Libor Pesek: The Gold Collection [4 CD set]

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Libor Pesek: The Gold Collection [4 CD set]
Michaela Fukačová (cello) Eva Děpoltová (soprano) / Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Pesek, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Libor Pesek

[ Supraphon / 4 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 20 September 2013

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To mark Libor Pešek's eightieth birthday, Supraphon presents a representative selection of large orchestral recordings he made from 1981 to 1989. Compositions by Josef Suk, who has occupied a privileged position in Pešek's career, are featured alongside paramount Impressionist pieces - Debussy's La mer and Ravel's Suites from the ballet Daphnis et Chloé. Pešek's recording of Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 and Suk's lesser-known suite Under the Apple Tree are being released on CD for the very first time.

The album also includes recordings of two concertos - Elgar's Cello Concerto, with Michaela Fukačová, and Scriabin's Piano Concerto, with Garrick Ohlsson. Within the illustrious career of Libor Pešek, a great and groundbreaking figure among Czech conductors, the period documented on this CD represents one of his peaks, the time of his most intensive collaboration with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, preceding his assuming the post of music director of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. These digitally remastered recordings bear witness to Pešek's remarkably nuanced work with the orchestral sound and sense for the great lines of Romantic orchestral scores. A living portrait of a major Czech conductor.

Tracks:

Bruckner:
Symphony No. 7 in E Major
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Debussy:
La Mer
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Elgar:
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Michaela Fukačová (cello)
Brno Philharmonic Orchestra

Ravel:
Boléro
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 1
Kühn Mixed Chorus
Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 2
Kühn Mixed Chorus

Scriabin:
Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 20
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Suk:
A Summer's Tale, Op. 29
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Serenade for String Orchestra in E flat, Op. 6
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Under the Apple Tree - Suite from the Music to Julius Zeyer's Dramatic Legend, Op. 20
Eva Děpoltová (soprano)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

A Fairy Tale, Op. 16
extracts
Petr Škvor (violin)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra