karel Ančerl was appointed (originally against the orchestra members’ will) to the vacant post of chief conductor. Consequently, still playing “second fiddle”, Šejna went on to conduct dozens of concerts and make numerous recordings, which today rank among the finest in the Supraphon archives. Period critics branded him a flexible and vivid conductor who always required an understanding of the style and consistently worked with detail. In 1972, Šejna rounded off a half-century of work for the Czech Philharmonic with Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. Šejna’s sensitively remastered recordings from 1950-1962, from the bracing Mozart played “with a light hand” to Mahler’s fourth, are now released by Supraphon for the first time on CD.

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Supraphon Great Czech Conductors - SU40812

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Václav Neumann: Early Recordings 1953-1968

Václav Neumann: Early Recordings 1953-1968


includes

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, B9 'The Bells of Zlonice'

Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 4

Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 13

Rondo in G minor for cello & orchestra, Op. 94, B. 181

Nocturne in B major for strings, Op.40 (B47)

Grieg:

Lyric Suite, Op. 54

Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2

Mahler:

Kindertotenlieder

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete)

Messiaen:

Oiseaux exotiques

Le Réveil des oiseaux

Roussel:

Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Op. 42

Schubert:

Symphony No. 3 in D major, D200

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

Tchaikovsky:

The Seasons, Op. 37b


Věra Soukupová (alto), Yvonne Loriod (piano) & Josef Chuchro (cello)

Prague Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra & Film Symphony Orchestra, Václav Neumann

Under his baton, the splendid Prague Symphony Orchestra made the very oldest recordings of Dvořák’s early symphonies (Nos. 1, 2 and 4), a recording of Trojan’s orchestrated version of Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons, while the Czech Philharmonic recorded Mahler’s enchanting song cycles and major international and Czech modern works – by Messiaen (with the composer’s wife Yvonne Loriod on the piano), Bořkovec and Sommer. This selection is symbolically rounded off by Dvořák’s Nocturne, recorded by Neumann with the Czech Philharmonic in 1968, just a few weeks after the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact forces. A number of these unique and sensitively remastered recordings are being released on CD for the very first time.

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Supraphon - SU41332

(CD - 6 discs)

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