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EAST-CENTRAL EUROPEAN & BALKAN SYMPHONIES
From the 19th Century To the Present

A Discography Of CDs And LPs
Prepared by Michael Herman

© 2010-14 Michael Herman


All national discographies

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INTRODUCTION

The composers covered in this discography come from a very culturally diverse part of the European continent. While they are geographically contiguous, they speak 11 different national languages that are written in 3 different alphabetic scripts (Latin, Greek and Cyrillic) and their majority religions are divided among 3 faiths (Roman Catholic, various branches of Eastern Orthodoxy and Islam). Included are composers who have composed symphonies that have been recorded born in or identified with the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. The remaining countries in this part of Europe — Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro — are not represented as no recorded symphonies by their composers has been located. The time span covered is from the beginning of the 19th century to our own time. The composers are listed alphabetically and a composer index is placed first so the reader can immediately go via links to any particular composer.

As in the previous discographies in this series, no attempt has been made to list every release of every recording of each work. There have just been too many reissues, especially from the major labels, to make this feasible for many recordings. Instead, what are listed are the most current issue the author has located and the earliest release (if any on LP or CD) of that particular recording. In general, multi-disc compendium releases are omitted unless they contain a unique recording or the sole modern reissue of a previously released performance. Recorded is here defined as being available in a physical format that can be (or could have been) purchased or obtained from either a commercial or non-commercial source. Tape recordings, DVD's and formats other than CD's or LP's are not included.

The entry for each composer consists of two sections. First there is a compact biographical paragraph that notes some essential information such as place of birth, higher musical education (including schools and prominent teachers), subsequent musical careers in addition to composing and details of other symphonies that have not been recorded. Compositional styles are not discussed in these paragraphs and readers are referred to the bibliography where various reference books that cover this subject are listed. The second part of each composer entry consists of lists of his or her symphonies that have been recorded and the various recordings of each work. Symphony is defined here as any work the composer has designated as such in its title including works called "sinfonia" or "sinfonietta." The works can be for full orchestra, chamber orchestra, strings, winds, brass or chorus and orchestra. For every symphony that has them, the opus number, key signature and title are noted and the year of composition or première (if known) is stated for all. The entries of the symphonies that have had multiple recordings are listed alphabetically by the conductor's name. Each listing of a recording consists of the following components: (1) Performers (in this order if all are involved - conductor, soloists, choral group, orchestra), (2) Other works on the recording. (3) Label and catalogue number and year of issue and (4) If the recording is a reissue, the original LP or CD release and its year of issue. Please note that the performers listed are for the entry work and not necessarily for the works that it is coupled with. Also, in most instances when an entry work is included in a large collection (especially if most of the other works are not related to the discography's subject) the list of couplings is not given but replaced by the title of the collection.

The symphony arrived in the various countries of this region at different times. It came first in the areas that were part of the empires of Austria-Hungary and Prussia, later in areas dominated by the Russian Empire and last in nations that had long been under the suzerainty of the Ottoman Empire. In other words, the further west you were, the sooner your composers would adopt Western musical forms such as the symphony. Thus, symphonies began to appear in the Czech and Polish lands in the 18th century. In fact by the turn of the 19th century, there was a veritable flood of symphonies being composed in the former by composers such as Franz Xaver Richter (1709-1789), Johann Stamitz (1717-1757), Frantisek Xaver Dušek (1731-1799), Johann Vaňhal (1739-1813), Václav Pichl (1741-1805), Leopold Kozeluh (1747-1818), Antonín Vranický (1761-1820), Adalbert Jírovec (1763-1850 and Antonín Rejcha (1770-1836). On the other hand, the composition of symphonies did not appear in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey until the 20th century. Well into that century, all of the countries under discussion, with some exceptions in the Balkans, had built up a sizeable body of symphonic music. As in the rest of Europe, but somewhat less so, the number of composers writing symphonies decreased rapidly as the 20th century came to its close and this is readily discernible in the work at hand where the vast majority of works documented predate the latter decades of the 20th century.

Of all the symphonies by composers who are covered in this Discography, only Dvoŕák's last 3 can be considered as belonging to the standard recorded repertoire, while Janáček's Sinfonietta, Gorecki's Symphony No. 3 and Liszt's "Faust" and "Dante" Symphonies are at a middling level of recording popularity. The others that come near this status, but only barely, are those by Martinů, Szymanowski and Enescu. A number of other works have been recorded several times, but most of the other symphonies documented in this work have had exactly one recording. Beyond this, there are many other symphonies from this part of Europe that have never been recorded. At the end of the Discography, an Appendix has been added that contains a listing of many of them.

It should be noted that unlike all the previous Discographies in this series, the current one is dominated by recordings on LPs rather than CDs. This is explained by the fact that in the Communist Era of most of the countries whose symphonies are surveyed here, the governments subsidized a vast amount of recordings of contemporary composers as there was no need for these records to turn a profit. Naturally, after the fall of Communism introduced market place realities, relatively little new material appeared and most of the old recordings just disappeared.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I have received a lot of help in preparing this work. For this particular Discography, I am especially indebted to my friends Miklos Pogonyi and Steve Ellis both of whose broad knowledge of the composers of this region and the recordings of their music was totally indipensable for this project to reach its completion. I also received some important data from Paul Snook and David Canfield. As in my previous Discographies, Rob Barnett and Len Mullenger of MusicWeb International were on hand to help my work onto the internet.

Please note that all recordings listed are CDs unless specifically designated as LPs.

Finally, as this book is published online it can always be a work in progress as the author has the ability to amend the work when necessary with very little difficulty. A work of this type is bound to contain errors and omissions as so much material has been gathered from so many diverse sources. Therefore, I ask anyone who reads this book and finds such errors or omissions to please let me know at the e-mail address below. I would be very grateful indeed.

mherman@mindspring.com


COMPOSER INDEX

AJDIĆ, ALOJZ (b. 1939, SLOVENE)
ÂKSES, NECIL KÂZIM (1908-1999, TURKISH)
ALEXANDRA, LIANA (1947-2011, ROMANIAN)
ALEXANDRESCU, DRAGOS (b. 1924, ROMANIAN)
ANDRICU, MIHAIL (1895-1974, ROMANIAN)
ANTONIOU, THEODORE (b. 1935, GREEK)
ARNIČ, BLAŽ (1901-1970, SLOVENE)
ATANASSOV, NIKOLA (1886-1969, BULGARIAN)
BACEWICZ, GRAŻYNA (1909-1969, POLISH)
BADIAN, MAYA (b. 1945, ROMANIAN)
BAGINSKI, ZBIGNIEW (b. 1949, POLISH)
BAIRD, TADEUSZ (1928-1981, POLISH)
BAIRAKTAROV, ROUMEN (b. 1946, BULGARIAN)
BARANOVIĆ, KREŠIMIR (1894-1975, CROATIAN)
BARATI, GEORGE (1913-1996, HUNGARIAN > USA)
BÁRTA, LUBOR (1928-1972, CZECH)
BARTÓK, BÉLA (1881-1945, HUNGARIAN)
BARTOŠ, JAN ZDENĚK (1908-1981, CZECH)
BELICZAY, GYULA (JULIUS VON) (1835-1893, HUNGARIAN)
BELOIU, NICOLAE (1927-2003, ROMANIAN)
BENTOIU, PASCAL (b. 1927, ROMANIAN)
BERGER, WILHELM GEORG (1929-1993, ROMANIAN)
BJELINSKI, BRUNO (1909-1992, CROATIAN)
BLÁHA, IVO (b. 1936, CZECH)
BLATNÝ, PAVEL (b. 1931, CZECH)
BODOROVÁ, SYLVIE (b. 1954, CZECH)
BOKES, VLADIMIR (1946, SLOVAK)
BOŘKOVEC, PAVEL (1894-1972, CZECH)
BRÂNZEU, NICOLAI (1907-1983, ROMANIAN)
BRAVNIČAR, MATIJA (1897-1977, SLOVENE)
BRKANOVIĆ, ŽELJKO (b. 1937, CROATIAN)
BRUČI, RUDOLF (1917-2002, CROATIAN)
BUGHICI, DUMITRU (1921-2008, ROMANIAN>ISRAEL)
CASTALDI, ALFONSO (1874-1942, ROMANIAN)
CEREMUGA, JOSEF (1930-2006, CZECH)
CHIRIAC, MIRCEA (1919-1994, ROMANIAN)
CHRISTOU, JANI (1926-1970, GREEK)
CHURAČ EK, JIŘÍ (b. 1960, CZECH)
CIGLIČ, ZVONOMIR (1921-2006, SLOVENE)
CIKKER, JÁN (1911-1989, SLOVAK)
CIOBANU, MAIA (b.1952, ROMANIAN)
CONSTANTINESCU, PAUL (1909-1963, ROMANIAN)
CONSTANTINIDES, DINOS (b. 1929, GREEK > USA)
CUCLIN, DIMITRIE (1885-1978, ROMANIAN)
CWOJDZINSKI, ANDRZEJ (b.1928, POLAND)
DÁVID, GYULA (1913-1977, HUNGARIAN)
DIMITROV, IVELIN (1931–2008, BULGARIAN)
DOBIÁŠ, VÁCLAV (1909-1978, CZECH)
DOBRZYNSKI, IGNACY FELIKS (1807-1867, POLISH)
DOHNÁNYI, ERNŐ (ERNST VON) (1877-1960, HUNGARIAN)
DOMANSKÝ, HANUŠ (b. 1944, SLOVAK)
DÓRATI, ANTAL (1906-1988, HUNGARIAN > USA)
DOUBRAVA, JAROSLAV (1909-1960, CZECH)
DRAGA, GHEORGHE (1935-2008, ROMANIAN)
DRAGATAKIS, DIMITRIS (1914-2001, GREEK)
DRAGOSTINOV, STEFAN (b. 1948, BULGARIAN)
DREJSL, RADIM (1923-1953, CZECH)
DRIZGA, EDUARD (b. 1944, CZECH)
DUBROVAY, LÁSZLÓ (b. 1943, HUNGARIAN)
DUMITRESCU, GHEORGHE (1914-1996, ROMANIAN)
DUMITRESCU, ION (1913-1996 ROMANIAN)
DVOŘÁCEK, JIŘÍ (1928-2000, CZECH)
DVOŘÁK, ANTONÍN (1841-1904, CZECH)
DZHUROV, PLAMEN (b. 1949, BULGARIAN)
EBEN, PETR (1929-2007, CZECH)
ELSNER, JÓZEF (1769-1854, POLISH)
ENESCU, GEORGE (1881-1955, ROMANIAN)
ERKIN, ULVI CEMAL (1906-1972, TURKISH)
ERÖD, IVÁN (b. 1936, HUNGARIAN)
EVANGHELATOS, ANTIOCHOS (1903-1981, GREEK)
FARAGO, MARCEL (b. 1924, ROMANIAN > USA)
FELD, JINDŘICH (1925-2007, CZECH)
FELIX, VÁCLAV (b. 1929, CZECH)
FIALA, PETR (b. 1943, CZECH)
FIBICH, ZDENĚK (1850-1900, CZECH)
FILAS, JURAJ (b. 1955, CZECH)
FLOSMAN, OLDŘICH (1925-1998, CZECH)
FOERSTER, JOSEF BOHUSLAV (1859-1951, CZECH)
FRIML, RUDOLF (1879-1972, CZECH > USA)
GAGIĆ, BOGDAN (b. 1931, CROATIAN)
GEROV, NAYDEN (1916-1989, BULGARIAN)
GJOKA, MARTIN (1890-1940, ALBANIAN)
GOLDMARK, KARL (KÁROLY) (1830-1915, HUNGARIAN)
GOLEMINOV, MARIN (1908-2000, BULGARIAN)
GOLOB, ROK (b. 1975, SLOVENE)
GÓRECKI, HENRYK (1933-2010, POLISH)
GREGOR, ČESTMÍR (b. 1926, CZECH)
GREGORC, JURIJ (1916-1986, SLOVENE)
GREŠAK, JOZEF (1907-1987, SLOVAK)
HAAS, PAVEL (1899-1944, CZECH)
HANUS, JAN (1915-2004, CZECH)
HAUBENSTOCK-RAMATI, ROMAN (1919-1984, POLISH)
HAVELKA, SVATOPLUK (1925-2009, CZECH)
HERMAN, VASILE (b. 1929, ROMANIAN)
HIDAS, FRIGYES (1926-2007, HUNGARIAN)
HLAVAC, MIROSLAV (1923–2008, CZECH)
HLOBIL, EMIL (1901-1987, CZECH)
HORKÝ, KAREL (1909-1988, CZECH)
HRISTOV (CHRISTOFF), DIMITER (b. 1933, BULGARIAN)
HROVAT, VLADIMIR (b. 1947, SLOVENE)
HUSA, KAREL (b. 1921, CZECH > USA)
ILIEV, KONSTANTIN (1924-1988, BULGARIAN)
IŞIKÖZLÜ, ÇETIN (b.1939, TURKISH)
IŠTVAN, MIROSLAV (1928-1990, CZECH)
IVANOV, GEORGI (1924-1994, BULGARIAN)
JABŁONSKI, MACIEJ (b. 1974, POLISH)
JANÁČEK, LEOŠ (1854-1928, CZECH)
JÁRDÁNYI, PÁL (1920 - 1966, HUNGARIAN)
JAROCH, JIŘÍ (1920-1986, CZECH)
JERABEK, PAVEL (1948-2001, CZECH)
JIRA, MILAN (b. 1935, CZECH)
JIRÁK, KAREL BOLESLAV (1891-1972, CZECH > USA)
JIRÁSEK, IVO (1920-2004, CZECH)
JIRKO, IVAN (1926-1978, CZECH)
JODÁL, GÁBOR (1913-1989, ROMANIAN)
JONÁK, ZDENĚK (1917-1995, CZECH)
JORA, MIHAIL (1891-1971. ROMANIAN)
JOSIF, ENRIKO (1924-2003, SERBIAN)
JUROVSKÝ, ŠIMON (1912-1963, SLOVAK)
KABELÁČ, MILOSLAV (1908-1979, CZECH)
KÁDOSA, PAL (1903-1983, HUNGARIAN)
KALABIS, VIKTOR (1923-2006, CZECH)
KALACH, JIŘÍ (1934-2008, CZECH)
KÁLIK, VÁCLAV (1891-1951, CZECH)
KALLIWODA, JOHAN WENZEL (1801-1868, CZECH)
KALOMIRIS, MANOLIS (1883-1962, GREEK)
KAPR, JAN (1914-1988, CZECH)
KAPRÁLOVÁ, VÍTEZSLAVA (1915-1940, CZECH)
KARDOŠ, DEZIDER (1914-1991, SLOVAK)
KARŁOWICZ, MIECZYSŁAW (1876-1909, POLISH)
KILAR, WOJCIECH (1932-2013, POLISH)
KITTL, JAN BEDŘICH (JOHANN FRIEDRICH) (1806-1868, CZECH)
KLEPPER, WALTER (1929-2008, ROMANIA)
KLETZKI, PAUL (1900-1973, POLISH > SWITZERLAND)
KLUSAK, JAN (b.1934, CZECH)
KODÁLY, ZOLTÁN (1882-1967, HUNGARIAN)
KOHOUTEK, CTIRAD (b. 1929, CZECH)
KOKKORIS, EVANGELOS (b. 1951, GREEK)
KONJOVIĆ, PETAR (1883-1970, SERBIAN)
KORTE, OLDRICH (b.1926, CZECH)
KÓSA, GYÖRGY (1897-1984, HUNGARIAN)
KOSSEV, ATANAS (b. 1934, BULGARIAN)
KOUTEV, FILIP (1903-1982, BULGARIAN)
KOZINA, MARJAN (1907-1966, SLOVENE)
KRÁSA, HANS (1899-1944, CZECH)
KRAUZE, ZYGMUNT (b. 1938, POLISH)
KRČEK, JAROSLAV (b. 1939, CZECH)
KREJČÍ, IŠA (1904-1968, CZECH)
KREK, UROŠ (1922-2008, SLOVENE)
KROMMER, FRANZ (FRANTIŠEK KRAMÁR) (1759-1831, CZECH)
KRZANOWSKI, ANDRZEJ (1951-1990, POLISH)
KUBELÍK, RAFAEL (1914-1996, CZECH)
KUBICKA, MIROSLAV (b. 1951, CZECH)
KUBÍK, LADISLAV (b. 1946, CZECH)
KUBIN, RUDOLF (1909-1973, CZECH)
KUKAL, ONDREJ (b. 1964, CZECH)
KUNKAL, RENATA (b. 1954, POLISH)
KURZ, IVAN (b. 1947, CZECH)
KVĚCH, OTOMAR (b. 1950, CZECH)
KYURKCHIYSKY, KRASSIMIR (b. 1936, BULGARIAN)
LAJTHA, LÁSZLÓ (1892-1963, HUNGARIAN)
LAKS, SZYMON (1901-1983, POLAND)
LÁNG, ISTVÁN (b. 1933, HUNGARIAN)
LASOŃ, ALEKSANDER (b. 1951, POLISH)
LAZAROF, HENRI (b. 1932, BULGARIAN > USA)
LEBIČ, LOJZE (b. 1934, SLOVENE)
LERESCU, SORIN (b. 1953, ROMANIA)
LESKOVIC, BOGO (1909-1995, SLOVENE)
LEVY, JULES (1930-2006, BULGARIA)
LlDL, VÁCLAV (1922-2004, CZECH)
LIPATTI, DINU (1917-1950, ROMANIAN)
LIPIŃSKI, KAROL (1790-1861, POLISH)
LIPOVŠEK, MARIJAN (1910-1995, SLOVENE)
LISZT, FRANZ (FERENC) (1811-1886, HUNGARIAN)
LOLOV, VASSIL (1913-1992, BULGARIAN)
LUKÁŠ, ZDĚNEK (1928-2007, CZECH)
ŁUKASZEWSKI, PAWEL (b. 1968, POLAND)
LUTOSŁAWSKI, WITOLD (1913-1994, POLISH)
MACHA, OTMAR (1922-2006, CZECH)
MÁLEK, JAN (b. 1938, CZECH)
MALOVEC, JOZEF (1933-1998, SLOVAK)
MAREK, CZESŁAW (1891-1985, POLISH > SWITZERLAND)
MARINOV, IVAN (1928-2003, BULGARIAN)
MÁRKOS, ALBERT (1914-1981, ROMANIAN)
MARÓS, MIKLÓS (b. 1943, HUNGARIAN > SWEDEN)
MARÓS, RUDOLF (1917-1982, HUNGARIAN)
MARTINŮ, BOHUSLAV (1890-1959, CZECH > USA)
MATAČIĆ, LOVRO VON (1899-1985, CROATIAN)
MEYER, KRZYSZTOF (b. 1943, POLAND )
MIEREANU, COSTIN (b. 1943, ROMANIAN > FRANCE)
MIHÁLY, ANDRÁS (1917-1993, HUNGARIAN)
MIHELČIČ, PAVEL (b. 1937, SLOVENE)
MULLIQI, REXHO (1923–1982, ALBANIAN/KOSOVAR)
MILOŠEVIĆ, PREDRAG (1904-1988, SERBIAN)
MŁYNARSKI, EMIL (1870-1935, POLISH)
MOKRANJAC, VASILIJE (1923-1984, SERBIAN)
MORAWETZ, OSKAR (1917-2007, CZECH > CANADA)
MOSCHELES, IGNAZ (1794-1870, CZECH)
MOSONYI, MIHÁLY (1815-1870, HUNGARIAN)
MOSS, PIOTR (b. 1949, POLISH)
MOYZES, ALEXANDER (1906-1984, SLOVAK)
MULLIQI, REXHO (1923–1982, ALBANIAN/KOSOVAR)
MUNTEANU, VIOREL (b. 1944, ROMANIAN)
MYCIELSKI, ZYGMUNT (1907-1987, POLISH)
MYKIETYN, PAWEŁ(b. 1971, POLISH)
NEMESCU, OCTAVIAN (b. 1940, ROMANIAN)
NICHIFOR, ŞERBAN (b. 1954, ROMANIAN)
NICOLAU, DIMITRI (1946-2008. GREEK > ITALY)
NICULESCU, ŞTEFAN (1927-2008, ROMANIAN)
NIKOLOV, LAZAR (1922-2005, BULGARIAN)
NOSKOWSKI, ZYGMUNT (1846-1909, POLISH)
NOVÁK-ZEMEK, PAVEL (b. 1957, CZECH)
OBRADOVIĆ, ALEKSANDAR (1927-2001, SERBIAN)
OČENÁŠ, ANDREJ (1911-1995, SLOVAK)
ODAK, KRSTO (1888-1965, CROATIAN)
OLAH, TIBERIU (1928-2002, ROMANIAN)
OSTRČIL, OTAKAR (1879-1935, CZECH)
OZGIJAN, PETAR (1932-1979, SERBIAN
PACIORKIEWICZ, TADEUSZ (1916-1998, POLISH)
PADOVAS I PADOVANIS, DOMENIKOS (1817-1892, GREEK)
PADEREWSKI, IGNACY JAN (1860-1941, POLISH)
PALENIČEK, JOSEF (1914–1991, CZECH)
PALESTER, ROMAN (1907-1989, POLISH)
PALKOVSKÝ, PAVEL (b. 1939, CZECH)
PANAYOTOPOULOS, ALKIS ( b. 1950, GREEK)
PANUFNIK, ANDRZEJ (1914-1991, POLISH > UK)
PAPAIOANNOU, YANNIS ANDREOU (1910-1989, GREEK)
PAPANDOPULO, BORIS (1906-1991, CROATIA)
PARAC, FRANO (b. 1948, CROATIAN)
PAUER, JIŘÍ (1919-2007, CZECH)
PEJAČEVIĆ, DORA (1885-1923, CROATIAN)
PEKOV, MICHAIL (b. 1941, BULGARIAN)
PENDERECKI, KRZYSZTOF (b. 1933, POLISH
PENHERSKI, ZBIGNIEW (b. 1935, POLISH)
PERKOWSKI, PIOTR (1901-1990, POLISH)
PERPESSAS, HARILAOS (1907-1995, GREEK > USA)
PETIN, NIKOLA (1920-2004, SERBIAN)
PETRIĆ, IVO (b. 1931, SLOVENE)
PETRIDIS, PETROS (1892-1977, GREEK)
PETROVIĆ, RADOMIR (1923-1991, SERBIAN)
PETRŽELKA, VILÉM (1889-1967, CZECH)
PETSALIS, VANGELIS (b. 1965, GREEK)
PIPKOV, LUBOMIR (1904-1974, BULGARIAN)
PIRONKOV, SIMEON (1927-2000, BULGARIAN)
PODEŠVA, JAROMÍR (1927-2000, CZECH)
PODPROCKÝ, JOZEF (b. 1944, SLOVAK)
POLOLANIK, ZDĚNEK (b. 1935, CZECH)
POPOVICI, DORU (b. 1932, ROMANIAN)
PROŠEV, TOMA (1931–1996, MACEDONIAN)
PRZYBYLSKI, BRONISŁAW KAZIMIERZ (1941-2011, POLISH)
RAICHEV, ALEXANDER (1922-2003, BULGARIAN)
RAICHL, MIROSLAV (1930-1998, CZECH)
RAJTER, ĽUDOVIT (1906-2000, SLOVAK)
RAMOVŠ, PRIMOŽ (1921-1999, SLOVENE)
RÁNKI, GYÖRGY (1907-1992, HUNGARIAN)
RATHAUS, KAROL (1895-1954, POLISH > USA)
RATUSIŃSKA-ZAMUSZKO, WERONIKA (b. 1977, POLISH)
REICHA, ANTON (1770–1836, CZECH)
ŘEZÁČ, IVAN (1924-1977, CZECH)
RICHTER, PAUL (1875-1950, ROMANIAN)
ŘÍDKÝ, JAROSLAV (1897-1956, CZECH)
RISTIĆ, MILAN (1908-1982, SERBIAN)
ROTARU, DOINA (NEMŢEANU) (b. 1951, ROMANIAN)
RÓZSA, MIKLÓS (1907-1995, HUNGARIAN > USA)
RUDZINSKI, ZBIGNIEW (b. 1935, POLISH)
RŮŽIČ KA, RUDOLF (b. 1941, CZECH)
SAGAEV, DIMITAR (1915-2003, BULGARIAN)
SAKAČ, BRANIMIR (1918–1979, CROATIAN)
SÁRAI, TIBOR (1919-1995, HUNGARIAN)
SÁRKÖZY, ISTVÁN (1920-2002, HUNGARIAN)
SAY, FAZIL (b. 1970. TURKISH)
SAYGUN, AHMET ADNAN (1907-1991, TURKISH)
SCHAEFER, THEODOR (1904-1969, CZECH)
SCHÄFFER, BOGUSŁAV (b. 1929, POLISH)
SCHNEIDER-TRNAVSKÝ, MIKULÁŠ (1881-1958, SLOVAK)
SCHULHOFF, ERWIN (1894-1942, CZECH)
SEIDEL, JAN (1908-1998, CZECH)
SERLY, TIBOR (1901-1978, HUNGARIAN > USA)
SEROCKI, KAZIMIERZ (1922-1981, POLISH)
ŠESTÁK, ZDENEK (b. 1925, CZECH)
SEWEN, MAREK (b. 1930, POLISH)
SICILIANOS, YORGOS (1920-2005, GREEK)
SIKORSKI, KAZIMIERZ (1895–1986, POLISH)
SINANGIL, ALI DOGAN (b. 1934, TURKISH)
SKALKOTTAS, NIKOS (1904-1949, GREEK)
ŠKERJANC, LUCIJAN (1900-1973, SLOVENE)
ŠKERL, DANE (1931-2002, SLOVENE)
SKROWACZEWSKI, STANISŁAW (b. 1923, POLISH > USA)
SLAVENSKI, JOSIP (1896-1955, CROATIAN)
SLAVICKÝ, KLEMENT (1910-1999, CZECH)
SLEZAK, PAVEL (b. 1941, CZECH )
SLIMAČ EK, JAN (b. 1939, CZECH)
SMETANA, BEDŘICH (1824-1884, CZECH)
SOKALA, MILOŠ (1913-1976, CZECH)
SOMMER, VLADIMIR (1921-1997, CZECH)
SOPRONI, JÓZSEF (b.1930, HUNGARIAN)
SOUKUP, VLADIMÍR (b. 1930, CZECH)
SPISAK, MICHAŁ(1914-1965, POLISH)
STAINOV, PETKO (1896-1977, BULGARIAN)
STĂNCULESCU-VOSGANIAN, MIHAELA (b.1961, ROMANIAN)
STEPHĂNESCU, GEORGE (1843-1925, ROMANIAN)
STOYANOV, PENCHO (b. 1931, BULGARIAN)
STOYANOV, VESSILIN (1902-1969, BULGARIAN)
SUCHOŇ, EUGEN (1908-1993, SLOVAK)
SUGÁR, REZSŐ (1919-1988, HUNGARIAN)
SUK, JOSEF (1874-1935, CZECH)
ŠULEK, STJEPAN (1914-1986, CROATIAN)
ŠVARA, DANILO (1902-1981, SLOVENE)
SVOBODA, TOMAS (b. 1939, CZECH > USA)
SZABELSKI, BOLESŁAW (1896-1979, POLISH)
SZABÓ, FERENC (1902-1969, HUNGARIAN)
SZALONEK, WITOLD (1927-2001, POLISH)
SZYMANOWSKI, KAROL (1882-1937, POLISH)
TABAKOV, EMIL (b. 1949, BULGARIAN)
TAKÁCS, JENŐ (1902-2005, HUNGARIAN)
TANSMAN, ALEXANDRE (1897-1986, POLISH > FRANCE)
TÄPKOV, DIMITÄR (b. 1929, BULGARIAN)
Ţ ĂRANU, CORNEL (b. 1934, ROMANIAN)
TARDOS, BÉLA (1910-1966, HUNGARIAN)
TAUSINGER, JAN (1921-1980, CZECH)
TĂUTU, CORNELIA (b. 1938, ROMANIAN)
TEKELIEV, ALEKSANDAR (b. 1942, BULGARIAN)
TEML, JIŘÍ (b. 1935, CZECH)
TERÉNYI, EDE (b. 1935, ROMANIAN)
THEODORAKIS, MIKIS (b. 1925, GREEK)
TICHY, VLADIMIR (b. 1946, CZECH)
TODUŢĂ, SIGISMUND (1908-1991, ROMANIAN)
TOMÁŠEK, VÁCLAV JAN (1774-1850, CZECH)
TRIFUNOVIĆ, VITOMIR-VOJA (1916-2007, SERBIAN)
TROJAN, VÁCLAV (1907-1983, CZECH)
TSVETANOV, TSVETAN (1931-1982, BULGARIAN)
TURSKI, ZBIGNIEW (1908-1979, POLISH)
TWARDOWSKI, ROMUALD (b.1930, POLISH)
ULLMANN, VIKTOR (1898-1944, CZECH)
ULRICH, BORIS (1931-1983, CROATIAN)
VACEK, MILOŠ (1928-2012, CZECH)
VAČKÁŘ, DALIBOR (1906-1984, CZECH)
VAJDA, JÁNOS (b. 1949, HUNGARIAN)
VÁLEK, JIŘÍ (1923-2005, CZECH)
VANCEA, ZENO (1900-1990, ROMANIAN)
VERESS, SÁNDOR (1907-1992, HUNGARIAN > SWITZERLAND)
VIERU, ANATOL (1926-1998, ROMANIAN)
VISVIKIS, DEMIS (b. 1951, GREEK)
VLADIGEROV, PANCHO (1899-1978, BULGARIAN)
VOŘÍŠEK, JAN VÁCLAV (1791-1825, CZECH)
VREMŠAK, SAMO (1930-2004, SLOVENE)
VRONDOS, CHARIS (b. 1951, GREEK)
WOYTOWICZ, BOLESŁAW (1899-1980, POLISH)
WOZNIAK, FRANCISZEK (1932–2009, POLISH)
XENOS, ALEKOS (1912-1995, GREEK)
YOSIFOV, ALEXANDER (b. 1940, BULGARIAN)
YOSIFOV, YOSKO (1911- 2001, BULGARIAN)
ZADOR, EUGENE (1894-1977, HUNGARIAN > USA)
ŽEBELJAN, ISADORA (b. 1967, SERBIAN)
ŽELEZNÝ, LUBOMÍR (1925-1979, CZECH)
ZELJENKA, ILJA (1932-2007, SLOVAK)
ZIELIŃSKI, MACIEJ (b. 1971, POLISH)
ZIMMER
, JÁN (1926-1993, SLOVAK)
ZOLTÁN, ALADÁR (1929-1978, ROMANIAN)
ZUBEL, AGATA (b. 1978, POLISH)
ŽUPANOVIĆ, LOVRO (b. 1925, CROATIAN)
ZYCH, WOJCIECH ZIEMOWIT (b. 1976, POLISH)


ALOJZ AJDIĆ
(b. 1939, SLOVENE)

Born in Fojnica near Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He studied clarinet under Miha Gunzek at the Ljubljana Academy of Music and then went on to study composition privately with Uroš Krek. He has worked as a music teacher and businessman as well as a freelance composer. His compositions cover many genres, including opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral music. He has also written 2 other Symphony No. 3 for Percussion and Orchestra (1996).

Symphony No. 1 (1968)

Uroš Lajovic/Slovenian Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 1 and Wind Quintet)
ARS SLOVENICA ED. DSS 201077 (2010)


Symphony No 2 "Window of the Soul" (1992)

Uroš Lajovic/Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
SF 900059



NECIL KÂZIM ÂKSES
(1908-1999, TURKISH)

Born in Istanbul. He studied composition in Vienna with Joseph Marx and in Prague with Josef Suk and Alois Hába. He was one of the founders, along with Paul Hindemith, of the Ankara Conservatory and was that school's director for a number of years. Together with Cemal Resid Rey, Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Ahmet Adnan Saygun, and Ferid Alnar, Akses belonged to a group called The Turkish Five, who were the first Turkish composers to adapt their native musical tradition to Western classical compositional techniques. Akses composed orchestral works, chamber music, and pieces for piano. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1966), 2 for String Orchestra (1978), 3 (1979-80), 5 for Tenor, Chorus, Children’s Chorus, Organ and Orchestra "Thus Spoke Atatürk"/"Sinfonia Rhetorica" (1988) and 6 For Baritone, Chorus and Large Orchestra "Ölümsüz Kahramanlar" (Immortal Heroes) (unfinished - 1st movement only) (1992)

Symphony No. 4 for Cello and Orchestra "Sinfonia Romancesca Fantasia" (1982-3)

Rengim Gökmen/Ali Dogan (cello)/Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra)
HUNGAROTON HCD 31527 (1992)



LIANA ALEXANDRA
(1947-2011, ROMANIAN)

Born in Bucharest. She studied composition at the Bucharest Academy of Music with Tudor Ciortea and Tiberiu Olah and had further composition courses at Darmstadt, Germany. Her academic career includes teaching orchestration, musical form and composition at the National University of Music of Bucharest. She is a prolific composer whose catalogue includes operas, orchestral and chamber music. Her unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1971), 5 (1986) and 8 (1995-1996).

Symphony No. 2, Op. 16 "Hymns" (1978)

Josif Conta/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 2183 (LP) (1983)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 24 "Diachronies-Harmonies" (1981)

Liviu Ionescu/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 2183 (LP) (1983)


Symphony No. 4 "Contemporary Rhythms" (1984)

Remus Georgescu/Banatul Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Timoşoara
( + Procaccini: La Peste di Atene and Sensazioni Sonore)
ELECTRECORD ST CS 0194 (LP) (1980s)


Symphony No. 6 (1988-9)

Paul Popescu/Romanian National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
UCMR-ADA 043


Symphony No. 7 (1993)

Paul Popescu/Romanian National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
UCMR-ADA 043

 

DRAGOS ALEXANDRESCU
(b. 1924, ROMANIAN)

Born in Constanţa. He studied at the Bucharest Academy of Music where his teachers included Alfred Mendelssohn, Ion Dumitrescu and Theodor Rogalski. Afterwards, he became a teacher at this same school. His compositions cover the genres of orchestral, chamber, instrumental and choral music

Symphony in A minor "Dobregea" (1954)

Horia Andreescu/Ploeşti Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 03333 (LP) (c. 1980)

 

MIHAIL ANDRICU
(1895-1974, ROMANIAN)

Born in Bucharest. He studied at the Bucharest Conservatory, taking theory with Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu, harmony and composition with Alfonso Castaldi, the violin with Robert Klenck and chamber music with Grigoraş Dinicu. He later taught chamber music and composition at this school. Andricu also also studied in Paris with Vincent d’Indy and Gabriel Fauré. A highly prolific composer, he wrote jn various genres but specialized in orchestral and chamber music. His orchestral catalogue contains the following unrecorded Symphonies: Nos. 1 (1944), 3 (1950), 5 (1955), 7 (1958), 8 (1960), 9 (1962) and 10 (1968) as well as Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1 (1927), 2 (1961) and 3 (1965) and 13 Sinfoniettas (1945–73).

Symphony No. 2 in F major, Op. 46 (1947)

Emanuel Elenescu/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Suite "Cinderella")
ELECTRECORD ECE 0521 (LP) (1966)


Symphony No. 4, Op. 76 (1954)

Ludovic Bács/Romanian Radio and Television Studio Orchestra and Ciprian Porumbescu Conservatory Lyric Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta No. 12)
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 01922 (LP) (1977)


Symphony No. 6, Op. 82 (1957)

Emanuel Elenescu/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 11)
ELECTRECORD ECE 0789 (LP) (1971)


Symphony No. 11, Op. 116 "In Memoriam" (1973)

Iosif Conta/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No.6)
ELECTRECORD ECE 0789 (LP) (1971)


Sinfonietta No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 40 (1946)

anonymous conductor/Romanian Radio Studio Orchestra
( + Bredicianu: 5 Symphonic Dances, Jora: Moldavian Landscapes, Dragoi: Rustic Divertimento, Rogalski: 3 Romanian Dances and Negrea: Through the Western Mountains)
ROMANIAN MINISTRY OF CULTURE CD6 014 (non-commercial CD) (2000)


Sinfonietta No. 12, Op. 123 (1972)

Petre Sbârcea/Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 01922 (LP) (1977)

 

THEODORE ANTONIOU
(b. 1935, GREEK)

Born in Athens. His education includes studies in violin, voice, and composition at the National Conservatory of Athens, the Hellenic Conservatory, and conducting at both the Munich Musikhochschule and the International Music Centre in Darmstadt. He has held teaching positions at Stanford University, the University of Utah, and the Philadelphia Musical Academy. He currently holds the position of professor of composition at Boston University where he also leads and conducts the new music ensemble Alea III. His compositions are for orchestra, ensembles and choral groups.

Symphony No. 1 (2002)

Alkis Panayotopoulos/Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dragatakis: Symphony No.3 and Xenos: Symphony No. 2)
LYRA CD 1041 (2004)

 

BLAŽ ARNIČ
(1901-1970, SLOVENE)

Born in Luče, near Kamnik, Austria-Hungary. After studies at the Ljubljana Conservatory he was a pupil of Rudolf Nilius in Vienna and then studied composition in Warsaw and Paris . He held various teaching positions before being appointed composition teacher at the Ljubljana Academy. His music is primarily symphonic and chamber but there are also instrumental, vocal and choral pieces. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1, Op. 10 "Te Deum" (1932), 2, Op. 12 "Symphonic Rhapsody" (1932), 4, Op. 15 for Organ and Orchestra "Resurrection" (1933), 5 , Op. 22 "The Whirlwind of War" (1941), 6, Op. 36 "Samorastnik" (Pioneer)(1950), 7, Op. 35 for Small Orchestra and Piano "Labor Symphony" (1948) and 9, Op. 63 for Soprano, Alto, Bass, Mixed Chorus and Orchestra "War and Peace" (1960).

Symphony No. 3, Op. 17/24 "Duma" for Baritone, Mixed Chorus and Orchestra (1929-42)

Lovrenc Arnič/Jože Vidic (baritone)/Slovenian Chamber Chorus/Chorus Consortium Musicum/Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
SF 900057 (2 CDs)

Symphony No. 8, Op. 40 "On Native Soil" (1951)

Lovrenc Arnič/Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Memento Mori and The Seducer)
ZKP RTV SLO SKU: 108020

George Pehlivanian/Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Memento Mori)
SF 900055

 

NIKOLA ATANASSOV
(1886-1969, BULGARIAN)

Born in Kiustendil. He graduated from the Conservatory of Zagreb where he studied under Franjo Dugan, V. Ruzic, K. Yunek and V. Humel. He taught music in Stara Zagora), Pleven and Sofia and then became a professor at the State Academy of Music. He composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works. He wrote the first Bulgarian Symphony as well as 2 others: Nos. 2 (1922) and 3 (1950).

Symphony No. 1 in G minor (1912)

Vladi Simeonov/Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Ikonomov: Shar Planina)
BALKANTON BCA 1300/405 (LP) (c. 1980)




GRAŻYNA BACEWICZ
(1909-1969, POLISH)

Born in Łódż. Her father, the Lithuanian composer Vincas Bacevičius, gave Grazyna her first piano and violin lessons. She then studied at the Warsaw Conservatory, taking composition with Kazimierz Sikorski, violin with Józef Jarzebski, and piano with Jan Turczynski. She graduated as both a violinist and composer. She continued her education in Paris, having been granted a stipend by Ignacy Jan Paderewski to attend the École Normale de Musique where she studied under Nadia Boulanger. She also took private violin lessons with Henri Touret in France and Carl Flesch in Hungary. As principal violinist of the Polish Radio Orchestra in the 1930's, she was able to have some of her works performed. After World War II, she returned to work as a professor in the State Conservatory of Music in Łódż. She composed in various genres including opera and ballet, but the majority of her work is for orchestra, chamber groups and solo instruments. Her unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1938), 2 (1951), 4 (1953) and a Sinfonietta for Orchestra (1932). Her brother is the Lithuanian composer Vytautas Bacevičius.

Symphony No. 3 (1952)

Roland Bader/Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Strings)
KOCH SCHWANN 3-1143-2 (1994)


Symphony for String Orchestra (1945)

Ronald Corp/New London Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta, Concerto for Strings and Music for Strings, 5 Trumpets and Percussion)
HYPERION CDA67783 (2009)

Maciej Zoltowski/Radom Chamber Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, Quartetto per 4 Violoncelli and Quartet for 4 Violins)
DUX DUX0701 (2011)


Sinfonietta for String Orchestra (1935)

Ronald Corp/New London Orchestra
( + Symphony for Strings, Concerto for Strings and Music for Strings, 5 Trumpets and Percussion)
HYPERION CDA67783 (2009)

Maciej Zoltowski/Radom Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony for String Orchestra, Quartetto per 4 Violoncelli and Quartet for 4 Violins)
DUX DUX0701 (2011)

 

MAYA BADIAN
(b. 1945, ROMANIAN > CANADA)

Born in Bucharest. She graduated from the Ciprian Porumbescu" Academy in Bucharest where she had studied with Zeno Vancea, Tiberiu Olah, Dan Constantinescu, and Aurel Stroe. She emigrated to Canada
in 1987.

Holocaust Symphony "In Memoriam" (1994–95)

conductor unknown/Roman an National Radio Orchestra
( +Violin Concerto, Guitar Concerto, Toccata and Passacaglia)
MAYA BADIAN EDITIONS LB CD 1002-1997 and 1003-98 (1997 and 1998)


Sinfonietta (1981)

Petre Sbarcea/Sibiu Symphony Orchestra
( + Movimento and Dans, Popovici: Melos III and Heterosynthesis II)
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 02331 (LP) (1983)



ZBIGNIEW BAGINSKI
(b. 1949, POLISH)

Born in Szczecin. He studied composition under Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz at the State Higher School of Music in Warsaw. He has been affiliated with the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw since 1974 first as a senior assistant and finally as a full professor, teaching theory conducting and composition. He has composed several dozen works for symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras and solo instruments. His other Symphonies are: Symphony in Seven Scenes (1988) and Small Elegiac Symphony (1995).

Sinfonia Notturna (1984)

Bystrík Režucha/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Lutos·awski: Grave and Partita)
MUZA SXL 2735 (WARSAW AUTUMN non-commercial LP) (1988)




TADEUSZ BAIRD
(1928-1981, POLISH)

Born in Grodzisk Mazowiecki. He first studied composition privately with Bolesław Szabelski and Kazimierz Sikorski and later was a student of Piotr Rytel and Piotr Perkowski at the State Higher School of Music in Warsaw.. With Kazimierz Serocki and Jan Krenz, he founded the Warsaw Autumn international contemporary music festival and taught composition at the State College of Music (now the Music Academy) in Warsaw. His compositions include opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumrental and vocal works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1950), 2 "Quasi una Fantasia" (1952) and Sinfonietta (1949)

Symphony No. 3 (1969)

Jan Krenz/Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Epiphany, Music, Elegia, Concerto Lugubre and 4 Love Sonnets)
OLYMPIA OCD 312) (1989)
(original LP release: MUZA SXL 571) (c. 1970)


Sinfonia Breve (1968)

Hiroyuki Iwaki/Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Holland Festival 1968")
RADIO NEDERLAND 109 759/760 (2 non-commercial LPs) (1968)

Jan Krenz/Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1969)
(included in collection: "Tadeusz Baird Works")
POLSKIE NAGRANIA/MUZA PNCD 525 A/B (2 CDs) (2004)



ROUMEN BAIROKTAROV
(b. 1946, BULGARIAN)

Born in Bourgas. He studied composition under Alexander Raichev and then with Olivier Messiaen in Paris. He joined the staff of the Music Pedagogy Faculty of Sofia University first as lecturer in music theory subjects and then became an associate professor. His catalogue include works for symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, solo instruments and choir. He wrote his Symphony No. 2 in 1984.

Symphony No. 1 (1978)

Vassil Kazandjiev/Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 1)
BALKANTON BCA 1300/457 (LP) (c. 1980)



KREŠIMIR BARANOVIĆ
(1894-1975, CROATIAN)

Born in Šibenik. He studied the piano and theory in Zagreb, the horn with Fran Lhotka at the Croatian Institute of Music, and composition at the Vienna Music Academy and in Berlin. He was conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Belgrade Opera, Orchestra of the Radio Belgrade and professor at the Belgrade Music Academy. He composed works for the stage as well as pieces for orchestra, voice and many film scores. He composed 2 unpublished Symphonies as well as an earler Sinfonietta in E flat (1939).

Sinfonietta for String Orchestra (1951)

Mladen Jagušt/Belgrade Radio Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Song Cycle "Clouds)
RTB 2130173 (LP) (1970s)




GEORGE BARATI (GYÖRGY BRAUNSTEIN)
(1913-1996, HUNGARIAN > USA)

Born in Györ. His first studies were at the Györ Music School and then he finished at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. He was a cellist in the Budapest Concert Orchestra and studied or performed with Béla Bartók, Ernő Dohnányi, and other eminent faculty members at the Liszt Conservatory. While still a student he became first cellist of Budapest Symphony Orchestra and Municipal Opera orchestra. Emigrating to the USA in 1939, he studied composition with Georges Couvreur and Henri Switten at Westminster Choir College in Princeton and with Roger Sessions at Princeton University. He taught cello at Princeton where he also conducted the Princeton Ensemble and Choral Union. He had a distinguished career in America as both a conductor and cellist. He has composed in most genres from opera to solo instrumental pieces, with orchestral and chamber works dominating his catalogue,

Symphony No. 1 "Alpine Symphony" (1963)

László Kovács/Budapest Symphony Orchestra
( + Chant of Light and Chant of Darkness)
NAXOS 8.559063 (2001)




LUBOR BÁRTA
(1928-1972, CZECH)

Born in Lubná, near Litomyšl. After matriculating in Vysoké Mýto, he studied musicology and aesthetics at Prague University as well as composition at the Prague Academy of Music with Jaroslav Řídký. He then worked as a choral accompanist and was organizing secretary of the Union of Czechoslovak Composers in Prague .He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His Symphony No. 1 (1955) has not been recorded.

Symphony No. 2 (1971)

Vácav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mácha: Variants, Feld: Dramatic Fantasy and Hlobil: Symphony No. 5)
PANTON 11 0232 (LP) (1971)


Symphony No. 3 (1972)

Otakar Trhlik/Janáček Philharmonic, Ostrava
( + Válek: Symphony No. 7)
PANTON 11 0393 (LP) (1973)

 

BÉLA BARTÓK
(1881-1945, HUNGARIAN)

Born in Nagyszentmiklós, Banat, Austria-Hungary (now Sânnicolau Mare, Romania). A prodigy on the piano, he received his first lessons from his mother and gave his first public recital at age eleven, and also began to compose. László Erkel accepted him as a pupil and he also studied piano under István Thomán, a former student of Franz Liszt, and composition under János Koessler at the Royal Academy of Music in Budapest. He began a lifelong friendship with fellow-composer Zoltán Kodály and the two of them explored the countryside in search of authentic Magyar folk music. Hegan teaching as a piano professor at the Royal Academy and he went on to became one of his country's greatest composers. His anti-Fascism prompted his exile to the United States, where he continued to compose and teach until his death. His large output covered most genres from opera and ballet to works for solo instruments and voices. His sole attempt at a Symphony was left incomplete with only the Scherzo orchestrated. In 1961, the Belgian music scholar Denijs Dille (1904-2005) orchestrated the remaining movements.

Symphony in E flat major - Scherzo in C major (1902-3)

Gyorgy Lehel/Budapest Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Bartók: Complete Edition - Symphonic Works)
HUNGAROTON CLASSIC HCD31884-91 (8 CDs) (2000)
(original LP release:HUNGAROTON SLPX 11517) (1971)


JAN ZDENĚK BARTOŠ
(1908-1981, CZECH)

Born in Dvur Kralove nad Labem. He played the violin as a youth. After studying with Otakar Šin and Jaroslav Křička the Prague Conservatory, he returned there to teach and also played the violin in ensembles. He composed operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 1 (1949-52), 3 for String Orchestra "Giocosa" (1964-5), 4 for Oboe d'Amore and Strings "Concertante" (1968), 5 for Wind Orchestra (1973-4), 6 for Wind Quartet and Strings (1977) and 7 "Sinfonia Brevis) (1978).

Symphony No.2 for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 78 (1956-7)

Prague Chamber Orchestra
( + Kabelač: Symphony No. 4)
SUPRAPHON SUA 18199 (LP) (1960s)



GYULA (JULIUS VON) BELICZAY
(1835-1893, HUNGARIAN)

Born in Komárom. He first studied music in his home town and then in Pozsony (now Bratislava, Slovakia) with Josef Kumlik at the Cathedral Music Society.He completed his musical training in Vienna where his composition and counterpoint teachers were Joachim Hoffmann, Franz Kremm and Martin Gustav Nottebohm. .In Vienna, he came to know Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner. Although he was an engineer by profession, he eventually became a professor of harmony at the Budapest Academy of Music. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works as well a large body of sacred music. His catalogue includes a Symphony No. 2 in A, Op. 62 (1992).

Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 45 (1887)

Tamas Gal/MAV Symphony Orchestra of Budapest.
( + Serenade)
PANNON PCL 8003 (1997)


NICOLAE BELOIU
(1927-2003, ROMANIAN)

Born in Ocniţa-Dâmbovita. He studied with Leon Klepper at the Bucharest Academy of Music where he later became a professor of orchestration and was also music director of Radio Bucharest. His catalogue consist primarily of orchestral and chamber works.

Symphony No 1 (1967)

Iosif Conta/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 2035 (LP) (1980s)


Symphony No 2 (1977)

Paul Popescu/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 2035 (LP) (1980s)



PASCAL BENTOIU
(b. 1927, ROMANIAN)

Born in Bucharest. He studied harmony, counterpoint and composition privately with Mihail Jora and piano with Theophil Demetriescu. He spent three years researching the rhythm and harmony of Romanian folk music at the Bucharest Folklore Institute and then began composing. He is a prolific composer of orchestral and chamber music and has also written songs, operas and incidental music. He completed Enescu’s unfinished Fourth and Fifth Symphonies.

Symphony No. 1, Op. 16 (1965)

Erich Bergel/Cluj Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1968)
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and Eminesciana III)
ELECTRECORD EDC 972-6 (5 CDs) (2010)

Mihail Brediceanu/Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Gheorgiu: Piano Concerto)
MELODIYA S10 12125-6 (LP) (1979)


Symphony No. 2, Op. 20 (1974)

Iosif Conta/Romanian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1975)
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and Eminesciana III)
ELECTRECORD EDC 972-6 (5 CDs) (2010)

Symphony No. 3, Op. 22 (1976)

Mircea Cristescu/George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1978)
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and Eminesciana III)
ELECTRECORD EDC 972-6 (5 CDs) (2010)

Symphony No. 4, Op. 25 (1978)

Iosif Conta/Romanian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1979)
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and Eminesciana III)
ELECTRECORD EDC 972-6 (5 CDs) (2010)


Symphony No. 5, Op. 26 (1979)

Paul Popescu/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Taranu: Symphony No. 2 and Niculescu: Symphony No. 2)
OLYMPIA OCD 416 (1991)
(also included in collection: "Rumanian Anthology"
ATTACCA BABEL 9264-66 (3 CDs) (1992)
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 and Eminesciana III)
ELECTRECORD EDC 972-6 (5 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 2327) (1983)


Symphony No. 6, Op. 28 "Culori" (1985)

Cristian Mandeal/Cluj Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1987)
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 and Eminesciana III)
ELECTRECORD EDC 972-6 (5 CDs) (2010)

Symphony No. 7, Op. 29 "Volume" (1986)

Remus Georgescu/Timisoara Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1987)
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 and Eminesciana III)
ELECTRECORD EDC 972-6 (5 CDs) (2010)

Symphony No. 8 for Soprano and Orchestra, Op. 30 "Imagini" (1987) (rec. 2005)

Horia Andreescu/Irina Iordăchescu (soprano)/George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra and Romanian National Radio Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 and Eminesciana III)
ELECTRECORD EDC 972-6 (5 CDs) (2010)


WILHELM GEORG BERGER
(1929-1993, ROMANIAN)

Born in Rupea, Braşov District to a family of German ancestry. He studied at the Bucharest Conservatory with Alexandru Rădulescu (viola), Ion Serfezi (theory and solfège), and Zeno Vancea (history) and also took private lessons with Cecilia Niţulescu-Lupu and Anton Adrian Sarvaş (violin) and Benjamin Bernfeld (chamber music). After beginning his career as a violist in the Georges Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra and the Composers' Union Quartet, he turned to musicology and composition. He composed prolifically, especially in the genres of orchestral and chamber music.His unrecorded Symphonies are as follows: Nos. 1, Op. 14 "Lyric" (1960), 2, Op. 22 "Epic" (1963), 3, Op. 26 "Dramatic" (1964), 7, Op. 39 "Energetic" (1970), 8 for Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 40 "The Morning Star" (1971), 9, Op. 46 "Fantasia" (1974), 11, Op. 48 "Sarmizegetusa" (1979), 12 for String Orchestra, Op. 49 "To the Stars" (1978), 14, Op. 67 "B–A–C–H" (1985), 15, Op. 68 "Metamorphoses” (1985), 16, Op. 75 “De Ce” (1986), 17, Op. 76 “Si Daca" (1986),19, Op.78 “Canturi Transilvane” (1986), 20, Op.79 “Canturi Infinite” (1986), 21, Op.80 “Catre Bucurie” (1986), 22 “Monolog”, Op.86 (1989), 23, Op.87 “Dialog” (1989) and 24, Op.88 “Parabola” (1989).

Symphony No. 4, Op. 30 "Tragica" (1965)

Horia Andreescu/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto)
CPO 777756-2 (2013)

Symphony No. 5, Op. 37 "Muzica Solemna" (1968)

Emanuel Elenescu/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
ELECTRECORD ECE 0444 (LP) (c. 1970)


Symphony No. 6, Op. 38 "Armonia" (1969)

Mircea Cristescu/George Enescu Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Bucharest
( + Cello Concerto)
ELECTRECORD ECE 0917 (LP) (1970s)

Symphony No. 10 for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 47 "Credo" (1975)

Iosif Conta/Hans Eckart Schlandt (organ)/ Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 1599 (LP) (1970s)


Symphony No. 13, Op. 56 "Sinfonia Solemnis" (1980)

Remus Georgescu/Banatul Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Timoşoara
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 02104 (LP) (1977)


Symphony No. 18 for Organ and String Orchestra, Op. 77 (1988)

Szalman Lóránt/Christian Wilhelm Berger (organ)/Tîrgu-Mureş Chamber Orchestra
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 3734 (LP) (c. 1990)



BRUNO BJELINSKI
(1909-1992, CROATIAN)

Born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary. He first received a doctorate in law at the University of Zagreb before studying music at the Zagreb Academy of Music under Blagoje Bersa and Franjo Dugan. He later taught first at the Split Music School and then at the Zagreb Academy for more than 3 decades. His catalogue contains operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. His other Symphonies are: 1 "Summer" (1955), 2 " In Memoriam Poetae" (1961), 3 "Music for Friends" (1965), 4 "Symphonia Jubilans" (1965), 6 for Chorus, Piano, Organ and Percussion "Symphonia Vocalis" (1974), 7 for Mezzo Soprano and Orchestra (1980), 8 "Four Delights of Life" (1982), 9 "Simfonija Otoka" (1983), 10 "Europa" (1984), 11 (1985), 12 (1986), 13 (1986), 14 for Baritone, Recorder and Orchestra (1987) and 15 for 4 Violins and Orchestra (1988) as well as Sinfonietta Concertante for Piano and Orchestra (1967), Festival Sinfonietta for Baritone, Accordion Ensemble, Timpani and Military Drum (1980), Sinfonietta for Alto Trombone and String Orchestra (1982) and Sinfonietta for Saxophone, Percussion and Strings (1985).

Symphony No. 5 "For Thalia" (1969)

Igor Gjadrov/Zagreb Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Piano, Strings and Percussion and Candomble)
JUGOTON LSY-66022 (LP) (1977)



IVO BLÁHA
(b. 1936, CZECH)

Born in Litomyšl. He studied composition studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with Jaroslav Řídký and Vladimir Sommer and then became a lecturer in the Department of Composition at this school. where he subsequently did post-graduate studies with Emil Hlobil. He also attended the Workshop of Electro-Acoustic Music with E. Herzog and Mirolsav Kabelač at the Experimental Studio of Radio Plzeň. He has composed numerous orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works as well as film scores.

Sinfonia per Archi (1977)

Jiří Válek/Prague Chamber Orchestra
( + Hurnik: The Things and Odstrcil: The Silver Book)
SUPRAPHON 1192 409 (LP) (1978)




PAVEL BLATNÝ
(b. 1931, CZECH)

Born in Brno, the son of composer Josef Blatný (1891-1980). After initial instruction from his father, he studied musicology at the University of Brno and piano, conducting and composition (with Theodor Schaefer) at the the Brno Conservatory. Then he started to study composition with Pavel Bo·kovec at the Prague Academy of Music. He taught at the Janá·ek Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts at Brno and was head of the music department at Czechoslovak Television in Brno. He produced a large catalogue of works in both traditional and so-called "Third Stream Music" styles. The former included orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral works as well as music for the stage.

Symphony (1984)

Vladimir Válek/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Flosmann: Symphony No. 3)
PANTON 8110 721 (LP) (1987)

 

SYLVIE BODOROVÁ
(b. 1954, CZECH)

Born in Ceské Budejovice. She studied composition with Ctirad Kohoutek at the Janácek Academy in Brno and as a post-graduate later on at the Music Academy in Prague. She continued her studies in Gdansk and with Franco Donatoni at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and regularly attended Ton de Leeuw's composition courses in Amsterdam. She taught at the Janácek Academy in Brno and at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She has mostly composed orchestral, chamber and instrumental works.

Symphony No.1 "Con le Campane" (2011)

Jiří Kout/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + R. Strauss: Don Juan)
ARCO DIVA FOK 0005 - 2031 (2012)


VLADIMIR BOKES
(1946, SLOVAK)

Born in Bratislava. He studied the cello with Juraj Pospíšil and composition with Miroslav Korínek at the Bratislava Conservatory before continuing his composition studies with Alexander Moyzes and Dezider Kardoš at the College of Performing Arts. He taught music theory at the Bratislava Conservatory and then became a professor at the College of Performing Arts.He composed in various genres but specialized in orchestral and chamber music. His other Symphonies are: 1, Op.8 (1970), 2, Op. 24 (1978), 4, Op. 38 for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra (1982) and 5 Op.51 (1987).

Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 (1980)

Richard Zimmer/Košice State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Domanský: A Praise of Country, Zeljenka: Music for Warchal and Podprocký: Symphony in 2 Movements)
OPUS 9111 0400 (LP) (1988)




PAVEL BOŘKOVEC
(1894-1972, CZECH)

Born in Prague. He studied composition with Josef Bohuslav Foerster and Jaroslav Křička and then attended the master class of the Prague Conservatory under Josef Suk. After World War II, he became a distinguished professor of composition at the Prague Academy of Musical Arts. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. Remaining unrecorded are his Symphony No. 1 (1927) and Sinfonietta No.1 for Chamber Orchestra (1945);

Symphony No.2 (1955)

Karel Ančerl/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Karel Ančerl Gold Edition -Volume 43")
SUPRAPHON SU 3944-2 (4 CDs) (2008)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON DM 5477) (c. 1959)


Symphony No. 3 (1959)

Zdeněk Košler/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta No. 2 and The Start)
PANTON 81 1366-2 011 (1985)
(original LP release: PANTON 11 367) (1973)


Sinfonietta No. 2 (1963-4)

Zdeněk Košler/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and The Start)
PANTON 81 1366-2 011 (1985)
(original LP release: PANTON 11 300) (1973)




NICOLAI BRÂNZEU
(1907-1983, ROMANIAN)

Born in Piteşti. He studied music locally as a youth and then at the Bucharest Conservatory. He completed his musical education at the Schola Cantorum in Paris where he studyied composition with Guy de Lioncourt. In addition to composing, he worked as chorus master and conductor at the Romanian Opera in Bucharest and was a professor of music and conductor at the Arad State Philharmonic. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works.His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1954) and 3 in C minor (1977).

Symphony No.2 in D major for Female Chorus and Orchestra "For Peace" (1963)

Nicolae Boboc/Arad Philharmonic Female Chorus/Arad Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 03165 (LP) (1984)


 

MATIJA BRAVNIČAR
(1897-1977, SLOVENE)

Born in Tolmin, Austria-Hungary. He studied first in Gorizia and later with Marij Kogoj at the Ljubljana Conservatory.. He played violin in the Ljubljana Opera Orchestra ), was a composition teacher at the Ljubljana Academy of Music and was co-editor of a Slovenian music journal. He composed operas, orchestral and chamber works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1947) , (3) "Sinfonia Sretta" (1958).and (4) for Chorus and Orrchestra "Simfonija Faronika’" (1973).

Symphony No. 2 in D major (1951)

Samo Hubad/Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bela Krajina Rhapsody, King Matthias Overture and Hymnus Slavicus)
EDICIJ DSS 200338
(original LP release: JUGOTON LPY-V-28) (1968)




ŽELJKO BRKANOVIĆ
(b. 1937, CROATIAN)

Born in Zagreb. He studied piano with Svetislav Stančić at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, composition with Toma Prošev from the Faculty of Music Arts in Skopje and conducting under Hermann Scherchen and Bruno Rigacci at the Chigiana Academy in Siena. Later on, he continued his studies in composition in Stuttgart, where he worked under Erhard Karkoschka. He worked as an orchestral and choral conductor and taught theory and composition at the Academy of Music in Zagreb. He has composed, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and choral works. His first Symphony is "Sinfonia Dinamica" (1980),

Symphony No. 2 (1989)

Nikolaj Aleksejev/Zagreb Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Mediterranian Suite, Divertimento, Preludes for Piano and Piano Trio)
CROATIA RECORDS CD-K 5081876 (1996)




RUDOLF BRUČI
(1917-2002, CROATIAN)

Born in Zagreb. He studied music at the Zagreb Academy and composition at the Belgrade Academy with Petar Bingulac. He also took composition lessons with Alfred Uhl at the Vienna Music Academy. He began his career as a violinist in the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, various opera orchestras and in a string quartet before taking up conducting. As a conductor, he worked at the Novi Sad People’s Theatre in and became director of the Isidor Bajić Music School in Novi Sad. He has composed in most genres from ballet to solo vocal and insstrumental works. His other Symphonies are: No.1 (1951) and Sinfoniettas Nos. I (1949) and II (for String Orchestra) (1965).

Symphony No. 2 "Sinfonia Lesta" (1965)

Milan Horvat/Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Maskal: Ballet Suite)
PHILIPS 802 853 LY (LP) (1970s)

Samo Hubad/Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hymnus Slavicus, King Matthias Overture and The Bela Krajina Rhapsody)
EDIICIJ DSS 200338


Symphony No. 3 (1974)

Samo Hubad/RTV Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra
JUGOTON ULS 553 (LP) (c. 1975)




DUMITRU BUGHICI
(1921-2008, ROMANIAN>ISRAEL)

Born in Iaşi into a prominent family of Klezmer musicians. He studied with Alexandru Zirra (harmony), Antonín Ciolan (conducting) and Radu Constantinescu (piano) at the Iaşi Conservatory and had further studies at the Leningrad Conservatory where his teachers included Alfred Schnittke, Alexander Dmitiev and Boris Arapov. He was appointed as an instructor at the Bucharest Conservatory. He moved to Israel in 1985 where he worked as a teacher and composer.His output includes ballets, orchestral and chamber works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1, Op. 20 "Symphony-Poem (1961), 2, Op. 28 "Simfonia Coregrafica" (1964, rev. 1967), 4 (1972), 5 (1977), 6, Op. 52,"Simfonia Bucegilor" (Symphonyof the Bucegi Mountains] (1978–9), 7, Op. 61 "Symphony-Ballet" (1983), 8, Op. 63 "In Memoriam" (Lyric-Dramatic Symphony" (1984), 9, Op. 65 "Simfonia Romantica" (1985), 10, Op. 66 "Aspirations" (1985) and 11 "Symphony of Gratitude" (1987–90). There are also: Simfonietta Tineretii (Sinfonietta for Youth), Op. 13 (1958), Sinfonietta (1962), Sinfonietta da Camera, Op. 38 (1969), Sinfonietta for Strings, Op. 53 (1979), Simfonia. Concertante No.1 for String Quartet and Orchestra, Op..55 (1979–80) and Simfonia. Concertante No. 2, Op. 58 (1980–1).

Symphony No. 3, Op. 30, No. 1 "Ecouri de Jazz" (1966)

Iosif Conta/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Capoianu: Cinematographic Variations)
ELECTRECORD ECE 390 (LP) (1960s)


File de Letopiset (Chronicle Pages), Symphony in 6 Tableau-Movements, Op. 40 (1971–72)

Ion Baciu/Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra
( +Dramatic Dialogues for Flute and Orchestra)
ELECTRECORD ECE 01013 (1970s)



ALFONSO CASTALDI
(1874-1942, ROMANIAN)

Born in Maddaloni, Italy. He studied with Francesco Cilèa and Umberto Giordiano at the Milan Conservatory. He moved to Romania in 1896 and remained there for the rest of his life. First he taught the guitar and the violin in Galaţi and then taught composition and music theory at the Bucharest Conservatory. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. He wrote his Symphony No.1 in E minor in 1916.

Symphony No. 2 "The Hero Without Glory" (1925)

Emil Simon/Cluj-Napoca Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
ELECTRECORD STM-ECE 01132 (LP) (1971)




JOSEF CEREMUGA
(1930-2006, CZECH)

Born in Ostrava-Kun·ice. He started to learn the violin at the age of eleven at the Janá·ek School of Music in Ostrava-Vitkovice. Upon graduating, he studied composition at the Faculty of Music of the Prague Academy of Perfoming Arts in the classes of Jaroslav Řídký and Václav Dobiáš as well as quarter-tone music with Alois Hába. He was named assistant professor at the Film Faculty of the Academy of Arts and Music and was a teacher and then professor of composition.at the Faculty of Music of the Academy. He composed an opera and a ballet as well as symphonic, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1952), 2 (1966-7) and 5 (1988),
.
Symphony No. 3 (1975)

Jiří Bělohlávek/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Krček: Symphony No. 1)
SUPRAPHON 1110 2290 (LP) (1979)


Symphony No. 4 for Piano and Orchestra "Concertante" (1986)

Rostislav Hališka/Jana Macharáčková (piano)/Gottwaldov State Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvořácek: Symphony No. 2)
PANTON 8110 726 (LP) (1987)


Prague Sinfonietta (1977)

Zdeněk Košler/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hommage aux Étudiants and Hába: Life's Way)
PANTON 8110 0005 (LP) (1979)



MIRCEA CHIRIAC
(1919-1994, ROMANIAN)

Born in Bucharest. He studied composition with Mihail Jora at the Bucharest Academy. He worked for Romanian Radio and then founded and conducted the Romanian Railways Ensemble. In addition, he was a researcher at the Institute of Folklore, conductor of the Barbu Lautaru Folk Music Orchestra and taught at the Pedagogical Institute before joining the staff of the Budapest Academy. He composed an opera and a ballet as well as symphonic, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His only other work in symphonic form is his Simfonieta (1965).

Simfonia de Camera (1969)

Mircea Basarab/George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest
( + Symphonic Triptych, Divertissment and Iancu Jianu: Ballet Suite No. 1)
ELECTRECORD STM-ECE 01501 (LP) (1977)




JANI CHRISTOU
(1926-1970, GREEK)

Born in Heliopolis, Egypt, of Greek parents. He took his first piano lessons from various teachers and from the important Greek pianist Gina Bachauer. While gaining an MA in philosophy at Cambridge, he also studied counterpoint and composition with Hans Redlich in Letchworth and then travelled to Italy where he studied analysis and orchestration with Angelo Lavagnino in Gavi and Rome and attended the summer courses at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena. There he took classes in composition with Vitto Frazzi and film music with Lavagnino. He composed a large amount of music covering many genres from opera to solo work, mostly in fairly advanced styles. His only other Symphony is No. 3 (1959–62, not extant).

Symphony No. 1 for Mezzo Soprano and Orchestra (1949-50)

Alec Sherman/Athens State Orchestra
( + Tongues of Fire, Anaparastasis I and Epicycle II)
SIRIUS SMH 200111-2 (2001)


Symphony No. 2 for Chorus and Orchestra "The Oracle abd the Dtama" (1953-4, rev. 1957-8)

Miltiades Caridis/Greek Radio Chorus/Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Cultural Olympiad")
HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE 0001-2 (12 CDs) (2003)
(original release: ERT 91134) (non-commercial LP) (1989)

 


JIŘÍ CHURAČEK
(b. 1960, CZECH)


Born in Prachatice. He studied with Jaroslav Řezác at the Prague Conservatory and went on to teach at the Conservatory in Česke Budejovice.

Symphony No. 1 (1988)

Eduard Fischer/Hradce Kralove Sympony Orchestra
( + Trombone Sonata, and Lukas Sommer: Violin Sonata, Monolit, and
Small Sonata for Oboe)
PRIVATELY RECORDED CD BY CHURACEK AND SOMMER (2006)



ZVONOMIR CIGLIČ
(1921-2006, SLOVENE)

Born in Ljubljana. He studied at the Ljubljana Academy of Music under Lucijan Škerjanc (composition) and Danilo Švara (conducting). He embarked on a conducting career and held several posts in Yugoslavia before studying with Lovro von Matačič in Salzburg. He was orchestral assistant to the Lamoureux Orchestra and then took up teaching posts in Ljubljana. His catalogue mostly includes orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 2 "Simfonia Ecstatica" (1952) and 3 "Števerjanska Symphony" (1956) and Symphony of Death for Chorus and Orchestra (1970).

Symphony (No. 1) "Sinfonia Appassionata" (1948)

Anton Nanut/Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Vision)
HELIDON FLP-10018 (LP) (1975)



JÁN CIKKER
(1911-1989, SLOVAK)

Born in Banská Bystrica. He had early music lessons from his mother and the composer Viliam Figuš-Bystrý (1875 - 1937) and then studied composition at the Music Academy in Prague with Jaroslav Křička while also taking conducting, organ and piano. Subsequently, he went to Vienna's Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst for further conducting training from Felix Weingartner and then took composition under Vít·zslav Novák at the Master School in Prague. He taught at the Music and Drama Academy in Bratislava, was dramaturg of the Opera of the Slovak National Theatre and professor of composition at the Academy of Music and Drama in Bratislava. He composed in many genres from opera to works for solo instruments. His other Symphonies are: (Nos. 1) in C minor (orchestration of the Sonata in c minor Op. 11) (1930) and (2) "Spring Symphony," Op. 15 (1937).


Symphony( No. 3) "Symphony 1945" (1974)

Zdeněk Košler/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
OPUS 9110 04312 (LP) (1975)


Sinfonietta, Op. 16, No. 2(1939)

Ĺudovit Rajter/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Ferenczy: Serenade)
SUPRAPHON DV 5772 (LP) (1960s)

 

MAIA CIOBANU
(b.1952, ROMANIAN)

Born in Bucharest. She studied at the National University of Music in Bucharest taking composition with Dan Constantinescu and Myriam Marbe, musical forms and analyses with Stefan Niculescu, harmony: with Mircea Chiriac, counterpoint: with Liviu Comes and instrumentation with Aurel Stroe. She continued her studies in Darmstadt and Stockholm. Her academic career included the posts of associate professor at the National University for Theater and Film in Bucharest and senior lecturer at the Spiru Haret University of Bucharest. Her output includes orchestral, chamber, choral and electronic works as well as music for the theater. Her Symphony II "from Enescu " dates from 2006.

Symphony I "Journal '88" (1988)

Reinmar Neuner/Symphony Orchestra Of The Music University Wuppertal
( + 3 Sculptures for String Quartet and Journal '99 for Violin and Tape)
ELECTRCORD EDC 526 (2003)


PAUL CONSTANTINESCU
(1909-1963, ROMANIAN)

Born in Ploieşti. He studied with a distinguished group of teachers, first at Bucharest Conservatory with Alfonso Castaldi for harmony, Mihail Jora for composition and Dimitrie Cuclin for aesthetics and then in Vienna with Franz Schmidt and Joseph Marx. After teaching harmony, counterpoint and composition at the Bucharest Academy of Religious Music, he was appointed professor at the School of Military Music, Bucharest and professor of harmony at the Bucharest Conservatory. He composed operas, a ballet and film scores as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works.

Symphony (No. 1) in D major (1944, rev. 1955)

Ion Baciu/Moldova Phiharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Iasi
( + Piano Concerto)
OLYMPIA OCD 411 (1990)
(original LP release: ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 02586) (1977)

Emanuel Elenescu/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + I. Dumitrscu: Concerto for String Orchestra)
ELECTRECORD ECE 0788 (LP) (1971)


Symphony (No. 2) "Simfonia Ploieşteana" (1963)

Constantin Bobescu/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta)
ELECTRECORD ECE 01012 (LP) (1971)


Sinfonietta (1937)

Ludovic Bács/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
ELECTRECORD ECE 01012 (LP) (1971)


DINOS CONSTANTINIDES
(b. 1929, GREEK > USA)

Born in Ioannina, Epirus. He was educated in Greece at the Conservatories of Ioannina and Athens and in the USA at the universities of Indiana, Michigan State and at the Juilliard School. Among his teachers were Marios Varvoglis, Yannis Papaioannou, Ivan Galamian, Dorothy DeLay and Josef Gingold. He was a violinist in the State Orchestra of Athens and continued playing with the Indianapolis Symphony and Baton Rouge Symphony. He became a professor, and then head of the composition at Louisiana State University as well as Music Director of the Louisiana Sinfonietta. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1967), 3 for Wind Ensemble (1988) and 4 "Antigone" (1994).

Symphony No. 2 "Introspections" (1983)

Miloš Alexander Machek/Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Martinuů: Memorial to Lidice, Waggoner: Train, Snyder: Fantasy Surrounding a Theme of Bartok and Shaffer: Catherine Wheels)
VIENNA MUSIC MASTERS VMM 3007 (1992)


Symphony No. 5 (1996)

Tsanko Delibozov/Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Van de Vate: Violin Concerto No. 2, Johnston: Samsara, Ernst: Variationen and Helmschrott: Entelechiae Riflessioni)
VIENNA MODERN MASTERS VMM 3035 (1996)



Symphony No. 6 "Celestial" (2006)

Stefanos Tsialis/Nurnberger Symphoniker
( + 2 Alto Saxophone Concertos and Homage)
CENTAUR CRC 2871 (2007)




DIMITRIE CUCLIN
(1885-1978, ROMANIAN)

Born in Galaţi. He studied theory and solfège with Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu, composition with Alfonso Castaldi and the violin with Robert Klenck at the Bucharest Conservatory. He continued his composition studies in Paris, with Charles-Marie Widor at the Conservatoire (1907) and with Vincent d’Indy and Auguste Sérieyx at the Schola Cantorum. Returning to Romania, he became a professor of aesthetics and composition at the Bucharest Conservatory was also active as a music critic. He spent several years in America as a professor of violin at the City Conservatory of Music in New York and at the Brooklyn College of Music. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works but is best known for his cycle of 20 Symphonies of which the following have not been recorded: Nos. 1 (1912–32), 2 (1938), 3 (1942), 4 (1944), 5 for Soloist, Chorus and Orchestra (1947), 6 (1948), 7 (1948), 8 (1948), 9 (1949), 10 for Vocal Soloists and Orchestra (1949), (with vv), 12 for Soloist, Chorus and Orchestra (1951), 14 (1952), 15 (1954), 17 (1965), 18 (1967), 19 (1970) and 20 (1972).

Symphony No. 11 in A flat minor (1950)

Emanuel Elenescu/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
ELECTRECORD ECE 0257 (LP) (1966)


Symphony No. 13 in F major (1951)

Mircea Basarab/George Enescu Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Bucharest
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 02326 (LP) (1977)


Symphony No. 16 in G major "The Triumph of Peace" (1959)

Emanuel Elenescu/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
ELECTRECORD ECE 0736 (LP) (1971)

 

ANDRZEJ CWOJDZINSKI
(b.1928, POLAND)

Born in Jaworzno. He studied at the Academy of Music in Krakow under the direction of Arthur Malawski for conducting and composition. In 1948, he started as a chorister and then as an assistant conductor and choir director of the Cracow Philharmonic. His pedagigical career culminated as a professor at the Academy of Music in Gdansk and Pedagogical University in Slupsk.He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1, Op. 43 (1994)

Ruben Silva/Koszalin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Rozbicki: Fading Raptures, Penderecki:: Cadenza for Violin Solo and Bacewitz: Polish Caprice for Violin Solo)
ACTE PRÉALABLE AP0174 (2008)


GYULA DÁVID
(1913-1977, HUNGARIAN)

Born in Budapest. He studied composition with Zoltán Kodály at the Liszt Academy of Music and performed as a violist with the Municipal Orchestra and as a conductor at the National Theatre. He was professor of wind chamber music at the Liszt Academy and then was appointed professor of chamber music at the Budapest Conservatory and also taught at the teachers’ training college of the Liszt Academy. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and choral music. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1948), 2 1948) and 3 (1960).

Symphony No. 4 (1970)

Tamás Breitner/Hungarian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta, Violin Concerto and Violin Sonata)
HUNGAROTON SLPX 11411 (LP) (1970s)


Sinfonietta for Strings Orchestra, 4 Woodwind Soloists and Percussionist (1960)

Tamás Breitner/Hungarian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4, Violin Concerto and Violin Sonata)
HUNGAROTON SLPX 11411 (LP) (1970s)

 

IVELIN DIMITROV
(1931–2008, BULGARIAN)


Born in Silistra. He studied composition at the Bulgarian State Conservatory with Marin Goleminov. He later became a conductor, appearing throughout Europe. His workslist shows 5 symphonies; however, there
is confusion over their numbering. His Symphonies are : Nos. 1 "A Little Naive Symphony" (1964), 2 "Sorrowful Strokes" (1966), 3 "Quasi Sinfonia" (1970), 4 "Mosaics" (1972) and 5.


Symphony No. 2 (No. 3?) "Quasi Symphony"
(1966? 1970?)


Ivan Spassov/Pazardjik Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Sonata and String Quartet No. 1)
BALKANTON BCA 1300/465 (LP) (1990)




VÁCLAV DOBIÁŠ
(1909-1978, CZECH)

Born in Radčice, near Semily, Bohemia. After starting a teaching career, he became a student of composition of Josef Bohuslav Foerster and went on to attend Vítězslav Novák’s master class at the Prague Conservatory as well as the quarter-tone classes of Alois Hába. He took an active part in the work of the Composers’ Union and became a Member of Parliament while serving as a professor of composition at the Academy of Musical Arts in Prague. His catalogue is heavily dominated by orchestral, chamber and choral works. His other Symphonies are: No. 1 (1943), Chamber Symphony (1939) and Symfonietta (1946, rev. 1962).

Symphony No. 2 (1956-7)

Karel Ančerl/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Burghauser: 7 Reliefs)
SUPRAPHON SU 3700-2 (2005)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON SUA 18180) (1960)



IGNACY FELIKS DOBRZYNSKI
(1807-1867, POLISH)

Born in Romanów,Volhynia, Poland (now Romaniv, Ukraine). He first studied music with his father who was a violinist, composer and music director. Afterwards, he studied in Warsaw with Józef Elsner, at first privately, then at the Warsaw Conservatory, where he was a classmate of Frédéric Chopin. He was a pianist, conductor and teacher, but devoted his later years mostly to composition. He composed an opera, as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His Symphony No. 1 in B flat-major , Op. 11 "Grande Symphonie" appeared in 1829.

Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 15 "Characteristic" (1834)

Łukasz Borowicz/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Monbar: Overture)
CHANDOS CHAN 10778 (2 CDs) (2013)



ERNŐ (ERNST VON) DOHNÁNYI
(1877-1960, HUNGARIAN)

Born in Pozsony, now Bratislava. As a youth he received lessons in piano playing and theory and then had formal education in music at the Budapest Academy where he studied the piano with István Thomán and composition with Hans von Koessler. He soon become the possessor of world fame as a pianist and became the leading light of Hungarian music working also as a conductor. He returned to the Budapest Academy as head of the piano and composition master classes and was appointed musical director of the Hungarian Radio. After World War II. he left Europe for permanent exile in the United States. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, vocal and instrumental works.

Symphony in F major (1896-7)

László Kovács/Miskolc Symphony Orchestra
( + Zrínyi Overture and Suite en Valse)
HUNGAROTON HCD 32684 (2011)

Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 9 (1900-01)

Matthias Bamert/BBC Philharmonic
( + American Rhapsody)
CHANDOS CHAN 9647 (1998)

Leon Botstein/London Philharmonic Orchestra
TELARC CD-80511 (1998)


Symphony No. 2 in E major, Op. 40 (1943-4, rev. 1953-6)

Matthias Bamert/BBC Philharmonic
( + Symphonic Minutes)
CHANDOS CHAN 9455 (1996)




HANUŠ DOMANSKÝ
(b. 1944, SLOVAK)

Born in Nový Hrozenkov, Moravia.. He studied the piano and composition wiith Ján Duchoň at the Brno Conservatory and then went on to the Bratislava Academy of Music and Performing Arts, where he studied composition with Dezider Kardoš. He has held appointments at the Slovkoncert Music Agency and as deputy editor-in-chief of music broadcasting at Slovak Radio in Bratislava. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 (1979)

Vladimir Verbitsky/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bagin: Music for Strings and Holoubek: Genesis)
OPUS 9110 1478 (LP) (1983)




ANTAL DÓRATI
(1906-1988, HUNGARIAN > USA)

Born in Budapest. he entered the Franz Liszt Academy of Music at the age of 14.and studied there with Bela Bartók, Zoltán Kodály and Leo Weiner. After graduation, he became a répétiteur at the Hungarian State Opera, where he made his conducting début. He went on to a distinguished conducting career both in Europe and America. He became an American citizen in 1947. His recorded legacy is second to none. His busy conducting career limited his output of compositions to a few dozen works for orchestra, chamber groups, solo piano pieces and songs.

Symphony No. 1 (1957)

Antal Dórati/Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
( + Notturno and Capriccio)
MERCURY SR 90248 (LP) (1963)

Antal Dórati/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1972)
( + Symphony No. 2)
BIS CD-108 (1988)


Symphony No. 2 "Querela Pacis" (1968)

Antal Dórati/Stockholm Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 1)
BIS CD-108 (1988)




JAROSLAV DOUBRAVA
(1909-1960, CZECH)

Born in Chrudim. He was a private composition pupil of Otakar Jeremiáš. He worked for Czech Radio as a reviewer, producer and lecturer and was active in the Union of Czech Composers and the Prague Artistic Society. He composed operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 "Chorální" (1938–40) and 3 "Tragická" (1956–8).

Symphony No. 2 "Stalingrad" (1943-4)

Josef Hrnčíř/Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague (rec. 1973)
( + Matej: Symphony No. 4)
PANTON 81 0902 (LP) (1989)

Symphony No 4 (unfinished, 1960 - fragment arr. O. Mácha as "Autumn Pastorale")

Václav Smetáček/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Krečí: Little Ballet, K. Janeček: Legend of Prague and Fišer: Double for Orchestra)
PANTON 11 0363 (LP) (1973)




GHEORGHE DRAGA
(1935-2008, ROMANIAN)

Born in Birsa-Aldeşti. He studied with Zeno Vancea, Anatol Vieru and Ion Dumitrescu at the Bucharest Conservatory. He composed music for the stage, orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral works. There are 14 Symphonies in his catalogue.

Symphony No. 1 (1963, rev. 1965)

Emanuel Elenescu/Arad Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Concert Overture No. 2, Sarmizegetusa and Concert Music)
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 03246 (LP) (1984)




DIMITRIS DRAGATAKIS
(1914-2001, GREEK)

Born in Platanoussa, Epirus. At the National Conservatory, Athens, he studied the violin with George Psyllas and composition with Leonidas Zoras and Manolis Kalomiris.He composed music for the stage, orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos 2 (1960), 4 (1966) and 5 "The Legend About the Achéron River" (1979–80).

Symphony No. 1 (1959)

Kamen Goleminov/Bulgarian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Vrondos: Symphony No. 1)
LYRA CD 0061 (2001)
(original LP release: CONCERT ATHENS GCO 1487) (1982)


Symphony No. 3 (1964)

Alkis Panayotopoulos/Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Antoniou: Symphony No. 1 and Xenos: Symphony No. 2)
LYRA CD 1041 (2004)


Symphony No. 6 "The Debt" (1989)

Byron Fidetzis/Greek Radio National Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Cultural Olympiad)
HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE 0001-2 (12 CDs) (2003)




STEFAN DRAGOSTINOV
(b. 1948, BULGARIAN)

Born in Sofia. As a teenager, he started studying composition with Pancho Vladigerov and Assen Karastoyanov then went on to study composition under Alexander Raychev and piano under Bogomil Starshenov at the State Academy of Music in Sofia. He continued his composition studies at the Leningrad Conservatory with Boris Arapov and then had further study in Cologne. He has worked as a conductor and record producer with a specialty in Bulgarian folk music. He wrote orchestral, chamber and instrumental works as well as choral music, vocal cycles;, pop songs, ballet, film and theatre music. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 "Sinfonia Piccola" for Wind Quintet (1971) , 2 "Requiem" (1972), 4 (1978) and Symphony-Monument (1982).

Symphony No. 3 (1976)

Kamen Goleminov/Bulgarian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + 5 Strophes after Leonardo and Polytempi No. 3)
BALKANTON BCA 1300/434 (LP) (c. 1980)

Symphony of Peace for Soloists, mixed choir and Orchestra (1985)

Ivan Marinov/ Bulgarian Radio and Television Chorus/Bulgarian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
BALKANTON BCA 11736 (LP) (1980s)




RADIM DREJSL
(1923-1953, CZECH)

Born in Dobruška. At the Prague Conservatory, he studied composition with Karel Jane·ek and Pavel Boř kovec and conducting with Pavel Dedeček and had further instruction at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In his short life, he composed in almost all genres and was one of the foremost exponents of Socialist Realist ideals in music.

Symphony for String Orchestra (1948)

Miloš Konvalinka/Musici de Praga
( + Železný: Concertante Music)
PANTON 11 0344 (LP) (1972)




EDUARD DRIZGA
(b. 1944, CZECH)

Born in Ostrava-Bartovice. He studied piano at the Ostrava Conservatory and composition with Vaclav Dobiaš at the Academy of Arts and Music in Prague.

Symphony No. 1 "Bohemica" (1983)

Rostislav Hališka/Gottwaldov State Symphony Orchestra
( + Šestak: Violin Concerto No. 1)
PANTON 8110 0356 (LP) (1983)




LÁSZLÓ DUBROVAY
(b. 1943, HUNGARIAN)

Born in Budapest. He studied composition with István Szelényi at the Bartók Secondary School of Music and continued at the Liszt Academy with Ferenc Szabó and Imre Vincze. He taught at the Budapest Academy of Drama and Film and was répétiteur at the Hamburg Staatsoper. He then studied under Karlheinz Stockhausen in Cologne and was appointed lecturer in theory at the Liszt Academy. He composed music for the stage and concert hall employing both traditional and highly-advanced styles.

"Hungarian" Symphony (1997)

Zsolt Hamar/Budapest Symphony Orchestra
( + Cantata Aquilarum and Concerto for Hungarian Folk Instruments and Orchestra)
HUNGAROTON HCD 32065 (2005)


"Timbre" Symphony (1998)

Lászlo Kovács/Hungarian Radio Orchestra
( + Festive Music, Trumpet Concerto No. 2 and Percussion Concerto)
HUNGAROTON HCD 32418 (2008)





GHEORGHE DUMITRESCU
(1914-1996, ROMANIAN)

Born in Oteşani, Vîlcea District. He studied composition at the Bucharest Conservatory with Mihail Jora and Dimitrie Cuclin and conducting with Filip Lazar and Jonel Perlea. As violinist, composer and conductor at the Bucharest National Theatre and as professor of harmony at the Bucharest Conservatory. He composed prolifically in various genres with a strong penchant for operas and film scores. His large orchestral output included a cycle of 11 Symphonies. The unrecorded ones are: Nos. 1 (1945), 2 for Chorus and Orchestra (1962), 4 (1970), 5 (1983), 6 (1990), 7 (1990), 8 (1990), 9 (1990), 10 (1990) and 11 (1992).

Symphony No. 3 (1965)

Emanuel Elenescu/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
ELECTRECORD ECE 0606 (LP) (1971)




ION DUMITRESCU
(1913-1996 ROMANIAN)

Born in Oteşani, Vîlcea District. At the Bucharest Conservatory, he studied composition with Dimitrie Cuclin, counterpoint, fugue and composition with Mihail Jora, harmony with Alfondo Castaldi and conducting with Constantin Brailoiu and Jonel Perlea. He taught harmony and solfège at the Bucharest Academy of Religious Music and harmony at the School of Military Music, Bucharest before joining the staff of the Bucharest Conservatory as professor of theory, solfège and harmony. He conducted at the Bucharest National Theatre and was active in the Romanian Composers’ Union. Not as prolific as his brother Gheoghe, he wrote orchestral and chamber works as well as film scores.

Symphony No. 1 in F major (1948)

Emanuel Elenescu/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + The Retezat Mountain)
ELECTRECORD ECE-0210 (LP) (1971)


Sinfonietta in D major (1957)

Iosif Conta/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + The Retezat Mountain)
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 02243 (LP) (1977)
( + Jora: Symphony)
ELECTRECORD STM-ECE 0714 (LP) (1966)




JIŘÍ DVOŘÁCEK
(1928-2000, CZECH)

Born in Vamberk. His musical instructions began in his native town and were followed by studies at the organ department of the Prague Conservatory. He worked as an organist and music teacher for a few years and was then admitted in 1949 to the composition class at the Faculty of Music of the Prague Academy of Arts and Music where he studied with Jaroslav Řídký and Václav Dobiáš. Upon graduating he stayed at the Academy and taught there as a professor and head of the department of composition. He composed an opera, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His Symphony 1 dates from (1953).

Symphony (No. 2) (1985)

Jaromil Nohejl/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Olomouc
( + Ceremuga: Symphony No. 4)
PANTON 8110 726 (LP) (1987)


4 Episodes—Sinfonietta for Orchestra (1970)


Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + K. Reiner: Concertante Suite, Sixta: Asynchronia, Hrusovsky: Musica Nocturna, Řežáč: Piano Concerto, Kardoš: Partita, Valek: Symphony No. 5, and Grešak: Ameby)
SUPRAPHON 1101601 (3 LPs) (1975)




ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK
(1841-1904, CZECH)

Born in Nelahozeves, near Kralupy, Bohemia. As a youth he was taught singing, the violin, organ and piano and at the Prague Organ School, he was taught continuo, harmony, modulation, the playing of chorales, improvising, and counterpoint and fugue. He began his professional career as a violist and a piano teacher. He soon began his career as a composer and went on to become his country's greatest romantic composer, excelling in every genre from opera to works for solo instruments and voices with an orchestral and chamber output of astonishing brilliance. He taught at the Prague Conservatory and went to New York for four years to take the post of artistic director and professor of composition at the National Conservatory of Music in America.

Symphony No. 1 in C minor "The Bells of Zlonice" (1865)

Ivan Anguelov/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and Czech Suite)
OEHMS OC376 (5 CDs) (2005)

Sir Andrew Davis/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1980)
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Serenade for Strings, Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, Scherzo Capriccioso, In Nature's Realm and Carnival Overtures)
RCA RED SEAL 70830 (7 CDs) (2005)

Stephen Gunzenhauser/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Legends Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)
NAXOS 8.550266 (1993)

Neeme Järvi/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
CHANDOS CHAN 9991 (6 CDs) (2002)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8597) (1987)

István Kertész/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3)
DECCA DOUBLE DECKERS 466739-2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6288/LONDON CS 6523) (1967)

Zdeněk Košler/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, The Wood Dove, The Water Goblin, The Noonday Witch, Symphonic Variations, Scherzo Capriccioso, Serenade for Strings and Carnival Overture)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 99565 (7 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: OPUS 91100993) (1980)

Julian Kovatchev/Orchestra of the Verdi Theater, Trieste
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3)
REAL SOUND PRESTIGE RS 9530131 (3 CDs) (1995)

Rafael Kubelik/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Scherzo Capriccioso, The Wood Dove and Carnival Overture)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 463158-2 (1999)
(original release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2720 066 {9 LPs}) (1973)

Zdeněk Mácal/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Variations)
KOSS KS 1024 (1998)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
SUPRAPHON 1101621 (8 LPs) (1974)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3)
SUPRAPHON SU 3703-2 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original CD release: SUPRAPHON CO 2143) (1988)

Václav Neumann/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, The Golden Spinning Wheel and The Noonday Witch)
CANTUS CLASSICS 50051 (2 CDs) (2001)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON LPV 370/ARTIA 140) (1960)

Libor Pešek/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1987)
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Czech Suite, American Suite, The Wood Dove, Scherzo Capriccioso, My Home, In Nature's Realm, Carnival and Othello Overtures)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 561853-2 (8 CDs) (2000)

Witold Rowicki/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and Carnival, Othello, Hussites and My Home Overtures)
DECCA COLLECTORS EDITION 4782296-2 (6 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6500 122) (1971)

Otmar Suitner/Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0300036BC (5 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827424) (1982)
Vladimír Válek/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
SUPRAPHON SU 3802-2 (6 CDs) (2004)

Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 4 (1865)

Ivan Anguelov/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and Czech Suite)
OEHMS OC376 (5 CDs) (2005)

Sir Andrew Davis/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1981)
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Serenade for Strings, Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, Scherzo Capriccioso, In Nature's Realm and Carnival Overtures)
RCA RED SEAL 70830 (7 CDs) (2005)

Stephen Gunzenhauser/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Legends Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10)
NAXOS 8.550267 (1994)

Neeme Järvi/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
CHANDOS CHAN 9991 (6 CDs) (2002)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8599) (1987)

István Kertész/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3)
DECCA DOUBLE DECKERS 466739-2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6289/LONDON CS 6524) (1967)

Zdeněk Košler/Slovak Philharmonic OrchestraZden·k Košler/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, The Wood Dove, The Water Goblin, The Noonday Witch, Symphonic Variations, Scherzo Capriccioso, Serenade for Strings and Carnival Overture)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 99565 (7 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: OPUS 91100994) (1980)

Julian Kovatchev/Orchestra of the Verdi Theater, Trieste
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3)
REAL SOUND PRESTIGE RS 9530131 (3 CDs) (1995)

Rafael Kubelik/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Scherzo Capriccioso, The Wood Dove and Carnival Overture)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 463158-2 (1999)
(original release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2720 066 {9 LPs}) (1973)

Zdeněk Mácal/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
EXTON EXCL-00003 (2007)

Zdeněk Mácal/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
( + Scherzo Capriccioso)
KOSS KS 1025 (1998)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
SUPRAPHON 1101621 (8 LPs) (1974)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3)
SUPRAPHON SU 3703-2 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original CD release: SUPRAPHON CO 2253) (1988)

Václav Neumann/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, The Golden Spinning Wheel and The Noonday Witch)
CANTUS CLASSICS 50051 (2 CDs) (2001)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON SUA 10025/ARTIA 141) (1960)

Libor Pešek/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Czech Suite, American Suite, The Wood Dove, Scherzo Capriccioso, My Home, In Nature's Realm, Carnival and Othello Overtures)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 561853-2 (8 CDs) (2000)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 545127-2) (1995)

Witold Rowicki/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and Carnival, Othello, Hussites and My Home Overtures)
DECCA COLLECTORS EDITION 4782296-2 (6 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6500 123) (1971)

José Serebrier/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Slavonic Dances Nos. 3, 5 and 14)
WARNER CLASSICS 2564645276 (2013)

Otmar Suitner/Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0300036BC (5 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827425) (1982)

Vladimír Válek/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
SUPRAPHON SU 3802-2 (6 CDs) (2004)


Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 10 (1873)

Ivan Anguelov/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and Czech Suite)
OEHMS OC376 (5 CDs) (2005)

Marcus Bosch/Nuremberg State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
COVIELLO CLASSICS 31212 (2012)

Myung-Whun Chung/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 449207-2 (1997)

Sir Andrew Davis/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1979)
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Serenade for Strings, Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, Scherzo Capriccioso, In Nature's Realm and Carnival Overtures)
RCA RED SEAL 70830 (7 CDs) (2005)

Stephen Gunzenhauser/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
NAXOS 8.550268 (1992)

Neeme Järvi/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
CHANDOS CHAN 9991 (6 CDs) (2002)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8575) (1988)

István Kertész/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3)
DECCA DOUBLE DECKERS 466739-2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6290/LONDON CS 6525) (1967)

Zdeněk Košler/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, The Wood Dove, The Water Goblin, The Noonday Witch, Symphonic Variations, Scherzo Capriccioso, Serenade for Strings and Carnival Overture)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 99565 (7 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: OPUS 91100874) (1979)

Julian Kovatchev/Orchestra of the Verdi Theater, Trieste
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2)
REAL SOUND PRESTIGE RS 9530131 (3 CDs) (1995)

Rafael Kubelik/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Scherzo Capriccioso, The Wood Dove and Carnival Overture)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 463158-2 (1999)
(original release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2720 066 {9 LPs}) (1973)

Zdeněk Mácal/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
EXTON OVCL-00280 (2005)

Zdeněk Mácal/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
( + Heroic Song )
KOSS KS 1019 (1992)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
SUPRAPHON 1101621 (8 LPs) (1974)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3)
SUPRAPHON SU 3703-2 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original CD release: SUPRAPHON 33C37-7668) (1988)

Libor Pešek/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Czech Suite, American Suite, The Wood Dove, Scherzo Capriccioso, My Home, In Nature's Realm, Carnival and Othello Overtures)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 561853-2 (8 CDs) (2000)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 790797-2) (1989)

Witold Rowicki/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and Carnival, Othello, Hussites and My Home Overtures)
DECCA COLLECTORS EDITION 4782296-2 (6 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6500 286) (1973)

José Serebrier/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
WARNER CLASSICS 2564657753 (2012)

Václáv Smetá·ek/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Gershwin Rhapdody in Blue and Glazunov: Saxophone Concerto)
SUPRAPHON SU 3968-2 (2009)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON SV 8010/ARTIA ALP-136) (1960)

Otmar Suitner/Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0300036BC (5 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827292) (1981)

Henry Swoboda/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
( + Scherzo Capriccioso)
WESTMINSTER WL 5029/NIXA WLP 5029 (LP) (1951)

Vladimír Válek/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
SUPRAPHON SU 3802-2 (6 CDs) (2004)


Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 13 (1874)

Ivan Anguelov/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and Czech Suite)
OEHMS OC376 (5 CDs) (2005)

Stanislav Bogunia/West Bohemian National Orchestra, Marienbad
( + Stabat Mater: Excerpts)
SONIA CLASSICS CD 74493 (Music for the Millions, Vol. 25) (1991)

Sir Andrew Davis/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec.1982)
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Serenade for Strings, Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, Scherzo Capriccioso, In Nature's Realm and Carnival Overtures)
RCA RED SEAL 70830 (7 CDs) (2005)

Joseph Eger/New York Orchestra Society
( + Kodály: Hary Janos-Battle and Defeat of Napoleon)
GRENADILLA SOCIETY GS 1036 (LP) (c. 1970)

Stephen Gunzenhauser/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
NAXOS 8.550269 (1992)

Thomas Hengelbrock/NDR Symphony Orchestra
( + Czech Suite)
SONY CLASSICS 8872546467-2 (2012)

Neeme Järvi/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1,2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
CHANDOS CHAN 9991 (6 CDs) (2002)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8608) (1988)

István Kertész/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6)
DECCA DOUBLE DECKERS 473798-2 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6257/LONDON CS 6526) (1967)

Zdeněk Košler/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, The Wood Dove, The Water Goblin, The Noonday Witch, Symphonic Variations, Scherzo Capriccioso, Serenade for Strings and Carnival Overture)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 99565 (7 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: OPUS 91100875) (1979)

Julian Kovatchev/Orchestra of the Verdi Theater, Trieste
( + Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6)
REAL SOUND PRESTIGE RS 053 0134 (3 CDs) (2001)

Rafael Kubelik/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Scherzo Capriccioso, The Wood Dove and Carnival Overture)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 463158-2 (1999)
(original release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2720 066 {9 LPs}) (1973)

Zdeněk Mácal/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
EXTON OVCL-00281 (2002)

Zdeněk Mácal/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
( + The Noonday Witch)
KOSS KS 1015 (1992)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
SUPRAPHON 1101621 (8 LPs) (1974)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6)
SUPRAPHON SU 3704-2 (2 CDs) (1991)
(original CD release: SUPRAPHON 33C37-7442) (1988)

Václav Neumann/Prague Symphony Orchestra
SUPRAPHON SUA 10119/ARTIA S-137 (LP) (1960)

Libor Pešek/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Czech Suite, American Suite, The Wood Dove, Scherzo Capriccioso, My Home, In Nature's Realm, Carnival and Othello Overtures)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 561853-2 (8 CDs) (2000)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 791144-2) (1991)

Witold Rowicki/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and Carnival, Othello, Hussites and My Home Overtures)
DECCA COLLECTORS EDITION 4782296-2 (6 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6500 124) (1971)

Otmar Suitner/Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0300036BC (5 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827539) (1982)

Henry Swoboda/Vienna State Opera Orchestra
CONCERT HALL CHF-11 (LP) (c.1953)

Vladimír Válek/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
SUPRAPHON SU 3802-2 (6 CDs) (2004)


Symphony No. 5 in F major, Op. 76 (1875) (originally published as Symphony No. 3)

Ivan Anguelov/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and Czech Suite)
OEHMS OC376 (5 CDs) (2005)

Sir Thomas Beecham/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1936)
(included in collection: "Sir Thomas Beecham")
SYMPOSIUM 1096-7 (2 CDs) (1991)
(original release: SIRIUS 5023 {3 LPs}) (1970s)

Jiří Bělohlávek/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5, Heroic Song and Scherzo Capriccioso)
WARNER CLASSICS 256463235-2 (2 CDs) (2006)

Ji·í B·lohlávek/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Noonday Witch and Scherzo Capriccioso)
CHANDOS CHAN 9475 (1996)

Sir Andrew Davis/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Serenade for Strings, Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, Scherzo Capriccioso, In Nature's Realm and Carnival Overtures)
RCA RED SEAL 70830 (7 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: CBS D/COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS IM 37272) (1982)

Radomil Eliška/Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra
( + In Nature's Realm Overture)
SUPRAPHON 11103654 (LP) (1970s)

Vladimir Ghiaurov/Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hussites Overture)
LASER LIGHT 14 005 (1991)

Walter Goehr/Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
CONCERT HALL CHS 1240 (LP) (1952)

Stephen Gunzenhauser/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
NAXOS 8.550270 (1994)

Mariss Jansons/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7, 8 and 9, Scherzo Capriccioso, Othello Overture and Smetana: Má Vlast-The Moldau)
EMI CLASSICS TRIPLES 500878-2 (3 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 749995-2) (1990)

Neeme Järvi/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
CHANDOS CHAN 9991 (6 CDs) (2002)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8552) (1987)

István Kertész/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 6)
DECCA DOUBLE DECKERS 473798-2 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6273/LONDON CS 6511) (1967)

Zdeněk Košler/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
POLYART ICN 021 (1996)

Zdeněk Košler/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 6, 7, The Noonday Witch and The Water Goblin)
REGIS RRC 2032 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: OPUS 91100660) (1978)

Julian Kovatchev/Orchestra of the Verdi Theater, Trieste
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 6)
REAL SOUND PRESTIGE RS 053 0134 (3 CDs) (2001)

Rafael Kubelik/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Scherzo Capriccioso, The Wood Dove and Carnival Overture)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 463158-2 (1999)
(original release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2720 066 {9 LPs}) (1973)

Bohumil Kulínský/Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Othello Overture)
MULTISONIC 31 0072 (1995)

Zdeněk Mácal/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
EXTON OVCL 00180 (2 CDs) (2004)

Zdeněk Mácal/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
( + The Golden Spinning Wheel)
KOSS KS 1026 (1998)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
SUPRAPHON 1101621 (8 LPs) (1974)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 6)
SUPRAPHON SU 3704-2 (2 CDs) (1991)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON 1110 1333) (1983)

Mark Paverman/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
MELODIYA D 03568-9 (LP) (1958)

Libor Pešek/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Czech Suite, American Suite, The Wood Dove, Scherzo Capriccioso, My Home, In Nature's Realm, Carnival and Othello Overtures)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 561853-2 (8 CDs) (2000)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 790796-2) (1990)

Witold Rowicki/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and Carnival, Othello, Hussites and My Home Overtures)
DECCA COLLECTORS EDITION 4782296-2 (6 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: PHILIPS SAL 3631/PHILIPS PHC 9088) (1968)

Johannes Schüler/Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra
URANIA URLP 7153 (LP) (c. 1955)

Karel Šejna/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Slavonic Rhapsodies Nos. 1, 2 and 3)
SUPRAPHON SU 3802-2
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON LPV 79) (1953)

Otmar Suitner/Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0300036BC (5 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827195) (1980)

Hans Swarowsky/ÖRF Symphony Orchestra
CLASSICAL EXCELLENCE CE 11032 (LP) (1978)

Martin Turnovský/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Fibich: Toman abd the Wood Nymph and The Tempest)
AULOS AUL 66002 (1993)

Vladimír Válek/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
CZECH RADIO CR 00122031

Vladimír Válek/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
SUPRAPHON SU 3852-2 (6 CDs) (2005)


Symphony No. 6 in D major, Op. 60 (1880) (originally published as Symphony No. 1)

Yuri Ahronovitch/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1984)
(included in collection: "Stockholm Philharmonic - 75 Years 1914-1989")
BIS CD-421 (8 CDs) (1994)

Marin Alsop/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
( + Scherzo Capriccioso and Notturno)
NAXOS 8.570995 (2010)

Karel Ančerl/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hussite, My Home and Carnival Overtures)
SUPRAPHON SU 3679-2 (2003)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON SUA ST 50746/CROSSROADS 22 16 0146) (1967)

Ivan Anguelov/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9 and Czech Suite)
OEHMS OC376 (5 CDs) (2005)

Ji·í B·lohlávek/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Novak: Eternal Longing)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM 231 (2003)

Ji·í B·lohlávek/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5, Heroic Song and Scherzo Capriccioso)
WARNER CLASSICS 256463235-2 (2 CDs) (2006)

Ji·í B·lohlávek/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Wood Dove)
CHANDOS CHAN 9170 (1993)

Marcus Bosch/Staatsphilharmonie Nurnberg
COVIELLO COV 31316 (2013):

Myung-Whun Chung/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 469046-2 (2000)

Thomas Dausgaard/Swedish Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
BIS CD-1566 (2007)

Sir Andrew Davis/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9, Serenade for Strings, Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, Scherzo Capriccioso, In Nature's Realm and Carnival Overtures)
RCA RED SEAL 70830 (7 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: CBS D/COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS IM 36708) (1982)

Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7, 8 and 9)
LSO LIVE LSO 0071 (3 CDs) (2005)
(original CD release: LSO LIVE LSO 0059) (2005)

Christoph von Dohnányi/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Janá·ek: Taras Bulba)
DECCA 430204-2 (1991)

Radomil Eliška/Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra
PANTON DV 81100304 (LP) (1970s)

Sir Charles Groves/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
HMV ASD 3169 (LP) (1976)

Stephen Gunzenhauser/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
NAXOS 8.550268 (1992)

Leopold Hager/Luxembourg Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Slavonic Dances Nos. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10)
AMG AUTOGRAPHE 1480 (1992)

Neeme Järvi/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9)
CHANDOS CHAN 9991 (6 CDs) (2002)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8530) (1987)

István Kertész/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5)
DECCA DOUBLE DECKERS 473798-2 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6253/LONDON CS 6495) (1966)

Zdeněk Košler/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5, 7, The Noonday Witch and The Water Goblin)
REGIS RRC 2032 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: OPUS 91100588) (1977)

Julian Kovatchev/Orchestra of the Verdi Theater, Trieste
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5)
REAL SOUND PRESTIGE RS 053 0134 (3 CDs) (2001)

Yakov Kreizberg/Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Water Goblin)
PENTATONE PTC 5186302 (2008)

Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1981)
( + Janá·ek: Sinfonietta)
ORFEO D'OR C552011B (2001)

Rafael Kubelik/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9, Scherzo Capriccioso, The Wood Dove and Carnival Overture)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 463158-2 (1999)
(original release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2720 066 {9 LPs}) (1973)

Erich Leinsdorf/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Slavonic Dances Nos. 2 and 8)
RCA VICTOR LSC 3017 (1968)

Erich Leinsdorf/Cleveland Orchestra (rec. 1947)
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML 4269/PHILIPS A01108L (LP) (1950)
(from COLUMBIA 78's)

Zdeněk Mácal/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
EXTON EXCL-00003 (2007)

Zdeněk Mácal/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
( + Hussite Overture)
KOSS KS 1001 (1990)

Sir Charles Mackerras/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Golden Spinning Wheel)
SUPRAPHON SU 3771-2 (2004)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9)
SUPRAPHON 1101621 (8 LPs) (1974)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5)
SUPRAPHON SU 3704-2 (2 CDs) (1991)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON 1110 1833) (1983)

Grzegorz Nowak/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7, 8 and 9 and Carnival Overture)
ORCHID CLASSICS ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA RPOSP 020 (3 CDs) (2011)

Libor Pešek/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9, Czech Suite, American Suite, The Wood Dove, Scherzo Capriccioso, My Home, In Nature's Realm, Carnival and Othello Overtures)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 561853-2 (8 CDs) (2000)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 790791-2) (1989)

Witold Rowicki/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9 and Carnival, Othello, Hussites and My Home Overtures)
DECCA COLLECTORS EDITION 4782296-2 (6 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: PHILIPS SAL 3570/PHILIPS PHC 9008) (1966)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony
( + Janá·ek: Idyll)
NAXOS 8572698 (2013)

Karel Šejna/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1951)
( + Symphony No. 5)
SUPRAPHON SUP 111918 (1995)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON LPV 216) (1954)

José Serebrier/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
WARNER CLASSICS 2564657753 (2012)

Václav Smetá·ek/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Mozart: Symphony No. 38 and Suk: Praga)
PANTON 81100389-90 (2 LPs) (1970s)

Václav Smetá·ek/Prague Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1982)
( + Armida Overture and Hymnus)
PRAGA PR 254 045 (1994)

Jiří Štrunc/Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra
( + Gypsy Songs)
CLARTON CQ 0032-2031 (1996)

Otmar Suitner/Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0300036BC (5 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827540) (1982)

Václav Talich/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1938)
( + Symphony No. 7)
SUPRAPHON SU 3832-2 (2006)
(original LP release in collection: "Václav Talich Archive, Volume 2,"
SUPRAPHON 10 1731-5 {5 LPs}) (1980s)
(from RCA 78's)

Vladimír Válek/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9)
SUPRAPHON SU 3802-2 (6 CDs) (2004)

Jac Van Steen/Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra
( + In Nature's Realm and Carnival Overtures)
MD&G (DABRINGHAUS & GRIMM) 6011601 (2010)


Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70 (1884-85) (originally published as Symphony No. 2)

Marin Alsop/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
NAXOS 8572112 (2010)

Ivan Anguelov/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 9 and Czech Suite)
OEHMS OC376 (5 CDs) (2005)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.8 and 9, Scherzo Capriccioso and Legends Nos. 4, 6 and 7)
BARBIROLLI SOCIETY SJB107172 (2 CDs) (2013)
(original LP release: PYE CCL 30145/MERCURY MG 50159) (1959)

Sir John Barbirolli/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (rec. 1969)
( + Satie/Debussy: Gymnopedies Nos. 1 and 3 and Britten: Sinfonai da Requiem)
TESTAMENT SBT 1252 (2003)

Pierre Bartholomée/Liège Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Wood Dove)
ADDA 581248 (1991)

Jiří Bělohlávek/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Water Goblin and Nocturne)
CHANDOS CHAN 9391 (1995)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Smetana: Má Vlast-The Moldau, Bartered Bride-Overture and 3 Dances)
SONY BERNSTEIN CENTURY SMK 60561 (1998)
(original LP release: CBS SBRG 72485/COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS 6828) (1963)

Heinz Bongartz/Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Brahms: Serenade No. 2)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0248-2 (2005)
(original LP release: ETERNA 720191) (1962)

Marcus Bosch/Nuremberg State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
COVIELLO CLASSICS 31212 (2012)

Roger Briggs/Whatcom Symphony Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Symphony No. 4)
EROICA CLASSICAL RECORDINGS 3314 (2007)

John Carewe/Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice
( + Brahms: Tragic Overture)
FORLANE UCD 16621 (1991)

Sergiu Celibidache/Munich Philharmpnic Orchestra (rec. 1987)
( + J. Strauss II: Die Fledermaus Overtue and Tales from the Vienna Woods)
ARTISTS 040

Myung-Whun Chung/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
BIS CD-452 (1994)

Myung-Whun Chung/North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg
SOUNDS SUPREME 2S 122

Myung-Whun Chung/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 449207-2 (1997)

Sir Andrew Davis/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9, Serenade for Strings, Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, Scherzo Capriccioso, In Nature's Realm and Carnival Overtures)
RCA RED SEAL 70830 (7 CDs) (2005)
(original release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS 36684/CBS 79342 {3 LPs}) (1979)

Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 6, 8 and 9)
LSO LIVE LSO 0071 (3 CDs) (2005)
(original CD release: LSO LIVE LSO 0014) (2003)

Sir Colin Davis/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 8 and 9 and Symphonic Variations)
PHILIPS DUO 438347-2 (2 CDs) (1993)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 9500132) (1979)

Arthur Davison/ London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Slavonic Rhapsody No. 3)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP 40088 (LP) (1974)

Christoph von Dohnányi/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 8 and 9 and Scherzo Capriccio)
DECCA DOUBLE DECKER 452182-2 (2 CDs) (1997)
(original CD release: DECCA 417 564-2) (1986)

Antal Doráti/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 434312-2 (1992)
(original LP release: MERCURY SR 90516 (1969)

Radomil Eliška/Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
( + Janá·ek: The Cunning Little Vixen: Suite)
PASTIER DQC288 (2009)

Iván Fischer/Budapest Festival Orchestra
( + American Suite)
CHANNEL CLASSICS CCS SA 30010 (2010)

Claus Peter Flor/Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Othello Overture and The Wild Dove)
BIS SACD-1895 (2012)

Justus Frantz/Montblanc Philharmonia of the Nations
( + Carnival and Othello Overtures)
BERLIN PN-ORCHESTER JE 39 (2007)

Carlo Maria Giulini/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1973)
( + Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina - Dawn on the Moscow River and Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
TESTAMENT SBT 1439-2 (2010)

Carlo Maria Giulini/ London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 8 and 9, Scherzo Capriccioso and Carnival Overture)
EMI CLASSICS GEMINI 50859-2 (2 CDs) (2006)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3325/ANGEL S- 37270 (LP) (1977)

Carlo Maria Giulini/New Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1975)
( + Hindemith: Konzertmusik for Brass and Strings and Beethoven: Egmont Overture)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4194-2 (2006)

Carlo Maria Giulini/Philharmonia Orchestra
COLUMBIA SAX 2461 (LP) (1962)

Carlo Maria Giulini/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 58946 (1991)

Stephen Gunzenhauser/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
NAXOS 8.550270 (1994)

Bernard Haitink/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8, Scherzo Capriccioso, Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 and Smetana: Má Vlast-The Moldau)
PHILIPS 462 077-2 (2 CDs) (1997)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 835193/EPIC BC 1070) (1960)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
( + The Wood Dove)
TELDEC 21278-2 (1998)

Eliahu Inbal/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture and Romance for Violin and Orchestra)
APEX 256461427-2 (2006)
(original CD release: TELDEC 2292-46460-2) (1991)

Ilarion Ionescu-Galati /Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 3676 (LP) (1980s)

Arvid Jansons/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture)
MELODIYA S 0459-60 (LP) (1962)

Mariss Jansons/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 and 9, Scherzo Caprccioso, Othello Overture and Smetana: Má Vlast-The Moldau)
EMI CLASSICS TRIPLES 500878-2 (3 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 754663-2) (1993)

Neeme Järvi/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9)
CHANDOS CHAN 9991 (6 CDs) (2002)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8501) (1987)

István Kertész/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 and 9)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 467472-2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6115/LONDON CS 6402) (1964)

Zdeněk Košler/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
ICN POLYART 014 (1994)

Zdeněk Košler/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Water Goblin)
SUPRAPHON 11 1106-2 (1995)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON SV 8226/CROSSROADS 22160098 (LP) (1964)

Zdeněk Košler/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5, 6, The Noonday Witch and The Water Goblin)
REGIS RRC 2032 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: OPUS 91100280) (1973)

Yakov Kreizberg/Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Golden Spinning Wheel)
PENTATONE PTC 5186082 (2009)

Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1979)
( + Violin Concerto)
ORFEO C594031B (2004)

Rafael Kubelik/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON ARCHIV PRODUKTION 457902-2 (1998)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2530 127) (1971)

Rafael Kubelik/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
TESTAMENT SBT 1079 (1996)
(original LP release: HMV ALP 1075/RCA LHMV 1029) (1953)

Rafael Kubelik/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (rec. 1950)
(included in collection: "Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vol. 2 - 1950-1960")
NM CLASSICS 97018 (14 CDs) (2003)

Adrian Leaper/Grand Canary Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Slavonic Dances Nos. 9, 10, 11 and 12)
ARTE NOVA 46505 (1997)

Ferdinand Leitner/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON DGM 18291/DECCA {US} DL 9909 (LP) (1957)

James Levine/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 7432168013-2 (2001)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL ARC1-5427/RCA RED SEAL RCA RL 85427) (1982)

Lorin Maazel/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1999)
( + Gershwin: Piano Concerto)
SOUNDS SUPREME 2S 027

Lorin Maazel/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 8 and 9 and Carnival Overture)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 453124-2 (2 CDs) (1998)
(original CD release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 410997-2) (1984)

Zdeněk Mácal/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
EXTON OVCL-00280 (2005)

Zdeněk Mácal/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
( + The Water Goblin)
KOSS KS 1009 (1990)

Zdeněk Mácal/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Smetana: Wallenstein's Camp)
MUSIC VARS VA 0129-2 (2002)

Sir Charles Mackerras/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 8 and 9)
EMI CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 575761-2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: EMI EMINENCE CDEMX 2216) (1993)

Sir Charles Mackerras/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Janá·ek: Sinfonietta, R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra and Smetana: Má Vlast-The Moldau)
SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SSO 200705 (2 CDs) (2008)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Symphonies Nos. 8 and 9, Carnival and Othello Overtures)
CAPRICCIO C51015 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original CD release: CAPRICCIO 10 354) (1990)

Sir Neville Marriner/Minnesota Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 8 and 9)
PHILIPS 412542-2 (2 CDs) (1984)

Eduardo Mata/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Elgar: Enigma Varaitions)
VOX ALLEGRETTO ACD 8202 (1996)
(original CD release: VOV MWCD 7153) (1987)

Zubin Mehta/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Wood Dove and Carnival Overture)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 466906-2 (2000)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6381/LONDON CS 6607) (1969)

Zubin Mehta/Montreal Symphony Orchestra
( + Verdi: La Forza del Destino Overture and Fauré: Pélleas et Mélisande)
MELODIYA M10 049261-2 (LP) (1962)

Pierre Monteux/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Elgar: Enigma Variations)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4805019 (2012)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL SB2155/RCA VICTOR LSC-2489 (1962)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9)
SUPRAPHON 1101621 (8 LPs) (1974)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 8 and 9)
SUPRAPHON SU 3705-2 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON 11103409) (1984)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1991)
( + Symphony No. 8)
EXTON OVCL 00233 (2006)
(original CD release: CANYON CLASSICS EC 3681-2) (1992)

Sir Roger Norrington/Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart
( + Symphony No. 8)
HÄNSSLER CLASSICS HAEN 93277 (2011)

Grzegorz Nowak/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 6, 8 and 9 and Carnival Overture)
ORCHID CLASSICS ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA RPOSP 020 (3 CDs) (2011)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL (Japan) 38118
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL ARL 1 4264) (1977)

Carlos Paita/Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
LODIA LO-CD 782 (2001)
(original LP release: LODIA LOD 782) (1982)

Libor Pešek/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 8 and 9)
VIRGIN DE VIRGIN 522039-2 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 790756-2) (1989)

André Previn/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
TELARC BRAVO CD-82018 (1994)
(original CD release: TELARC CD-80173 (1989)

Alexander Rahbari/BRTN Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels
( + Slavonic Dances Nos. 1, 8, 10 and 15)
KOCH DISCOVER INTERNATIONAL 920109-2 (1993)

Mstislav Rostropovich/London Philharmonic Orchestra
(+ Symphonies Nos. 6, 8 and 9 and Scherzo Capriccioso)
EMI CLASSICS 565705-2 (3 CDs) (1995)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3869/ANGEL SZ-37717) (1980)

Witold Rowicki/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 and Carnival, Othello, Hussites and My Home Overtures)
DECCA COLLECTORS EDITION 4782296-2 (6 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6500 287) (1973)

Wolfgang Sawallisch/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
EMI ENCORE 586419-2 (2005)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 549114-2) (1988)

Thomas Scherman/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Scherzo Capriccioso)
MUSIC APPRECIATION MAR 5710 (LP)

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt/North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg
( + Slavonic Dances Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 16)
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR565 (2010)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2807/LONDON LL-778) (1953)

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt/NDR Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg (rec. 1969)
( + Symphony No. 9)
EMI CLASSICS (Germany) 476 737-2 (2004)

Ernst Schrader/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
URANIA URLP 7015 (LP) (1951)

Karel Šejna/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1951)
( + Symphony No. 6)
SUPRAPHON SUP 111918 (1995)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON DV 5020) (1954)

José Serebrier/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Scherzo Capriccioso, In Nature's Realm and Slavonic Dance No. 8)
WARNER CLASSICS 2564666562 (2012)

Constantin Silvestri/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 4 and Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnole)
DISKY CLASSICS 707442 (2001)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 396) (1961)

Vassily Sinaisky/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Water Goblin and Slavonic Dance No. 9)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM 60 (1997)

Marek Stryncl/Musica Florea
( + Symphony No. 8, Symphonic Variations, Pragaue Waltzes, Vanda Overture and Prague Students Polka)
ARTA F10180 (2 CDs) (2009)

Otmar Suitner/Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0300036BC (5 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827194) (1980)

George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra (rec. 1959)
( + Symphonies Nos. 8 and 9, Carnival Overture, Smetana: Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Overture and Smetana/Szell: From My Life)
SONY CLASSICAL MASTERWORKS HERITAGE 517495-2 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original LP release: EPIC BC 1015/PHILIPS FONTANA CFL I049) (1959)

Václav Talich/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1938)
( + Symphony No. 8)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.111045 (2006)

Vladimír Válek/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
CZECH RADIO CR 00122031

Vladimír Válek/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9)
SUPRAPHON SU 3802-2 (6 CDs) (2004)

Walter Weller/Basel Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
CAMERATA 30CM486 (1997)


Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88 (1889) (originally published as Symphony No. 4)

Claudio Abbado/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Noonday Witch)
SONY CLASSICS SK 64303 (1994)

Yuri Ahronovitch/CologneGürzenich-Orchester
( + Liszt: Die Ideale)
PROFIL PH11026 (2011)

Werner Andreas Albert/Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
COLOSSEUM SM 576 (LP) (1978)

Marin Alsop/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
NAXOS 8572112 (2010)

Karel Ančerl/Boston Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1968)
( + Smetana: Má Vlast)
SARDANA SACD 220-221 (2 CDs)

Karel Ančerl/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1960)
( + Violin Concerto)
PRAGA PR 254006 (1992)

Karel Ančerl/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (rec. 1970)
( + Slavonic Dance No. 8, Martin·: Symphony No. 5, V. Novák: In the Tatras, Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Janá·ek: Taras Bulba, Mácha: Variations on a Theme by and on the Death of Jan Rychlík, Smetana: Má Vlast- The Moldau and Krejcí: Serenade)
EMI GREAT CONDUCTORS OF THE 20TH CENTURY 575091-2 (2 CDs) (2002)

Ivan Anguelov/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 and Czech Suite)
OEHMS OC376 (5 CDs) (2005)

Raffi Armenian/Orchestre du Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec
( + Hetu: L'Apocalypse, Verdi: La Forza del Destino Overture and Smetana: Má Vlast- The Moldau)
BELL CD 1988

Takashi Asahina/Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra
EXTON KJCL-00003 (1999)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.7 and 9, Scherzo Capriccioso and Legends Nos. 4, 6 and 7)
BARBIROLLI SOCIETY SJB107172 (2 CDs) (2013)
(original LP release: PYE CCL 30122) (1958)

Enrique Bátiz/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture)
ASV QUICKSILVA QS 6006 (1989)
(original CD release: ASV ABM 768) (1985)

Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1959)
( + Sibelius: Symphony No. 2)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4154-2 (2004)
(original LP release: HMV ALP 2003) (1963)

Jiří Bělohlávek/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Golden Spinning Wheel)
CHANDOS CHAN 9048 (1994)

Herbert Blomstedt/Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (rec. 1994)
( + Schubert: Symphony No. 9)
SOUNDS SUPREME 2S 040

Herbert Blomstedt/Dresden Staatskapelle
( + Schubert: Symphony No. 6)
BERLIN CLASSICS 3228-2BC (2002)
(original LP release: ETERNA 826763) (1976)

Herbert Blomstedt/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mozart: Symphony No. 35)
HELICON 02-9638 (2011)

Yondani Butt/Gelderland Orchestra
( + Berlioz: Beatrice et Benedict Overture)
EUROSOUND ES 46652 (LP)

Basil Cameron/National Symphony Orchestra (1945)
( + Pierné: March of the Little Lead Soldiers, Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 and 2 and Grainger: Jutish Melody)
BEULAH 1PD27 (2008)
(from DECCA 78's)

Myung-Whun Chung/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
BIS CD-452 (1994)

Myung-Whun Chung/Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
SAARBRÜCKEN RUNDFUNK SR 11032 (LP)

Myung-Whun Chung/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 469046-2 (2000)

Sir Andrew Davis/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9, Serenade for Strings, Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, Scherzo Capriccioso, In Nature's Realm and Carnival Overtures)
RCA RED SEAL 70830 (7 CDs) (2005)
(original release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS 35865/CBS 79342 {3 LPs}) (1979)

Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 and 9)
LSO LIVE LSO 0071 (3 CDs) (2005)
(original CD release: LSO LIVE LSO 0002) (2000)

Sir Colin Davis/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 9 and Symphonic Variations)
PHILIPS DUO 438347-2 (2 CDs) (1993)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 9500317) (1979)

Christoph von Dohnányi/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 9 and Scherzo Capriccio)
DECCA DOUBLE DECKER 452182-2 (2 CDs) (1997)
(original CD release: DECCA 421082-2) (1986)

Antal Doráti/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 434312-2 (1992)
(original LP release: MERCURY SR 50236) (1960)

Iván Fischer/Budapest Festival Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture)
QUINTANA QUI 103107/HARMONIA MUNDI HMP 3903017 (1991)

Iván Fischer/Budapest Festival Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
PHILIPS 464640-2 (2001)

Iván Fischer/Budapest Festival Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
CHANNEL CLASSICS CCSSA 90110 (2010)

Iván Fischer/Chicago Symphony Orchestra (rec. 2000)
( + Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 and Liszt: Mephisto Waltz)
TREASURE OF THE EARTH TOE 2045

Claus Peter Flor/Frankfurt Radio Orchestra (rec. 1990's)
( + Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto)
SOUNDS SUPREME 2S 094

Claus Peter Flor/Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Golden Spinning Wheel and Scherzo Capriccioso)
BIS SACD-1976 (2012)

Claus Peter Flor/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Serenade for Strings)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 60234-2 (1990)

Lawrence Foster/NDR Symphony Orchestra
( + F. Schmitt: Cinq Choeurs en Vingt Minutes)
NORDDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK 666801 (LP) (1979)

Justus Frantz/Montblanc Philharmonia of the Nations
( + Carnival and Othello Overtures)
BERLIN PN-ORCHESTER JE 39 (2007)

Carlo Marla Giulini/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Giulini in America II – The Chicago Recordings")
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4779628 (5 CDs) (2011)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2531 046) (1979)

Carlo Maria Giulini/Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano della RAI (rec. 1959)
( + Falla: The Three Cornered Hat and Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 13)
ARCHIPEL ARPCD 0449 (2010)

Carlo Maria Giulini/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 9, Scherzo Capriccioso and Carnival Overture)
EMI CLASSICS GEMINI 50859-2 (2 CDs) (2006)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA SAX 2461) (1962)

Carlo Maria Giulini/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1983)
( + Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 and Rossini: Semiramide Overture)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4159-2 (2 CDs) (2004)

Carlo Maria Giulini/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
( + Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 46670 (1991)

Carlo Maria Giulini/West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Cologne (rec. 1958)
( + Franck: Psyché et Eros and Busoni: 2 Studies on Doktor Faust)
PROFIL 6011 (2007)

Stephen Gunzenhauser/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
NAXOS 8.550269 (1992)

Theodor Guschlbauer/Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra
( + Serenade for Strings)
ERATO 2292-45673-2 (1991)
(original LP release: ERATO STU 70842)

Hartmut Haenchen/Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Symphony No. 8)
VANGUARD 99016 (1994)

Bernard Haitink/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7, Scherzo Capriccioso, Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 and Smetana: Má Vlast-The Moldau)
PHILIPS 462 077-2 (2 CDs) (1997)
(original LP release: PHILIPS SAL3451) (1964)

Vernon Handley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Nocturne)
CHANDOS CHAN 8323 (1988)
(original LP release: CHANDOS ABRD 1105) (1983)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and The Water Goblin)
SOUNDS SUPREME 2S 031

Nikolaus Harnoncourt/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
( + The Noonday Witch)
TELDEC 424487-2 (1999)

John Hopkins/Australian Youth Orchestra
( + Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust-Rakoczy March)
MUSIC FOR PLEASURE (Australia) MFP-A 9038 (LP)

Taijiro Iimori/Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture, Slavonic Dance Nos.10 and 15)
FONTECFOCD9143 (2000)

Konstantin Iliev/Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
BALKANTON BCA 10364 (LP) (1980s)

Eliahu Inbal/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + The Golden Spinning Wheel)
TELDEC 9031-72305-2 (1992)

Mariss Jansons/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5, 7 and 8, Scherzo Caprccioso, Othello Overture and Smetana: Má Vlast-The Moldau)
EMI CLASSICS TRIPLES 500878-2 (3 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 754663-2) (1993)

Mariss Jansons/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
( + Requiem)
RCO LIVE RCO 10001 (2 CDs) (2010)

Neeme Järvi/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9)
CHANDOS CHAN 9991 (6 CDs) (2002)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8666) (1992)

Thor Johnson/Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
( + Grieg: Sigurd Jorsalfer - Suite)
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR199 (2009)
(original LP release: REMINGTON 199-16800715 R) (1953)

Thor Johnson/World Youth Symphony Orchestra
( + Handel: Solomon-Sinfonia)
NATIONAL MUSIC CAMP MNC 196523 (LP)

Herbert von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
EMI CLASSICS THE KARAJAN COLLECTION 476898-2 (2005)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3775/ANGEL SZ-37686) (1979)

Herbert von Karajan/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Brahms: Symphony No. 3)
DECCA THE ORIGINALS 4782661 (2011)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6169/LONDON CS 6443 (LP) (1965)

Herbert von Karajan/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9, Slavonic Dances Nos. 1, 3, 7, 9 and 16, Scherzo Capriccioso, Smetana: Má Vlast - Vysehrad, The Moldau and The Bartered Bride-3 Dances)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 435590-2 (2008)
(original CD release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 431095-2) (1991)

Rudolf Kempe/Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1953)
( + Brahms: Violin Concerto)
ARCHIPEL ARPCD 0233 (2007)

Rudolf Kempe/Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 and Wagner: Die Meistersinger-Prelude)
SCRIBENDUM 004 (2003)
BASF 2921 770-1 (LP) (1973)

István Kertész/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
DECCA THE ORIGINALS 000692002 (2006)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6044/LONDON CS 6358) (1963)

Kenneth Klein/Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
MSR 1291 (2009)
(original CD release: FOUR-TAY 4016) (2000)

Mario Klemens/City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
( + American Suite)
FONTANA MUSIC LIBRARY CLASSIC COLLECTION FNCC 001 (2008)

Alois Klima/Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague
( + Smetana: Má Vlast - The Moldau)
PANTON 81100148 (LP)

Kenichiro Kobayashi/Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture)
EXTON EXCL-00001 (2005)

Zdeněk Košler/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
ICN POLYART 015 (1994)

Zdeněk Košler/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
OPUS 91100281/RCA GOLD SEAL GL 30303 (LP) (1977)

Yakov Kreizberg/Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Wood Dove and The Noonday Witch)
PENTATONE PTC 5186067 (2007)

Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1976)
( + Serenade for Winds)
ORFEO D'OR C595031B (2003)

Rafael Kubelik/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concertino)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON VIRTUOSO 4784233 (2012)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON SLPM 139181) (1967)

Rafael Kubelik/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1946)
( + Piano Concerto)
MULTISONIC 310019-2001 (1994)
( + Piano Concerto, Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9,Martinů: Symphony No. 4 and Memorial to Lidice)
SUPRAPHON SU 4080-2 (2012)

Rafael Kubelik/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
TESTAMENT SBT 1079 (1996)
(original LP release: HMV ALP 1064/RCA LHMV 1014) (1953)

Harry Lantz/Houston All-City Symphony Orchestra
( + Nelhybel: Concierto Houston, Shostakovich: Festive Overture and Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnole)
SILVER CREST HL 111767 (2 LPs)

Fritz Lehmann/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Franck: Symphony in D minor)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 00289 477 5481 (2005)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON DGM 18141) (1954)

James Levine/Dresden Staatskapelle
( + Symphony No. 9)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 447754-2 (1996)

Lorin Maazel/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 9 and Carnival Overture)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 453124-2 (2 CDs) (1998)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2532034) (1982)

Zdeněk Mácal/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
EXTON OVCL 00281 (2002)

Zdeněk Mácal/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
( + The Water Goblin)
KOSS KS 1010 (1990)

Sir Charles Mackerras/Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra
NONESUCH H 71262 (LP) (1972)

Sir Charles Mackerras/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 9)
EMI CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 575761-2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: EMI EMINENCE CDEMX 2216) (1993)

Sir Charles Mackerras/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1992)
( + Symphonic Variations)
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA LPO 0055

Sir Charles Mackerras/Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
SIGNUM UK 183 (2010)

Sir Charles Mackerras/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
SUPRAPHON SU 3848-2 (2006)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 9, Carnival and Othello Overtures)
CAPRICCIO C51015 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original CD release: CAPRICCIO 10 354) (1990)

Sir Neville Marriner/Minnesota Orchestra
( + Serenade for Strings)
PHILIPS 4320272-2 (1990)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6514 050 (1981)

Kurt Masur/New York Philharmonic
( + Janá·ek: Sinfonietta)
APEX 092748732-2 (2006)
(original CD release: TELDEC 90847-2) (1994)

Zubin Mehta/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 461314-2 (2002)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6750/LONDON CS 6979) (1977)

Adriano Melchiorre/Bacau Symphony Orchestra
ELECTRECORD DG-ECE 3742 (LP) (1980s)

Sir Yehudi Menuhin/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9, Serenade for Strings, Scherzo Capriccioso and Carnival Overture)
REGIS 2006 (2 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: TRING INTERNATIONAL DRP 019) (1994)

Charles Munch/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
RCA 24/96 55302 (2004)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL RB 6509/RCA VICTOR LSC 2629) (1962)

Anton Nanut/Ljubljana Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Smetana: Má Vlast - The Moldau)
STRADIVARI SCD 6056 (1989)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
SUPRAPHON 1101203/VANGUARD SUPRAPHON SU 2 (LP) (1974)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 9)
SUPRAPHON SU 3705-2 (2003)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON 11103409) (1984)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1991)
( + Symphony No. 7)
EXTON OVCL 00233 (2006)

Sir Roger Norrington/Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart
( + Symphony No. 7)
HÄNSSLER CLASSICS HAEN 93277 (2011)

Gianandrea Noseda/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Golden Spinning Wheel)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM 219 (2002)

Grzegorz Nowak/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 and 9 and Carnival Overture)
ORCHID CLASSICS ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA RPOSP 020 (3 CDs) (2011)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL (Japan) 38118
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL ARL 1 4264) (1977)

Tadaaki Otaka/Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
SIGNUM SIGCD 110 (2007)

Tadaaki Otaka/Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1975)
( + Cello Concerto)
CAMERATA CMSE 259 (2000)

Seiji Ozawa/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9, The Noonday Witch and In Nature's Realm Overture)
NEWTON CLASSICS 8802003 (2 CDs) (2010)
(original CD release: PHILIPS 434990-2) (1994)

Victor Pablo Pérez/Tenerife Symphony Orchestra
( + De Pablo: Las Orillas)
COL LEGNO AU 31818 (1995)

Jonel Perlea/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
VOX STPL 5111050 (LP) (1959)

Libor Pešek/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
OUT OF FRAME RECORDS OUT 011

Libor Pešek/ Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 2001)
( + Grieg: Piano Concerto)
SOUNDS SUPREME 2S 079

Libor Pešek/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 9)
VIRGIN DE VIRGIN 522039-2 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 790756-2) (1989)

Gerhard Pflüger/Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra
URANIA URLP 7160 (LP) (1955)

André Previn/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9, Serenade for Strings, Scherzo Capriccioso and Nocturne)
TELARC CD-80757 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original CD release: TELARC CD-80206 (1989)

Nikolai Rabinovich/Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
MELODIYA D01728-9 (LP) (1954)

Alexander Rahbari/BRTN Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels
( + The Golden Spinning Wheel)
KOCH DISCOVER INTERNATIONAL 920112 (1993)

Ľudovit Rajter/Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra
OPUS 91100120 (LP)

Mstislav Rostropovich/London Philharmonic Orchestra
(+ Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 and 9 and Scherzo Capriccioso)
EMI CLASSICS 565705-2 (3 CDs) (1995)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 4058/ANGEL SZ-37718) (1981

Witold Rowicki/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 and Carnival, Othello, Hussites and My Home Overtures)
DECCA COLLECTORS EDITION 4782296-2 (6 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6527199/PHS 802902) (1969)

Wolfgang Sawallisch/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
EMI RED LINE 602307-2 (2012)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 549114-2) (1988)

Wolfgang Sawallisch/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Scherzo Capriccioso)
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR165 (2009)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA 33SX 1034/ANGEL 35212) (1955)

Wilhelm Schuchter/NHK Symphony Orchestra (rec.1959)
( + Symphony No. 9, Slavonic Dance No. 10, Dmetana: The Moldau and Respighi: The Pines of Rome)
KING RECORDS KKC-2024 (2 CDs) (2013)

Gernot Schulz/ RIAS Jugendorchester, Berlin
( + Mozart: piano Concerto No. 24)
ARS PRODUKTION FCD 368 393 (2009)

José Serebrier/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
RCA RED SEAL (Australia) VRL1 269 (LP) (1982)

Constantin Silvestri/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, Borodin: Prince Igor - Overture and Polovtsian Dances, Rimsky-Korsakov: May Night Overture/ and Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole)
EMI CLASSICS CZS 568229-2 (2 CDs) (1994)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 470/ANGEL S-35622) (1958)

Marek Stryncl/Musica Florea
( + Symphony No. 7, Symphonic Variations, Pragaue Waltzes, Vanda Overture and Prague Students Polka)
ARTA F10180 (2 CDs) (2009)

František Stupka/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1964)
ARLECCHINO 171 (1995)
( + Cello Concerto)
(original release: PANTON 10447-8 {2 LPs}) (1970s)

Otmar Suitner/Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0300036BC (5 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827194) (1980)

Otmar Suitner/NHK Symphony Orchestra (rec. )
( + Brahms: Symphony No. 3)
KING RECORDS KICC 3080 (2010)

Walter Susskind/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP 40303 (LP) (1979)

George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra (rec. 1959)
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 9, Carnival Overture, Smetana: Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Overture and Smetana/Szell: From My Life)
SONY CLASSICAL MASTERWORKS HERITAGE 517495-2 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original LP release: EPIC BC 1015/FONTANA CFL I049) (1959)

George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Slavonic Dances Nos. 3 and 10, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No, 5, Variations on an Original Theme in C minor, Variations on an Original Theme in D and Variations on a Theme of Wranitzky)
EMI CLASSICS DOUBLE FFORTE CZS 5 69509-2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2653 /ANGEL S-36043) (1973)

George Szell/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1969)
( + Brahms: Symphony No. 1)
AUDITE AUDITE95625 (2013)

George Szell/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
( + Brahms: Symphony No. 3)
DECCA 425 994-2 (1992)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2641 /LONDON LL-488) (1952)

Václav Talich/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1935)
( + Symphony No. 7)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.111045 (2006)

Václav Talich/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1951)
( + Symphony No. 8)
SUPRAPHON SU 3833-2 (2007)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON DV 5057) (1951)

Klaus Tennstedt/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1980)
( + Pfitzner: Das Kathchen von Heilbronn Overture and Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23)
TESTAMEMT SBT 1446 (2010)

Klaus Tennstedt/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1991)
( + Janá·ek: Sinfonietta and Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4139-2 (2004)

Klaus Tennstedt/Philadelphia Orchestra (rec. 1989)
RARE MOTH / RM 483 S

Vladimír Válek/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + The Water Goblin)
MULTISONIC 31 0026-2 (1991)

Vladimír Válek/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
CZECH RADIO CR 0177-2031 (2000)

Vladimír Válek/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9)
SUPRAPHON SU 3802-2 (6 CDs) (2004)

Bruno Walter/Columbia Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
SONY CLASSICS 64484 (1996)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS 6361/CBS SBRG 72097) (1962)

Bruno Walter/New York Philharmonic
COLUMBIA 33CX 1036/COLUMBIA ML-4119 (LP) (1953)

Bruno Walter/New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1948)
( + Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture and Hindemith: Sinfonia Serena)
MUSIC & ARTS 714 (1992)

Walter Weller/Basel Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
CAMERATA 30CM486 (1997)

Franz Welser-Möst/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1986)
( + Sallinen: Violin Concerto and Franke-Blom: Music for a Mobile)
MAP MAP CD 9134 (1991)


Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World" (1893) (originally published as Symphony No. 5)

Claudio Abbado/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Othello Overture)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 457651-2 (2000)

Otto Ackermann/Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra (rec. 1951)
( + Cello Concerto)
CLASSICA D'ORO CDO1071 (2003)
( + Smetana: The Moldau and From Bohemia's Meadows and Forests)
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR333 (2010)
(original LP release: CONCERT HALL/MUSICAL MASTERPIECE SOCIETY MMS 36) (c. 1955)

Rudolf Albert/Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Serenade for Strings)
ACCORD FESTIVAL 4769147 (2006)
(original LP release: CLUB FRANÇAIS DU DISQUE 270) (1961)

Werner Andreas Albert/Philharmonia Hungarica
ORYX EXP 45/MUSICAL HERITAGE SOCIETY DRM 112 (LP) (1970s)

Petr Altrichter/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Janá·ek: Cunning Little Vixen - Suite)
SUPRAPHON SUP 111810 (1993)

Marin Alsop/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Variations)
NAXOS 8.570714 (2008)

Karel Ančerl/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1956)
(included in collection: "Czech Philharmonic Orchestra")
TAHRA ANC 001 (7 CDs) (1996)

Karel Ančerl/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1958)
( + Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture and Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition)
AURA 151-2 (2001)

Karel Ančerl/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + In Nature's Realm and Othello Overtures)
SUPRAPHON SU 3662-2 (2002)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON/SV 8047/SUA ST 50443) (1962)

Karel Ančerl/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1963)
( + Violin Concerto and Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture)
ORFEO D'OR C395951B (1995)

Karel Ančerl/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
( + Smetana: Má Vlast-The Moldau)
PHILIPS (Japan) PHCP-20412
(original LP release: PHILIPS FONTANA 698006) (1959)

Ivan Anguelov/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and Czech Suite)
OEHMS OC376 (5 CDs) (2005)

Nikolai Anosov/USSR State Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
MELODIYA MEL CD 1001434 (2009)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S 0397-8) (1962)

Takashi Asahina/Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1997)
KING RECORDS KICC 687 (2008)

Vladimir Ashkenazy/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + In Nature's Realm, Carnival and Othello Overtures)
ONDINE ODE 962 (2002)

Jacob Avshalomov/Portland Junior Symphony Orchestr
( + Avshalomov: City Upon a Hill)
PORTLAND JUNIOR SYMPHONY NW1 2841 (LP) (1974)

John Axelrod/Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra, Reutlingen
( + Czech Suite)
GENUIN GEN 87105 (2008)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.7 and 8, Scherzo Capriccioso and Legends Nos. 4, 6 and 7)
BARBIROLLI SOCIETY SJB107172 (2 CDs) (2013)
(original LP release: PYE CCL 30155) (1960)

Enrique Bátiz/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Brahms: Academic Festival Overture)
RESONANCE 3063 (2006)
(original LP release: NIMBUS 45202/VARÈSE SARABANDE VCDM 1000190) (1982)

Jiří Bělohlávek/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Variations and Carnival Overture)
SUPRAPHON SU 3639-2 (2002)
(original CD release: SUPRAPHON 110960-2) (1989)

Golo Berg/Anhalt Philharmonic, Dessau
( + Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2)
THOROFON CTH 2504 (2005)

Leonard Bernstein/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Slavonic Dances Nos. 1, 3 and 8)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4790361(2012)
(original CD release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 427346-2) (1989)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Leonard Bernstein- The 1953 American Decca Records")
ANDROMEDA ANDRCD 5115 (3 CDs) (2008)
(original LP release: DECCA (U.S) MUSIC-APPRECIATION MAR 6327) (1953)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Beethoven: Symphony No. 9)
SONY CLASSICAL 757359-2 (3 CDs) (2009)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS 6393) (1962)

Karl Böhm/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1951)
MOVIMENTO MUSICA 1024 (LP)

Karl Böhm/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1978)
( + Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 8 and Schumann: Symphony No. 4)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 431 8282-2 (2 CDs) (1991)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2531 098) (1979)

Douglas Bostock/Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra (orig. version)
( + Fibich: At Twilight)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 151 (1996)

Sylvain Cambreling/SWR Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden
( + Janáčcek: Sinfonietta)
GLOR CLASSICS GC 11421(2012)

Sergiu Celibidache/Munich Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1987)
( + J. Strauss II: Fledermaus Overture and Tales from the Vienna Woods)
ARTISTS FED 040

Sergiu Celibidache/Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI (rec. 1962)
( + Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances and Borodin: Prince Igor Overture)
ARKADIA HP 526.1

Sergiu Celibidache/Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1970)
( + Cello Concerto)
DANTE ARL 165

Sergiu Celibidache/Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1978)
( + Cherubini: Anacreon Overture and Brahms: Academic Festival Overture)
AUDIOR AUDSE 510

Riccardo Chailly/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture)
DECCA 421016-2 (1989)

James Conlon/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture)
ERATO ECD 88036 (1984)

Walter Crabeels/Rhineland Philharmonic Orchestra
(+ Serenade for Strings)
INTERCORD INT 820.716 (1989)
(original LP release: SAPHIR 420837) (1979)

Ewald Danel/Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra
( + Czech Suite)
FONTEC FOCD6003 (2011)

Thomas Dausgaard/Swedish Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
BIS CD-1566 (2007)

Sir Andrew Davis/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, Serenade for Strings, Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, Scherzo Capriccioso, In Nature's Realm and Carnival Overtures)
RCA RED SEAL 70830 (7 CDs) (2005)
(original release: CBS MASTERWORKS 35834/CBS 79342 {3 LPs}) (1979)

Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 and 8)
LSO LIVE LSO 0071 (3 CDs) (2005)
(original CD release: LSO LIVE LSO 0001) (2000)

Sir Colin Davis/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8 and Symphonic Variations)
PHILIPS DUO 438347-2 (2 CDs) (1993)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 9500511) (1977)

Bertrand De Billy/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Suk: Fairy Tale)
OEHMS OC 745 (2009)

Victor De Sabata/New York Philharmonic (rec. 1950)
( + Franck: Symphony in D minor)
ISTITUTO DISCOGRAFICO ITALIANO IDIS 336 (2000)

Pierre Dervaux/Orchestre de l'Association des Concerts Colonne
DUCRETET-THOMSON SCC 505/MUSIC FOR PLEASURE MFP 6016 (LP) (1961)

Dean Dixon/Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1959)
RESONANCES 36 (LP) (1961)

Christoph von Dohnányi/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8 and Scherzo Capriccio)
DECCA DOUBLE DECKER 452182-2 (2 CDs) (1997)
(original CD release: DECCA 414421-2) (1986)

Antal Doráti/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto, Carnival Overture, Scherzo Capriccioso, Slavonic Dances Nos. 1, 3, 8, 9 and 10, Rusalka-O, Lovely Moon, Songs my Mother Taught Me and Humoresque No. 7)
DECCA 443 765-2DF2 (1995)
(original LP release: DECCA PHASE 4 PFS 4128/LONDON PHASE 4 SPC 21025 (1968)

Antal Doráti/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Slavonic Dances, Op. 72)
MEDIAPHON MED 22.336 (1993)

Antal Doráti/Residentie Orchestra, The Hague
( + Slavonic Rhapsody No. 3 and Smetana: The Moldau)
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR441 (2010)
(original LP release: PHILIPS A 00154 L/EPIC LC-3001) (1953)

Antal Doráti/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (rec. 1959)
( + Cello Concerto)
PHILIPS SOLO 442401-2 (2002)
(original LP release: PHILIPS SABL 16I) (1961)

Antal Doráti/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
TURNABOUT TVS 34702 (LP) (1977)

Christoph Eschenbach/Curtis Symphony Orchestra
( + Hindemith: Piano Music with Orchestra)
ONDINE ODE 1141 (2009)

Christoph Eschenbach/Houston Symphony Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 61837-2 (2001)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 791476-2 (1991)

Arthur Fiedler/ Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture and Humoresque in G flat)
RCA PAPILLON 6530-2 (1986)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL LSC 3315) (1972)

Iván Fischer/Budapest Festival Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
PHILIPS 464640-2 (2001)

Iván Fischer/Budapest Festival Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
CHANNEL CLASSICS CCSSA 90110 (2010)

Øivin Fjeldstad/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
READER'S DIGEST K80P 6067 (LP) (c. 1965)

Claus Peter Flor/Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Czech Suite and My Home Overture)
BIS SACD-1856 (2012)

Jean-Paul Fouchecourt/Orchestre Départemental de Saône et Loire
DISCOGRAV D 80012 (LP) (1980)

Alun Francis/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Othello Overture)
DIGITAL MASTERWORKS CA 71819 (1996)

Justus Frantz/Montblanc Philharmonia of the Nations
( + Piano Concerto)
BERLIN PN-ORCHESTER JE 38 (2007)

Paul Freeman/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
ICN POLYART CD 034 (2000)

Ferenc Fricsay/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Smetana: Má Vlast-The Moldau and Liszt: Les Préludes)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON THE ORIGINALS 463650-2 (2008)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 135053)

Ferenc Fricsay//Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
( + Smetana: The Moldau and From Bohemia's Meadows and Forests)
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR409 (2010)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON DGM 18142 (1955)

Louis de Froment/Orchestre de Radio-Luxembourg
ODÉON XOC824 (LP) (1963)

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos/ Deutsche Oper Orchestra, Berlin
( + Näther: Concerto for 3 Bassoons, Contrabassoon and Orchestra)
QUERSTAND VKJK 9802 (1998)

Wilhelm Furtwängler/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1941)
( + Mozart: Symphony No. 39)
HISTORIC COLLECTION 37092 (1999) (questionable authenticity)

Alceo Galliera/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini)
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR463 (2011)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA 33SX1025/ANGEL 35085) (1954)

Otto Gerdes/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON HELIODOR 89630 (LP) (1968)

Sir Alexander Gibson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
WORLD RECORDS ST 650/COLUMBIA MUSICAL TREASURY SERIES DMS 396 (LP) (1968)

Carlo Maria Giulini/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Giulini in America II – The Chicago Recordings")
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4779628 (5 CDs) (2011)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2530 881) (1977)

Carlo Maria Giulini/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8, Scherzo Capriccioso and Carnival Overture)
EMI CLASSICS GEMINI 50859-2 (2 CDs) (2006)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA SAX 2405/ ANGEL S-35847) (1962)

Carlo Maria Giulini/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
( + Ravel: Ma Mere l`Oye)
SONY CLASSICAL 88697931372 (2011)
(original release: SONY CLASSICAL S2K 58946 {2 CDs}) (1994)

Vladimir Golschmann/Vienna State Opera Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Slavonic Dances)
VANGUARD CLASSICS ATM1273 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original LP release: VANGUARD SRV 114) (1966)

Sir Charles Groves/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1975)
( + Symphonic Variations and Slavonic Dance No. 10)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS BBCM 50012 (1995)

Stephen Gunzenhauser/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Varaitions)
NAXOS 8.550271 (1992)

Vernon Handley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
STEREO GOLD AWARD MER 375 (LP) (1973)

Vernon Handley/New Philharmonia Orchestra
ENIGMA VAR 1018 (LP) (1977)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
( + The Water Goblin)
TELDEC 3984-25254-2 (2000)

Sir Hamilton Harty/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1927)
( + Carnival Overture, Nocturne and Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1 and 6)
HALLÉ TRADITION CDHLT 8000 (2004)

Heinrich Hollreiser/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
VOX ALLEGRETTO 8008
(original LP release: VOX ST-Pl 10.810) (1958)

Jascha Horenstein/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Wagner: Siegfried Idyll and Flying Dutchman Overture)
CHESKY CD31 (2001)
(original release in collection: "The World's Most Unforgettable Music"
READER'S DIGEST RD 4135 {9 LPs}) (1968)
(original general LP release: RCA GOLD SEAL GL 25060/QUINTESSENCE PMC 7001 (1977)

Jascha Horenstein/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
( + Janá·ek: Sinfonietta)
VOX BOX LEGENDS VOX 7805 (2001)
(original LP release: VOX

Milan Horvat/Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture and Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture)
STRADIVARI CLASSICS SCD 6030 (1989)

Norichika Iimori/Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
( + Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture)
EXTON OVCL 00297

Eliahu Inbal/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + The Wood Dove)
TEDEC 4509-91447-2 (1990)

Mariss Jansons/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 2002)
( + R. Strauss: Don Quixote)
SOUNDS SUPREME 2S 108

Mariss Jansons/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5, 7 and 8, Scherzo Caprccioso, Othello Overture and Smetana: Má Vlast-The Moldau)
EMI CLASSICS TRIPLES 500878-2 (3 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 749860-2) (1990)

Mariss Jansons/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
RCO LIVE RCO 4002 (2005)

Neeme Järvi/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
CHANDOS CHAN 9991 (6 CDs) (2002)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8510) (1992)

Paavo Järvi/Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
( + Martin·: Symphony No. 2)
TELARC CD-80615 (2005)

Paavo Järvi/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Scherzo Capriccioso and Carnival Overture)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS (2009)
(original CD release: TRING INTERNATIONAL DRP 010) (1994)

Arpád Joó/Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
ARTS MUSIC 47242 (1996)

Enrique Jordá/New Symphony Orchestra of London
DECCA LXT 2608/LONDON LL-432 (LP) (1951)

Hein Jordans/Brabant Philharmonic Orchestra
PHILIPS 6833 261 (LP)

Oswald Kabasta/Munich Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1944)
( + Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 and Bruckner: Symphony No. 4)
MUSIC & ARTS PROGRAMS OF AMERICA MACD 1072 (2 CDs) (2001)

Herbert von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1941)
(included in collection: "Herbert von Karajan - The First Recordings")
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON DOKUMENTE 42352-2 (6 CDs) (2006)

Herbert von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Slavonic Dances Nos. 1, 3, 7, 10 and 16)
DYNAMIC IDI6621 (2011)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA SAX 2275/ANGEL S-35615) (1959)

Herbert von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8, Slavonic Dances Nos. 1, 3, 7, 9 and 16, Scherzo Capriccioso, Smetana: Má Vlast - Vysehrad, The Moldau and The Bartered Bride-3 Dances)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 435590-2 (2008)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 138922) (1964)

Herbert von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
EMI CLASSICS THE KARAJAN COLLECTION 476898-2 (2005)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3407/ANGEL SQ-37437) (1977)

Herbert von Karajan/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (rec. 1940)
( + Brahms: Symphony #1, Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 and Smetana: Má Vlast - The Moldau)
ARKADIA 78518 (2 CDs)

Herbert von Karajan/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Smetana: Má Vlast - The Moldau)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4155092 (1985)

Herbert Kegel/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra Orchestra (rec. 1967)
( + Janá·ek: Sinfonietta)
WEITBLICK SSS 0024-2 (2002)

Joseph Keilberth/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture)
TELDEC (Japan) WPCS12165 (2008)
(original LP release: TELEFUNKEN 18053) (1961)

Joseph Keilberth/Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome (rec. 1952)
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto)
ARCHIPEL ARPCD0302 (2005)

Rudolf Kempe/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1975)
( + Prokofiev: Love for Three Oranges-Suite and Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4056-2 (2001)

Rudolf Kempe/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1957)
( + Schumann: Symphony No. 1)
TESTAMENT SBT 1269-2 (2002)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 380) (1958)

Rudolf Kempe/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1962)
( + R. Strauss: Don Juan and Respighi: The Pines of Rome)
SCRIBENDUM SC 040 (2003)
(original LP release in READER'S DIGEST RDS 5022 {10 LPs}) (1963)
(original general LP release: RCA GOLD SEAL GL 32507) (1970s)

Rudolf Kempe/Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Symphony No. 5)
SCRIBENDUM SC 001 (2001)
TUDOR 730002 (LP) (1974)

Paul van Kempen/ Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1952)
( + Bruckner: Symphony No. 4, Wagner: Tannhäuser and Flying Dutchman Overtures)
TAHRA TAH 516-7 (2 CDs) (2003)

István Kertész/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
DECCA THE ORIGINALS 000692002 (2006)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6291/LONDON CS 6527) (1967)

István Kertész/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Serenade for Winds)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4804847 (2012)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 2289/LONDON) (1961)

Erich Kleiber/Berlin State Opera Orchestra (rec. 1929)
( + Cello Concerto)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110901 (1999)
(from BRUNSWICK 78's)

Erich Kleiber/West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Cologne (rec. 1954)
( + Cello Concerto)
ARCHIPEL ARPCD 0329 (2005)

Mario Klemens/City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
FONTANA MUSIC LIBRARY CLASSIC COLLECTION FNCC 001 (2008)

Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1963)
( + Haydn: Symphony No. 101)
EMI CLASSICS 67033-2 (1999)
(original LP release: ANGEL S-36246) (1965)

Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
EXTON OVCL-00419 (2010)

Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi/Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Smetana: Má Vlast-The Moldau)
EXTON OVCL-00081 (2002)

Kiril Kondrashin/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Prague Waltzes and Czech Suite)
DECCA 448245-2 (2008)
(original LP release: DECCA SXDL 7510/LONDON LDR10011) (1980)

Franz Konwitschny/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
ETERNA 825378/EURODISC S 70005 (LP) (1966)

Zdeněk Košler/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
PANTON 81 1001-2 (1991)
(original LP release: PANTON 811001/MUSICAL HERITAGE SOCIETY MHS 4084) (1979)

Zdeněk Košler/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
RCA (Germany) GOLD SEAL GL 30304/OPUS 91100282 (LP) (1973)

Yakov Kreizberg/Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet)
PENTATONE PTC 5186019 (2003)

Josef Krips/Zürich Tonhalle Orchester (rec. 1968)
( + Czech Suite)
FNAC MUSIC 642324 (1994)
(original LP release: GUILDE INTERNATIONALE DU DISQUE/CONCERT HALL BM 2224) (1961)

Emmanuel Krivine/La Chambre Philharmonique
( + Schumann: Konzertstück for 4 Horns and Orchestra)
NAÏVE V5132 (2008)

Jaroslav Krombholc/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1975)
( + In Nature's Realm Overture)
MULTISONIC 310155-2 (1992)

Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1973)
( + Beethoven: Grosse Fuge)
ORIGINALS SH 838

Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1965)
( + Schubert: Symhony No. 8 and Wagner: Tristan und Isolde-Prelude and Liebestod)
ALTUS ALT010 (2008)

Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1980)
( + Serenade for Strings)
ORFEO D'OR C596031B (2003)

Rafael Kubelik/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Scherzo Capriccioso)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON MUSIKFEST 415915-2 (2010)
(original release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2720 066 {9 LPs}) (1973)

Rafael Kubelik/Chicago Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1951)
(included in collection: "Rafael Kubelik Conducts")
MERCURY 475686-2 (4 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: HMV ALP 1018/MERCURY MG 50002) (1953)

Rafael Kubelik/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mozart: Symphony No. 38)
DENON CO 79728 (1992)

Rafael Kubelik/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1959)
( + Haydn: The Creation)
ANDROMEDA ANDRCD 9055 (2 CDs)

Rafael Kubelik/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1956)
( + Symphony No. 7)
DECCA LEGENDS 466994-2 (2000)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 2005/LONDON CS 6020) (1958) (mono versions in 1956)

Alexander Lazarev/Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Liszt: Les Préludes)
EXTON OVCL 00383 (2009)

Adrian Leaper/Grand Canary Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Slavonic Dances Nos. 13, 14, 15 and 16)
ARTE NOVA 30466 (1993)

Erich Leinsdorf/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1958)
( + Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2)
EMI CLASSICS 67247-2 (1999)
(original LP release: CAPITOL SP-8454) (1958)

Ondrej Lenárd/Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava
( + Slavonic Dances Nos. 9, 10, 15 and 16)
NAXOS 8.550094 (1988)

James Levine/Chicago Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1981)
( + Symphony No. 7)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 7432168013-2 (2001)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL ATC1-4248 (1982)/ RCA VICTOR GOLD SEAL GL 89917) (1987)

James Levine/Dresden Staatskapelle
( + Cello Concerto)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 474167-2 (2003)
(original CD release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 447754-2 (1996)

Edouard Lindenberg/Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
APEX 092749919-2 (2003)
(original LP release: ERATO STU 70444) (1977)

Alain Lombard/Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
ERATO ECD 40005 (1988)
(original LP release: ERATO STU 71085 (LP) (1977)

James Loughran/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4)
COLUMBIA RIVER ENTERTAINMENT 1059 (2000)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 91002-71) (1991)

Lü Jia/Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Elgar Cello Concerto)
DORTMUND THEATER DO 1199 (1999)

Leopold Ludwig/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto, Schubert: Symphony No. 8, Mozart: Symphony No. 40 and Violin Concerto No. 3)
EVEREST EVC 9045-6 (2 CDs) (1997)(original LP release: WORLD RECORD TP 73/EVEREST SDBR 3056) (1960s)

Lorin Maazel/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
PHILIPS SAL 3622/PHILIPS PHS 900161 (LP) (1967)

Lorin Maazel/North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg (rec. 1985)
( + Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 and R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel)
SOUNDS SUPREME 2S 035 (2CDs?)

Lorin Maazel/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Serenade for Strings)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 0001254-02 (2003)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2532079) (1983)

Zdeněk Mácal/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
EXTON OVCL 00180 (2 CDs) (2004)

Zdeněk Mácal/London Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 574943-2 (2001)
(original LP release: CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP 4382) (1982)

Zdeněk Mácal/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
KOSS KS 1002 (1990)

Zdeněk Mácal/New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
( + Requiem)
DELOS DE 3260 (2 CDs) (2000)

Sir Charles Mackerras/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8)
EMI CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 575761-2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: EMI EMINENCE CDEMX 2202) (1992)

Sir Charles Mackerras/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
SUPRAPHON SU 3848-2 (2006)

Nicolai Malko/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1948)
( + Beethoven: Egmont Overture. Tchaikovsky: Cappricio Italien, Mazeppa - Gopak, The Nutcracker - Waltz of the Flowers, Serenade for Strings - Waltz, Sleeping Beauty - Lilac Fairy, Svendsen: Festival Polonaise, Carnival in Paris, Nielsen: Maskarade Overture, Stravinsky: Suite No. 2, (Stravinsky). Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol , Flight of the Bumblebee, Khatchaturian: Gayaneh - Selections, Mussorgsky: The Fair at Sorochintsi - Gopak, Liadov: Baba-Yaga and Glazunov: Raymonda - Grande Valse)
DANACORD DACOCD 549-50 (2 CDs) (2006)
(original LP release: RCA BLUEBIRD LBC-1005) (1956)
(from HMV 78's)

Nicolai Malko/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Borodin: Symphony No. 2, Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7, Haydn: Symphony No. 92, Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Rimsky-Korsakov: Snow Maiden - Dance of the Tumblers, Suppé: Poet and Peasant Overture and Nielsen: Maskarade Overture)
EMI GREAT CONDUCTORS OF THE 20TH CENTURY 75121-2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: HMV CLP 1125) (1957)

Jun Märkl/NHK Symphony Orchestra
( + Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances)
ALTUS ALT-017 (2006)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8, Carnival and Othello Overtures)
CAPRICCIO C51015 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original CD release: CAPRICCIO 10 386) (1992)

Sir Neville Marriner/Minnesota Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 9)
PHILIPS 412542-2 (2 CDs) (1984)

Kurt Masur/New York Philharmonic
( + Slavonic Dances Nos. 6, 8 and 10)
APEX 857389085-2 (2001)
(original CD release: TELDEC 73244-2) (1992)

Kurt Masur/Orchestre Nationale de France (rec. 2002)
SOUNDS SUPREME 2S 144

Lovro von Matačič/NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo (rec. 1975)
ALTUS ALT 050 (2003)

Adám Medveczky/Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
HUNGAROTON ECHO COLLECTION 1017 (2000)
(original CD release: HUNGAROTON SLPX 11785) (1976)

Zubin Mehta/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
( + R. Stauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra)
HELICON 02-9632 (2011)

Zubin Mehta/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 461314-2 (2002)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6571/LONDON CS 6980) (1976)

Willem Mengelberg/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (rec. 1941)
( + Cello Concerto and Violin Concerto)
ANDROMEDA ANDRCD 9111 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original LP release: PAST MASTERS PM 4) (1960s)

Rudolf Moralt/Salzburg Radio Symphony Orchestra
SUMMIT SUM 5036 (LP) (1978)

Charles Munch/Boston Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1954)
(included in collection: "Munch conducts Romantic Favorites")
WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVES WHRA6017 (5 CDs) (2008)

Riccardo Muti/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet)
EMI CLASSICS ENCORE 74961-2 (2003)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3285/ANGEL SQ-37230) (1976)

Anton Nanut/Ljubljana Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Slavonic Dances Nos. 9 and 10 and Smetana: Má Vlast - The Moldau)
PLATINUM DISC 300 (2000)
(original CD release: AUROPHON AR 41427) (1989)

Andris Nelsons/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + The Hero's Song)
BR KLASSIK 900116 (2013)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1971)
( + In Nature's Realm Overture, Rondo and Silent Woods)
PRAGA CMX 350101 (c. 1990)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Smetana: Má Vlast - The Moldau)
SUPRAPHON 112249 (1995)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON 1101621-8 {8 LPs}) (1974)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8)
SUPRAPHON SU 3705-2 (2003)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON 10 3140-1) (1983)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
DENON CD CO 75968 (1994)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Variations)
EXTON OVCL 00229 (2006)
(original CD release: CANYON CLASSICS CD 273) (1996)

Václav Neumann/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
BERLIN CLASSICS BC21872 (1994)

Václav Neumann/NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo (rec. 1978)
( + Smetana: Bartered Bride - Overture, Janáčcek: Sinfonietta, Taras Bulba and Beethoven: Symphony No. 1)
KING RECORDS KKC2051 (2 CDs) (2013)

Václav Neumann/North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg (rec. 1975)
( + Cello Concerto)
SARDANA SACD 127/-8 (2 CDs)

Václav Neumann/Prague Symphony Orchestra
SONIA CLASSIC 74403 (1988)

Tomomi Nishimoto/Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
KING RECORDS KICC 694 (2008)

Sir Roger Norrington/Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart
( + Carnival Overture)
HÄNSSLER CLASSICS HAEN 93251 (2009)

Grzegorz Nowak/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 and 8 and Carnival Overture)
ORCHID CLASSICS ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA RPOSP 020 (3 CDs) (2011)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra (rec. 1944-6)
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4023 (LP) (c.1950)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-5115 (LP) (1956)

Eugene Ormandy/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Serenade for Strings)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK 46331 (1991)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS 7089) (1968)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Scherzo Capriccioso and Carnival Overture)
RCA VICTROLA SILVER SEAL VD 60537-2 (1991)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL ARL1 2949) (1978)

Tadaaki Otaka/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture)
ABC CLASSICS 4764598 (2012)

Tadaaki Otaka/Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
SIGNUM SIGCD 110 (2007)

Tadaaki Otaka/Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
CAMERATA CMSE 265 (2000)
(original LP release: CAMERATA CMT-1003) (1977)

Seiji Ozawa/San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture)
PENTATONE PTC 5186168 (2010)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 9500 001) (1975)

Seiji Ozawa/ViennaPhilharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8, The Noonday Witch and In Nature's Realm Overture)
NEWTON CLASSICS 8802003 (2 CDs) (2010)
(original CD release: PHILIPS 432996-2) (1992)

Carlos Païta/RoyalPhilharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
LODIA LOCD 789 (1989)

Antonio Pappano/Orchestra dell`Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
( + Cello Concerto)
EMI CLASSICS 914102-2 (2012)

Paul Paray/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Sibelius: Symphony No. 2)
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 434317-2 (1992)
(original LP release: MERCURY SR 90262) (1960)

Giuseppe Patané/Hungarian State Orchestra
( + Smetana: Má Vlast - The Moldau)
HUNGAROTON HRC 064 (1985)
(original LP release: HUNGAROTON SLPD 12501) (1983)

Libor Pešek/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
OUT OF FRAME RECORDS OUT 011

Libor Pešek/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + American Suite and Smetana: Má Vlast-The Moldau)
SONY ESSENTIAL MASTERWORKS 8869764303-2 (2010)

Libor Pešek/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8)
VIRGIN DE VIRGIN 522039-2 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 790723-2) (1988)

Libor Pešek/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Slavonic Dances Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4)
NAXOS 8.550011 (1986)

Gerhard Pflüger/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Smetana: Wedding Scenes)
URANIA URLP 7132 (LP) (1955)

Alexander von Pitamic/Vienna Volksoper Symphony Orchestra
( + Mozart: 2 Marches for Orchestra)
TELSTAR TCD 6059 (1985)

Stephen Pomerantz/Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1994)
( + Slavonic Dances Nos. 1 and 3)
DOREMI RECORDS 71117 (2006)

Georges Prêtre/Orchestre de Paris
EMI (France) C069-10.806 (1972)/CONNOISSEUR SOCIETY CS 2108 (1976) (LP)

André Previn/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture)
TELARC CD-80238 (1990)

Christof Prick/Bundesjugendorchester
( + Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto)
DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI HM 899-2 (1990)

Alexander Rahbari/BRTN Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels
( + The Wood Dove)
KOCH DISCOVER INTERNATIONAL 920113 (1993)

Natan Rakhlin/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
MELODIYA D 0484-5 (LP) (1952)

Clarence Raybould/Welsh National Youth Symphony Orchestra
CWALITON QLP 1000 (LP) (c. 1955)

Kurt Redel/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Smetana: Má Vlast - The Moldau)
PIERRE VERANAY PV 789055 (1989)

Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture, Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture and Weinberger: Schwanda the Bagpiper - Polka and Fugue)
RCA VICTOR LIVING STEREO 62587 (1995)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR LSC 2214) (1958)

Steven Richman/Dvo·ák Festival Orchestra of New York
( + Fanfare for the Festive opening of the Regional Exhibition in Prague, Sonatina for Violin and Piano, Humoresque in G flat major and traditional/Burleigh: Deep River)
MUSIC & ARTS PROGRAMS OF AMERICA MACD 1078 (2001)

Hugo Rignold/London Philharmonic Orchestra
MARBLE ARCH MAL 551 (1957)/PYE GOLDEN GUINEA GGL 0067/STEREO FIDELITY 13100 (LP) (1961)

Artur Rodzinski/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ("Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London")
( + Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON WESTMINSTER SERIES 471272-2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: WESTMINSTER XWN 18295 /NIXA WLP 20001) (1955)

Sir Landon Ronald/Royal Albert Hall Orchestra (rec. 1927)
( + Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4)
HISTORIC RECORDINGS HRCD 00040 (2010)
(from HMV 78's)

Mstislav Rostropovich/London Philharmonic Orchestra
(+ Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 and 8 and Scherzo Capriccioso)
EMI CLASSICS 565705-2 (3 CDs) (1995)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3786/ANGEL SZ-37719) (1980)

Witold Rowicki/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and Carnival, Othello, Hussites and My Home Overtures)
DECCA COLLECTORS EDITION 4782296-2 (6 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: PHILIPS SAL 5762/PHS 802903) (1970)

Donald Runnicles/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture and Turnage: Canon Fever)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE BBCMM 348 (2012)

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky/Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Schubert: Symphony No. 8)
YEDANG ENTERTAINMENT 10013 (2004)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S10 05901-2 (1975)

Yutaka Sado/Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin
AVEX CLASSICS AVCL25442 (2009)

Wolfgang Sawallisch/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
EMI RED LINE 602307-2 (2012)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 549114-2) (1988)

Wolfgang Sawallisch/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture and Brahms: Haydn Variations))
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR601(2011)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA SAX 2322) (1960)

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt/NDR Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg
TELEFUNKEN LGX 66007 (LP) (1955)

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt/NDR Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg (rec. 1970)
( + Symphony No. 7)
EMI CLASSICS (Germany) 476 737-2 (2004)

Wilhelm Schuchter/Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
HMV XLP 20014 (LP) (1960)

Wilhelm Schuchter/NHK Symphony Orchestra (rec.1959)
( + Symphony No. 8, Slavonic Dance No. 10, Dmetana: The Moldau and Respighi: The Pines of Rome)
KING RECORDS KKC-2024 (2 CDs) (2013)

Rudolf Schwarz/New Symphony Orchestra of London
CAPITOL CTL7099/CAPITOL P-8308 (LP) (1955)

José Serebrier/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture and Má Vlast - The Moldau)
CONIFER 51522-2 (1996)

José Serebrier/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Czech Suite and Slavonic Dances Nos. 1 and 10)
WARNER CLASSICS 2564666563 (2011)

José Serebrier/Sydney Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1983)
IMG IMGCD 1614 (1994)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL (Australia) VRL 1 0485) (1983)
Constantin Silvestri/Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française
HMV ALP 1550/ANGEL 35623 (LP) (1958)

Constantin Silvestri/NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo (rec. 1964)
( + Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 and Alfvén: Swedish Rhapsody No. 1)
KING RECORDS KKC2051 (2012)

Constantin Silvestri/Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française
( + Enescu: Romanian Rhapsodies Nos. 1 and 2)
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR499 (2011)
(original LP release: LA VOIX DE SON MAITRE 459) (1959)

Geoffrey Simon/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Grieg: Piano Concerto and Josephs: Fanfare Prelude)
CALA CACD 3 (1986)

George Singer/Austrian Symphony Orchestra
REMINGTON R-199-4 (LP) (1950)

Stanisław Skrowaczewski/Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 2001)
( + Mozart: Symphony No. 29)
SOUNDS SUPREME 2S 046

Leonard Slatkin/American Soviet Youth Orchestra
RCA RED SEAL 9026-60594-2 (1992)

Leonard Slatkin/St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
TELARC CD-82007 (1994)
(original LP release: TELARC DG 10053) (1980)

Václav Smetáček/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1974)
( + Piano Concerto)
PRAGA PR 250016 (1992)

Václav Smetáček/Prague Symphony Orchestra
AUSTROPHON ELITE SPECIAL CSLP 6012 (LP) (1977)

Sir Georg Solti/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
DECCA 410116-2 (1990)
(original CD release: 436616-2) (1984)

Leopold Stokowski/All-American Youth Orchestra (rec. 1940)
( + Sibelius : Symphony No. 7 and Ravel: Boléro)
MUSIC & ARTS PROGRAMS OF AMERICA 4841 (2006)
(from COLUMBIA 78's)

Leopold Stokowski/Philadelphia Orchestra (rec. 1927)
( + Brahms : Hungarian Dance No. 1, Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust-Rákóczy March, Novácek: Perpetuum Mobile and Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1)
LIVING ERA 8552 (2005)

Leopold Stokowski/Philadelphia Orchestra (rec. 1934, reissued under pseudonym "Warwick Symphony Orchestra")
RCA CAMDEN CAL 104 (LP) (1955)
(from RCA 78's)

Leopold Stokowski/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + 1927 performance of this work with Philadelphia Orchestra)
RCA CRL 2-00334 (2 LPs)/RCA VICS 2038 (1973)

Leopold Stokowski/Stokowski Orchestra (rec. 1947)
( + Schubert: Overture and Incidental Music and German Dances)
CALA RECORDS CACD 0550 (2009)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR LM-1013) (c. 1950)
(from RCA 78's)

František Stupka/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1959)
( + Symphony No. 8)
PANTON 10447-8 (2 LPs) (1970s)

Otmar Suitner/Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0300036BC (5 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827103) (1980)

Yevgeny Svetlanov/USSR State Symphony Orchestra
( + Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps and Mossolov: The Iron Foundry)
SCRIBENDUM SC 030 (2003)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S10 20597 005) (c. 1985)

Symphony of the Air (w/o conductor)
( + Wagner: Die Meistersinger-Prelude, Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture and Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite)
ROULETTE RSP 1 (2 LPs) (1955)

George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto, Slavonic Dances, Smetana: Ma Vlast - The Moldau and From Bohemia's Fields and Forests)
UNITED ARCHIVES UAR 310 (3 CDs)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4551/PHILIPS G5603) (1952)

George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra (rec. 1959)
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8, Carnival Overture, Smetana: Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Overture and Smetana/Szell: From My Life)
SONY CLASSICAL MASTERWORKS HERITAGE 517495-2 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original LP release: EPIC BC 1026) (1959)

George Szell/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1937)
( + Cello Concerto)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9709 (2001)

Michel Tabachnik/Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Slavonic Dances)
BRUSSELS PHILHARMONIC RECORDINGS BPR002 (2012)

Emil Tabakov/Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
BALKANTON BCA 11757 (LP) (1980s)

Václav Talich/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1938)
( + Symphony No. 6)
SUPRAPHON SU 3832-2 (2006)
(original LP release in collection: "Václav Talich Archive, Volume 2,"
SUPRAPHON 10 1731-5 {5 LPs}) (1980s)
(from RCA 78's)

Václav Talich/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1941)
( + J.S. Bach: Suite No. 3, Mozart: Symphony No.33, Marriage of Figaro-Overture and Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 4)
TAHRA TAH 518-9 (2003)

Václav Talich/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1951)
( + Symphony No. 8)
SUPRAPHON SU 3833-2 (2007)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON DV 5237) (1951)

Václav Talich/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1954)
( + The Water Goblin, Suk: Serenade for Strings, Janacek: Smetana: Prague Carnival, Má Vlast-Šárka, Suk: Serenade for Strings, Janacek: Cunning Little Vixen-Suite, F. Benda: Symphony for Strings. Mozart: Symphony No. 33, Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 4-Preghiera and Novak: Slovak Suite-Amorous Couple)
EMI GREAT CONDUCTORS OF THE 20TH CENTURY 75483-2 (2 CDs) (2003)

Yuri Temirkanov/St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
MIRARE MIR185 (2012)

Yuri Temirkanov/USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1970)
(included in collection: "Yuri Temirkanov - Historical Russian Archives")
BRILLIANT CLASSICS CD 8818 (10 CDs) (2008)

Klaus Tennstedt/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Kodály: Háry János Suite)
EMI CLASSICS 763900-2 (1991)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 747071-2) (1984)

Klaus Tennstedt/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1984)
( + Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain and Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2)
TESTAMEMT SBT 21450 (2 CDs) (2010)

Klaus Tennstedt/Boston Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1987)
RARE MOTH 484 S

Klaus Tennstedt/Cleveland Orchestra (rec. 1979)
SIBERIAN TIGER ST 018

Klaus Tennstedt/Minnesota Orchestra (rec. 1981)
SIBERIAN TIGER ST 002

Alexander Titov/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1)
SONY CLASSICAL INFINITY DIGITAL 57225 (1994)

Arturo Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1938)
( + Debussy: Ibéria)
ARTURO TOSCANIN SOCIETY ATRA 3011 (LP)

Arturo Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1953)
( + Beethoven: Symphony No. 8, Wagner: Tannhäuser-Overture and Venusburg Music, Verdi: La Forza del Destino Overture, Schumann: Manfred Overture and Rossini: William Tell: Passo a Sei)
TAHRA TAH 624-5 (2 CDs) (2007)

Arturo Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Kodály: Háry János Suite and Smetana: Má Vlast-The Moldau)
RCA GOLD SEAL 60279-2 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR LM-1778/HMV ALP 1222) (1954)

Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Carnival, In Nature's Realm and Othello Overtures)
SLOVAK RADIO RECORDS/PYRAMIDA RB0282-2031 (2003)

Barry Tuckwell/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture)
IMP CLASSICS IMP 65006-2/MCA CLASSICS MCAD-25961 (1987)

Pavel Urbanek/Prague Festival Orchestra
( + Carnival Overture and Romance for Violin and Orchestra)
LASERLIGHT 15 517 (1990)

Jan Valach/Philharmonia Hungarica
( + Fibich: At Twilight)
DISQUES DOM FIOR036 (2013)
(original LP release: FORLANE UM3510) (1982)

Vladimír Válek/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
CZECH RADIO CR 0177-2031 (2000)

Vladimír Válek/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
SUPRAPHON SU 3802-2 (6 CDs) (2004)

Conrad Van Alphen/Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8, Serenade for Strings, Scherzo Capriccioso and Nocturne for String Orchestra)
TELARC CD-80757 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original CD release:

Philip Vernal/Vienna Festival Orchestra
WHITEHALL WHS 40015 (LP) (1959)

Hans Vonk/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
FRESENIUS FRE 1989 (1989)

Bruno Walter/Columbia Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
SONY CLASSICS 64484 (1996)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS 6066/PHILIPS A1417) (1959)

Hans-Jürgen Walther/Hamburg Pro Musica Symphony Orchestra
POLARIS GM105 (LP) (1964)

Christoph Wyneken/Landesjugendorchester Baden-Wurttemberg
( + Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet - Selections)
ANIMATO ACD6114 (2010)

Dmitri Yablonsky/Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
( + A. Finzi: Nunquam Sinfonia Romana)
BEL AIR BAM 2015 (2001)

Benjamin Zander/New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No/ 1)
CPI CPI 329405 (1995)




PLAMEN DZHUROV
(b. 1949, BULGARIAN)

Born in Pleven. He studied at the State Academy of Music in Sofia with Mara Balsamova for piano, Konstantin Iliev for conducting and Marin Goleminov for composition. He then became a member of that school's faculty. He has composed orchestral, chamber and choral works.

Symphony No. 1 (1976)


Kamen Goleminov/Bulgarian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Elegy and Piano Sonata)
BALKANTON BCA 1300/443 (LP) (c. 1980)


Chamber Symphony (1980s)

Kamen Goleminov/Bulgarian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Tabakov: A Starlight Music and Chuchkov: Sonata for 10 Instruments)
BALKANTON BCA 10458 (LP) (1980s)




PETR EBEN
(1929-2007, CZECH)

Born in Žamberk. His initial musical education was interrupted by World War II after which he entered the Prague Academy of Musical Arts to study the piano with František Rauch and composition with Pavel Bo·kovec. After graduation, he embarked on a career as a pianist and taught at Prague University before becoming professor of composition at the Prague Academy. He composed music for the stage, orchestral, chamber, instrumental (especially for organ), vocal and choral works.

"Symphonia Gregoriana," Concerto for Organ and Orchestra No. 1 (1954)

Gabriel Feltz/Gunther Rost (organ)/Bamberger Symphony Orchestra
OEHMS SACD OC643 (2010)

Volker Hempfling/Paul Wisskirchen (organ)/Händel Fesival Orchestra, Halle
( + Molto Ostinato and Ansprache for Organ)
MOTTETE CD-40151 (1991)


"Hours of the Night," Symphony Concertante for Wind Quintet and Orchestra (1975)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Klega: Pantomime Suite and Křička; Northern Lights)
PANTON 8110 0037 (LP) (1979)


JÓZEF ELSNER
(1769-1854, POLISH)

Born in Grodków, Silesia. As a young man he was a singer and learned the violin. He worked as a violinist and conductor in various posts around the Austro-Hungarian Empire before settling in Warsaw where he was one of Frederic Chopin's early piano teachers. He composed prolifically in various genres. He wrote 8 Symphonies of which the only other one extant is Symphony in B, Op. 17 (1818).

Symphony in C major, Op. 11 (1805)


Boguslaw Dawidow/Opole Phiharmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Opera Overtures)
DUX DUX0568 (2007)




GEORGE ENESCU
(1881-1955, ROMANIAN)

Born in Liveni Vîrnav (now George Enescu), near Dorohoi. He started to play the violin at the age of four and began composing soon thereafter. He entered the Konservatorium der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna where he studied with Sigmund Bachrich and Joseph Hellmesberger Jr. (violin), Robert Fuchs (harmony), Joseph Hellmesberger Sr. (chamber music) and Ernst Ludwig (piano) and also learned the organ and cello. After graduating, he stayed for a year of further composition study with Robert Fuchs. His musical studies continued at the Paris Conservatoire with, among others, Jules Massenet and Gabriel Fauré as his composition teachers and André Gédalge for counterpoint and fugue. Within a short time he became a musical figure of national and international importance as a violinist, pianist, conductor and composer. He composed an opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works, with many remaining unpublished or incomplete. Of his various Symphonies, both finished, juvenalia or unfinished, the following remain unrecorded: Study Symphonies Nos. 2 in F major (1895) and 3 in F major (1896).

Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 13 (1905)

Horia Andreescu/Romanian National Radio Orchestra
( + Study Symphony No. 4 and Overture on Popular Romanian Themes)
OLYMPIA OCD 441 (1994)

Mihai Bredicianu/George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest
( + Sinfonia Concertante)
MARCO POLO 8.223141 (1992)
(original LP release: ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 1037) (1970s)

George Enescu/Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1942)
( + Romanian Rhapsodies Nos. 1 and 2)
LYS 313 (1999)

Lawrence Foster/Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonie Nos. 2 and 3 and Violin Sonata No. 3)
EMI 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS 6783932 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 754763-2) (1993)

George Georgescu/Romanian State Symphony Orchestra
ELECTRECORD ECD 58/ARTIA ALP 118 (LP)

Alexandru Lascae/Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra, Iaşi
( + Vox Maris)
OTTAVO OTR C59346 (1994)

Cristian Mandeal/George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest
( + Suite No. 1 and Intermezzo for Strings)
ARTE NOVA 74321 37314-2 (2007)

Gennady Rozhdestvensky/BBC Philharmonic
( + Suite No. 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 9507 (1996)

Gennady Rozhdestvensky/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
MELODIYA S 0253-4 (LP) (1962)

Constantin Silvestri/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1966)
( + Suites Nos. 1 and 2, Mozart: Symphony No. 29, Magic Flute Overture, Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, Silvestri: 3 Pieces for Strings and Dvo·ák: 3 Slavonic Dances)
NIMBUS NI 6124 (2 CDs) (2010)


Symphony No. 2 in A major, Op. 17 (1914)

Horia Andreescu/George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest
( + Vox Maris)
MARCO POLO 8.223142 (1992)
(original LP release: ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 3473) (1980s)

Horia Andreescu/Romanian National Radio Orchestra
( + Romanian Rhapsodies Nos. 1 and 2)
OLYMPIA OCD 442 (1994)

Constantin Bugeanu/Romanian Cinematographic Symphony Orchestra
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 699) (LP) (1970s)

Lawrence Foster/Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonie Nos. 1 and 3 and Violin Sonata No. 3)
EMI 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS 6783932 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 754763-2) (1993)

Alexandru Lascae/Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra, Iaşi
( + Concert Overture in A)
OTTAVO OTR 69450 C (1994)

Hannu Lintu/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Chamber Symphony)
ONDINE ODE11962 (2012)

Cristian Mandeal/George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest
( + Romanian Rhapsody No. 2)
ARTE NOVA 340350 (2007)

Gennady Rozhdestvensky/BBC Philharmonic
( + Romanian Rhapsody No. 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 9537 (1997)


Symphony No. 3 in C major with Chorus and Solo Piano, Op. 21 (1918)

Horia Andreescu/Romanian National Radio Chorus/Romanian National Radio Orchestra
( + Poème Roumain)
OLYMPIA OCD 443 (1994)

Ion Baciu/Cluj-Napoca Philharmonic Chorus/Cluj-Napoca Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Chamber Symphony)
MARCO POLO 8.223143 (1992)
(original LP release: ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 1234) (1980s)

Emanuel Elenescu/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Chorus/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra and conducted by
ELECTRECORD ECE 0152) (LP) (1968)

Lawrence Foster/Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonie Nos. 1 and 2 and Violin Sonata No. 3)
EMI 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS 6783932 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS (France) 586604-2) (2 CDs) (2005)

Alexandru Lascae/Gavril Musicescu Chorus/Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra, Iaşi
( + Romanian Rhapsody No. 2)
OTTAVO OTR C 59344 (1994)

Hannu Lintu/Tampere Philharmonic Choir/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concert Overture)
ONDINE ODE 11972 (2013)

Cristian Mandeal/George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest
( + Concert Overture in A)
ARTE NOVA 378630 (2007)

Gennady Rozhdestvensky/Leeds Festival Chorus/BBC Philharmonic
( + Romanian Rhapsody No. 1)
CHANDOS CHAN 9633 (1998)


Symphony No. 4 (unfinished, compl. by P. Bentoiu, 1934/1994-6)

Corneliu Dumbraveanu/Romanian National Radio Orchestra (rec. 1998)
( + Symphony No. 5)
EDITURA CASA RADIO 090 (2003)


Symphony No. 5 in D major for Tenor, Female Choir and Orchestra (unfinished, compl. by P. Bentoiu, 1941/1994-6)

Horia Andreescu/Florin Diaconescu (tenor)/Romanian National Radio Female Chorus/Romanian National Radio Orchestra (rec. 1998)
( + Symphony No. 4)
EDITURA CASA RADIO 090 (2003)


Study Symphony No. 1 in D minor (1895)

Horia Andreescu/Romanian National Radio Orchestra
( + Vox Maris and Ballade for Violin and Orchestra)
OLYMPIA OCD 496 (1996)


Study Symphony No. 4 in E flat major (1898)

Horia Andreescu/Romanian National Radio Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Overture on Popular Romanian Themes)
OLYMPIA OCD 441 (1994)


Symphonie Concertante in B flat minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 8 (1901)

Horia Andreescu/Marin Cazacu (cello)/Romanian National Radio Orchestra
( + Suite No. 1 and Intermezzo for Strings)
OLYMPIA OCD 444 (1995)

Iosif Conta/Valentin Arcu (cello)/George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest
( + Symphony No. 1)
MARCO POLO 8.223141 (1992)
(original LP release: ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 1857) (1980s)

Lawrence Foster/Franco Maggio-Ormezowski (cello)/Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Romanian Rhapsodies Nos. 1 and 2, Poème Roumain, Suites Nos. 1, 2 and 3
APEX 256462032-2 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original CD release: ERATO 75329) (1987)

Catalin Ilea (cello)/Philharmonia Hungarica (without comductor)
( + d'Albert: Cello Concerto)
ARCOBALENO AAOC-93902 (1996)

Carlos Kalmar/Alban Gerhardt (cello)/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + d'Albert: Cello Concerto and Dohnányi: Konzertstück)
HYPERION CDA67544 (2005)

Alexandru Lascae/Godfried Hoogeveen (cello)/Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra, Iaşi
( + Suite No. 2)
OTTAVO OTT 69449 (2004)

Cristian Mandeal/Marin Cazacu (cello)/George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest
( + Chamber Symphony and 7 Chansons de Clément Marot)
ARTE NOVA 74321 63646-2 (1999)


Chamber Symphony in E major for 12 Instruments, Op. 33 (1954)

Ion Baciu/Cluj-Napoca Philharmonic Chorus/Cluj-Napoca Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
MARCO POLO 8.223143 (1992)
(original LP release: ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 1403) (1980s)

Lawrence Foster/Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
( + Dixtuor)
CLAVES CD 50-8803 (1987)

Ian Hobson/Sinfonia Da Camera.
( + Impressions from Childhood for Violin and Orchestra and Piano Quartet No. 2)
ALBANY TROY 1100 (2008)

Hannu Lintu/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
ONDINE ODE11962 (2012)

Cristian Mandeal/Marin Cazacu (cello)/George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest
( + Symphonie Concertanteand 7 Chansons de Clément Marot)
ARTE NOVA 74321 63646-2 (1999)

Constantin Silvestri/Instrumental Ensemble
( + Dixtuor)
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 01046 (LP) (1071)




ULVI CEMAL ERKIN
(1906-1972, TURKISH)

Born in Istanbul. He went to study at the Paris Conservatoire and at the Ecole Normale de Musique, where he took composition and piano classes with Jean and Noël Gallon and Nadia Boulanger. Back in Turkey, he became a lecturer at the Ankara School for Music Teachers and was later appointed a director at the Ankara State Conservatory, where he first taught the piano and then became head of the piano department. He continued to compose and conduct concerts in Turkey and elsewhere and was a member of the composer group known as the "'Turkish Five." Most of his works are orchestral and chamber.

Symphony No. 1 (1946)

Gürer Aykal/Presidentail Symphony Orchestra of Turkey
( + Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2)
UPR UP 94012 (1994)


Symphony No. 2 (1951)

Niyazi/USSR State Cinematography Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
MELODIYA D 011583-4 (LP) (1963)

Híkmet Şimşek/Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sinfonia Concertante and Köçekçe-Dance Rhapsody)
HUNGAROTON HCD 31528 (1993)

Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra (1966)

Híkmet Şimşek/Verda Erman (piano)/Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Köçekçe-Dance Rhapsody)
HUNGARITON HCD 31528 (1993)

Sinfonietta for String Orchestra (1951)

Howard Griffiths/Northern Sinfonia of England
( + Rey: Andante and Allegro for Violin and Strings, Kodalli: Adagio for Strings and Tanç: Lyric Concerto for Flute, Oboe & Strings)
KOCH SCHWANN 3-1480-2 (2000)

 

IVÁN ERÖD
(b. 1936, HUNGARIAN)

Born in Budapest. He studied at the Budapest Ferenc Liszt Academy taking piano with Pál Kadosa, composition with Ferenc Szabó,and Hungarian folk music with Zoltán Kodály. After the failure of the Hungarian uprising in 1956, he emigrated to Austria. In Vienna, he studied at the Musikakademie with Richard Hauser for piano, Karl Schiske for composition and Hanns Jelinek for 12-Tone Music. At the Graz Music Academy he became a full professor of composition and music theory and, after returning to Hungary, was e visiting professor at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His orchestral works include: Symphonies Nos. 1 "From the Old World" (1995) and 2 (2001).

Minnesota Sinfonietta for Orchestra, Op. 51 (1986)

Pinchas Steinberg/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Vox Lucis, Piano Trio No. 2 and Schnappschüsse for Flute and Wind Octet
ÖSTERREICHISCHE MUSIK DER GEGENWART 830 004-2



ANTIOCHOS EVANGHELATOS
(1903-1981, GREEK)

Born in Lixourion, Kefallinia. He graduated in composition under Max Ludwig and conducting under Józef Koflerat from the Leipzig Conservatory and then studied conducting in Vienna and Basle under Felix Weingartner. From 1933 he taught composition and counterpoint at the Hellenic Conservatory in Athens and became its co-director and then sole director. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His other Symphonies are: No. 1 in C (1930) and Sinfonietta in G minor (1927).

Symphony No. 2 (1967)

Alkis Baltis/Greek Radio and Television National Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Cultural Olympiad)
HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE 0001-2 (12 CDs) (2003)


MARCEL FARAGO
(b. 1924, ROMANIAN > USA)

A child prodigy he gave many recitals as both a violinist and cellist as well as a piano accompanist. His first composition, a string quartet, which he wrote at the age of 16, had many performances in Romania. After World War II, he studied with Grigoraş Dinicu and Georges Enescu in Bucharest before leaving the country for Hungary where he became a cellist in the Budapest Municipal Orchestra. He continued his cello studies with Gaspar Cassado and composition studies with Vito Frazzi and Angelo Lavagnino in Siena, Italy. He also studied cello in Paris with Pierre Fournier and Paul Tortelier as well as composition with Darrius Milhaud. He eventually settled in the USA where he became a cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Symphony for Narrator, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 61 "Freedom" (1991)

Gergely Kesselyák/Gershon C. Perry (narrator)/BBC Singers/Györ Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Acousticon, Terpsichore and Divertimento)
CENTAUR CRC 2394 (2000)




JINDŘICH FELD
(1925-2007, CZECH)

Born in Prague. He began his musical education as a violinist and violist. He then studied composition with Emil Hlobil at the Prague Conservatory and with Jaroslav Řídký at the Academy of Musical Arts. He was professor of composition at the Prague Conservatory, taught composition and was composer-in-residence at the University of Adelaide, was a visiting lecturer at various American and European institutions and head of music at Czech Radio. He composed a children's opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. His other Symphonies are: No. 3 "Fin de Siècle" (1994–8), Chamber Sinfonietta for Strings (1971) and Sinfonietta for Symphony Orchestra "Pour les Temps d'Harmonie" (2001).

Symphony No. 1 (1967)


Antonio de Almeida/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Lukaš: Symphony No. 4, Hlobil: Concerto Filarmonico and Kalabis: Concerto for Large Orchestra)
SUPRAPHON 1 110 1411-2 (2 LPs) (1973)

Heinz Wallberg/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1972)
( + Dramatic Fantasy, Three Frescoes and String Quartet No. 4)
PRAGA PR 255 001 (1993)


Symphony No. 2 (1983)

Rostislav Hališka/Gottwaldov State Symphony Orchestra
( + Filaš: Canzone dell'amore)
PANTON 8110 0535 (LP) (1985)




VÁCLAV FELIX
(b. 1928, CZECH)

Born in Prague. He studied piano, violoncello, musical theory and composition privately as a teenager before passing a graduation course at the Prague Conservatory that enabled him to go on to study composition at the Faculty of Music of the Prague Academy of Performing Arts with of Pavel Bořkovec and Václav Dobiaš. He completed his studies with musical theoretician Karel Janeček. He worked as a music editor, as Secretary of the Union of Czechosfovak Composers and taught at the Faculty of Music of the Prague Academy of Performing Arts. His catalogue includes operas as well as orchestral and other works of various genres. His later Symphonies are: Nos. 4 "Solemn" (1987) and 5 for Chamber Orchestra (1987).

Symphony No. 1 for Female Voice and Orchestra, Op. 39 (1974)

Josef Hrnčíř/Libuše Marová (mezzo)/Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague
( + Joyful Overture and Concertante Variations)
PANTON 110605-6 (2 LPs) (1976)


Symphony No. 2, Op. 59 (1981)

performers unknown
( + Kalabis: 2 Suites from "Alice in Wonderland" and Lidl: Radostna Predehra)
SUPRAPHON 1119 3210 (LP) (1982)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 69 for Mixed Chorus and Orchestra (1986)

Jiří Malát/Czechoslovak Radio Chorus/Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague
( + Matej: A Small Bunch of Flowers)
PANTON 8110 839 (LP) (1988)




PETR FIALA
(b. 1943, CZECH)

Born in Pelhrimov. He studied piano, composition and conducting at the Brno Conservatory and at the Janáček Academy of Music with Jan Kapr. He teaches music theory, composition and conducting at the Brno Conservatory and also works as a choral and orchestra conductor. He has composed in most genres from opera and ballet to works for solo perfrmers. His Symphony No. 1 dates from 1970.

Symphony (No. 2) "Lyric Symphony" for 2 Narrators and Orchestra (1978)

Rostislav Hališka/Gottwaldov State Symphony Orchestra
( + I. Kurz: Symphony No. 3)
PANTON 110741 (LP) (1978)

Symphony No. 3 for Baritone and Orchestra "The Message" (1985)

Radomil Eliška/Pavel Kamas (baritone)/Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra
( + Veroslav Neumann: Symphonic Dances)
PANTON 8110 0540 (LP) (1985)




ZDENĚK FIBICH
(1850-1900, CZECH)

Born in Všeborice, Bohemia. Born into a musical family on his mother's side, after piano lessons from her, he attended In Prague the private music institute (founded 1860) of Zikmund Kolešovský, organist at St Ignác. There he began composing songs and piano pieces as well as the sketches of more ambitious works including an opera and a Symphony in E flat (1865). He continued his training in Leipzig where he studied the piano with Ignaz Moscheles and theory with E.F. Richter at the Leipzig Conservatory and then studied privately with Salomon Jadassohn. In Leipzig, he continued composing and produced a second Symphony in G minor (1866). He worked as deputy conductor and choirmaster of the Provisional Theatre in Prague and was choirmaster of the Russian Orthodox Church. He devoted the remainder of his life mostly to composing and produced a prodigious amount of works in every genre including operas and orchestral works. The early Symphonies mentioned above are lost except for some sketches.

Symphony No. 1 in F major, Op. 17 (1877-83)


Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 9682-2 (2 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 9230) (1993)

Andrew Mogrelia/Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
NAXOS 8.553699 (1999)

Karel Šejna/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + In Twilight and Romance of Spring)
SUPRAPHON SU 1920-2 (1995)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON LPV 30) (1958)

Marek Štilec/Czech Nstional Symphony Orchestra
( + Impressions from the Countryside)
NAXOS .8.572985 (2013)

Petr Vronský/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Tempest)
SUPRAPHON 1110 3637 (LP) (1985)


Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 38 (1892-93)

Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 9682-2 (2 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 9328) (1994)

Andrew Mogrelia/Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
NAXOS 8.553699 (1999)

Karel Šejna/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
SUPRAPHON SU 1921-2 (1995)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON LPV 81) (1954)

Marek Štilec/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + At Twilight and Clarinet Idyll)
NAXOS .8.5773167 (2014)

Jiří Waldhans/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
SUPRAPHON 32CO-1256 (1986)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON 4 10 2165) (1978)

Symphony No. 3 in E minor, Op. 53, (1898)

Gerd Albrecht/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Tempest and Toman and the Wood Nymph)
ORFEO C 350 951 A (1995)

Jiří Bělohlávek/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
SUPRAPHON 32CO-1256 (1986)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON 1110 3038) (1983)

Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 9682-2 (2 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 9328) (1994)

Karel Šejna/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
SUPRAPHON SU 1921-2 (1995)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON DV 5299) (1961)




JURAJ FILAS
(b. 1955, CZECH)

Born in Košice, Slovakia to Czech parents. He studied both vocal performance and composition at the Prague Conservatory. Then he completed his studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague where Jiří Pauer was his composition teacher. He now lectures on composition at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts. His catalogue includes orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His other Symphonies are: No. 3 "Nach Mass" (1994) and Chamber Symphony No. 1 (1982),

Symphony No. 1 "La Feste Amorose" (1984)


Oliver Dohnányi/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Mojzis: Symphonic Picture and String Quartet No. 2)
PANTON 810692 (LP) (1985)

Symphony No. 2 "La Vampa dell'Amore" (1985)

Jaromir Nohejl/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Olomouc
( + Válek: Concerto Burlesco and Bodorova: Jubiloso )
PANTON 8110 0627 (1986)

Chamber Symphony No. 2 (1985)

Leoš Svarovsky/Orchestra Puellarum Pragensis
( + Kvech: String Quartet No. 5 and Gemrot: Sentence)
PANTON 810718 (LP) (1987)

Oldrich Vlček (leader)/Prague Chamber Orchestra
( + Kvech: Symphony in D)
PANTON 810745 (LP) (1985)



OLDŘICH FLOSMAN
(1925-1998, CZECH)

Born in Plseñ. He studied composition at the Prague Conservatory under Karel Janeček and at the Academy of Arts and Music under Pavel Bořkovec. He devoted himself primarily to composition but was also very activie in various organizations including the Union of Czech Composers and Concert Artists. He composed a large number of works covering the genres of ballets, orchestral, chamber and vocal music. All of his Symphonies have been recorded.

Symphony No. 1 (1964)


Jindřich Rohan/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Železný: Concerto for Flute, Strings and Piano)
SUPRAPHON 110 1085 (LP) (1972)

Symphony No. 2 (1974)

Miloš Konvalinka/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Matej: Symphony No. 4)
SUPRAPHON 110 1958 (LP) (1978)

Symphony No. 3 for Female Chorus and Orchestra (1984)

Vladimir Válek/The Kuhn Female Chorus/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Blatný: Symphony)
PANTON 8110 721 (LP) (1987)

Symphony-Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1979)

Jiří Bělohlávek/Marian Lapšanský (piano)/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Guitar Concertino and Fugue for Strings)
PANTON 8110 0220 (LP) (1982)




JOSEF BOHUSLAV FOERSTER
(1859-1951, CZECH)

Born in Prague, the son of Josef Foerster (1833–1907) who served as organist and choirmaster in the foremost Prague churches and as a teacher at the Prague Organ School and as professor of theory at the Prague Conservatory. The younger Foerster studied at the Prague Organ School where he succeeded Dvořák as organist of St. Vojtech (1882–8) and was then choirmaster of Panna Marie Snežná. He was also a singing teacher and a music critic. He spent some years in Hamburg and was appointed piano teacher before moving on again to Vienna where he became professor of composition at the New Conservatory as well as an influential music critic. On returning home to the newly independent Czechoslovakia, he received appointments as professor of composition at the Prague Conservatory and then at the Master School and the University. In his time he knew and befriended Smetana, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky and Mahler. His large numbers of compositions cover the entire gamut of genres fron grand operas to works for solo instruments and voices. His cycle of Symphonies is supplemented in the orchestral field by concertos, suites and symphonic poems.

Symphony No. 1 in d, Op. 9 (1887-88)

Hermann Bäumer/Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
MDG 632 1491-2 (2008)


Symphony No. 2 in F, Op. 29 "In Memoriam Sororis Mariae" (1892-93)

Hermann Bäumer/Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
MDG 632 1491-2 (2008)


Symphony No. 3 in D, Op. 36 "Life" (1894)

Hermann Bäumer/Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
MDG 632 1492-2 (2009)


Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 54 "Easter Eve" (1905)

Hermann Bäumer/Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
MDG 632 1492-2 (2009)

Lance Friedel/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Festive Overture and My Youth)
NAXOS 8.557776 (2006)

Rafael Kubelik/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1948)
SUPRAPHON SU 1912-2 001 (1996)

Václav Smetáček/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Spring and Desire)
SUPRAPHON 11 1822-2 011 (1994)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON 110 0617) (1970)

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 141 "In Memoriam Fili" (1929)

Hermann Bäumer/Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra
( + Suite "In the Mountains")
MDG 632 1493-2 (2010)



RUDOLF FRIML
(1879-1972, CZECH > USA)

Born in Prague. He studied composition with Antonfn Dvořák and piano with Josef Jirřánek at the Prague Conservatory. He was accompanist for the violinist Jan Kubelfk on tours of Europe and America. ; He settled in the United States in 1906. He began his compositional career writing works for piano, including 2 concertos, but went in to great fame as a composer of operettas and some film scores. He continued to write concert works to the end of his life, but these were completely overshadowed by his music for the stage.

Symphony "Scenes from My Youth" (1962)

Rudolf Friml/The Friml Symphony Orchestra
( + Matterhorn)
THE FRIML PHONOGRAPH COMPANY S-7777 (LP) (1960s)


BOGDAN GAGIĆ
(b. 1931, CROATIAN)


Born in Karlovac. He studied in Zagreb, Siena, and Darmstadt and after 1963 taught at the Zagreb Academy of Theater, Film, and Television. His music has been described as "post-Webernesque."

