Jiri Belohlávek

Biography

Born: February 24, 1946; Prague, Czech Republic  
Conductor Jirí Belohlávek has fashioned a successful international career in both the concert hall and on the operatic stage. While he has become identified with Czech repertory, particularly the works of Smetana, Dvorák, Janácek, Suk, Martinu, Ostrcil, and Fibich, he has conducted a fairly broad range of other repertory, taking in compositions by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner, Verdi, Mahler, Ravel, Puccini, Busoni, and many others. He has Read more served in prestigious posts with major orchestras, including the Czech Philharmonic, Brno State Philharmonic, Prague Symphony, and BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has also founded an orchestra, the Prague Philharmonia, an ensemble he has regularly conducted and with whom he has made a dozen or so recordings. Belohlávek is known for his ability to achieve effective balances in the orchestral sound fabric, as well as for precision and a sense for not imposing eccentricity or waywardness on the score. Belohlávek has appeared on more than 80 recordings spread over a variety of labels, including Supraphon, DG, Chandos, Warner Classics, Harmonia Mundi, Arthaus Musik, and Eurodisc.

Jirí Belohlávek was born in Prague on February 24, 1946. He studied cello early on and enrolled at the Prague Conservatory and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague for studies in both cello and conducting. His most important conducting teacher was Sergiu Celibidache, whom he assisted for two years in Stockholm, where Celibidache was conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Belohlávek captured first prize at the 1970 Czech National Conducting Competition and had an impressive showing in the finals of the Karajan International Competition the following year. During the competition years, Belohlávek served as an assistant conductor for the Czech Philharmonic (1970-1972). From 1972-1978 he conducted the Brno State Philharmonic, and from 1978-1989 he served as chief conductor of the Prague Symphony Orchestra.

From the early '80s Belohlávek was internationally active as a freelance conductor, debuting in various locales across Europe, and in Toronto (1982) and Wales (1987). Belohlávek succeeded Vaclav Neumann as conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, serving from 1990-1992.

In 1994 Belohlávek founded the Prague Philharmonia and the following year was appointed principal guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, serving until 2000. Belohlávek debuted at the Met in 2004 with Janácek's Katya Kabanova. In 2005 Belohlávek was appointed chief conductor of BBC Symphony Orchestra. Among Belohlávek's newer recordings is the 2008 DVD on Arthaus Musik of Dvorák's Symphony No. 7. Read less

