In 1929 Milos Ruppeldt, professor and music director of the Radiostation Bratislava, and composer, conductor, and violist Oskar Nedbal founded the Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. It is now the oldest continuously performing orchestra in Slovakia. Its chief conductor is Ondrej Lenard, who was given that position in 1977, having already spent seven years with the orchestra. The orchestra has performed throughout Europe, Britain, and the Far East. The orchestra has a large discography on the Naxos label, including the symphonies and ballets of Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, and Berlioz. For Marco Polo, the orchestra has recorded several discs of the label's Johann Strauss Edition; little-known film music by Honegger, Bliss, Ibert, and Khachaturian; and works by Glazunov, Glière, and Miaskovsky.
There are 55 Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra recordings available.
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