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Libor Pesek: The Gold Collection

Debussy / Fukacova / Cpo / Pesek
Release Date: 05/28/2013 
Label:  Supraphon   Catalog #: 4132   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice RavelClaude DebussyJosef SukAnton Bruckner,   ... 
Performer:  Michaela FukacovaGarrick OhlssonPetr SkvorEva Depoltová
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic OrchestraKühn Mixed ChorusBrno State Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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 Fuka?ová, and Scriabin’s Piano Concerto, with Garrick Ohlsson. Within the illustrious career of Libor Pešek, a great and groundbreaking Read more 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.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
2.
Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 1 by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  Kühn Mixed Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
3.
Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2 by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  Kühn Mixed Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
4.
La mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
5.
A Summer Tale, Op. 29 by Josef Suk
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1909; Czech Republic 
Venue:  Czechoslovakia 
6.
Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Michaela Fukacova (Cello)
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Venue:  Stadion studio Brno 
Length: 28 Minutes 12 Secs. 
8.
Concerto for Piano in F sharp minor, Op. 20 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896; Russia 
9.
Serenade for Strings in E flat major, Op. 6 by Josef Suk
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892; Prague, Czech Republ 
10.
Fairy tale, Op. 16: Funeral Music "Andante sostenuto" by Josef Suk
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; Prague, Czech Republ 
11.
Fairy tale, Op. 16: The constant love of Radúz and Mahulena "Adagio ma non troppo" by Josef Suk
Performer:  Petr Skvor (Violin)
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; Prague, Czech Republ 
12.
Beneath the Apple Tree, Op. 20: Suite by Josef Suk
Performer:  Eva Depoltová (Soprano)
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900-1901 

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