Symphony (1975–76)

Igor Kuljerić/Zagreb Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Sonata Nos. 1, 3 and 4, Piano Concerto No. 2)
JUGOTON LSY 66046 (LP) (1980s)



NAYDEN GEROV
(1916-1989, BULGARIAN)

Born in Plovdiv. He studied the piano with Dmitri Goncharov and theory and composition with Johannes Naumann. He worked as a free-lance composer and composed music for the stage, operas, ballets as well as orchestral, choral and vocal works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1977) and 3 (1980).

Symphony No. 2 (1979)


Dimiter Manolov/Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
BALKANTON BCA 1300/436 (LP) (c. 1980)



MARTIN GJOKA
(1890-1940, ALBANIAN)

Born in Bar, Montenegro. A Francisan monk, he first studied in Shkodar, Albania and had further musical training in Salzburg, Austria. In addition to being the first significant Albanian classical composer, he was an influential music teacher.

Symphony In 2 Parts "Two Flowers On Skanderbeg's Grave" (1922))

Eno Koço/Albanian Radio And Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Shehu: Albanian Rhapsody, Noli: Scanderbeg, Nassi: Suite of Albanian Folk Dances and and Pieces for Violin and Piano)
KALIILAS RECORDS KLS 037 (2005)


KARL (KÁROLY) GOLDMARK
(1830-1915, HUNGARIAN)

Born in Keszthely. His early training as a violinist was at the musical academy of Sopron where he continued his music studies before being sent to Vienna where he was able to study for some eighteen months with Leopold Jansa and then to the Vienna Conservatory to study the violin with Joseph Böhm and harmony with Gottfried Preyer. As a composer, however, he was largely self-taught. He supported himself in Vienna by playing the violin in theatre orchestras, teaching the piano and working as a music journalist. He composed a significant amount of music and his operas brought him a great deal of fame. Besides the operas, he composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. He wrote an earlier Symphony in C (1858–60) whose scherzo has been published.

Symphony No. 1, Op. 26 "Rustic Wedding Symphony" (Ländliche Hochzeit) (1877)

Maurice Abravanel/Utah Symphony Orchestra
( + Enescu: Romanian Rhapsodies Nos. 1 and 2)
VANGUARD CLASSICS 08615171 (1997)
(original LP release: VANGUARD VSL 11051/ VANGUARD SD 2142) (1964)

Michael Bartos/Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + In Springtime Overture)
NEWPORT CLASSIC PREMIER CD NPD 85503 (1991)

Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Handel/Beecham: The Faithful Shepherd)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 87780 (2002)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA 33CX 1067/COLUMBIA ML-4626) (1953)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Dvo·ák: Slavonic Dances Nos. 1 and 3), Smetana: Bartered Bride-3 Dances and Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel-Evening Hymn)
SONY SMK 61836 (1999)
(original LP release: CBS 61069/COLUMBIA MS-7261) (1969

Yondani Butt/RoyalPhilharmonic Orchestra
( + Sakuntala Overture)
ASV CDCA 791 (1992)

Jesús Lopez-Cobos/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Grieg: Symphony in C minor)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4768743 (2006)
(original LP release: DECCA SXDL 7528/LONDON LDR 71030) (1981)

Stephen Gunzenhauser/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + In Italy Overture and In Springtime Overture)
NAXOS 8.550745 (1995)

André Previn/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Prometheus Overture, Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Song and Konzertstuck for Cello and Orchestra)
EMI CLASSICS GEMINI 2643192 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3891/ANGEL SZ-37662) (1980)

Hubert Reichert/Westphalian Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
VOX ALLEGRETTO ACD 8173 (1994)
(original LP release: TURNABOUT TVS 34410) (1971)

Gerd Schaller/Philharmonie Festiva
( + Merlin: Prelude)
HANSSLER PROFIL PH10048 (2011)

Lan Shui/Singapore Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
BIS SACD-1842 (2013)

Henry Swoboda/Vienna State Opera Orchestra
CONCERT HALL SOCIETY CHS 1138 (LP) (1950s)

Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 35 (1887)

Yondani Butt/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + In Italy Overture and Prometheus Overture)
ASV CDCA 934 (1995)

Michael Halász/Rhenish Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Penthesilea Overture)
MARCO POLO 8.220417 (1993)
(original LP release: RECORDS INTERNATIONAL 7007) (1986)

Lan Shui/Singapore Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
BIS SACD-1842 (2013)





MARIN GOLEMINOV
(1908-2000, BULGARIAN)

Born in Kustendil. He graduated from the State Academy of Music in Sofia where he studied violin with Todor Torchanov and music theory with Dobri Hristov and Nikola Atanassov. Then he went to the Schola Cantorum in Paris where he studied composition under Vincent d’Indy, Paul le Flem and Albert Bertlain and also attended the composition classes of Paul Dukas.. In addition, he went to Munich to study conducting with Karl Erenberg and composition with Josef Haas at the Academy of Music. Back in Bulgaria, he worked for over four decades as Professor at the State Academy of Music, teaching music instruments, orchestration, conducting and composition and became and Director of the Sofia Opera. He composed in all genres from opera and ballet to works for solo voices and instruments. In addition to his numbered Symphonies, there is a Symphony-Cantata “Resurrection for the Living “ for Mezzo-Soprano, Mixed Traditional Music Choir and Orchestra (1993).

Symphony No. 1 "Childrens" (1963)

Kamen Goleminiv/Sofia State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
BALKANTON BCA 10505 (LP) (1980s)

Symphony No. 2 (1966)

Kamen Goleminov/Sofia State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Poem for Orchestra)
BALKANTON BCA 1093 (LP) (c. 1970's)

Symphony No. 3 for Soprano, Orchestra and Traditional Instruments Orchestra"Peace in the World" (1969-70)

Kamen Goleminov/Bulgarian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Nestinarka: Ballet Suite)
BALKANTON BCA 1246 (LP) (1970s)

Vasil Stefanov/Bulgarian National Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + A. Yosifov: Solemn Overture and Tsvetanov: Festive Concerto)
BALKANTON BCA 2170 (LP) (1970s)

Symphony No. 4 "Shopofoniya" (1978)

Kamen Goleminiv/Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Sonata for Solo Cello)
BALKANTON 1300/423 (LP) (c. 1980)



ROK GOLOB
(b. 1975, SLOVENE)


Born in Ljubljana. He is a composer, producer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist. He has worked for film, television and radio.. His very diverse styles of music include works for full symphony orchestra, choir, big-band, rock-pop-jazz bands/soloists and concert bands.

Symphony from the Dreams (1998)

Anton Nanut/Slovenian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + The Planet of Life, A Story from and Ancient World, River of Life and Alcyone)
ARS SLOVENICA DSS 200442 (2004)


HENRYK GÓRECKI
(1933-2010, POLISH)

Born in Czernica near Rybnik. He studied composition with Bolesław Szabelski at the Katowice Conservatory. After a post-graduate learning trip to France and Germany, where he met Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen, he became a professor of composition at the Katowice Conservatory, and then its rector. A leading young composer of the Polish avant-garde, his traditional sounding 3rd Symphony catapulted him to international fame. He has composed orchestral, chamber, choral, solo instrumental and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1, Op. 14 for String Orchestra and Percussion (1959)

Roland Bader/Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra
( + 3 Pieces in Old Style and Chorus I)
SCHWANN 310412 (1993)

Symphony No. 2, Op. 31 for Soprano, Baritone, Chorus and Orchesta "Kopernican" (1972)

Támas Pál/Emese Soós (soprano)/Tamás Altorjay (baritone)/Bartók Chorus, Miskolc/Fricsay Symphony Orchestra
( + Beatus Vir)
STRADIVARIUS STR 33324 (1994)

Antoni Wit/Zofia Kilanowisz (soprano)/ Andrzej Dobber (baritone)/Silesian Philharmonic Chorus/Polish Radio and Television Chorus/ Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Beatus Vir)
NAXOS 8.555375 (2001)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 for Soprano and Orchestra "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" (1976)

Alain Altinoglu/Ingrid Perruche (soprano)/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Canticum Graduum)
NAIVE V5009 (2005)

Ernest Bour/Stefania Woytowicz (soprano)/South-West German Radio Symphony OrchestraBaden-Baden
APEX 092749821-2 (2006)
(original CD release: ERATO ERA 9275)

Włodzimierz Kamirski/Stefania Woytowicz (soprano)/Berlin Radio Radio Symphony
SCHWANN VMS 11615 (1988)

Jacek Kaspszyk/Zofia Kilanowicz (soprano)/Karol Szymanowski State Philharmonic Orchestra, Kraków
EMI CLASSICS 555368-2 (1997)

Jerzy Katlewicz/Stefania Woytowicz (soprano)/Berlin Radio Radio Symphony (rec. 1978)
( + 3 Pieces in Old Style)
POLSKIE NAGRANIA PNCD 215/OLYMPIA OCD 313/SCHWANN CD 311.041 (1988)
(original LP release: MUZA SX 1648) (1982)

Kazimierz Kord/Joanna Kozlowska (soprano)/Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
DECCA CLASSICS 4783610 (2012)
(original CD release: PHILIPS 442 411-2 (1994)

Adrian Leaper/Doreen DeFeis (soprano)/Grand Canary Philharmonic Orchestra
ARTE NOVA 277790 (2005)
(original CD release: ARTE NOVA 7432127779-2) (1996)

Anton Nanut/Luisa Castellani (soprano)/lovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
AUDIOPHILE APC 101.040 (1995)

Donald Runnicles/Christine Brewer (soprano)/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
TELARC CD-80699 (2009)

Yuri Simonov/Susan Gritton (soprano)/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + 3 Pieces in Old Style)
ALTO ALC1204 (2012)
(original CD release: TRING INTERNATIONAL TRP 084) (1996)

Wener Stiefel/Theresa Erbe (soprano)/Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden
SONY SMK 64078 (1994)

Jerzy Swoboda/Zofia Kilanowisz (soprano)/Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra
PHILIPS ELOQUENCE 450148-2 (2000)
(original CD release: BELART 450148-2) (1994)

Antoni Wit/Zofia Kilanowisz (soprano)/Polish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw
( + 3 Pieces in Old Style)
NAXOS 8.550822 (1994)

Takuo Yuasa/Yvonne Kenny (soprano)/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
ABC CLASSICS 472040-2 (2008)

David Zinman/Dawn Upshaw (soprano)/ London Sinfonietta
NONESUCH 79282-2 (1992)




ČESTMÍR GREGOR
(b. 1926, CZECH)

Born in Brno, 14 May 1926). Initially taught by his father, a pupil of Vitěslav Novák, he then studied composition under Jaroslav Kvapil at the Conservatory and at the Academy in Brno and later took further composition lessons with Jan Kapr. In Ostrava, he worked for the local branches of the Czechoslovak Composers' Union and Czechoslovak Radio but afterwards devoted himself completely to composition and music criticism. He has composed an opera, ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works that are sometimes influenced by jazz or popular music. His Symphony (No. 1) "Country and Men" is from 1953.

Choreographic Symphony (1963)


Miloš Konvalinka/Ostrava State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + May I Speak Overture)
PANTON 01 260 (LP) (1970)

A Symphony of My Town (1971)

Otakar Trhlík/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Kohoutek: Panteon)
PANTON 110532 (LP) (1975)

Jiří Waldhans/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Strniste: Variations on a Silesian Folksong)
SUPRAPHON 1191236 (LP) (1972)


Sinfonia Notturna di Praga (1976)


Rostislav Hališka/Gottwaldov State Symphony Orchestra
( + Pauer: Tragedy and Zamecnik: Violin Concerto)
PANTON 11 0670 (LP) (1976)

Sinfonietta (1973)

Jaromil Nohejl/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Olomouc
( + Vorlova: Emergence for Violin and Orchestra)
SUPRAPHON 1191575 (LP) (1974)




JURIJ GREGORC
(1916 -1986, SLOVENE)

Born in Novo Mesto, Austria-Hungary. He studied composition at the Ljubljana Academy of Music with Slavko Osterc where he also studied the violin. He played the violin in the
Ljubljana Opera Orchestra and taught harmony at the Ljubljana Academy of Music. He composed music for orchestra and smaller instrumental ensembles.


Sinfonietta for Strings (1953)


Samo Hubad/Ljubljana Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Matačič: Piano Concerto)
HELIDON FLP 10026 (LP) (1981)




JOZEF GREŠAK
(1907-1987, SLOVAK)

Born in Bardejov. He studied composition at the Teachers' Institute in Spišská Kapitula with Frano Dostalík. He worked as a teacher of music and arts at the grammar school in Bardejov and as rehearsal pianist of the Ukrainian Song and Dance Group. He composed operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and choral works. His other Symphonies are: Symphony from Eastern Slovakia (rev. as Symphony quasi una Fantasia (1959, rev. 1962), Vocal Symphony for Soprano, Tenor, Chorus and Orchestra (1971) and Chamber Symphony for Flute, Oboe, Bassoon and Strings (1922–23, rev. 1982).

Sinfonietta Concertante (1954, rev. 1975)

Bystrík Režucha/Košice State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Zuzanka Hraškovie (chamber opera) and Amoebas Overture)
OPUS 9110 0554 (LP) (1978)




PAVEL HAAS
(1899-1944, CZECH)

Born in Brno. He studied composition at the Brno Conservatory with Jan Kunc and Vilém Petrželka. This was followed by two years of study in the master class of Leoš Janáček. Unable to leave Czechoslovakia after the Nazi takeover, he died in the Holocaust. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber and vocal works.

Symphony (unfinished, orch. Z. Zouhar, 1940-1/1998)

Israel Yinon/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Scherzo Triste and Charlatan: Opera Suite)
KOCH SCHWANN 3-1521-2 (1996)




JAN HANUŠ
(1915-2004, CZECH)

Born in Prague. He studied composition privately with Otakar Jeremiaš and at the same time studied conducting at the Prague Conservatory with Pavel Dědecčk. Then he worked as an editor and an editor-in-chief in the publishing house that became Supraphon. He was a prolific composer of operas, orchestral, chamber and vocal music. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 in E Major, Op. 12 for Alto and Orchestra (1942), 3 in D Minor, Op. 38 "The World's Truth" (1956-7), 4, Op. 49 (1960) and 7, Op. 116 for Orchestra, Mixed Choir, Soprano and Baritone on Latin Sacred Texts (1989-90).

Symphony No. 2 in G major, Op. 26 (1951)

Karel Ančerl/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Salt is Better than Gold: Ballet Suite No. 1)
SUPRAPHON SU 37012 (2005)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON LPV 384) (1950s)


Symphony No. 5, Op. 58 (1964–65)

Alois Klima/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Neumann: Ode)
PANTON 040 9998 (LP) (1967)


Symphony No. 6, Op. 92 (1978)

Václav Neumann/Czech PhilharmonicOrchestra
( + Kalabis: Symphony No. 5)
PANTON 8110 0126 (LP) (1981)

Symphony Concertante, Op. 31 for Organ, Harp, Timpani and Strings (1954)

Karel Ančerl /Ji·í Reinberger (organ)/Bedrich Dobrodinský (harp)/Robert Mach (timpani)/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Kabelác: Mystery of Time and Hamlet Improvisation))
SUPRAPHON SU 36712 (2002)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON DV 5550) (1958)

 

ROMAN HAUBENSTOCK-RAMATI
(1919-1984, POLISH)

Born in Krakow. He studied musicology and philosophy as well as composition with Artur Malawski in Krakow and took private composition lessons with Jósef Koffler in Lemberg. After years of exile in the USSR as a result of the Nazis, he retuned to head of the music department of the Krakow Radio. He then became director of the State Music Library of Tel Aviv and professor at the Music Academy. Returning to Europe, he worked at the Studio de Musique Concrète in Paris where he drew inspiration from Olivier Messiaen and then worked as editor and music consultant of Universal Edition Vienna. He composed music in many genres ranging from orchestral to solo instrumental and vocal works. Among his other orchestral works is Les Symphonies de Timbres (1957).

Symphony ‘K’ (based on materials from his opera "Amerika") (1967)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1997)
(included in collection: "International Rostrum of Composers 1955-1999")
Q DISC 97006 (6 CDs) (2007)


SVATOPLUK HAVELKA
(1925-2009, CZECH)

Born in Vrbice ve Slezsku. He studied composition privately with Karl Boleslav Jirák while a student of musicology at the Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University. He subsequently became a member of the music department of Czechoslovak Radio in Ostrava and artistic director of the NOTA Ensemble. He then was an instructor and composer with the Army Art Ensemble before devoting himself full-time to composing. His catalogue comprises mostly orchestral and choral works. He also produced "Pyrrhos," Symphony- Ballet (1970).

Symphony No. 1 in B flat major (1956)

Jindřich Rohan/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance Sinfonietta, Nonet, Hommage à Hieronymus Bosch, Foam and Heptameron)
LH PROMOTION 7 17771 00051-2 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON SUA 18138) (1960s)

Dance Sinfonietta for Chamber Orchestra (2001)

Tomáš Hanus/Prague Philharmonia
( + Symphony No. 1, Nonet, Hommage à Hieronymus Bosch, Foam and Heptameron)
LH PROMOTION 7 17771 00051-2 (2 CDs) (2005)




VASILE HERMAN
(b. 1929, ROMANIAN)

Born in Satu-Mare. After piano study in his own city, he went to the Dima Conservatory in Cluj where his teachers included Wilhelm Demian and Sigismond Toduţă, and then joined the faculty of that school. He also attended courses in Darmstedt, Germany. He composed orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental and vocal works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1976), 3 "Metamorphoses"., 4 (1984) and 5 (1988).

Symphony No. 2 "Memorandum" (1980)


Ervin Acel/Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Variante and Paleomusica)
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 2717 (LP) (1980s)



FRIGYES HIDAS
(1926-2007, HUNGARIAN)

Born in Budapest. He studied composition at that city's Franz Liszt Academy of Music with János Viski. He later became musical director of the National Theater in Budapest as well as director of the city's Operetta Theater. He was a prolific composer in multiple genres including operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral works. He specialized in music for wind instruments and bands.

Save The Sea - A Symphony For Symphonic Band (1998)

Pannonische Blasorchester
( + Salnikov: Symphony of War and Peace)
TYROLIS MUSIC CD 352783 (2012)

 

MIROSLAV HLAVAC
(1923–2008, CZECH)


Born in Protivin. He was originally a civil engineer and then took music with Jaroslav Řidký and Klement Slavicky, completing studies in 1961. He wrote in traditional forms, but in the late 1960s he became interested in advanced techniques and produced several scores for electronic sound. He has one unrecorded Symphony (1960). He also composed Sinfonietta Epitaffica (1974) and Sinfonietta for String
Orchestra (1982).


Elegikon—Sinfonietta for Piano, Winds, and Percussion (1964)

Vit Micka/Jiri Holena (piano)/Prague Radio Symphony
( + Kostal: Cosmic Nocturno, Jiří Novak: 11 Miniatures, and Kostal: The Wandering Music-Makers)
PANTON 8111 0077 (LP) (1979)





EMIL HLOBIL
(1901-1987, CZECH)

Born in Veselí nad Lužnicí. He studied composition with Jaroslav Křička at the Prague Conservatory and then attended Josef Suk’s master classes. He taught in Prague, first at the Women Teachers’ Institute, then at the Conservatory and was ultimately appointed professor of composition at the Academy of Musical Arts. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 2, Op. 38 (1951), 3, Op. 53 (1957) and 7, Op. 87 (1973).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 31 (1949)


Jaroslav Vogel/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
SUPRAPHON DM 5740 (LP) (1950s)


Symphony No. 4, Op. 58 (1959)

Miloš Konvalinka/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Winds and Percussion)
PANTON 8110 0166 (LP) (1981)


Symphony No. 5, Op. 76 (1969)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Sonata and String Quartet No. 2)
SUPRAPHON 1 19 1977 (LP) (1976)
( + Mácha: Variants, Feld: Dramatic Fantasy and Bárta: Symphony No. 2)
PANTON 11 0232 (LP) (1971)

Symphony No. 6 for Chamber String Orchestra, Op. 85 (1972)

František Vajnar/Musicians of Prague
( + Matys: Written by Grief into Silence and Seidel: Hunting
Sinfonietta)
SUPRAPHON 1 19 1399 (LP) (1973)

Symphony No. 7, Op. 87 (1973)

Josef Hrnčíř/Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague
( + Válek: Symphony No. 10 and Seidel: Prelude Giocosa)
PANTON 119 1577 (LP) (1974)




KAREL HORKÝ
(1909-1988, CZECH)

Born in Štěměchy u Třebíče. From the age of 14 he was a bassoonist, first in an army band then in various orchestras before joining the theatre orchestra in Brno in 1937. After studying composition with Pavel Haas and attending Jaroslav Křička’s master classes at the Prague Conservatory, he taught composition at the Brno Conservatory and later at the Janáček Academy of Music. He composed operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and chpral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1959) and 2 (1964).

Symphony No. 3 (1969)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Preludes on Fate)
PANTON 11 0457 (LP) (1975)

Jiří Waldhans/Brno State Philharmonic
( + Kohoutek: Panteon)
SUPRAPHON 1 19 1237 (LP) (1972)


Symphony No. 4 (1974)

Jiří Waldhans/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Jonák: Trumpet Concerto)
PANTON 11 0575 (LP) (1975)



DIMITER HRISTOV (CHRISTOFF)
(b. 1933, BULGARIAN)

Born in Sofia. He graduated from the State Academy of Music where he studied composition under Marin Golemi nov. He has workied as a researcher at the Institute of Art Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. After receiving the Doctor of Art degree, he was appointed Professor of Polyphony and Introduction to the Theory of Music at the State Academy of Music, as well as of Polyphony, Music Theatre of the 20th century and Contemporary Polyphonic Structures, Polyphony and Modern Trends in Music and Art in General at Sofia University and at the New Bulgarian University. He has composed an opera, orchestral, chamber and piano works. His catalogue includes 3 Symphonies: Nos. 1 in Two Movements (1958), 2 (1964) and 3 (1968).

Sinfonietta for String Orchestra (1956)

Konstantin Iliev/Sofia State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Overture and Symphonic Episodes)
BALKANTON BCA 461 (LP) (1960's)



VLADIMIR HROVAT
(b. 1947, SLOVENE)


Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra (1997)

Miloš Mlejnik (cello)/Anton Nanut/Slovenian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Simple Slovene Concertino, Sinfonietta and Cantata: The Autumn Rain is Pattering Gently)
ARS SLOVENICA DSS 200866 (2008)


Sinfonietta for Brass Orchestra and Percussion (1993)

Lior Shambadal/Slovenian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonia Concertante, Simple Slovene Concertino and Cantata: The Autumn Rain is Pattering Gently)
ARS SLOVENICA DSS 200866 (2008)


KAREL HUSA
(b. 1921, CZECH > USA)

Born in Prague. He studied at the Prague Conservatory where he studied composition with Jaroslav Řidký and conducting with Pavel Dědeček and Václav Talich. He then went on to Paris for further study at the École Normale de Musique and the Paris Conservatory where his teachers included Arthur Honneger and Nadia Boulanger for composition and André Cluytens and Jean Fournet for conducting. He emigrated to America in 1954 and then taught at Cornell University and Ithaca College. He has composed prolifically in various genres especially in works for orchestra and chamber groups.

Symphony No. 1 (1953)

Karel Husa/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Serenade for Woodwind Quintet with Strings, Landscapes and Mosaics)
COMPOSERS RECORDINGS CRI CD 592 (1994)
(original LP release: COMPOSERS RECORDINGS CRI SD 261) (1971)


Symphony No. 2 "Reflections" (1983)

Emily Freeman Brown/Bowling Green Philharmonia
( + Freund: Freund, S. Adler: Requiescat in Pace, Ryan: Ophélie and Schrude: Into Light)
ALBANY RECORDS TROY 321 (1999)

Barry H. Kolman/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava
( + Fresque and Music for Prague)
MARCO POLO 8.223640 (1994)


Sinfonietta for Orchestra, Op. 4 (1947)

Jiří Bělohlávek/Prague Philharmonia
( + Overture for Large Orchestra, Sonatina for Piano, Suite for Viola and Piano and Sonatina for Violin and Piano)
CLARTON CQ 0049-2 (2008)




KONSTANTIN ILIEV
(1924-1988, BULGARIAN)

Born in Sofia. He graduated from the State Academy of Music having studied composition with Pancho Vladigerov, conducting with Marin Goleminov and violin with Vladimir Avramov. He then went to the Prague Music Academy for conducting with Václav Talich and composition under Jaroslav Řídký as well as quarter-tone composition classes wth Alois Haba. On his return to to Bulgaria, he worked as a musicologist at the Bulgarian National Radio and then founded the State Symphony Orchestra in Ruse.. He conducted the ballet of the Sofia Opera (1948-49), was chief conductor of the State Symphony Orchestra and of the National Opera in Ruse, then chief conductor of the Varna Symphony Orchestra and and ultimately chief conductor of the Sofia Philharmonic. He composed in all genres from operas snd film scores to solo instrumental pieces. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1947), 2 for Wind Instruments) (1951), 3 (1954) and 5 (1959).

Symphony No. 4 for Bass and String Orchestra (1958)

Dobrin Petkov/Pavel Gerdzhikov (bass)/Sofia State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Nikolov: Concerto for Strings)
BALKANTON 344 (LP) (1960)

Symphony No. 6 (1984)

Alipi Naidenov/Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Musical Moments)
BALKANTON BCA 12100 (LP) (1980s)

 

ÇETIN IŞIKÖZLÜ
(b.1939), TURKISH)

Turkish Army Symphony (Symphonic Fantasia), Op.6 (1973)

Çetin Işiközlü/Mehves Emeç (pianist)/Aytül Büyüksaraç (soprano)/Pekin Kirgiz (tenor)/Polyphonic Chorus of Ministery of Culture/Polyphonic Chorus of TRT/Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
RAKS MUSIC CD



MIROSLAV IŠTVAN
(1928-1990, CZECH)

Born in Olomouc. He studied composition with Jaroslav Kvapil at the Janáček Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Brno, stayed there for post-graduate work and then joined its faculty. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano, vocal and choral works.

Vocal Symphony for Soprano, Bass, Reciter and Orchestra (1986)

Rostislav Hališka/Magda Kloboucková (soprano)/Karel Prusa (bass)/Gottwaldov State Symphony
( + Báchorek: Hukvaldy Poem)
PANTON 81 0841 (LP) (1980)




GEORGI IVANOV (GEORGI TUTEV)
(1924-1994, BULGARIAN)

Born in Sofia. He graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory where he studied composition with Yuri Shaporin and Viktor Bely and conducting with Nikolai Anosov. In Bulgaria, he studied composition with Lubomir Pipkov as well as piano and harmony with Vesselin Stoyanov. He worked as a freelance composer, was secretary of the Union of Bulgarian Composers, music editor at the Bulgarian National Radio and music director and principal conductor of the orchestra of the Youth National Theatre. He composed orchestral, chamber and instrumental works as well as film scores.

Symphony No. 1 (1959)

Konstantin Iliev/Sofia State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Iliev: Symphonic Variations)
BALKANTON BCA 504 (LP) (1960s)


Symphony No. 2 "Variations” (1968-71, rev. 1974)

Georgi Dimitrov/Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + J.S. Bach Meditations)
BULGARIAN NATIONAL RADIO CD-MNS 0002 (1996)


MACIEJ JABŁONSKI
(b. 1974, POLISH)

He studied composition with Marek Stachowski at the Cracow Music Academy and since then has taught music theory there. His other symphonies are: Nos. 1 (withdrawn), 2 (1996) and 3 (1997–98).

Symphony No. 4 for Organ and Orchestra (1999–2000)

Antoni Wit/Jaroslaw Malanowicz (organ)/Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Grudzien: Ad Naan, Maciejasz-Kaminska: Altitude 1, Mykietyn: An Album Leaf, and J. Rychlik: Fantasia)
WARSAW AUTUMN 2002 CD No. 1 (non-commercial CD) (2002)


LEOŠ JANÁČEK
(1854-1928, CZECH)

Born in Hukvaldy, Moravia. As a youth, he was a gifted choral singer. After early training at several locations, he enrolled at the Prague organ school and then after graduation taught music at Brno's Teachers' Institute. He then studied piano, organ, and composition at the Leipzig Conservatory but soon moved on to the Vienna Conservatory where from April to June 1880 he studied composition with Franz Krenn. Back in Brno, he was appointed director of the Organ School where he remained when the school became the Brno Conservatory. He became one of his nation's great composers, excelling in every genre that he composed for, especially opera. orchestral, chamber and choral works.

Sinfonietta (1926)


Claudio Abbado/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin and 2 Portaits)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 445501-2 (2002)
(original CD release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4273 132) (1990)

Claudio Abbado/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 , Romeo and Juliet - Excerpts, Chout - Excerpts and Hindemith:Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4806611 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6398/LONDON CS 6620) (1969)

Karel Ančerl/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Martin·: Frescoes of Piero della Francesca and Parables)
SUPRAPHON SU 3684-2 (2003)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON SUA ST 50380/ARTIA ALPS 122) (1962)

Bř etislav Bakala/Brno Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1955)
( + Taras Bulba and Amarus)
PANTON 81110521 (1993)

Břetislav Bakala/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1951)
( + Glagolitic Mass)
SUPRAPHON SU 3613-2 (2002)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON LPM 21) (1952)

Břetislav Bakala/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1955)
( + Taras Bulba and Danube Symphony)
MULTISONIC 31 0184-2 (1993)

Jiří Bělohlávek/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Taras Bulba)
PANTON 110728 (LP) (1970s)

Jiří Bělohlávek/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Taras Bulba, Suite for Strings, Idyll for Strings, Jealousy, The Fiddler's Child and The Cunning Little Vixen: Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN TWOFER 2407 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8897) (1992)

Silvain Cambreling/Orchestre du Théâtre Royale de la Monnaie, Brussels
( + The Diary of One Who Disappeared, Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande and Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin)
RICERCAR SECONDO RIS 111082 (2 CDs) (1992)

Sylvain Cambreling/SWR Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden
( + Dvořák: Symphony No. 9)
GLOR CLASSICS GC 11421 (2012)

Sir Andrew Davis/Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Taras Bulba, The Fiddler's Child and The Ballad of Blaník)
APEX 256460430-2 (2006)
(original CD release: FINLANDIA 3984-21449-2) (1998)

Charles Dutoit/Montreal Symphony Orchestra
( + Glagolitic Mass)
DECCA 436211-2 (1994)

Claus Peter Flor/Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra: 75th Anniversary")
RPHO 9394/1-4 (4 CDs) (1993)

Miroslav Hanzal/Castle Guard and Czech Police Orchestra
( + Dvo·ák: Slavonic Dances Nos. 7, 8, 9 and 15, Festive March, Rusalka -Polonaise, My Home Overture, Smetana: Libuše- Fanfare , The Bartered Bride- Furiant, Jioinka's Polka, To Our Lasses Polka, From the Student Life March, March of the National Guard and Martin·: The Magic Sack)
SUPRAPHON SU3791-2 (2004)

Jascha Horenstein/ORTF National Orchestra (rec. 1952)
(included in collection: "Jascha Horenstein - Broadcast Performances From Paris")
MUSIC & ARTS PROGRAMS OF AMERICA MACD 1146 (9 CDs) (2004)

Jascha Horenstein/Vienna Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1952)
( + Dvo·ák: Symphony No. 9)
VOX BOX LEGENDS VOX 7805 (2001)
(original LP release: VOX PL 9710) (1956)

Milan Horvat/ÖRF Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvo·ák: Symphony No. 5)
POINT CLASSICS 2671522 (1994)

Eliahu Inbal/Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
( + Glagolitic Mass)
DENON CO-18049 (1998)

Neeme Järvi/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvo·ák: Legends)
BIS CD-436 (1994)

František Jilek/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Danube, Violin Concerto and Schluck and Jau)
SUPRAPHON SU 3888-2 (2006)
(original CD release: SUPRAPHON 1115222) (1992)

Árpád Joó/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Koda´ly: Ha´ry Ja´nos: Suite)
SEFEL RECORDS SEFD 5001 (LP) (1980)

Herbert Kegel/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra Orchestra (rec. 1967)
( + Dvo·ák: Symphony No. 9)
WEITBLICK SSS 0024-2 (2002)

Rudolf Kempe/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1975)
( + Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra and Berg: Violin Concerto)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4215-2 (2007)

Otto Klemperer/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (rec. 1951)
( + Bartók: Viola Concerto, Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain and Beethoven: Ah, perfido!)
MUSIC & ARTS CD-4752 (2000)

Otto Klemperer/Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1956)
( + Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 25 and 38, R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 and Weill: Kleine Dreigroschenmusik)
EMI GREAT CONDUCTORS OF THE 20TH CENTURY 5 75465 2 (2 CDs) (2002)

Zdeněk Košler/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Taras Bulba)
DENON OX-7140/SUPRAPHON 110 2167 (LP) (1978)

Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Taras Bulba and Piano Concertino)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON ELOQUENCE 480 0643 (2009)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2530 075) (1971)

Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1981)
( + Dvo·ák: Symphony No. 6)
ORFEO D'OR C552011B (2001)

Rafael Kubelik/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1946)
( + Martin·: Double Concerto for 2 String Orchestras, Dvo·ák: Scherzo Capriccioso, Legend No. 10 and Smetana: Bartered Bride - Overture and 3 Dances)
TESTAMENT SBT 1181 (2000)
(from HMV 78's)

Rafael Kubelik/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Dvo·ák: Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4800955 (2009)
(original LP release: DECCA LW 5213/LONDON LD 9233) (1956)

Ondrej Lenárd/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. Bratislava
( + Taras Bulba and Lachian Dances)
NAXOS 8.550411 (1994)

Zdeněk Mácal/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Taras Bulba)
ARISTOCRATE 7678 (LP)

Sir Charles Mackerras/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Taras Bulba, The Cunning Little Vixen: Suite, Schluck and Jau, Jealousy and Kát'a Kabanová: Prelude)
SUPRAPHON SU 3739-2 (2 CDs) (2004)

Sir Charles Mackerras/Pro Arte Orchestra
( + Weinberger: Schwanda the Bagpiper: Polka and Fugue and Smetana: Bartered Bride: Overture)
EMI CLASSICS ENCORE 35719-2 (2009)
(original LP release: PYE CML 33007 {1960}/VANGUARD VRS 1116) (1963)

Sir Charles Mackerras/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvo·ák: Symphony No. 7, R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra and Smetana: Má Vlast-The Moldau)
SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SSO 200705 (2 CDs) (2008)

Sir Charles Mackerras/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Taras Bulba and The Cunning Little Vixen: Suite)
DECCA VIRTUOSO 4785407-2 (2013)
(original LP release: DECCA SXDL 7519/LONDON LDR 71021) (1981)

Kurt Masur/New York Philharmonic
( + Dvo·ák: Symphony No. 8)
APEX 092748732-2 (2006)
(original CD release: TELDEC 90847-2) (1994)

Lovro von Matačič/NHK Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1973)
( + Weber: Der Freischutz - Overture, Wagner: Overtures to Rienzi, Der Fliegende Hollander, Tannhäuser, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg {Prelude to Act 1}, Kodály: Hary Janos - Suite and Stravinsky: The Firebird - Suite)
KING RECORDS KKC-2026 (2 CDs) (2013)

Lovro von Matačič/Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Smetana: Má Vlast and Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5)
CROATIA RECORDS CD5632207 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: JUGOTON LSY 65065 {2 LPs}) (1979)

Daniel Nazareth/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Taras Bulba)
OPUS 9350 2013 (1989)

Tomáš Netopil/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Taras Bulba, The Fiddler's Child and The Ballad of Blaník)
SUPRAPHON SU 4131-2 (2013)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Taras Bulba, Violin Concerto and Schluck and Jau)
SUPRAPHON 11 1965-2 (1995)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON 111088) (1982)

Václav Neumann/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Rossini/Respighi: Rossiniana)
URANIA URLP 7030 (LP) (1952)

Václav Neumann/NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo (rec. 1978)
( + Taras Bulba, Dvo·ák: Symphony No. 9,Smetana: Bartered Bride - Overture, and Beethoven: Symphony No. 1)
KING RECORDS KKC2051 (2 CDs) (2013)

Václav Neumann/Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec 1990)
( + Violin Concerto and The Cunning Little Vixen: Suite)
ARTE NOVA 74321 30481-2 (2002)

Jonathan Nott/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Taras Bulba and The Cunning Little Vixen: Suite)
TUDOR TUDOR7135 (2007)

Seiji Ozawa/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra)
EMI CLASSICS CDC 747837-2 (1988)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2652/ANGEL S-36045) (1971)

Libor Pešek/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Taras Bulba and From the House of the Dead: Prelude)
VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 7 91506-2 (1992)

André Previn/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra)
TELARC CD-80174 (1988)

Sir Simon Rattle/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Glagolitic Mass)
EMI GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY 566980-2 (1999)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 747048-2) (1983)

Heinz Rögner/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1979)
( + Taras Bulba)
BERLIN CLASSICS 4920 (2008)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827544) (1983)

Gennady Rozhdestvensky/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1981)
( + Taras Bulba, Ballad of Blanik and Martin·: Double Concerto for 2 String Orchestras)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 9135-2 (1996)

Gennady Rozhdestvensky/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestr
( + Taras Bulba and The Cunning Little Vixen: Suite)
RCA CLASSICAL NAVIGATOR 7432129251-2
(original LP release: MELODIYA S10 05693-4/MELODIYA ANGEL SR-40075 (LP) (1968)

José Serebrier/Czech State Philharmonic Orchestra, Brno
( + Lachian Dances, Taras Bulba, The Cunning Little Vixen: Suite, Jealousy, From the House of the Dead: Prelude and The Makropulos Affair - Act 2 Symphonic Synthesis)
REFERENCE RECORDINGS 2103 (2 CDs) (2001)
(original CD release: REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-65CD) (1995)

George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Taras Bulba, Kodály: Dances of Galánta and Dances of Marosszék)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS 62404 (1996)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA SAX 5263/COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS 6815) (1966)

Klaus Tennstedt/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1991)
( + Dvo·ák: Symphony No. 8 and Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4139-2 (2004)

Otakar Trhlik/Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Ostrava
( + From the House of the: Suite)
BONTON 71 0457-2 (1997)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON 1199815) (1981)

Michael Tilson Thomas/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Glagolitic Mass)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK 89903 (1996)
(original CD release: SONY CLASSICS SK 47182) (1992)

Vladimír Válek/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1998)
( + Taras Bulba and Suk: Praga)
EXTON OVCL-390 (2009)

Antoni Wit/Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Glagolitic Mass)
NAXOS 8.572639 (2011)

David Zinman/Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Taras Bulba and Dvo·ák: Czech Suite)
PHILIPS 442660-2(1994)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 9500 874) (1980)


Danube Symphony (also called Symphonic Poem) (1923-25) (unfinished, arr. O. Chlubna, et. al)


Břetislav Bakala/Brno Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1955)
( + Taras Bulba and Sinfonietta)
MULTISONIC 31 0184-2 (1993)

František Jilek/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta, Violin Concerto and Schluck and Jau)
SUPRAPHON SU 3888-2 (2006)
(original CD release: SUPRAPHON 1115222) (1992)

Libor Pešek/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Bratislava
( + Suite for Orchestra, Moravia Dances and Schluck and Jau)
NAXOS 8.555245 (2002)
(original CD release: RECORDS INTERNATIONAL 7008-2/MARCO POLO 6.220362) (1986)

Otakar Trhlik/Janá·ek Philharmonic Orchestra, Ostrava (rec. 1985)
( + Idyll for String Orchestra)
SUPRAPHON 33CO-1150 (2003)



PÁL JÁRDÁNYI
(1920-1966, HUNGARIAN)

Born in Budapest. He studied at the Budapest Conservatory with Zoltán Kodály and Albert Siklós. After that, he first worked as a music critic and was appointed a professor at the Budapest Conservatory. He composed orchestral, chamber and piano works. His catalogue includes a Sinfonietta (1940).

Symphony in 5 Movements "Vörösmarty" (1952)


János Ács/Szent István Király Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concertino, Harp Concerto, Vivente e Moriente and Elöszó)
HUNGAROTON HCD 31742 (2000)





JIŘÍ JAROCH
(1920-1986, CZECH)

Born in Smilkov u Votic. He received his musical training in from Jaroslav Řidký at the Prague Conservatory and at the Academy of Performing Arts. He worked as a violist having been taught by the leading Czech virtuoso Ladislav Černý. He joined the Czechoslovak Radio's musical broadcasting department where he worked as an editor, music producer and dramaturgis and did very little teaching. He composed orchestral and chamber works. His Symphony No. 1 (1954-6) remains unrecorded.

Symphony No. 2 (1960)


Alois Klíma/Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Zimmer: Symphony No. 1)
SUPRAPHON SUA 18505 (LP) (1960s)

Symphony No. 3 (Symphony-Concerto) for Violin and Orchestra) (1968-9)

Alois Klíma/Antonín Novák (violin)/Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Havelka: Rose of Wounds and Ernesto Che Guevara)
PANTON 11 0480 (LP) (1975)



PAVEL JERABEK
(1948-2001, CZECH)

Born in Prague. He studied composition and piano at the Prague Conservatory and then continued composition studies with Jiří Pauer at the Academy of Music and Arts in Prague. He also took a composition courses in Siena with Franco Donatoni. He became an editor at the Panton publishing house.

Symphony No. 1 (1976)

Jaromir Nohejl/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + I. Kurz: Emergence {Absorption})
PANTON 8110 0292 (LP) (1982)



MILAN JIRA
(b. 1935, CZECH)

Born in Prague. He studied composition under Pavel Bořkovec at the Academy of Music and Arts in Prague.

Symphony No. 7 (1985)


Rostislav Hališka/Gottwaldov State Symphony Orchestra
( + Pinos: Organ Concerto)
PANTON 81100626 (1986)



KAREL BOLESLAV JIRÁK
(1891-1972, CZECH > USA)

Born in Prague. Although taught privately in composition by Vitězslav Novák and Josef Bohuslav Foerster, he never received a comprehensive classical training in composition. Still, he became on of the most distinguished teachers of composition both privately and at the Prague Conservatory whose pupils were some of the brightest lights of the next generation. He was also very succesful as a conductor and choirmaster and also served as the director of the Czechoslovak Radio's musical broadcasting department. He emigrated to America in 1947 where he continued to compose and teach. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 in C minor, Op. 10 (1915-16), 2 in F major, Op. 25 (1921-4) , 3, Op. 37 (1929-38), 4, Op. 52 "Episodes from an Artist's Life" (1945) and 6, Op. 90 (1957-70) and a Sinfonietta for Small Orchestra (1944).

Symphony No. 5, Op. 60 (1949)


Jiří Bělohlávek/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Variations)
PANTON 81 0913 (LP) (1990)



IVO JIRÁSEK
(1920-2004, CZECH)

Born in Prague. He studied composition privately with Otakar Šin and later on at the Prague Conservatory with Alois Haba and Miroslav Krejči. Simultaneously, he also attended courses in conducting led by Pavel Dědeček, and opera stage directing with Ferdinand Pujman. He was an assistant to Rafael Kubelik in the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, then a conductor in the Zdeněk Nejedly Theatre in Opava and finally head of that theatre' s opera company. He continued to work afterwards as a composer, music teacher and organizer. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber and vocal works as well as music for children. His orchestral catalogue includes a Concertante Symphony for Violin and Orchestra (1958).


Symphony "Mother Hope" (1973-4)

Zdeněk Košler/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
SUPRAPHON 1 10 2177 (LP) (1977)


Symphony for Baritone and Orchestra (1974-75) (revision of the above?)

Vladimir Valek//Rene Tuček (baritone)/Dvořák Symphony Orchestra
( + Bachorek: Dialogues for 2 Violins)
SUPRAPHON 1 19 1848 (LP) (1975)


IVAN JIRKO
(1926-1978, CZECH)

Born in Prague. While training in medicine at Prague University, he also studied composition with Karel Janeček and Pavel Bořkovec. He worked as a psychiatrist but was also a music critic for Prague newspapers. He then became lecturer at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts and also a was opera dramaturg at the National Theatre. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber and instrumental works. His other Symphonies are: No. 1 (1956–7) and 2 "[The Year 1945" (1961–2).

Symphony No. 3 (1976-7)


Miloš Konvalinka/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Koštál: The Courage Stanzas and Flosman: Overture for Winds)
SUPRAPHON 1410 2855 (LP) (1981)


GÁBOR JODÁL
(1913-1989, ROMANIAN)

Born in Odorheiu Secuiesc. He studied composition with Zoltán Kodály at the Budapest Academy where he also had piano studies. He received appointments in Cluj as assistant music master at the Hungarian Theatre and as lecturer at the Hungarian Arts Institute as well as at the Cluj Academy where he became rector. He composed a ballet, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. His orchestral catalogue includes a Simfonia Brevis for 2 Horns, Timpani and Strings (1981).

Sinfonietta for Small Orchestra (1957)

Paul Popescu/Cluj-Napoca Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Kozma: Organ Concerto)
ELECTRECORD ECE 1041 (LP) (1960s)

 

ZDENĚK JONÁK
(1917-1995, CZECH)

Born in Prague. He studied composition with Jaroslav Řidký at the Prague Conservatory and went on to the master classes of both Řidký and Jaroslav Křička . He composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works as well as music for the theater and folksong arrangements.

Chamber Symphony (1964)

Karel Belohoubek/Czech Army Central Band
( + Lukás: Sinfonia Brevis, Stanek: The Great Journey 1492 - Columbus, Zámecnik: The Lachian Sun, Mácha: Saxophone Weeping and Husa:: Al Fresco)
CLARTON CQ0016-2




MIHAIL JORA
(1891-1971. ROMANIAN)

Born in Roman. He studied theory and solfège with A. Teodoreanu at the Iasi Conservatory before going on to the Leipzig Conservatory where Max Reger was his counterpoint and composition teacher. He then went to Paris for additional composition studies with Florent Schmitt. One of Romania's leading musical lions, he was founder-chairman of the Society of Romanian Composers, music director of the Romanian Broadcasting Corporation and professor of harmony, counterpoint and composition at the Bucharest Conservatory. He composed ballets, orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works.

Symphony in C major, Op.17 (1937)


Iosif Conta/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + I. Dumitrescu: Sinfonietta)
ELECTRECORD STM-ECE 0714 (LP) (1966)




ENRIKO JOSIF
(1924-2003, SERBIAN)

Born in Belgrade. He studied composition with Milenko Živkovič at the Belgrade Academy of Music and completed composition studies with Goffredo Petrassi at Rome's Accademia di Santa Cecilia. He was a professor of composition at the Belgrade Academy. He composed ballets, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His other Symphonies are: Lyric Symphony for 4 Flutes, Harp and Strings (1956) and Sinfonietta (1955)

Symphony in 1 Movement "Monoptych" (1965)


Borivoje Simić/Belgrade Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
RTB LP 2504 (LP) (1970s)


ŠIMON JUROVSKÝ
(1912-1963, SLOVAK)

Born in Ulmanka pri Banskej. He studied composition with Alexander Moyzes at the Bratislava Music and Drama Academy where he also took conducting with Josef Vincourek. He had further composition training with Joseph Marx at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. He worked as a conductor and head of the Music Department of the Slovak Radio and then became artistic director of the Slovak National Theatre Opera. His compositions cover most genres from music for the stage to solo instrumental and vocal works as well as folklore arrangements. His Symphony No. 1 for Piano and String Orchestra "Peace" was written in 1950.

Symphony No. 2 for Organ and Orchestra "Heroic" (1960)


Ĺudovit Rajter/Ferdinand Klinda (organ)/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cikker: Variations on the Slovak Folk Song, Zimmer: Piano Concerto No. 6, Grešák: Amoebas Overture, Kardoš: Res Philharmonica, Partita for Twelve String Instruments, Korínek: Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra, Ferenczy: Music for Four String Instruments, Bells Sonata for Piano, Moyzes: Sonatina Giocosa,
Parík: Sonata for Cello, Sixta: Solo For Piano and Martincek: Piano Sonata No. 2)
OPUS 910147-2 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original LP release: OPUS 9110 0214) (1973)

 

MILOSLAV KABELÁČ
(1908-1979, CZECH)

Born in Prague. He studied composition at the Prague Conservatory under Karel Boleslav Jirák and conducting under Pavel Dědecčk and at its Master School he studied the piano under Vilem Kurz. He then worked for Radio Prague as a conductor and one of its first music directors before becming a professor of the Prague Conservatoy where he served for many years. He produced an extensive catalogue of orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 in D for Strings and Percussions, Op. 11 (1941-42), 2 in C, Op. 15 (1942-6), 6, Op. 44 "Concertante" for Clarinet and Orchestra (1961-2) and 7, Op. 52 for Orchestra and Reciter on Biblical Texts (1967-8).

Symphony No. 3 in F major for Organ, Brass and Timpani, Op. 33 (1948-57)

Libor Pešek/Alena Veselá(organ)/Brass Harmonia
( + Kopelent: Il Canto Deli Augei and Fišer: 2 Piano Concerto)
SUPRAPHON 1110 4144 (LP) (1988)

Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 36 "Chamber" (1954-8)

Marko Ivanovic/Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Pardubice
( + Martin·: Oboe Concerto and Beethoven: Symphony No. 1)
ARCO DIVA UP 0123 - 2 131 (2009)

Prague Chamber Orchestra
( + Bartoš: Symphony No. 4)
SUPRAPHON SUA 18199 (LP) (1960s)

Symphony No. 5 in B flat minor, Op. 41 for Soprano and Orchestra "Dramatica" (1959-60)

Karel Ančerl/Libuše Dománínská (soprano)/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1961)
( + Hamlet Improvisations)
PRAGA PR 255 000 (1993)

Symphony No. 8, Op. 54 for Soprano, Mixed Chorus, Percussion and Organ "Antiphonies" (1970)

Václav Neumann/Jana Jonášová (soprano)/Václav Rabas (organ)/ Prague Philharmonic Chorus/Prague Percussion Instruments Ensemble
( + Metamorphosen II)
PANTON 8111432 (1993)
(original LP release: PANTON 810438) (1984)

Pierre Stöll/Jana Jonášová(soprano)/Václav Rabas (organ)/Strasbourg Municipal Theatre Choir/Percussions De Strasbourg (rec. 1971)
( + 8 Riccercari, 2 Fantasies and 4 Preludes)
PRAGA PR 255004 (1993)




PAL KÁDOSA
(1903-1983, HUNGARIAN)

Born in Léva (now Levice, Slovakia). He studied the piano with Arnold Székely and composition with Zoltán Kodály at the National Hungarian Royal Academy of Music. He then taught the piano at the Fodor Conservatory and later at the Goldmark School of Music in Budapest. He composed a comic opera as well as works in most other genres from orchestral to solo instrumental and vocal works. He wrote these further Symphonies: Nos. 1, Op. 33 (1941–2), 2, Op. 39 (1948), 3, Op. 50 (1953–5), 5, Op. 55 (1960-1) and 8, Op. 66, (1968) as well as a Chamber Symphony, Op. 10 (1927) and Sinfonietta, Op. 70 (1974).

Symphony No. 4 for String Orchestra, Op. 53 (1958-9)

Miklós Erdélyi/Hungarian State Concert Orchestra
( + Upon the City's Outskirts)
HUNGAROTON SLPX 1139 (LP) (1960s)


Symphony No. 6, Op. 62 (1966)

Miklós Erdélyi/Hungarian State Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7 and Piano Concerto No. 4)
HUNGAROTON SLPX 11456 (LP) (1970s)

Symphony No. 7, Op. 64 (1967)

Miklós Erdélyi/Hungarian State Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6 and Piano Concerto No. 4)
HUNGAROTON SLPX 11456 (LP) (1970s)




VIKTOR KALABIS
(1923-2006, CZECH)

Born in Červený Kostelec. He began his composition study at the Prague Conservatory with Emil Hlobil and then continued at the Academy of Arts and Music with Jaroslav Ŕidký. He also studied musicology and psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts at Charles University. He was a music director and editor at the Czechoslovak Radio in Prague and then devoted himself solely to composition. He composed music in most genres with an emphasis on orchestral, chamber and other instrumental works. His only unrecorded Symphony is No. 1, Op. 14 (1957).

Symphony No. 2, Op.18 "Sinfonia Pacis" (1961)

Zdeněk Košler/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bohač: Concerto for Orchestra)
PANTON 810738 (LP) (1988)

Martin Turnovský/Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague
( + Symphony No. 3, Concerto for Piano and Winds, Harpsichord Concerto, Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Trumpet Concerto, Concerto for Orchestra, Symphonic Variations and Bassoon Concertino)
SUPRAPHON SU 4109-2 (3 CDs) (2013)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON SUA 50592) (1964)

Symphony No. 3, Op. 33 (1970-1)

Jiří Bělohlávek/Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague
( + Symphony No. 2, Concerto for Piano and Winds, Harpsichord Concerto, Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Trumpet Concerto, Concerto for Orchestra, Symphonic Variations and Bassoon Concertino)
SUPRAPHON SU 4109-2 (3 CDs) (2013)
(original LP release: PANTON 11 0313) (1972)

Symphony No. 4, Op. 34 (1972)

Zdeněk Košler/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Music of Viktor Kalabis")
MSR CLASSICS MS 1350 (3 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON 110 1784) (1976)

Symphony No. 5, Op. 43 "Fragment" (1976)

Václav Neumann/Czech Philharmonic
(included in collection: "Music of Viktor Kalabis")
MSR CLASSICS MS 1350 (3 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: PANTON 8110 0126) (1981)

 

JIŘÍ KALACH
(1934-2008, CZECH)


Born in Prague. He studied with Emil Hlobil at the Prague Conservatory and later graduated from the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Thereafter he was a freelance composer, though after 1990 he worked at the Czech Radio as a dramatic adviser. He became one of the more advanced Czech composers, using 12-tone methods after the 1960s. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1964), 2 (1977), 4 (1980) and 5 (1983).

Symphony No. 3 (1978)

Rostislav Hališka/Gottwald State Symphony Orchestra
( + Vrana: Piano Concerto and Kopecky: Symphonic Preludes)
SUPRAPHON 1119 2939 (LP) (1981)


VÁCLAV KÁLIK
(1891-1951, CZECH)

Born in Opava, Silesia. At Prague University he studied composition with Vitězslav Novák and took Josef Suk's master class at the Prague Academy. He also privately studied conducting and went to Germany and Italy for further study. He also worked as a pianist and conductor. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber and instrumental works. His Symphony No. 2 is from 1941-2.

Symphony No. 1 for Soprano and Orchestra "A Symphony of Peace" (1926-7)

Jindřich Rohan/Eva Depoltová (soprano)/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Strniste: Dramatic Prelude and Barbara Vok's Conversation)
SUPRAPHON 1110 1957 (LP) (1976)



JOHAN WENZEL KALLIWODA (JAN KRTITEL VÁCLAV KALIVODA)
(1801-1868, CZECH)

Born in Prague. He entered the newly founded Prague Conservatory in 1811, studying violin with Friedrich Wilhelm Pixis and theory and composition with Bedřich Diviš Weber. After graduating with honours, he joined the Prague Theatre Orchestra in 1816, just as Carl Maria von Weber, its director, was about to move to Dresden. In 1821 he left Prague to embark on a career as touring virtuoso that took him to Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. He became Kapellmeister at the court of Prince Karl Egon II at Donaueschingen and stayed for 4 decades. His catalogue is massive and includes works in all genres.

Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 7 (1825)

Jindřich Rohan/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Tomašek: Piano Concerto No. 1)
CANDIDE 31073 (LP) (1973)


Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 17 (1829)

Michael Alexander Willens/Die Kölner Akademie
( + Symphony No. 4 and Concert Overture No. 17)
CPO 777469-2 (2010)


Symphony No. 3 in D minor, Op. 32 (1830)

Johannes Moesus/Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet, Introduction and Rondo for Horn and Orchestra and Overture No. 12)
MD&G GOLD 3291387 (2006)


Symphony No. 4 in C major, Op. 60 (1836)

Michael Alexander Willens/Die Kölner Akademie
( + Symphony No. 4 and Concert Overture No. 17)
CPO 777469-2 (2010)

Symphony No. 5 in B minor, Op. 106 (1841)

Frieder Bernius/Hofkapelle Stuttgart
( + Symphony No. 6 )
ORFEO C 677 061 A (2006)

Jiří Malát/Pilsen Radio Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6 )
CENTAUR CRC 2123 (1992)

Christoph Spering/Das Neue Orchester
( + Symphony No. 6 and Overture No. 16))
CPO 777139-2 (2006)


Symphony No. 6 (or 7) in G minor, Op. 132 (1841)

Frieder Bernius/Hofkapelle Stuttgart
( + Symphony No. 5 )
ORFEO C 677 061 A (2006)

Jiří Malát/Pilsen Radio Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
CENTAUR CRC 2123 (1992)


Symphony No. 7 (or 6) in F major, WoO 01 (1843)

Christoph Spering/Das Neue Orchester
( + Symphony No. 5 and Overture No. 16))
CPO 777139-2 (2006)




MANOLIS KALOMIRIS
(1883-1962, GREEK)

Born in Smyrna (now İzmir, Turkey). He studied the piano in Athens and Constantinople and then in Vienna where he studied at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde with Wilhelm Rauch and August Sturm (piano) and Hermann Grädener (theory and composition). He was professor of piano and a teacher of advanced harmony and counterpoint at the Athens Conservatory but left to found the Hellenic Conservatory in Athens and the National Conservatory, both of which he directed. He was a prolific composer of operas and other vocal works but also produced works for instrumental forces,

Symphony No. 1 for Chorus and Orchestra "Levendia" (1920, rev. 1937 and 1952)

Miltiades Caridis/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1986)
( + Skalkottas: Return of Odysseus Symphony)
KOCH SCHWANN CD 311110 (1990)

Byron Fidetzes/Sv.Obretanov Bulgarian National Chorus/Sofiaa Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
CONCERT ATHENS 181 (LP) (1981)

Symphony No. 2 for Chorus and Orchestra "Of the Good and Simple Folk" (1931)

Byron Fidetzes/Markela Hatziano (mezzo)/Bulgarian Radio and Television Chorus/Bulgarian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
CONCERT ATHENS 282 (LP) (1986)


Symphony No. 3 in D minor for Orchestra and Narrator "Palamian" (1955)

Byron Fidetzes/Nikitas Tsakiroglou (narrator)/Athens State Orchestra
( + Triptych and 3 Greek Dances)
NAXOS 8.557970 (2007)





JAN KAPR
(1914-1988, CZECH)

Born in Prague. He studied composition at the Prague Conservatory and then at its senior school under Jaroslav Řidký and Jaroslav Kŕička. After graduation, he worked as a music producer for Radio Prague, became chief editor of the publishing house Orbis and served as a teacher of composition at the Janáček Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. A prolific symphonist, his other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1942), 2 (1946), 3 (1956, rev. 1974), 4 (1958), 5 for Brass Instruments, Percussion, 2 Pianos, Organ, Violin and Double-Basses "Olympic" (1959, rev. 1963)), 6 for Small Orchestra (1964), 8 for Mixed Choir, Large Orchestra and Magnetic Tape with the sound of the Bells "Campanae Pragenses" (1971, rev. 1977), 9 "Josef Manes" (1982) and 10 for 2 Vocal Soloists and Large Orchestra (1985) as well as Sinfoniettas Nos. 1 for Small Orchestra (1947) and 2 (1984).

Symphony No. 7 for Children's Chorus and Orchestra "The Land of Childhood" (1968)

Ladislav Slovák/Bratislava Radio Children's Chorus/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + M. Slavický: The Way of the Heart)
SUPRAPHON 1110 3398 (LP) (1974)




VÍTEZSLAVA KAPRÁLOVÁ
(1915-1940, CZECH)

Born in Brno the daughter of composer Václav Kaprál (1889-1947). After earlier guidance from her father, she entered the Brno Conservatory where she studied composition with Vilém Petrželka and conducting with Vilem Steinman and Zdeněk Chalabala. She continued her musical education at the Prague Conservatory, participating in the masterclasses of Vitězslav Novák for composition and Václav Talich for conducting. In addition, a scholarship enabled her to study in France at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris where she was taught by Charles Munch and Nadia Boulanger and, while there, also studied composition privately with Bohuslav Martinu. She remained in Paris but her brilliant prospects were cut off by her premature death. Her small catalogue contains, orchestral, chamber and piano works as well as some songs and choruses.

Military Sinfonietta, Op. 11 (1936-7)

Bŕetislav Bakala/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Suk: Fantastic Scherzo)
SUPRAPHON DM 5649 (LP) (1958)

František Jilek/Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno
( +String Quartet, April Preludes, 2 Love Carols, Ritornelle, Partita and Waving Farewell)
STUDIO MATOUS MK0049 (1998)




DEZIDER KARDOŠ
(1914-1991, SLOVAK)

Born in Nadlice. He studied composition with Alexander Moyzes at the Bratislava Music and Drama Academy and also studied musicology at the Faculty of Arts of the Comenius University. He also took Vítezslav Novák's master class at the Prague Conservatory. He worked as head of the Slovak Radio Music Department in Prešov and then was head of the Czechoslovak Radio Music Department in Košice. He became director of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, president of the Slovak Composers Unionand taught composition at the Bratislava Academy of Music and Drama. He composed in various genres, especially orchestral, chamber and choral works. His only unrecorded Symphonies are: No.1, Op. 10 (1942), Sinfonietta Domestica, Op. 50 (1970) and Symfonietta for Strings, Op. 55 (1987).

Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 28 "Native Land" (1955)

Ĺudovit Rajter/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
SUPRAPHON SUA 10094 (LP) (1960s)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 33 (1961)

Ladislav Slovák/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
SUPRAPHON DV 5977 (LP) (1960s)


Symphony No. 4, Op. 34 "Piccola" (1962)

Ladislav Slovák/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Zimmer: Piano Concerto No. 4)
SUPRAPHON SV 8255 (LP) (1966)


Symphony No. 5, Op. 37 (1964)

Ladislav Slovák/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + R. Berger: Transformations)
SUPRAPHON 110 0238 (LP) (1968)


Symphony No. 6, Op. 45 (1974)

Ladislav Slovák/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Slovakofonia)
OPUS 9110 0880 (LP) (1980)


Symphony No. 7, Op. 53 for Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra "Ballad of a Dream" (1984)

Bystrík Režucha/František Caban (baritone)/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Moyzes: Symphony No. 12)
OPUS 9310 1634 (LP) (1986)




MIECZYSŁAW KARŁOWICZ
(1876-1909, POLISH)

Born in Wiszniew, Swiecany District, Lithuania. He had his initial musical education in various European cities before settling in Warsaw where he received violin lessons from Stanisław Barcewicz and composition lessons from Gustaw Roguski. Moving on to Berlin, he studied composition with Heinrich Urban. In his short life, he produced a number of brilliant orchestral works, on which his reputation is based, as well as instrumental pieces and songs.

Symphony in E minor, Op. 7 "Rebirth" (1900-2)

Gianandrea Noseda/BBC Philharmonic
( + Serenade for Strings and The White Dove)
CHANDOS CHAN 10171 (2004)

Jerzy Salwarowski/Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
DUX DUX0656 (2008)

Antoni Wit/Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bianca da Molena.)
NAXOS 8.572487 (2011)

Bohdan Wodiczko/Pomeranian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Bydgoscz
( + Violin Concerto)
OLYMPIA OCD 304 (1988)
(original LP release: MUZA SXL 1072 (1974)

 


WOJCIECH KILAR
(1932-2013, POLISH)

Born in Lvov (now Lviv, Ukraine). He studied at the State Higher School of Music in Katowice, under the composer and pianist Władysława Markiewiczówna and continued his post-graduate studies at the State Higher School of Music in Kraków with composer and pianist Bolesław Woytowicz. In addition, he participated in the International New Music Summer Course in Darmstadt and completed his musical education in Paris with a scholarship from the French government that allowed him to study composition under Nadia Boulanger. On his return to Poland, he joined the faculty of the Katowice State College of Music. He composed ballets, orchestral and vocal works as well as a large number of film scores that gave him worldwide recognition. His earlier Symphonies are: Nos. 1 for Strings (1955), 2 for Piano and Orchestra "Symphony Concertant" (1956), and 4 for Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists "Sinfonia de Motu" (Symphony of Motion) (2005).

Symphony No. 3 “September Symphony” (2003)

Antoni Wit/Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Lament for Choir)
CD ACCORD ACD 130-2 (2004)


Symphony No. 5 for Choir and Orchestra “Advent Symphony” (2007)

Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk/Silesian Philharmonic Chorus/Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Solemn Overture and The Paschal Hymn)
DUX 0781 (2010)




JAN BEDŘICH (JOHANN FRIEDRICH) KITTL
(1806-1868, CZECH)

Born in Orlík nad Vltavou, Bohemia. He studied composition with Václav Jan Tomášek. He succeeded D.B. Weber as director of the Prague Conservatory and moved it in a more progressive direction. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 in D minor, Op. 19 (1836), 3 in D, Op. 24 (1841–2) and 4 in C (1857).

Symphony No. 2 in E flat major "Hunting" (1837)

Tamás Sulyok/Southwest German_Philharmonic Orchestra, Konstanz
( + Kraus: Symphony in E flat)
PAN OV-81 (LP) (1980)



WALTER KLEPPER
(1929-2008, ROMANIA)

Born in Dundalk. He attended music school in Reşiţa where he studied violin, piano and music theory and appeared as a conductor. In Bucharest, he studied composition at the Ciprian Porumbescu Conservatory with Marţian Negrea. He became artistic director of the orchestra of the Bucharest Film Studios while working as a freelance composer and piano teacher. He immigrated to Germany where he worked as a choral conductor. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and choral works. There is a Symphony No. 2, Op.13 (1974).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 1 (1958)

Remus Georgescu/Banatul Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Timosoara
( + Impressions of Resita)
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 01502 (LP) (1977)

 

PAUL KLETZKI
(1900-1973, POLISH > SWITZERLAND)

Born Paweł Klecki in Łódż. He studied composition at the Warsaw Conservatory as well as violin with Emil Mlynarski and had further training at the Berlin Academy of Music. He worked as a violinist and conductor and taught conducting at the Scuola Superiora di Musica in Milan. He settled in Switzerland and had a formidable conducting career in Europe and America for the rest of his life. He composed orchestral, chamber music and songs but much of his output has been lost. Some of his other extant orchestral pieces are Symphony No. 1 in D minor (1927), Sinfonietta in E in minor, Op. 7 for String Orchestra (1923), Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto, Lyric Suite and Variations for Orchestra.

Symphony No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 18 (1928)

Dmitrij Kitayenko/René Koch (baritone)/Berne Symphony Orchestra
( + Martin: Ballade for Saxophone and Orchestra and R. Liebermann: Furioso)
MUSICA HELVETICA MH CD 99.2 (1997)


Symphony No. 3 "In Memoriam" (1939)

Thomas Rösner/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Variations for Orchestra)
MUSIQUES SUISSES MGB CD 6272 (2012)

Thomas Sanderling/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concertino)
BIS CD-1399 (2004)




JAN KLUSAK
(b.1934, CZECH)


Born in Prague. He was a pupil of Jaroslav Řídký and Pavel Bořkovec at the Prague Music Academy and was mainly a freelance composer. His early works are marked by neo-classicism, but in the late 1960s he adopted advanced techniques. During the era of Czech domination by the Soviets, he reduced his activities, but after 1989 he resumed active musical life. His two unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 2
(1959) and3 (1960).


Symphony No. 1 (Sinfonia in Do) (1956)

Stepan Konicek/Film Symphony Orchestra
( +String Quartet No., 3, Sixth Invention, and Pasticcio olandese)
MULTISONIC 31 0183 (1994)


ZOLTÁN KODÁLY
(1882-1967, HUNGARIAN)

Born in Kecskemét. Coming from a musical family, as a teenager he learned to play the piano, violin, viola and cello with very little instruction. He also sang in the church choir and began to compose. Moving to Budapest, he began studies at the Royal Academy of Music taking composition with János Koessler. He collected Hungarian folk songs with Béla Bartók and was appointed a professor at the Royal Academy of Music where he later served as assistant director. His compositions are among the most representative of Hungarian national music and include operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and especially choral works. He was one of the world's leading advocates of musical education for children.

Symphony in C major (1931, rev. 1961)

Yondani Butt/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Summer Evening amd Hungarian Rondo)
ASV CD DCA 924 (1995)

Antál Dorati/Philharmonia Hungarica
( + Háry János Suite, Dances of Galánta, Peacock Variations, Dances of Marosszék, Theatre Overture, Concerto for Orchestra and Summer Evening)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 443006-2 (2 CDs) (1994)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6713/LONDON CSA 2313 {3 LPs}) (1974)

János Ferencsik/Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Ballet Music)
HUNGAROTON SLPX 1245 (LP) (1967)

János Fürst/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Háry János: Suite, Summer Evening, Marosszék Dances, Galánta Dances and Peacock Variations)
KONTRAPUNKT 32153-4 (2 CDs) (1993)

Konstantin Ivanov/USSR State Symphony Orchestra
( + Psalmus Hungaeicus, Ballet Scene and Ha´ry Ja´nos: Suite)
MELODIYA D 013097-100 (2 LPs) (1963)

Árpád Joó/Hungarian State Concert Orchestra
( + Peacock Variations)
SEFEL SEFD 5012 (LP) (1983)

László Kovács/Miskolc Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra and Summer Evening)
HUNGAROTON HCD 32723 (2013)

Yan Pascal Tortelier/BBC Philharmonic
( + Concerto for Orchestra and Marosszék Dances)
CHANDOS CHAN 9811 (2000)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Dorati: Cello Concerto and Seiber: Clarinet Concertino)
FIRST EDITION FECD-1911 (2006)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LOU 631) (1963)



CTIRAD KOHOUTEK
(b. 1929, CZECH)

Born in Zábeh na Mořavě. He studied at the Brno Conservatory and Janáček Academy of Music with Vilém Petrželka and Jaroslav Kvapil and remained there as a teacher of theory and composition. He also studied at Dartington, England with Witold Lutosławski and at Darmstadt, Germany with Pierre Boulez and György Ligeti. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. Among his other orchestral works is a Sinfonieta from 1963.

Symphony " The Great Turning Point" (1960-2)

Ladislav Slovák/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Hlobil: Popular Merrymaking-Suite, Dobiaš: February 1948, Seidel: May Overture, Kainar: Fantasy and other works celebrating February 1948 by Kratochvilová, Alda, Noha, Pilar, Biebl, Bojar, Urbanková, Skala, Jelen, Rumler and Seidel)
SUPRAPHON 119 1318-9 (2 LPs) (1972)

 

EVANGELOS KOKKORIS
(b. 1951, GREEK)

Born in Athens. He began his music studies as a child with his father, a well-known pianist and composer. He continued his music studies at the Athens Conservatory and completed them at the Nikos Skalkotas Conservatory in Athens with Yannis Ioannidis and Michalis Travlos for theory and Nikos Tsilibatis for composition. He then had a further composition course in Venice with Romano Benetello.

Sinfonia Concertante (1994)

Rafaelo Pilarinos/Greek Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto) and Reports of the Night)
KSYME CD (1990s)



PETAR KONJOVIĆ
(1883-1970, SERBIAN)

Born in Somber. After attending the Sombor Teachers’ Training College, he went to the Prague Conservatory, where he studied composition under Karel Stecker. He was director of the Croatian National Opera and of theatres in Osijek, Split and Novi Sad and later became a professor at the Belgrade Academy of Music. As a composer he specialized in opera but also composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works.

Symphony in C minor (rev. D. Jakšić 1907/1954)

Mladen Jagušt/Belgrade Radio Television Symphony Orchestra
RTB LP 2601 (LP) (1970s)




OLDRICH KORTE
(b.1926, CZECH)

Born in Šala, Slovakia. He studied composition with František Picha at the Prague Conservatory and worked as a rehearsal and solo pianist and music critic. He has composed ballets and other stage works as well as music for orchestra, instrumental groups and voices.

Sinfonietta (1945-7)

Martin Turnovský/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Troubador's Songs and The Story of the Flutes)
SUPRAPHON SU 0048-2 (1995)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON SUA ST 58653) (1960s)




GYÖRGY KÓSA
(1897-1984, HUNGARIAN)

Born in Budapest. At the age of ten he became a pupil of Béla Bartók, and then studied composition with Zoltán Kodály and Viktor Herzfeld at the Budapest Academy of Music and also studied the piano with Ernő Dohnányi. He toured as a pianist and theater conductor and then settled in Budapest where he was appointed professor of piano at the Academy. He composed prolifically and his catalogue contains operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works. Only 1 of his 9 Symphonies has been recorded. The others are: Nos. 1 (1920), 2 (1927), 3 (1933), 4 (1934), 5 (1937), 6 (1947), 7 (1957) and 9 (1969).

Symphony No. 8 (1959)

Endre Kemény/Hungarian State Orchestra
( + Lament for a Bull Cantata, 4 Csokonai Songs and 5 French Songs )
HUNGAROTON HCD 31982 (2005)
(original LP release: HUNGAROTON SLPX 1297) (1970s)




ATANAS KOSSEV
(b. 1934, BULGARIAN)

Born in Rousse. He studied at the Pancho Vladigerov State Academy of Music. He is founder and conductor of the first Youth Symphony Orchestra in Rousse and was a long time music producer at the Bulgarian National Radio and Bulgarian National Television. He composed music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber, choral and piano works.

Symphony "1300" (1981)

Vasil Kazandjiev/Bulgarian National Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Grotesques and Piano Pieces)
BALKANTON BCA 10564 (LP) (1980s)




FILIP KOUTEV
(1903-1982, BULGARIAN)

Born in Aytos. He graduated from the Sofia State Academy of Music having studied the violin with Todor Torchanov and theory with Dobri Hristov. He also studied composition with Assen Dimitrov. He worked as a military bandmaster, first in Burgas , then in Sofia, where he later became director of music for the Bulgarian Army (1944). He was also conductor of the Homeland Sounds orchestra and a violin teacher at the main music school in Burgas. In 1951 he founded the State Folksong and Dance Ensemble, which was later named after him. He composed orchestral, vocal-orchestral, choral, chamber and choral works as well as film scores.

Symphony No. 1 "Youth" (1949)

Vasil Stefanov/Sofia State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + German)
BALKANTON 1247 (LP) (1970s)


MARJAN KOZINA
(1907-1966, SLOVENE)

Born Novo Mesto. He studied composition at the Ljubljana conservatory and later continued his compositional studies with Joseph Marx at the Vienna Music Academy and in Josef Suk's master classes at the Prague Conservatory where he was also a conducting pupil of Nikolai Malko. On returning to Yugoslavia, he held a succession of important posts first as as répétiteur at the Ljubljana and Zagreb Operas, then conductor of the Maribor Glasbena Matica and director of its music school, teacher at the Belgrade Music Academy, director of the Slovenian Philharmonic and composition teacher at the Ljubljana Academy of Music. He composed an opera, ballets, orchestral, instrumental, choral and vocal works as well as film scores.

Symphony in 4 Symphonic Poems ("Bela Krajina," 1946, "Mount Ilova," 1947, "To the Fallen," 1948 and "Towards the Sea," 1949)

Samo Hubad/RTV Ljubljana Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
GALLUS LP 40 (LP) (1970s)

Marko Munih/Slovenian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
SAVAS DD-0215 (1994)

George Pehlivanian/Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Antiquity)
SLOVENIAN PHILHARMONIC SF 900072 (2012)


HANS KRÁSA
(1899-1944, CZECH)

Born in Prague. He studied the piano with Terèse Wallerstein and composition with Alexander von Zemlinsky. He briefly worked as répétiteur at the Neues Deutsches Theater, Prague and at Berlin's Kroll Opera. He perished in the Holocaust where he continued to compose while interned until the time of his death. He produced an opera, incidental music, orchestral, chamber and vocal works.

Symphony for Soprano and Small Orchestra (1923)

Vladimir Ashkenazy/Brigitte Balleys (mezzo)/Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
( + Verlobung im Traum)
DECCA 455587-2 (1998)




ZYGMUNT KRAUZE
(b. 1938, POLISH)

Born in Warsaw. He studied composition with Kazimierz Sikorski and the piano with Maria Wilkomirska at the Warsaw Conservatory then continued his studies with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He taught briefly at the Cleveland State University. His catalogue is vast and includes an opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and electronic works.

Symphonie Parisienne for Chamber Orchestra (1986)

Jan Krenz/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Aus aller Welt Stammende, Tableu Vivant and Quatuor pour la Naissance )
POLSKIE NAGRANIA PNCD 113 (1992)

 

JAROSLAV KRČEK
(b. 1939, CZECH)

Born in Čtyř i Dvory u Českých Budějovic. He studied at the Bohuslav Jeremias School of Music in Česke Budějovice and then entered the State Conservatory in Prague where he studied composition with Miloslav Kabeláč and conducting with Bohumir Liska. His musical career commenced as music editor of the Czechoslovak Radio in Pilsen and then he he worked as music director at the Supraphon recording company. Afterwards he devoted himself exclusively to composing and performing.. He composed orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphony is No. 3 for Orchestra, Reciter and Mixed Choir "Jan Amos" (1990).

Symphony No. 1 (1974)

Mario Klemens/Pilsen Radio Orchestra
( + Ceremuga: Symphony No. 3)
SUPRAPHON 1110 2290 (LP) (1979)


Symphony No. 2 for Chorus and Chamber Orchestra (1983-5)

Jaroslav Krček/Mixed Choir/Musica Bohemica
( + Testament and Songs of Love)
PANTON 81 1030-2231 (1993)

Symphony No. 4 "Desiderata" (The Wisdom of Life) for Mezzo-Soprano and Chamber Orchestra (2000)

Jaroslav Krček/Edita Adlerová (mezzo)/Pilsen Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + From Stones to Bread)
ARCO DIVA UP 0115 - 2131 (2009)


Symphony No. 5 " Renaissance" (2007)

Jiří Kout/Prague Symphony Orchestra)
( + Brahms: Symphony No. 3)
ARCO DIVA FOK 0002 (2010)




IŠA KREJČÍ
(1904-1968, CZECH)

Born in Prague. He studied music history and musicology at Charles University and composition with Karl Boguslav Jirák at the Prague Conservatory. He then attended a master class at that school where he studied composition under Vitězslav Novák and conducting with Václav Talich. He worked as a music producer in the Czechoslovak Radio and a conductor of the Orchestral Association in Prague after which he was head of an opera company in Olomouc, a dramaturgist of the National Theatre Opera Compeny ln Prague and head of an opera company in České Budějovice. He composed music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works. His orchestral catalogue includes a Sinfonietta -Divertimento (1929).


Symphony No 1 in D major (1954-55)


Miloš Konvalinka/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Macha: Variations on the Theme and the Death of Jan Rychlik and Kalabis: Symphonic Variations)
PANTON 81 0830-1 (LP) (1988)

Symphony No 2 in C sharp minor (1956-57)

Karel Ančerl/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Serenade for Orchestra and Pauer: Bassoon Concerto)
SUPRAPHON SU 36972 (2005)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON SUA ST 58594) (1964)

Miloš Konvalinka/Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague
( + Konvalinka: Symphonic Poem for Violin and Orchestra)
PANTON 8110 0111 (LP) (1980)

Symphony No 3 in D major (1961-3)

Jaromir Nohejl/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Olomouc
( + Symphony No. 4 and Martin·: Dream of the Past)
PANTON 8110 0476 (LP) (1985)

Symphony No 4 (1961-6)

Alois Klima/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Jaroch: Fantasy)
PANTON 040 9999 (LP) (1967)

Jaromir Nohejl/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Olomouc
( + Symphony No. 3 and Martin·: Dream of the Past)
PANTON 8110 0476 (LP) (1985)




UROŠ KREK
(1922-2008, SLOVENE)

Born in Ljubljana. He studied composition with Lucijan Škerjanc at the Ljubljana Academy of Music.He then was a producer of orchestral music and director of the music programme of Ljubljana Radio. In addition, he did research in the Ljubljana Ethnomusicological Institute and then taught composition at the Ljubljana Academy.. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental anc vocal works as well as music for theater productions and films.

Symphony for String Orchestra (1970)

Samo Hubad/Ljubljana Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Osterc: Mouvement Symphonique and Ciglic: Le Rivage des Danseuses)
RTV LJUBLJANA LP-1120 (1970s)

Samo Hubad/Ljubljana Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Sonatina for Strings, Piccolo Concertino and Inventiones Ferales for Violin and Strings)
EDICIJ DSS 996002 (1990's)

Sinfonietta in G major (1951)

Samo Hubad/Ljubljana Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Škerl: Concerto for Orchestra No. 2)
HELIDON FLP 10015 (LP) (1974)




FRANZ KROMMER (FRANTIŠEK KRAMÁR)
(1759-1831, CZECH)

Born in Kamenice u Třebíče, Moravia. He was taught the violin as a youth and taught himself theory. He worked as a violinist and a music teacher before being appointed Kapellmeister at several courts. An enormously prolific composer in many genres, he composed over 300 works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 in F, Op. 12 (1797), 3 in D, Op. 62 (1807), 5 in E flat, Op. 105 (1821), 6 in D (1823), 7 in G minor (1824), 8 [lost] and 9 in C (1830) and other Sinfonias.

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 40 (1803)

Matthias Bamert/London Mozart Players
( + Symphony No. 4)
CHANDOS CHAN 9275 (1994)

Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 102 (1819-20)

Matthias Bamert/London Mozart Players
( + Symphony No. 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 9275 (1994)


Sinfonia Concertante for Flute, Clarinet and Violin in E flat major, Op. 70 (1808)

Thomas Wicky-Borner (violin and conductor)/Hans Rudolf Stalder (clarinet)/Walter Schober (flute)/Vienna Consortium
( + Concerto for Flute, Oboe and Violin)
TUDOR RECORDS 7006 (1997)

Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute and conductor)/János Rolla (violin)/Paul Meyer (clarinet)/Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertos, Op. 36 and 86)
DENON 75635 (1993)

Sinfonia Concertante for Flute, Clarinet and Violin in D major, Op. 80 (1810)

Peter-Lukas Graf/Thomas Wicky-Borner (violin) Hans-Rudolf Stalder (clarinet)/Thomas Friedli (flute)/ Ensemble Capriccio
( + Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee: Concerto for 2 Flutes and Orchestra)
TUDOR 757 (1993)
(original LP release: EXLIBRIS EL 16 986) (1986)




ANDRZEJ KRZANOWSKI
(1951-1990, POLISH)

Born in Bielsko-Biała. He studied composition with Henryk Górecki at the National Higher School of Music in Katowice and accordion with Joachim Pichura. He taught at the National Higher School of Music in Wrocław and then in Katowice as well as in Darmstadt, Germany. He was more famous as an accodionist, but also made an impact as a composer of works in various genres, especially orchestrral, chamber and works for his own instrument.

Symphony No. 1 (1975)

Lukas Vis/Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Nono: Il canto sospeso)
WARSAW AUTUMN 2011—CD No. 2, POLMIC 075 (non-commercial) (2012)

Symphony No. 2 for 13 String Instruments (1983-84)

Agnieszka Ducsmal/Polish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Meyer: String Quartet No. 8)
MUZA SX 2460 (WARSAW AUTUMN non-commercial LP) (1986)




RAFAEL KUBELÍK
(1914-1996, CZECH)

Born in Býchory, Bohemia, the son of the eminent violinist Jan Kubelík. He studied violin with his father, and later violin, composition, and conducting at the Prague Conservatory. He became music director of the Brno Opera and then the principal conductor of the Czech Philharmonic until he fled to the West after the Communist takeover in 1948. He had a brilliant conducting career in Europe and America and left an impressive recorded legacy. As a composer, he produced operas, orchestral, chamber and choral works. His other Symphonies are: Symphony for Chorus and Orchestra (1941) and Symphony in One Movement (1974).

Symphony in 3 Movements "Orphikon" (1981)

Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1981)
( + Cantata Without Words and Inventions and Interludes)
PANTON 81 1264-2 931 (1994)




MIROSLAV KUBICKA
(b. 1951, CZECH)

Born in Písek. He studied compositional withf Jiři Pauer at the Academy of Perfoming Arts in Prague. He had further training as a composer under Franco Donatoni in Italy and had postgraduate studies in musical theory at the Prague Academy. He became a teacher at the Jan Deyl Conservatory in Prague. His catalogue contains orchestral, chamber and vocal works as well as music written for children. There is a Sinfonietta for Chamber Orchestra "Children's" (1977),

Symphony No. 1 (1977-80)

Jiří Bělohlávek/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Hlavác: Serenade for Strings and Fišer: Piano Concerto)
PANTON 8110 0226 (LP) (1981)




LADISLAV KUBÍK
(b. 1946, CZECH)

Born in Prague. He studied composition under Emil Hlobil and Jiři Pauer at the Prague Academy and as a postgraduate there he studied music theory with Karel Janeček and continued his composition studies with Jiří Pauer. He has taught composition and orchestration at the Prague Conservatory and lectured on contemporary music at Charles University, Prague as well as a visiting lecturer in America. He has composed a radio opera, ballet, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos.(1970) and 2 for Wind and Percussion ,after Salvador Dalí's "Discovery of America" (1993) and Sinfonietta No. 1 for 19 Instruments (1999).

Sinfonietta No. 1 for 19 instruments (1998)

Jakub Hruša/Ensemble 21
( + Sinfonietta No. 3 and Piano Concerto No. 3)
NEOS NEOS11011 (2011)

Sinfonietta No. 2 for Orchestra "Jacob's Well" (2005)

Vladimír Válek/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Breve for Piano and Orchestra and Songs of Zhivago)
NEOS NEOS10711 (2007)



Sinfonietta No. 3 for Mezzo-Soprano), Mixed Choir, Orchestra, and Electronics "Gong" (2008)

Jan Kucera/Jadwiga Rappé (mezzo)/Kühn Mixed Choir/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta No. 1 and Piano Concerto No. 3)
NEOS NEOS11011 (2011)




RUDOLF KUBIN
(1909-1973, CZECH)

Born in Ostrava, Moravia. He studied the cello with Julius Junek and composition with Alois Hába at the Prague Conservatory and joined the Prague Radio Orchestra as a cellist and then worked alternately in Ostrava and Brno as music director of Czech Radio. He was one of the founders and directors of the Ostrava Higher Music Teaching College that later became the Ostrava Conservatory and also helped form the Ostrava State Philharmonic Orchestra. He composed a large body of operas as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His only full-scale Symphony is "Vzpomínka" (Reminiscence) (1968).

Sinfonie Concertante No. 1 for for Horns and Strings (1937)

Emil Krepelka/Brno Horns/Ostrava State Philharmonic
PANTON 010259 (LP)


Symfonietta for Orchestra and Organ (1936)

Miloš Konvalinka/Prague Chamber Orchestra
( + Flosman: Sonata for Soprano and Strings and Fires on the Mountain Overture)
PANTON 110462 (LP) (1974)




ONDREJ KUKAL
(b. 1964, CZECH)

Born in Prague. He graduated from the Prague Conservatory and Academy of Performing Arts in Prague where he was a student of Josef Vlach for violin and Jindřch Feld for composition. While still a student he showed a talent for conducting and after graduation he was appointed to various posts and became chief conductorof the Philharmonic Orchestra Hradec Kralove. He has composed mostly orchestral and instrumental works. His only unrecorded Symphony is his Symfonietta for Large Symphony Orchestra (1982).

Symphony No.1, Op.15 "With Glockenspiel" (1999)

Ondrej Kukal/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony for Strings and Bassoon Concerto)
MUSIC VARS VA 0142-2 (2004)

Symphony for String Orchestra, Op.16, "Chamber Symphony " (1999)

Ondrej Kukal/Czech Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Bassoon Concerto)
MUSIC VARS VA 0142-2 (2004)

 

RENATA KUNKAL
(b. 1954, POLISH)

Born in Gdansk. She graduated from the Academy of Music in Warsaw in the opera-conducting class of Ryszard Dudek (1979) and composition class of Marian Borkowski (1984). In the 1990s, she was teaching composition at the Academy. Her Symphony was her diploma work at the Academy. This is her only symphony.

Symphony (1982-83)

Karol Stryja/Silesian Philh. Orchestra, Katowice
( + T. Sikorski: Omaggio and Panufnik: Sextet for Strings)
MUZA SX 2731 (WARSAW AUTUMN non-commercial LP) (1988)


IVAN KURZ
(b. 1947, CZECH)

Born in Prague. He studied music theory privately with Karel Risinger then he was a student of the Faculty of Music of the Prague Academy of Perfoming Arts with Emil Hlobil. He completed his education as a postgraduate with Václav Dobiaš at the Academy of Performing Arts. He became a teacher of composition and orchestration at the Faculty of Music, was appointed professor and became the head of the compositional department. He has composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works as well as electronic music. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1973) and 2 (1977).

Symphony No. 3 (1978, rev. 1986)

Rostislav Hališka/Gottwaldov State Symphony Orchestra
( + Fiala: Lyric Symphony)
PANTON 110741 (LP) (1978)




OTOMAR KVĚCH
(b. 1950, CZECH)

Born in Prague. He studied composition at the Prague Conservatory with Miroslav Raichl, František Kovarič ek and Jan Zdeněk Bartoš and then studied composition with Jiří Pauer at the Faculty of Music of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He was employed as a co-repetitor at the National Theatre Opera in Prague then became music producer at the Czechoslovak Radio Prague and was later appointed the head of the compositional department at the Prague Conservatory. He has composed orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral works as well as radio operas for children. His other Symphonies are: Symphony for Organ and Orchestra in C minor (1974), Symphony in E minor for String Quartet and Orchestra (1987) and Symphony for Organ and Orchestra in A "Four Seasons" (2001).

Symphony in E flat major (1982)

Vladimir Válek/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Vacek: World' s Conscience and Zamecnik : Musica Lamentosa)
PANTON 8110 0355 (LP) (1983)

Tamas Vajner/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Valek: Symphony No. 14)
PANTON 8110 0517 (LP) (1985)


Symphony in D major (1984)

Oldrich Vlček/Prague Chamber Orchestra
( + Filas: Chamber Symphony No. 2)
PANTON 810745 (LP) (1985)

Sinfonietta for Solo Violin and Chamber Orchestra "Metamorphosis" (1976)

Vladimir Válek/Ivan Štraus (violin)/Dvořák Chamber Orchestra
( + Gregor: Cello Concerto)
SUPRAPHON 1110 2853 (LP) (1981)



KRASSIMIR KYURKCHIYSKY
(b. 1936, BULGARIAN)

Born in Troian. He graduated from the State Academy of Music where he studied composition with Pancho Vladigerov. He then went to the Moscow Conservatory for further composition work with Dmitri Shostakovich. He worked as a conductor at the Ensemble for Traditional Song and Dance and at the ensemble for traditional song at the Television and Radio Committee andthen as a freelance composer. He has composed operas, a ballet, orchestral, chamber and instrumental works as well as film scores and folksong arrangements. His only other Symphony is his Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra (1960).

Symphony-Requiem (1966)

Vasil Stefanov/Bulgarian Television and Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Tsvetanov: Symphony No. 2)
BALKANTON BCA 1211 (LP) (1960s)




LÁSZLÓ LAJTHA
(1892-1963, HUNGARIAN)

Born in Budapest. He studied composition at the National Hungarian Royal Academy of Music under Victor Herzfeld and the piano with Arnold Székely and Árpád Szendy. He joined Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály on their folk music collecting expeditions. After World War I, he was appointed professor of composition and chamber music at the National Conservatory in Budapest. He also worked as a choirmaster and would later organize a chamber orchestra. He composed an opéra bouffe, ballets and film scores as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. There is also an unnumbered Symphony, Op. 33, for Strings, Harp and Percussion "Les Soli" (1941).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 24 (1936)

Nicolás Pasquet/Pécs Symphony Orchestra
( + Suite No. 1 and In Memoriam)
MARCO POLO 8.223670 (1996)


Symphony No. 2, Op 27 (1938)

Nicolás Pasquet/Pécs Symphony Orchestra
( + Variations)
MARCO POLO 8.223669 (1995)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 45 (1947)

Nicolás Pasquet/Pécs Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Suite No. 2)
MARCO POLO 8.2236711 (1996)

Symphony No. 4, Op. 52 "Le Printemps" (1951)

Janos Ferencsik/Hungarian State Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
HUNGAROTON SLPX 11564 (LP) (1970s)

Nicolás Pasquet/Pécs Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Suite No. 2)
MARCO POLO 8.2236711 (1996)


Symphony No. 5, Op. 55 (1952)

Nicolás Pasquet/Pécs Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6 and Lysistrata-Ballet)
MARCO POLO 8.223672 (1997)


Symphony No. 6, Op. 61 (1955)

Nicolás Pasquet/Pécs Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 and Lysistrata-Ballet)
MARCO POLO 8.223672 (1997)


Symphony No. 7, Op. 63 "Revolution" (1957)

Nicolás Pasquet/Pécs Symphony Orchestra
( + Hortobágy and Suite No. 3)
MARCO POLO 8.223667 (1994)


Symphony No. 8, Op. 66 (1959)

Nicolás Pasquet/Pécs Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
MARCO POLO 8.223673 (2000)


Symphony No. 9, Op. 67 (1961)

Janos Ferencsik/Hungarian State Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
HUNGAROTON SLPX 11564 (LP) (1970s)

Nicolás Pasquet/Pécs Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
MARCO POLO 8.223673 (2000)


Sinfonietta No. 1 for String Orchestra, Op. 43 (1946)

Vilmos Tátrai (leader)/Hungarian Chamber Orchestra
( + String Quartet No. 10)
HUNGAROTON SLPX 12018 (LP) (1979)


Sinfonietta No. 2 for String Orchestra, Op. 62 (1956)

Didier Bouture/Harmonia Nova Orchestral Ensemble
( + Bartók: Divertimento and For Children: 10 Pieces for Strings)
KOCH SCHWANN 3-31360-2 (1994)




SZYMON (SIMON) LAKS
(1901-1983, POLAND)

Born in Warsaw. He studied mathematics in Vilnius before studying harmony, counterpoint and composition at the Warsaw Conservatory where his teachers included Henryk Melcer for conducting and Roman Statkowski for composition.. Leaving Poland, he studied at the Paris Conservatory with Pierre Vidal und Henri Rabaud and while in that city also played the violin in cafés, on an ocean steamer, accompanied silent films and worked as a music teacher. Interned by the Nazis. he managed to survive the Holocaust and then returned to France. He composed an opera buffa, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His orchestral catalogue also includes a Symphony (c. 1924).

Symphony for Strings (1964)

Krzysztof Słowinski/Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
( + W. Słowinski: Flute Concerto and Pstrokonska-Nawratil: ...como el sol e la mar...)
DUX DUX0737 (2012)

Sinfonietta for Strings (1936)

Jürgen Bruns//Berlin Chamber Symphony
( + Tansman: Triptyque, J. Fitelberg: Concerto for Strings and Karlowicz: Serenade for Strings)
EDA 26 (2007)



ISTVÁN LÁNG
(b. 1933, HUNGARIAN)

Born in Budapest. He studied composition with János Viski and later Ferenc Szabó at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. He was later musical director of the State Puppet Theatreand joined the faculty of the Liszt Academy's chamber music department. He has composed music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and electronic works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1965, withdrawn), 3 (1981–2), 4 (1983) and 5 for Soprano and Orchestra (1991-2).

Symphony #1 (withdrawn and reworked as "Variazioni ed Allegro") (1965)

Gyorgy Sandor/Hungarian RTV SO
( + Durko: Organismi, Soproni: Ovidii Metamorphoses and Papp, Lajos: 3 Songs on Poems by Georg Trakl).
HUNGAROTON SLPX 1298 (1960's)

Symphony No. 2 (1972-4)

Andras Korodi/Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Rhymes and Constellations)
HUNGAROTON SLPX 11900 (LP) (1976)


Symphony No. 6 (1991-2)

László Tihanyi /MR Symphony Orchestra
( + Broken off Paragraphs and Diamond in the Dust Earth)
HUNGAROTON HCD 32575 (2009)

Symphony No. 7 for Soprano, Alto, Piano and Orchestra (1995-6)

László Tihanyi/Anna Hercznik (soprano)/Tamara Takacs (alto)/Ilona Prunyi (piano)/Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Inquieto, Ist es Möglich Ohne B-A-C-H? and Sempre in Tensione)
HUNGAROTON HCD 32357 (2005)




ALEKSANDER LASOŃ
(b. 1951, POLISH)

Born in Siemianowice, Silesia. He studied jazz and composition with Józef Świder (1973–9) at the Katowice Academy of Music and then he joined the faculty of the Academy and of the Silesian University, Cieszyn. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. There is also his Symphony No. 3 (1997).

Symphony No. 1 for Winds, 2 Pianos and Percussion (1975)

Wojciech Michniewski/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Esztenyi, Szabolcs: 6 Etudes)
MUZA SX 2076 ( WARSAW AUTUMN non-commercial LP) (1980)

Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra "Concertante" (1977-9)

Jansug Kakhidze/Eugeniusz Knapik (piano)/Tblisi Symphony Orchestra
( + Koszewski: Sentence and Bloch: Canti)
MUZA SX 2458 (WARSAW AUTUMN non-commercial LP) (1986)

Symphony No. 4 "SATJA" (2007)

Christopher Lyndon-Gee/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Baird: Étude, Kornowicz: Heaps and Narbutait: Symphony No. 4)
WARSAW AUTUMN 2007-CD No. 7, POLMIC 036 (non-commercial) (2008)

 

HENRI LAZAROF
(b. 1932, BULGARIAN > USA)

Born in Sofia. His musical studies began in Sofia and he then went to Jerusalem to study with Paul Ben-Haim and then to Rome's Accademia di Santa Cecilia for advanced composition training with Goffredo Petrassi. Moving on to permanent settlement in America, he completed his studies at Brandeis University with Arthur Berger and Harold Shapero. He became a professor of composition at UCLA. He composed ballets, orchestral, chamber and instrumental works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1(1978), 6 "Winds of Sorrow" (2000), 7 (2000) and Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds and Orchestra (1999).

Symphony No. 2 (1992)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Tableaux)
NAXOS 8.559159 (2003)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3133) (1993)

Symphony No. 3 for Alto, Bass Baritone, Mixed Chorus Chorus and Orchestra "Choral" (1994)

Gerard Schwarz/Terry Cook (bass baritone)/Sheila Nadler (alto)/Seattle Symphony Chorus/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Encounters with Dylan Thomas)
CENTAUR RECORDS CRC 2519 (2001)

Symphony No. 4 for Mixed Chorus and Orchestra "In Celebration" (1996)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Chorus/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
CENTAUR RECORDS CRC 2657 (2004)

Symphony No. 5 for Solo Baritone, Mixed Chorus and Orchestra (1998)

Gerard Schwarz/Richard Zeller (baritone) /Seattle Symphony Chorus/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
CENTAUR RECORDS CRC: 2657 (2004)

Chamber Symphony (1977)

Gerard Schwarz/Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta, Volo and Intonazione e Variazioni)
LAUREL RECORDS LR-133 (1985)

Sinfonietta (1982)

Gerard Schwarz/Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
( + Chamber Symphony, Volo and Intonazione e Variazioni)
LAUREL RECORDS LR-133 (1985)



LOJZE LEBIČ
(b. 1934, SLOVENE)

Born in Prevalje, Koroška. He studied composition with Marjan Kozina and conducting with Danilo Švara at the Ljubljana Academy of Music. He worked as a choral conductor and became musical editor of Radio Ljubljana. He was then appointed a professor at the Ljubljana Pedagogical Academy and later a professor of music theory in the department of musicology at the University of Ljubljana. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His orchestral catalogue also includes Sinfonietta (1962).

Symphony with Organ (1993)

Anton Nanut/Tone Potocnik (organ)/Slovenian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Queensland Music and Atelje III)
RTV SLOVENIA (RTVS) DD 0144 SAZAS (1994)




SORIN LERESCU
(b. 1953, ROMANIAN)

Born in Craiova. After studying composition with Tiberiu Olah and Anatol Vieru at the Bucharest Academy, he attended classes in Darmstadt, Germany and at IRCAM in Paris. Back home, Lerescu taught in the Popular School of Arts and then the Popular University and became a teacher at the George Enescu Lyceum. In addition, he founded and became director of the contemporary music ensemble Traiect. He currently teaches counterpoint and composition at the Faculty of Arts of the Spiru Haret University in Bucharest. His catalogue includes orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. His Symphony No. 5 "Dreams" appeared in 2012.

Symphony No. 1 (1984)

Theodor Costin/Oltenia Philharmonic Orchestra, Craiova
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3 and 4)
ROR STAR MEDIA MUSIC 046, (2 CDs) (c. 2008)

Symphony No. 2 (1988)

Cristian Brancusi/Romanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3 and 4)
ROR STAR MEDIA MUSIC 046, (2 CDs) (c. 2008)
(original LP release: : ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 03790) (1991)

Symphony No. 3 (1994)

Cristian Brancusi/Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 and 4)
ROR STAR MEDIA MUSIC 046, (2 CDs) (c. 2008)


Symphony No. 4 with Organ (2001)

Cristian Brancusi/Romanian National Radio Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 and 3)
ROR STAR MEDIA MUSIC 046, (2 CDs) (c. 2008)



BOGO LESKOVIC
(1909-1995, SLOVENE)

Born in Vienna to Slovene parents. He studied music in Ljubljana and in Vienna and finished his course in musical training at the Vienna Academy of Music as a cellist and a composer. He made his music-dèbut as cello virtuoso but afterwards embarked on a conducting career having studied under Joseph Krips. He composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works.

Symphony in One Movement "Domovina" (Native Land) (1940)

Bogo Leskovic/Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tajcevic/Leskovic: Balkan Dances)
RTV LJUBLJANA LD-0807 (LP) (1970s)




JULES LEVY
(1930-2006, BULGARIA)

Born in Thessalonika, Greece. He graduated from the Sofia State Academy of Music having studied composition with Vesselin Stoyanov. Later he went for further studies in France. He worked as a conductor as well as a producer for Bulgarian Radio. He composed in many genres, both classical and popular as well as much music for the theater. He wrote Symphony No. 4 "Burlesque" for Wind Orchestra (1984).

Symphony No. 1 "Life and Death" (1958)

Vasil Stefanov/Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Raichev: Bright Day Overture)
BALKANTON BCA 1092 (LP) (1960s)


Symphony No. 2 (1970)

Vasil Stefanov/Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + A Fair in Sofia: Ballet Suite)
BALKANTON BCA 1300/419 (LP) (c. 1980)
(original LP release: BALKANTON BCA 1443) (1970s)


Symphony No. 3 for Mezzo-Soprano, Bass Baritone and Orchestra "The Eternal Fire" (1975)

Dimiter Manolov/Sofia_State_Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tanev: Building Music)
BALKANTON BCA 1992 (LP) (1970s)




VÁCLAV LlDL
(1922-2004, CZECH)

Born in Brno. He studied composition with Jaroslav Kvapil at the Brno Conservatory. He worked as a free-lance composer, specializing in film scores but also composing orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works. He produced his Symphony No. 1 in 1965.

Symphony No. 2 for Small Orchestra (1975)

Vladimir Válek/Dvo·ák Symphony Orchestra
( + Kalabis: Trumpet Concerto and Vacek: Olympic Fire)
SUPRAPHON 119 2035 (LP) (1976)

Symphony No. 3 (1979)

Rostislav Hališka/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Blatný: The Willow)
PANTON 8110 0297 (LP) (1983)




DINU LIPATTI
(1917-1950, ROMANIAN)

Born in Bucharest. His mother was a pianist and Georges Enescu, his godfather, was the major influence on his career. His first serious studies were at the Bucharest Conservatory with Mihail Jora and Floria Musicescu. In his short life, he rose to prominence as one of the leading pianists of his time. He composed orchestral, chamber and piano works and some songs.

Symphonie Concertante for 2 Pianos and String Orchestra (1938)

Georges Enescu/Madeleine Lipatti and Béla Síki (pianos)/French National Orchestra (rec. 1951)
( + Tziganes-Excepts, Enescu: Romanian Rhapsodies Nos 1 and 2 and Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta)
TAHRA TAH 426 (2002)

Emil Simon/Sofia Cosma and Corneliu Gheorghiu (pianos)/Cluj-Napoca Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Suite "Satarii")
ELECTRECORD STM-ECE 01120 (LP) (1971)




KAROL LIPIŃSKI
(1790-1861, POLISH)

Born in Radzyń. He learned the violin and rudiments of music from his father Feliks, conductor of the orchestra of the Potocki family. He had a brilliant career as a violin virtuoso and most of his compositions were written for his instrument.

Symphony in B-flat Op. 2 No. 3 (1810)

Piotr Wijatkowski/Henryk Wieniawski Lublin Philharmonic
( + Violin Concerto No. 2)
DUX DUX0432 (2005)



MARIJAN LIPOVŠEK
(1910-1995, SLOVENE)

Symphony (1939-49, rev. 1970)

Born Ljubljana. He studied at the Ljujljana Conservatory with Slavko Osterc before going to Prague in where his teachers included Pavel Šivic, Josef Suk, and Alois Hába. He then had further training in Rome with Alfredo Casella and in Salzburg with Joseph Marx. In addition to composing, he worked as a pianist, music editor, lecturer and teacher at the Ljubljana's Conservatory and Academy of Music. His catalogue includes orchestral. chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

David de Villiers/Slovene Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Toccata quasi Apertura, Songs from Mlin, Voznica and piano recital by composer)
RTVS/SAZAS 111242 (2 CDs) (2010)



FRANZ (FERENC) LISZT
(1811-1886, HUNGARIAN)

Born in Raiding (Doborján, now in Austria). He played the piano as a child and then in Vienna studied with Carl Czerny and Antonio Salieri, who taught him counterpoint and score reading. Then he moved on to Paris where he was a student of Antoine Reicha for theory and Ferdinando Paer for composition. His career as a piano virtuoso, composer and teacher was launched and he became one of the dominnant musicians of the 19th century. He composed in nearly every genre but is best known for works for the piano and orchestra. His orchestral mastery is best represented by his cycle of 13 Symphonic Poems.

"A Faust Symphony" in 3 Character Pictures for Tenor, Men's Voices and Orchestra (1854-7)

Ernest Ansermet/Werner Krenn (tenor)/Choeur Pro Arte de Lausanne/Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
( + 2 Episodes from Lenau's Faust, Hunnenschlacht,Mephisto Waltz No. 1 and Magnard: Symphony No. 3)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 442999 (2 CDs)
(original release: DECCA SET 371/LONDON CSA 2221 {2 LPs}) (1969

Ataulfo Argenta/Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire, Paris (orig. version, without voices)
( + Ravel: Alborada del Gracioso, Falla: El Amor Brujo and Schubert: Symphony No. 9))
EMI GREAT CONDUCTORS OF THE 20TH CENTURY 75097-2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 5101-2/LONDON LL 1303-4 {2 LPs}) (1956)

Daniel Barenboim/Placido Domingo (tenor)/ Berlin State Opera Chorus/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
(+ A Dante Symphony, . Hungarian Rhapsody No.2,. Années de Pélérinage Année 2: Italie, : Après une Lecture du Dante-Fantasia quasi Sonata, Piano Sonata in B minor, Rigoletto Paraphrase, Miserere du Trovatore, Aida: Danza Sacra e Duetto Final)
WARNER CLASSICS 2564674403 (3 CDs) (2011)
(oriiginal CD release: TELDEC 22948) (1999)

Sir Thomas Beecham/Alexander Young (tenor)/Beecham Choral Society/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1956)
SOMM BEECHAM SERIES SOMMB25 (2009)

Sir Thomas Beecham/Alexander Young (tenor)/Beecham Choral Society/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Les Préludes, Tasso, Orpheus and Psalm 13)
EMI CLASSICS GEMINI 76927-2 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3I7-8/CAPITOL SGBR 7197 (2 LPs) (1959)

Leonard Bernstein/Kenneth Riegel (tenor)/Tanglewood Festival Chorus/ Boston Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1976)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON THE ORIGINALS 447449-2 (1996)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2707 100 {2 LPs}) (1977)

Leonard Bernstein/Charles Bressler (tenor)/ Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia/New York Philharmonic
SONY CLASSICAL ORIGINALS 88697857572 (2011)
(original release: CBS SBRG 72221-2/COLUMBIA M2S 699 {2 LPs}) (1964)

Riccardo Chailly/Hans-Peter Blochwitz (tenor)/Groot Omroepkoor NOB Men/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
DECCA 4363592-2 (1993)

James Conlon/John Aler (tenor)/Bratislava Men's Chorus of the Slovak Philharmonic/Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
APEX 256461460-2 (2006)
(original CD release: ERATO 88068 (1985)

Thomas Dausgaard/Christian Elsner (tenor)/Danish National Radio Chorus/Danish National Symphony Orchestra
CHANDOS CHAN 9814 (2000)

Fernando D'Avalos/Antonio Necolescu (tenor)/Hungarian Radio Men's Chorus/Hungarian State Orchestra
IMP CLASSICS IMP PCD 1071 (1993)

Antal Doráti/Lajos Kozma (tenor)/Royal Concertgebouw Chorus/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
(included in collection: "Ultimate Liszt - The Essential Masterpieces")
DECCA 4780235-2 (5 CDs) (2008)
(original CD release: PHILIPS 442642-2) (1983)

János Ferencsik/Alfonz Bartha (tenor)/Budapest State Orchestra
( + Les Préludes)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON SLPM 128647-8 (2 LPs) (1962)

János Ferencsik/György Korondy (tenor)/Hungarian Burgerwacht Men's Chorus/Hungarian State Orchestra
HUNGAROTON HCD 12022-2 (1986)

Iván Fischer/Hans-Peter Blochwitz (tenor)/Hungarian Radio Chorus/Budapest Festival Orchestra
PHILIPS 454460-2 (1997)

Alexander Gauk/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra (orig. version, without voices) (rec. 1952)
(included in collection: "Historic Russian Archives-Alexander Gauk Edition Volume 1")
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 8865 (10 CDs) (2008)
(original release: MELODIYA D2169-72 {2 LPs}) (1954)
Jascha Horenstein/John Mitchinson (tenor)/BBC Northern Singers/BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1972)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4118-2 (2003)

Jascha Horenstein/Ferdinant Koch (tenor)/Stuttgart Radio Male Chorus/Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Wagner: Faust Overture and Symphony No. 8)
VOX BOX LEGENDS CDX 5504 (2 CDs) (1992)
(original LP release: VOX 510902 {2 LPs}) (1950s)

Eliahu Inbal/ Jianyi Zhang (tenor)/Berlin Radio Chorus/ Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
DENON CO-75634 (1994)

Kazahiro Koizumi/Kei Fukui (tenor)/ The College Opera House Chorus/Biwako Hall Vocal Ensemble/Japan Century Symphony Orchestra
FONTEC FOCD6009 (2011)

András Ligeti/András Molnár (tenor)/Hungarian State Chorus/Franz Liszt Academy Orchestra
NAXOS 8.553304 (1995)

Fabio Luisi/Peter Dvorský (tenor)/Central German Radio Men's Chorus/Central German Radio Symphony Orchestra
G.I.B. 383 7900-2 (1997)

Kurt Masur/Klaus König (tenor)/Leipzig Radio Chorus Male Voices/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
( + Héroïde Funébre, Hungaria, 2 Episodes from Lenau's Faust, Prometheus and Hamlet)
EMI CLASSICS DOUBLE FFORTE 68595-2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: HMV SLS 5236 {4 LPs}) (1981)

Riccardo Muti/Gösta Winbergh (tenor)/Westminster Choir College Male Chorus/Philadelphia Orchestra
EMI CLASSICS ENCORE 509017-2 (2008)
(original release: HMV SLS 1435703/ANGEL DSB-3928 {2 LPs}) (1983)

Gianandrea Noseda/BBC Philharmonic (orig. version, without voices)
( + Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe)
CHANDOS CHAN 10375 (2006)

Jean-Paul Penin/François Soulet (tenor)/Saint-Eustache Men's Chorus/Hungarian Symphony Orchestra
( + Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3)
L'EMPREINTE DIGITALE 13103/4 (2 CDs) (1999)

Sir Simon Rattle/ Peter Seiffert (tenor)/Ernst Senff Chorus Berlin/Prague Philharmonic Chorus/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI CLASSICS CDC 555220-2 (1994)

Rico Saccani/Attila Fekete (tenor)/ Hungarian State Opera Chorus/Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
BPO LIVE BPOL 1019

George Sebastian/Orchestre de l'Association des Concerts Colonne
( + Mazeppa)
URANIA URLP 606 (2 LPs) (c. 1955)

Giuseppe Sinopoli/Vinson Cole (tenor)/Saxon State Opera Chorus/Dresden Staatskapelle
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 449137-2 (1996)

Sir Georg Solti/Siegfried Jerusalem (tenor)/Chicago Symphony Chorus/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Dante Symphony, Prometheus and Les Préludes)
DECCA 466751-2 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original CD release: DECCA 4173 992-2) (1986)


"Dante Symphony" (A Symphony after Dante's "Divine Comedy") for Chorus and Orchestra (1855-6)

F. Charles Adler/Vienna State Opera Chorus/Vienna "Philharmonia" Orchestra
SPA RECORDS SPA 44 (1953)

Gerd Albrecht/Dagmar Masková (soprano)/Prague Philharmonich Chorus/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1986)
PRAGA PR 250036 (1993)

Daniel Barenboim/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
(+ Après une Lecture du Dante-Fantasia quasi Sonata)
APEX 2564673020 (2011)
(original CD release: TELDEC 9031-77340-2) (1994)

Leon Botstein/London Oratory School Schola/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Tasso)
TELARC CD-80613 (2003)

Pierre Cao/La Psallette de Lorraine Vocal Ensemble/Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
CANDIDE QCE 31082 (LP) (1974)

James Conlon/Helmond Concert Choir/Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
APEX 092749816-2 (2006)
(original CD release: ERATO ECD 88162) (1988)

Hartmut Haenchen/Netherlands Philharmonic Chorus/Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
CAPRICCIO RECORDS 10736 (1998)

Martin Haselböck/Women Singers from Chorus Sine Nomine/Orchester Wiener Akademie
( + Evocation à la Chapelle Sixtine)
NEW CLASSICAL ADVENTURE 60234 (2011)

Boris Khaikin/Bolshoi Theatre Chorus/Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
( + Mephisto Waltz)
AUDIOPHILE CLASSICS 538 (2001)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S 0291-2 (1962)/COLUMBIA MELODIYA M 33823) (1975)

Varujan Kojian/Utah Symphony Orchestra
VARÈSE SARABANDE VCD47207/ANDANTE ACD 85701 (1985)
(original LP release: ANDANTE AD 72401) (1982)

György Lehel/Margit La´szlo (soprano)/Budapest Radio Choir/Budapest Philharmonia Orchestra
HUNGAROTON SLPX 1070/WESTMINSTER WST 14142 (LP) (1962)

György Lehel/Veronika Kincses (soprano)/Hungarian Radio and Television Women's Chorus/Budapest Symphony Orchestra
HUNGAROTON HCD 11918-2 (1988)
(original LP release: HUNGAROTON SLPX 11918) (1978)

Jesús López-Cobos/Voltaire College Choir/Geneva Studio Chorus/Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
( + Faust Symphony, Prometheus and Les Préludes)
DECCA 466751-2 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original LP release: DECCA/LONDON SXDL 7542) (1982)

Kurt Masur/Leipzig St Thomas Church Choir/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
( + Ce Qu'on Entend sur la Montagne, Festklänge, Hunnenschlacht, Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe and Die Ideale)
EMI CLASSICS DOUBLE FFORTE 68598-2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: HMV SLS 5235 {4 LPs}) (1981)

Gianandrea Noseda/Gillian Keith (soprano)/City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus/ BBC Philharmonic
( + 2 Legends of St Francis)
CHANDOS CHAN 10524 (2009)

François-Xavier Roth/Les Siècles
( + Orpheus)
ACTES SUD ASM 07 (2012)

George Sebastian/Orchestre de l'Association des Concerts Colonne
URANIA URLP 7103 (LP) (c. 1955)

Giuseppe Sinopoli/Dresden State Opera Chorus/Dresden Staatskapelle
( + Busoni: Doktor Faust - Sarabande and Cortège)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 457614-2 (2003)

Alfred Wallenstein/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
DECCA (U.S.) DL 9670 (LP) (1950s)




VASSIL LOLOV
(1913-1992, BULGARIAN)

Born in Iambol. He graduated from the Sofia State Academy of Music where he studied violin with Nikola Abadjiev. He continued with the violin at the Berlin Conservatory under Karl Freund and also took composition with H. Bunsch. Returning home, he founded the well-known Lolov String Quartet and was appointed to various posts as a violinist and conductor including chief conductor of the Opera in Plovdiv. He then served as editor-in-chief of the Music Programmes Section of Radio Sofia and later on joined the staff of the State Academy of Music as lecturer in Chamber Music. He composed a children’s operetta; symphonic, chamber, instrumental and choral works as well as children’s songs, theatre music and arrangments of folksongs.

Little Symphony for Children

Vasil Lolov/Bulgarian National Radio Opera Symphony Orchestra
( + Concertino and Rondo for Violin and Orchestra and Children's World)
BALKANTON BCA 1300/424 (LP) (c. 1980)




ZDENĚK LUKÁŠ
(1928-2007, CZECH)

Born in Prague. While working at the Czechoslovak Radio in Plzeň, he founded the mixed choir Česká Písen. At the same time he began composing his own music. He was self-taught in composition but consulted with Miloslav Kabeláč, who largely contributed to the forming of Lukaš's compositional style. He then worked mostly as a freelance composer. He composed a substantial catalogue of music in many genres for orchestra, instumentalists and voice. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos 1 (1960), 2 (1961), 3 for Mixed Choir and Orchestra "Dove sta Amore" (1965), 5 with Soprano Solo (1972) and 6 (1991) and also Sinfonietta Solemnis (1965).

Symphony No. 4 (1967)

Libor Pešek/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Feld: Symphony No. 1, Hlobil: Concerto Filarmonico and Kalabis: Concerto for Large Orchestra)
SUPRAPHON 1 110 1411-2 (2 LPs) (1973)


Sinfonia Brevis for Band, Op. 265 (1995)

Karel Belohoubek/Czech Army Central Band
( + Jonák: Chamber Symphony, Stanek: The Great Journey 1492 - Columbus, Zámecnik: The Lachian Sun, Mácha: Saxophone Weeping and Husa:: Al Fresco)
CLARTON CQ0016-2



PAWEL ŁUKASZEWSKI
(b. 1968, POLAND)

Born in Czestochowa. He graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw, where he studied the cello with Andrzej Wróbel and composition with Marian Borkowski. He also studied choral conducting and computer music. He has been on the faculty of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music since 1996. He has composed works in most genres. His catalogue also includes Symphony No. 1 "Symphony of Providence" (2008) and Symphony No. 3 "Symphony of Angel" (2010).

Symphony No. 2 "Festinemus amare homines" (2005) and Sinfonietta (2004)

Piotr Borkowski/Anna Mikolajczyk (soprano/Greg Banaszak (alto saxophone)/Podlasie Choir/Podlasie Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta, Trinity Concerto and Gaudeum et Spes)
DUX 0356 (2013)

Sinfonietta (2004)

Piotr Borkowski/Anna Mikolajczyk (soprano/Greg Banaszak (alto saxophone)/Podlasie Choir/Podlasie Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Trinity Concerto and Gaudeum et Spes)
DUX 0356 (2013)


WITOLD LUTOSŁAWSKI
(1913-1994, POLISH)

Born in Warsaw. As a youth he studied the piano and violin. Inspired by the music of Karol Szymanowski, he entered the Warsaw Conservatory as a part-time student while still a teenager. There he later studied composition with Witold Maliszewski and continued stydying with him privately. He received diplomas from the Conservatory in both the piano and composition. After World War II, he worked briefly for Polish Radio but then devoted himself to composition and became one of Poland's most illustrious composers whose music had an international renown. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 (1941-7)

Edward Gardner/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance Preludes, Partita for Violin and Orchestra and Chain 2)
CHANDOS CHSA 5108 (2013)

Jan Krenz/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice
( + Concerto for Orchestra, Lacrimosa and Funeral Music)
POLSKIE NAGRANIA PNCD 040 (1989)
(original LP release: MUZA SXL 0237/WERGO 60044) (1964)

Witold Lutosławski/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1976)
(+ Symphony No.2, Concerto for Orchestra, Venetian Games and Mi-parti)
EMI CLASSICS GEMINI 517634-2 (2008)
(original release: EMI (Germany) EMI C165 3231 {6 LPs}) (c. 1980)

Esa-Pekka Salonen/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3 and 4 and Fanfare for Los Angeles Philharmoni)
SONY CLASSICAL 544083 (2 CDs) (2013)

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski/NFM Philharmonic Orchestra, Wroc·aw
( + Concerto for Orchestra)
CD ACCORD ACD 1962 (2014)

Leopold Stokowski/Warsaw National Phiilharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1959)
( + Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5)
PRELUDIO PRL 2156 (1991)

Antoni Wit/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice
( + Chantefleurs et Chantefables, Silesian Tryptych, Venetian Games and Postlude No. 1)
NAXOS 8.554283 (1999)

Symphony No. 2 (1965-7)

Ernest Bour/Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden
( + Symphony No. 1)
WERGO 60044 (LP) (1970s)

Edward Gardner/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Mala Suite)
CHANDOS CHSA 5106 (2012)

Jacek Kaspszyk/NFM Philharmonic Orchestra, Wrocław
( + Symphony No. 4)
CD ACCORD ACD 161 (2010)

Roman Kofman/ Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
CPO 386-2 (1997)

Witold Lutosławski/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1977)
(+ Symphony No.2, Concerto for Orchestra, Venetian Games and Mi-parti)
EMI CLASSICS GEMINI 517634-2 (2008)
(original release: EMI (Germany) EMI C165 3231 {6 LPs}) (c. 1980)

Witold Lutosławski/ Warsaw National Phiilharmonic Orchestra
( + Venetian Games and Poèmes d'Henri Michaux)
POLSKIE NAGRANIA PNCD 041 (1989)
(original LP release: MUZA SXL 0453) (1960s)

Wojciech Michniewski/Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto, Prelude for GSMD, Novelette and Fanfare for Louisville)
SOMM SOMMCD 219 (1999)

Esa-Pekka Salonen/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto, Fanfare for Los Angeles Philharmonic and Chantefleurs et Chantefables)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 67189 (1996)

Antoni Wit/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice
( + Piano Concerto, Symphonic Variations and Mala Suite)
NAXOS 8.553169 (1996)

Symphony No. 3 (1981-3)

Daniel Barenboim/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra)
ELATUS 092749015-2 (2002)
(original CD release: ERATO 4509-91711-2 (1993)

Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk/Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Partita for Violin and Orchestra )
DUX DUX0506 (2005)

Juozas Domarkas/ Lithuanian State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Ruzicka: Piano Concerto)
MELODIYA A 571 (LP) (1980s)

Edward Gardner/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra and Chain 3)
CHANDOS CHSA 5082 (2010)

Jacek Kaspszyk/NFM Philharmonic Orchestra, Wroclaw
( + SymphonicVariations, Little Suite, Silesian Triptych and Lacrimosa)
CD ACCORD ACD 1972 (2014)

Kazimierz Kord/Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden
( + Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22)
SWF 105 (LP)

Witold Lutosławski/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra and Paroles Tissées)
DECCA 20C 4784579 (2012)
(original CD release: PHILIPS 416387-2) (1986)

Witold Lutosławski/Karlsruhe College of Music
( + Funeral Music)
BELLA MUSICA BM-CD 31.9017 (1993)

Witold Lutosławski/Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra
( + Partita for Violin and Orchestra and Chain No. 3)
MUZA SXL 2753 (LP) (1989)

Witold Lutosławski/Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto)
CD ACCORD ACD 015 (1996)

Tadaaki Otaka/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Chantefleurs et Chantefables)
BIS-CD-743 (1996)

Esa-Pekka Salonen/Los Angeles Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Les Éspaces du Sommeil)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 66280 (1995)
(original release:CBS IM 42203) (1988)

Antoni Wit/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice
( + Paganini Variations, Les Éspaces du Sommeil and Paroles Tissées)
NAXOS 8.553323 (1997)

Antoni Wit/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice (rec. 1984)
( + Chains Nos. 1, 2 and 3)
POLSKIE NAGRANIA PNCD 044 (1988)

Symphony No. 4 (1988-92)

Edward Gardner/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Variations, Piano Concerto and Variations on a Theme by Paganini)
CHANDOS CHSA 5098 (2012)

Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk/Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Partita for Violin and Orchestra )
DUX DUX0506 (2005)

Jacek Kaspszyk/NFM Philharmonic Orchestra, Wrocław
( + Symphony No. 2)
CD ACCORD ACD 161 (2010)

Roman Kofman/ Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
CPO 386-2 (1997)

Esa-Pekka Salonen/Los Angeles Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Les Éspaces du Sommeil)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 66280 (1995)

Antoni Wit/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice
( + Partita, Interludium, Chain No. 2 and Funeral Music)
NAXOS 8.553202 (1996)


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