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Václav Talich Special Edition Vol 17- Smetana, Dvorák, etc

Album Summary

>Smetana, Bedrich : Ma vlast
>Blodek, Vilem : In the Well, opera
>Kovarovic, Karel : Havirska polka (Miner's polka) for orchestra
>Smetana, Bedrich : Nasim devam (To Our Girls), polka for orchestra (or piano) in D major, JB 1
>Smetana, Bedrich : Libuse
>Smetana, Bedrich : The Two Widows (Dve vdovy)
>Smetana, Bedrich : Prazsky karneval (Prague Carnival), introduction and polonaise for orchestra (or piano, 4 hands), JB
>Janácek, Leos : The Cunning Little Vixen, suite for orchestra (arranged and orchestrated by Vaclav Talich)
>Suk, Josef : Fairy tale, Op. 16
>Dvorak, Antonin : Noon Witch, Op. 108/B 196
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>Word, Spoken : Speech by Vaclav Talich upon being wished well on his name day
>Dvorak, Antonin : Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191
>Word, Spoken : Vaclav Talich reminisces
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The final title in the Talich Special Edition series is a sort of chronological cross-section of Talich’s recordings. It opens with the symphonic poem Sarka, recorded in 1929 when Talich first caught the recording bug, accepting an offer from His Master’s Voice to record Smetana’s complete My Country with the Czech Philharmonic. The recording presents Talich at the peak of his powers, standing at the head of his polished and devoted Czech Philharmonic and lauded as one of the greatest directors on the European continent.



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Works Details

>Smetana, Bedrich : Má vlast :: 112
  • Conductor: Vaclav Talich
  • Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Trade Union House, Prague, Czech Republic (09/03/1929-09/06/1929)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: circa 1872-1879

>Smetana, Bedrich : Má vlast :: 112
  • Conductor: Vaclav Talich
  • Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Trade Union House, Prague, Czech Republic (09/03/1929-09/06/1929)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: circa 1872-1879

>Smetana, Bedrich : Má vlast :: 112
  • Conductor: Vaclav Talich
  • Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Trade Union House, Prague, Czech Republic (09/03/1929-09/06/1929)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: circa 1872-1879

>Vilém Blodek (1834 - 1874) : In the Well, opera :: Overture
  • Conductor: Vaclav Talich
  • Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Kovarovic, Karel : Havírská polka (Miner's polka) for orchestra
  • Conductor: Vaclav Talich
  • Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Smetana, Bedrich : Nasim devám (To Our Girls), polka for orchestra (or piano) in D major, JB 1 :: 86
  • Conductor: Vaclav Talich
  • Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1863

>Smetana, Bedrich : Libuse :: 102
  • Conductor: Vaclav Talich
  • Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1872

>Smetana, Bedrich : The Two Widows (Dve vdovy) :: 108
  • Performer: Ludmila Dvorákov (Voice)
  • Conductor: Vaclav Talich
  • Ensemble: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1877

>Smetana, Bedrich : Prazsky karneval (Prague Carnival), introduction and polonaise for orchestra (or piano, 4 hands), JB
  • Conductor: Vaclav Talich
  • Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Leos Janácek (Composer) (1854 - 1928) : The Cunning Little Vixen, suite for orchestra (arranged and orchestrated by Václav Talich)
  • Conductor: Vaclav Talich
  • Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Dvorák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic (04/12/1954-04/13/1954)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Suk, Josef : Fairy tale, Op. 16 :: 2. The Swans
  • Conductor: Vaclav Talich
  • Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Noon Witch, Op. 108/B 196
  • Conductor: Vaclav Talich
  • Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 14 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" :: Rehear
  • Conductor: Vaclav Talich
  • Ensemble: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Dvorák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic (09/28/1954-09/30/1954)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Word, Spoken : Speech by Vaclav Talich upon being wished well on his name day
  • Notes: Dvorák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic (09/28/1954-09/30/1954)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 :: Rehearsal excerpt
  • Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
  • Conductor: Vaclav Talich
  • Ensemble: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Dvorák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic (06/16/1952-06/18/1952)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto

>Word, Spoken : Vaclav Talich reminisces
  • Running Time: 1 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic