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The Music Treasury for 22 April – The Rare Václav Talich

The Music Treasury for 22 April – The Rare Václav Talich

The Rare Václav Talich: The Czech conductor Vaclav Talich had a highly respected career in the first half of the 1900s in the concert halls of Europe.  He held the baton before orchestra and opera houses in Berlin, Odessa, Odessa , Prague, and Ljubljana.  He is particularly noted for his interpretations of Czech composers such as Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, and Josef Suk.  Talich also did much to bring the operas of Leoš Janáček into the standard repertoire. In addition to conducting, Talich was also accomplished violinist, and taught a good deal, with Karel Ančerl, Jaroslav Krombholc, Charles Mackerras, Ladislav Slovák, Ivan Romanoff, and Milan Munclinger among his pupils.  In 1957, he was awarded the title of a  National Artist, the highest artistic title of Czechoslovakia. Václav Talich Photo by Hugo Boettinger The Music Treasury is airing this show at its usual time of 19:00 to 21:00, PDT, hosted by Dr Gary Lemco.  The show will feature compositions by Suk, Janacek, Dvorak, Smetana, Tchaikovsky, and Blodeck, and includes orchestral as well as operatic works.  It can be heard from the host station KZSU in the Bay Area, or streaming on the ‘Net at kzsu.stanford.edu. The Music Treasury  is a unique and […]