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Biography

Born: February 24, 1946; Prague, Czech Republic  
Conductor Jirí Belohlávek has fashioned a successful international career in both the concert hall and on the operatic stage. While he has become identified with Czech repertory, particularly the works of Smetana, Dvorák, Janácek, Suk, Martinu, Ostrcil, and Fibich, he has conducted a fairly broad range of other repertory, taking in compositions by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner, Verdi, Mahler, Ravel, Puccini, Busoni, and many others. He has Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53, B 108: I. Allegro, ma non troppo
Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53, B 108: II. Adagio, ma non troppo
Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53, B 108: III. Finale - Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo
1. Maestoso - Allegro
2. Adagio di molto
3. Allegretto
4. Finale (Allegro animato)
1. Allegro
2. Adagio ma non troppo
3. Finale (Allegro moderato)
1. Allegro con moto
2. Poco adagio
3. Scherzo (Allegro con brio)
4. Finale (Allegro con fuoco)
1. Allegro ma non troppo - Quasi moderato
2. Adagio, ma non troppo
3. Finale (Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio molto, tempo di marcia
3. Finale (Allegro vivace)
1. Allegro agitato
2. Andante sostenuto
3. Allegro con fuoco
1. Allegro
2. Andante sostenuto e molto cantabile
3. Scherzo (Allegro feroce)
4. Finale (Allegro con brio)
1. Allegro, ma non troppo
2. Andante con moto
3. Scherzo. Allegro scherzando
4. Allegro molto
1. Allegro non tanto
2. Adagio
3. Scherzo (Furiant: Presto)
4. Finale (Allegro con spirito)
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Poco adagio
3. Scherzo (Vivace)
4. Finale (Allegro)
1. Allegro con brio
2. Adagio
3. Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace
4. Allegro ma non troppo
1. Adagio - Allegro molto
2. Largo
3. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
4. Allegro con fuoco
1. Allegro
2. Adagio ma non troppo
3. Finale (Allegro moderato)
I. Allegro affettuoso
II. Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso
III. Allegro vivace
I. Allegro agitato - Poco tranquillo - Tempo I - Poco tranquillo - Tempo I
II. Andante sostenuto
III. Finale: Allegro con fuoco - Poco sostenuto - Tempo I
Overture
ACT I, Scene 1. Sbor Pro? bychom se net??ili
ACT I, Scene 2. Ma?enka Tak tedy p?ece se to státi má?
ACT I, Ma?enka Kdybych se co takového
ACT I, Ma?enka Kone?n? je celá
ACT I, Jeník, Ma?enka Jako matka po?ehnáním
ACT I, Scene 3. Kecal Jak vám pravím
ACT I, Kru?ina Ov?em, Tobiá?e Míchu znám u? od d?tství
ACT I, Kecal Mladík slu?ný a mrav? víc tichých
ACT I, Scene 4. Kru?ina, Ludmila, Kecal Tu ji máme
ACT I, Ma?enka Jeník neupustí, to vím
ACT I, Scene 5. Kecal Ach, jak sv?t je zvrácený
ACT II, Scene 1. Sbor To pive?ko to v?ru je nebeský dar
ACT II, Furiant
ACT II, Scene 2. Va?ek Ma... ma... ma... mati?ka
ACT II, Scene 3. Ma?enka Vy jste zajisté ?enich Kru?inovy Ma?enky?
ACT II, Ma?enka Znám? já jednu dív?inu
ACT II, Scene 4. Kecal Jak pravím, hezká je
ACT II, Kecal Nu?e, milý chasníku
ACT II, Kecal Od?ekne?-li se Ma?enky
ACT II, Scene 5. Jeník A? uz?í?, komus
ACT II, Scene 6. Kecal Poj?te, lidi?ky
ACT III, Scene 1. Va?ek To... to mi v hlav? le... le?í
ACT III, Scene 2. Pochod Komediant?
ACT III, Principál Ohla?ujeme slavnému publikum
ACT III, Sko?ná
ACT III, Va?ek Je... je... je... je, to bude hezké
ACT III, Principál, Esmeralda Milostné zví?átko
ACT III, Scene 3. Va?ek Oh, já ne... ne??astný!
ACT III, Háta, Kecal, Mícha Aj, jak?e? Jak?e?
ACT III, Scene 4. Ma?enka Ne, tomu nev??ím
ACT III, Scene 5. Va?ek Co... co po?áde chcete?
ACT III, V?ichni Rozmysli si, Ma?enko, rozmysli
ACT III, Scene 6. Ma?enka Oh, jaký ?al!
ACT III, Scene 7. Jeník Ma?enko má, Ma?enko má
ACT III, Scene 8. Kecal Hle, hle! Chasníku, ?eká? u? na peníze?
ACT III, Jeník Uti? se, dívko, uti? se
ACT III, Scene 9. Sbor Jak jsi se, Ma?enko, rozmyslila?
ACT III, Scene 10. Jeden Kluk Spaste du?i!
ACT III, Va?ek Ne... ne... nebojte se!
ACT III, Sbor Dobrá v?c se poda?ila
I. Voices of Life and Consolation
II. Midday
III. Intermezzo: Blind Musicians
IV. In the Power of Phantoms
V. Night
Andante maestoso - Grandioso -
Allegro - Piu mosso -
Adagio - Un poco piu mosso -
Animato con fuoco
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Andante
III. Menuetto - Trio
IV. Finale. Presto
I. Adagio - Allegro spiritoso
II. Andante
III. Menuetto - Trio
IV. Presto
