Great Czech Conductors - Rafael KubelíkANTONÍN DVORÁK (1841-1904): Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88 (Nov. 30, 1944), Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 33 (Rudolf Firkusny [piano]. June 4, 1946), DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975): Symphony No. 9 in E Flat, Op. 70 (Dec. 13, 1945), BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890-1959): Symphony No. 4, H 305 (June 10, 1948), Memorial to Lidice, H 296 (March 14-15, 1946), VÁCLAV DOBIÁS (1909-1978): Stalingrad for Baritone, Male Chorus and Orchestra (Zdenek Otava [baritone], Typografia Male Chorus. Nov. 7, 1945).
Catalogue Number: 05N092
Reference: SU 4080-2
Description: First releases in any format of the Shostakovich and the 11-minute Dobias (both performances from the year each was composed) and also of the Memorial. All but the Martinu symphony are live performances in front of an audience and, except for the Memorial, the sound quality is almost as good as in the Leipzig volume above (I suppose we can thank the Nazis for supplying tape to the Czech Radio...). 2 CDs. No texts. Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Rafael Kubelík.