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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

Composers A-L

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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
( + Rhapsody for Trumpet and Orchestra 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), 8 (1995-6) and 9 "Jerusalem" (2003)

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

Liviu Ionescu /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. He added a Symphony "Histriam" in 2000.

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)


CAN ATILLA

(b. 1969, TURKISH)

Born in Ankara. He graduated from Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory in 1990 with a BA degree in violin. His early compositions were mostly electronic, but later he wrote in more traditional styles and forms.

Symphony No. 2 "Gallipoli – The 57th Regiment" (2015)

Burak Tüzün/Angela Ahiskal (soprano)/Onur Senler (cello)/Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
NAXOS 8.579009 (2017)

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)

Mariusz Smolij/Capella Bydgostiensis
( + Concerto for String Orchestra and Piano Quintet No. 1)
NAXOS 8.573229 (2014)

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. Her catalogue also includes Symphony-Diptych (1976).

Holocaust Symphony "In Memoriam" (1994–5)

conductor unknown/Roman an National Radio Orchestra
( +Violin Concerto, Guitar Concerto, Toccata and Passacaglia)
MAYA BADIAN EDITIONS LB CD 1002-1997Sin 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), Small Elegiac Symphony (1995) and Symphony No. 4 (2012-3). (1995).

Sinfonia Notturna (1984)

Bystrík Režucha/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Lutosˇawski: 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 BAIRAKTAROV
(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)


Kossuth (Kossuth-Szimfónia), Sz 21 (1903) (new entry)

Herbert Blomstedt/San Francisco Symphony
( + Concerto for Orchestra)
DECCA 443773-2 (1995)

JoAnn Falletta/Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Two Portraits and Suite No. 1)
NAXOS 8.573307 (2014)

Tibor Ferenc/Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra and The Miraculous Mandarin - Suite)
IMP PCD 1013 (1992)

Iván Fischer/Budapest Festival Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra and Three Village Scenes)
PHILIPS 456575-2 (1998)

Árpád Joó/Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Four Pieces for Orchestra)
SEFEL RECORDS SEFD 5005 (LP) (1980)

Zoltán Kocsis/Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Wooden Prince)
HUNGAROTON HSACD32502 (2007)

György Lehel/Budapest Symphony Orchestra

( + Piano Quartet)
HUNGAROTON HCD 31179 (1989)
(original release: HUNGAROTON SLPX 1203-04) (2 LPs) (1969)

Cornelius Meister/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra and Romanian Folkdances)
CPO 777784-2 (2013)

Luca Pfaff/Orchestre Nazionale Sinfonica della RAI,Turin
( + Violin Concerto No. 2)
ARION 68251(2000)

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
(1927-2016, 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 solfčge), 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, Timosoara
ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 02104 (LP) (1983)

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 Nos. 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 Boˇkovec at the Prague Academy of Music. He taught at the Janáˇek 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)

JOSEF BOHÁČ
(1929-2006, CZECH)

Born in Vienna. He studied composition at the Janáˇek Academy of Performing Arts in Brno with Vilem Petrželka. After graduation, he was dramaturge at the file Joy Theater in Brno and conductor of the Prague Military Ensemble. Later on he became director of the publishing house Panton and editor of music broadcasts for Czechoslovak Television . He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral works. His output includes Symphony in A "Dedicated to the City of Prague" (1990), "Symphony in E "Dedicated to my Birth Town of Vienna" (1991) and Little Symphony for String Orchestra (1992).

Sinfonietta Concertante for Orchestra (1964–5)

Eduard Fischer/Gottwald State Philharmonic
( + Thomsen-Múchová: Macbeth ballet suite)
SUPRAPHON SP 20358 (LP) (1966

 

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), as well as Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra (1959) and Chamber Symphony for String Orchestra (1965).

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) 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)

Symphony No. 3 for String Orchestra "Sinfonia Sretta"(1958)

Ciril Cvetko/Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Škeranc: Symphony No. 4)
GALLUS LP-43 (LP) (c. 1960)

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)
(original LP release: RTB STV 213173) (1966)

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 Cilča 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 01152 (LP) (1971)

JOSEF CEREMUGA
(1930-2006, CZECH)

Born in Ostrava-Kunˇice. He started to learn the violin at the age of eleven at the Janáˇek 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), 5 (1988) and 6 (1989).
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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 (replace entry)
(included in collection: "Cultural Olympiad")
HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE 0004-2 (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)

ZVONIMIR 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 Vítˇzslav 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 0412 (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 solfčge 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), 5 “The Sunset” (1975), “From My Songs” – Symphony Suite (1988) and Symphonies for String Orchestra (1990).

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)

Alexander Jiménez/Florida State University Symphony Orchestra
( + Two Songs, Op. 22)
NAXOS 8.573008 (2014)

 

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, His Vocal Symphony for Soprano and Symphony Orchestra appeared in 2012.

 

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)
DORÁTI EDITION ADE009 (2015)
(original LP release: MERCURY SR 90248) (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)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON 0 19 1747) (1975)

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)

GEORGE 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, including No. 6 (2005), 7 - 10 (2006), 11 - 14 (2008).

 

 

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 (replace entry)
(included in collection: "Cultural Olympiad)HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE 0003-2 (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 Janeˇek 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. His earlier Symphonies are Nos. 1 "Sinfonia Piccola" (1964), 2 for Mixed Choir, Children's Choir and Orchestra "Sinfonia Vocale" (1967).

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. His catalogue also includes Symphonia (1984-5), String Symphony (2005), Percussion Symphony (1998) and "Spring Symphony" (2009).

"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 solfčge 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, solfčge 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 - see separate page

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 Boˇkovec. 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)

Hannu Lintu/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonie Concertante)
ONDINE ODE11982 (2015)

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 Dvorák: 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
( + Počme 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)

Peter Ruzicka/Radio-Philharmonie Hannover des NDR
( + Chamber Symphony and Nuages d'Automne sur les Forets)
CPO 777 966-2 (2015)

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)

Peter Ruzicka/Marius Vlad (tenor)/NDR Chor/Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
( + Isis)
CPO 777 823-2 (2014)

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, Počme 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)

Hannu Lintu/Truls Mřrk (cello)/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
ONDINE ODE11982 (2015)

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)

Peter Ruzicka/Radio-Philharmonie Hannover des NDR
( + Symphony No. 4 and Nuages d'Automne sur les Forets)
CPO 777 966-2 (2015)

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)

Theodore Kuchar/Istanbul State Symphony
( + Violin Concerto and Köçekçe)
NAXOS 8.572831 (2016)

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 0002-2 (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 Sičcle" (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), Chamber Symphony No. 1 (1982) and Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra (1986).

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 Plseń. 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)

JODÁL GÁBOR
(1913–1989, ROMANIAN)

Born in Székelyudvarhely, Transylvania (then Hungary, now Romania). He studied in Budapest with Zoltán Kodály and Albert Siklós. He later taught composition and harmony in Kolozsvár (Cluj) and composed works in various genres.

Sinfonietta (1957)

Paul Popescu/Cluj-Napoca Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Matei: Organ Concerto)
ELECTRECORD ECE 010141 (LP) (c. 1975)

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)

Frank Beermann/Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie, Chemnitz
( + Prometheus Overtüre)
CPO 777 484-2 (2016)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Dvorák: 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)

Symphony No. 4 " Tansman Episodes" (orch. completed by M. Górecki) (2010/2014)

Andrey Boreyko/London Philharmonic Orchestra
NONESUCH 7559795034 (2016)

 

ČESTMÍR GREGOR
( 1926-2011, 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 and there is also the Symphony "Europe, borders of the millennium" (1998).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 worksHis 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), Chamber Symphony for Flute, Oboe, Bassoon and Strings (1922–23, rev. 1982) and Symphony with Organ (1975)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 /Jiˇí 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 Concrčte 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 ŕ 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 ŕ 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. Among his other orchestral works is a Symphony from 1960.

“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)



VLADIMIR HROVAT
(b. 1947, SLOVENE)

Born in Zagreb. He studied at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana with Rok Klopčič and and received a degree in violin, and then He continued his post-graduate studies at this school. He performed as a pop musicoan as well as a member of the Slovene Opera and Radio Symphony Orchestras. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra (1997)

Milos Mlejnik (cello)/Anton Nanut/Slovenian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Simple Slovene Concertino, Sinfonietta and Cantata: The Autumn Rain is Pattering Gently)
ARS SLOVENICA ED. DSS 200866 (2008)

KAREL HUSA
(1921-2016, 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)

He studied composition with Ahmed Adnan Saygun. He has composed operas, orchestral, instrumental and vocal works, including Symphony No. 1 "A New World" (2004).

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. His catalogue also includes Symphony (1952) and Concerto-Symphony" for Piano and Orchestra (1958).

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), 3 (1997–98), 5 (2004) and Sinfonietta for String Orchestra (1999)

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
( + Martinˇ: Frescoes of Piero della Francesca and Parables)
SUPRAPHON SU 3684-2 (2003)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON SUA ST 50380/ARTIA ALPS 122) (1962)

Břetislav 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)

Edward Gardner/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Capriccio and The Cunning Little Vixen: Suite)
CHANDOS SACD CHSA5142 (2014)

Miroslav Hanzal/Castle Guard and Czech Police Orchestra
( + Dvorák: 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 Martinˇ: 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)
( + Dvorák: Symphony No. 9)
VOX BOX LEGENDS VOX 7805 (2001)
(original LP release: VOX PL 9710) (1956)

Milan Horvat/ÖRF Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvorák: Symphony No. 5)
POINT CLASSICS 2671522 (1994)

Jos van Immerseel/Anima Eterna Brugge
( + Dvořák: Symphony No. 9)
ALPHA 206 (2015)

Eliahu Inbal/Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
( + Glagolitic Mass)
DENON CO-18049 (1998)

Neeme Järvi/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvorák: 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)
( + Dvorák: 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)
( + Dvorák: Symphony No. 6)
ORFEO D'OR C552011B (2001)

Rafael Kubelik/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1946)
( + Martinˇ: Double Concerto for 2 String Orchestras, Dvorák: 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
( + Dvorák: 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
( + Dvorák: 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
( + Dvorák: 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, Dvorák: 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 Martinˇ: 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)
( + Dvorák: 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 Dvorák: 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)

Edward Gardner/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto,Taras Bulba, Jealousy, The Fiddler’s Child and The Ballad of Blaník)
CHANDOS CHSA 5156 (2015)

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/Janácek 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. Among his other published orchestral works are Symphony No. 3 and Sinfonietta (1982).

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 for Baritone and Orchestra (1973–74; text by Vitezslava Nezval)

Vladimír Válek/Rene Tuček (baritone)/Dvořák Symphony Orchestra
( + Bachorek: Dialogues for 2 Violins)
SUPRAPHON 1 19 1848 (LP) (1975)


Symphony “Mother Hope” (1973-4) (revision of previous work, without vocal text) (1975-6)

Zdeněk Košler/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1976)
SUPRAPHON 1 10 2177 (LP) (1977)

IVAN JIRKO
(1926-1978, CZECH)

Born in Prague. While training in medicine at Prague University, he also studied composition with Karel Janeˇek and Pavel Borkoveˇ. 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 Nos. 1 (1957) and 2 "Year 1945" (1962, withdrawn).

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)

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 solfčge 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) (1973)



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: No. 3 "Nach Mass" (1994)Chamber Symphony No. 1 (1982) and Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra (1986).

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 Dedeček 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 becoming 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.

Symphony No. 1 in D for Strings and Percussion, Op. 11 (1941–2)

Marko Ivanovič/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
SUPRAPHON SU42022 (4 CDs) (2016)

Symphony No. 2 in C for Large Orchestra, Op. 15 (1942–6)

Marko Ivanovič/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
SUPRAPHON SU42022 (4 CDs) (2016)

Symphony No. 3 in F major for Organ, Brass and Timpani, Op. 33 (1948-57)

Marko Ivanovič//Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
SUPRAPHON SU42022 (4 CDs) (2016)

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
( + Martinˇ: Oboe Concerto and Beethoven: Symphony No. 1)
ARCO DIVA UP 0123 - 2 131 (2009)

Marko Ivanovič//Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
SUPRAPHON SU42022 (4 CDs) (2016)

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)

Marko Ivanovič//Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8)
SUPRAPHON SU42022 (4 CDs) (2016)

Symphony No. 6 "Concertante" for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 44 (1961–2)

Marko Ivanovič//Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8)
SUPRAPHON SU42022 (4 CDs) (2016)

Symphony No. 7 for Orchestra and Reciter, Op. 52 (1967–8)

Marko Ivanovič//Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8)
SUPRAPHON SU42022 (4 CDs) (2016)

Symphony No. 8, Op. 54 for Soprano, Mixed Chorus, Percussion and Organ "Antiphonies" (1970)

Marko Ivanovič//Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)
SUPRAPHON SU42022 (4 CDs) (2016)

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)

STEFAN KISIEŁEWSKI
(1911-1991, POLISH)

Born in Warsaw. He studied at the State Conservatory of Music in Warsaw, where his teachers were Kazimierz Sikorski for composition and theory and Jerzy Lefeld for piano. In 1939 he took the position of musical director of the Warsaw Broadcasting Station and after World War II he settled in Kraków, being active as a composer, teacher and organizer. He cokmposed ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His earlier works were destroyed during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, including his Symphony No. 1 (1939). His catalogue also contains Symphony No. 2 (1951), Symphony, for 15 Players (1961) and Chamber Symphony (1956).

Symphony on a Square (1974-78)

Renard Czajkowski/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice
( + Intermezzo, Serenade and Berceuse, and 7 Songs)
MUZA SX 2769 (LP) (1990)

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) and 3 (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)

BOŽIDAR KOS
(1934-2015, SLOVENE)

Born in Novo Mesto,. He studied cello, piano, music theory and mechanical engineering in Slovenia and was active as as a jazz player and arranger. He moved to Australia in 1965, where he studiedcomposition with Richard Meale at the University of Adelaide. In Darmstadt, Germany he attended composition and analysis classes by Gyorgy Ligeti, Brian Ferneyhough, Mauricio Kagel and Cristobal Halffter. He has taught at the University of Adelaide and the Sydney Conservatory of Music. He returned to Slovenia in in 2008 and lived his last years there. He composed orchestral, instrumental and electronic works, including Symphony No. 3 (2012), Sinfonietta for String Orchestra (1983) and Viola Concerto (2000).

Symphony No. 1 “In Memoriam Cara Milana” (2005/06)

En Shao/RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Aurora Australis)
RTV SLOVENIA KLASIKA 112348 (2011)

Symphony No. 2 “The Symphony of Two Continents” (2007/08)

En Shao/RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Aurora Australis)
RTV SLOVENIA KLASIKA 112348 (2011)

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 Terčse 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 Ctyr i Dvory u Českých Budejovic. He studied at the Bohuslav Jeremias School of Music in Česke Budejovice and then entered the State Conservatory in Prague where he studied composition with Miloslav Kabeláč and conducting with Bohumir Liška. 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.

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. 3 for Orchestra, Reciter and Mixed Choir "Jan Amos Comenius" (1990)

Jiří Bělohlávek/Radovan Lukavský (reciter)/Kühn Mixed Choir/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
SUPRAPHON SU 3195-2 (1996)

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 Martinˇ: 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 Martinu: 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.1 in F major, Op. 12 (1797) (new entry)

Howard Griffiths/Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana,
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3)
CPO 555099-2 (2017)

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 40 (1803)

Matthias Bamert/London Mozart Players
( + Symphony No. 4)
CHANDOS CHAN 9275 (1994)


Howard Griffiths/Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana,
+ Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3)
CPO 555099-2 (2017)


Symphony No.3 in D major, Op. 62 (1807)

Howard Griffiths/Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana,
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2)
CPO 555099-2 (2017)

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).and there is also Sinfonie Concertante No. 2 for Cello and Orchestra (1968).

Sinfonie Concertante No. 1 for for Horns and Strings (1937) (replace entry)

Emil Krepelka/Brno Horns/Ostrava State Philharmonic( + Marycka Madonna,May and Song of Coal Overture)
PANTON 010259 (LP) (1970)

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 KUNKEL
(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
(1936-2011, 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.

Symphony No. 1, Op. 24 (1936)

Nicolás Pasquet/Pécs Symphony Orchestra (replace entry)
( + Suite No. 1 and In Memoriam)
NAXOS 8.573643 (2016)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8. 223670)
(1996)

Symphony No. 2, Op 27 (1938)

Nicolás Pasquet/Pécs Symphony Orchestra (replace entry)
( + Variations)
NAXOS 8.573644 (2016)
(original CD release: 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)

Symphony “Les Soli” for String Orchestra, Harp and Percussion, Op. 33 (1941)

Simone Fontanelli/Budapest Chamber Symphony.
( + Sinfoniettas Nos. 1 and 2)
BUDAPEST MUSIC CENTER BMC CD 189 (2015)

Sinfonietta No. 1 for String Orchestra, Op. 43 (1946)

Imre Rohmann/Budapest Chamber Symphony
( + Symphony “Les Soli” and Sinfonietta No. 2)
BUDAPEST MUSIC CENTER BMC CD 189 (2015)

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)

Péter Csaba/Budapest Chamber Symphony
( + Symphony “Les Soli” and Sinfonietta No. 1)
BUDAPEST MUSIC CENTER BMC CD 189 (2015)

 

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)

Hartmut Rohde/NFM Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta for Strings and Jarnach: Musik zum Gedächtnis der E
CPO 555 027-2 (2016)

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)

Hartmut Rohde/NFM Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra( + Symphony for Strings and Jarnach: Musik zum Gedächtnis der E
CPO 555 027-2 (2016)

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-dčbut 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/Dvorák 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, : Aprčs 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
( + Héroďde 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
(+ Aprčs 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 ŕ 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
VARČSE 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 Sičcles
( + 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 Cortčge)
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 for Soprano, 2 Pianos, Choir and Orchestra "Festinemus amare homines" (2005)

Piotr Borkowski/Anna Mikolajczy-Niewiedzialk (soprano)/Ravel Piano Duo/Podlasie Choir/Podlasie Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta, Trinity Concerto and Gaudeum et Spes)
DUX RECORDS 0356 (2013)

Sinfonietta for String Orchestra (2004)

Piotr Borkowski/Podlasie Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Trinity Concerto and Gaudeum et Spes)
DUX RECORDS 0356 (2013)

Tomasz Tomaszewski/Baltic Neopolis Orchestra
( + Lenten Music, Symphony No. 1 - Adagietto, M. GóreckiI: Divertimento and Concerto-Notturno)
DUX RECORDS 0855 (2014)

 

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, Wrocˇaw
( + 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 Počmes 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)

Sir Simon Rattle/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4794518 (2015)

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)

Alexander Liebreich/Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Szymanowski: Overture)
ACCENTUS MUSIC ACC30388 (2016)

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)

Krysztof Urbanski/NDR Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra )
ALPHA ALPHA232 (2016)

Antoni Wit/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice
( + Partita, Interludium, Chain No. 2 and Funeral Music)
NAXOS 8.553202 (1996)

 




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