I. Adagio, quasi andante
II. Poco allegro inquieto e poco rubato
III. Adagio
IV. Piu tranquillo
V. Allegro (l'istesso tempo)
VI. A tempo (Tempo di Fuga)
VII. Adagio e sempre tranquillo
I. Allegro, ma non troppo
II. Adagio - Pochettino piu mosso - Molto appassionato - Tempo I
III. Allegro vivace - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I
IV. Allegro
I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo. Allegro scherzando
I. Allegro con brio
III. Rondo. Molto Allegro
II. Adagio
I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo. Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo vivace
I. Allegro
II. Adagio un poco mosso
III. Allegro ma non troppo
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante moderato
III. Allegro - Andantino - Tempo I
I. Moderato
II. Andante poco moderato
III. Allegro
Willst du es nicht glauben
Der grosse Flurgott, trunken und schwer
Gramlich dahinter dehnt sich der grosse Pan
Ziemlich langsam - Belebend - Kehr in dich! Kehr ein!
I. Andante [Poco Allegro - Moderato/Andante]
II. Andante moderato
III. Poco allegro
I. Allegro
II. Poco Andante
III. Allegro con brio
Toccata. Allegro moderato
Canzone No. 1 Andante moderato
Canzone No.2 Allegro
I. Maestoso
II. Adagio
III. Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo
Variation Theme: Chorale St. Antoni. Andante
Variation I. Poco piů animato
Variation II. Piů vivace
Variation III. Con moto
Variation IV. Andante con moto
Variation V. Vivace
Variation VI. Vivace
Variation VII. Grazioso
Variation VIII. Presto non troppo
Finale. Andante
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo (Allegro)
I. Allegro
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Allegro moderato
I. Allegretto
II. Andante
III. Moderato
IV. Allegretto
V. Andante con moto
I. Andante
II. Andante
I. Death of Andrei
II. Death of Ostap
III. Prophecy and Death of Taras Bulba
Part I: I. Andante sostenuto - Andante con moto e resoluto - Piu pesante e maestoso -
Part I: II. Andante -
Part I: III. Vivace - Andante sostenuto - Appassionato - Maestoso
Part II: IV. Adagio
Part II: V. Adagio e maestoso - Allegro appassionato - Adagio e maestoso - Andante maestoso - Adagio e mesto
I. O vernem milovani Raduze a Mahuleny a jejich strastech (About the constant love of Raduz and Mahulena and their trials)
II. Intermezzo: Hra na labute a pavy (Playing at swans and peacocks)
III. Intermezzo: Smutecni hudba (Funeral music)
IV. Runy kletba a jak byla laskou zrusena (Runa's curse and how it was broken by true love)
I. Andante con moto
II. Allegro, ma non troppo e grazioso
III. Adagio - Piu andante - Tempo I
IV. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo presto - Vivace
I. Allegro, ma non troppo
II. Andante con moto -
III. Andante con moto, quasi l'istesso tempo
IV. Finale: Allegro motlo
I. Engelkonzert: Ruhig bewegt
II. Grablegung: Sehr langsam
III. Versuchung des heiligen Antonius: Sehr langsam, frie im Zeitmass - Sehr lebhaft
I. Massig, schnell
II. Grazioso
III. Rondo: Ziemlich schnell
Part I: Massig schnell, mit Kraft -
Part I: Sehr breit, aber stets fliessend
Part II: Lebhaft -
Part II: Langsam -
Part II: Im ersten Zeitmass
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Poco adagio
III. Scherzo: Vivace
IV. Finale: Allegro
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto grazioso
IV. Allegro ma non troppo
I. Poco moderato
II. Allegro vivo - Trio: Moderato - Allegro vivo
III. Largo
IV. Poco allegro
I. Allegro non tanto
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo [Furiant]: Presto - Trio: Poco meno mosso
IV. Finale: Allegro con spirito - Presto
I. Allegretto
II. Andante
III. Moderato
IV. Allegretto
V. Andante con moto
I. Lento - Allegro
II. Poco Allegro
III. Lento
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante moderato
III. Allegro - Andantino - Tempo I
I. Moderato
II. Andante poco moderato
III. Allegro
I. Moderato
II. Scherzo: Allegro - Trio: Poco moderato
III. Largo
IV. Allegro non troppo
I. Poco allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
Stabat Mater dolorosa (Soprano, Contralto, Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Quis est homo, qui non fleret (Soprano, Contralto, Tenor, Bass)
Eja, Mater, fons amoris (Chorus)
Fac, ut ardeat cor meum (Bass, Chorus)
Inflammatus et accensus (Contralto)
Quando corpus morietur (Soprano, Contralto, Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Psalm 149, Op. 79
Psalm 149, Op. 79


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