Dvorak Hall, Prague, 17 May 1948 (20.10)

Prague Spring Festival (PSF), 15 May-11 Jun 1948. First participation of Karel Ancerl at the PSF. Directly broadcast
SLAVICKY Sinfonietta No. 1 (1940) - Recorded
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (SOCR)

KASSERN Concerto for soprano and orchestra (1928) - Recorded
Ewa Bandrowska-Turska, soprano


VYCPALEK The Last Things of Man Op. 16 (1921)
Drahomira Tikalova, soprano - Ladislav Mraz, bass
Prague Radio Chorus / Jiri Pinkas

Dvorak Hall, Prague, 22 May 1948

Prague Spring Festival. Directly broadcast
KAPR Marathon, symphonic scherzo (1939) - Recorded
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (SOCR)

KABELAC Symphony No. 2 in C Op. 15 (1942-46)


MOYZES Symphony No. 4 in E flat major Op. 38 (1947) - Recorded


Smetana Hall, Prague, 26 May 1948

Prague Spring Festival. Directly broadcast and on 19 Mar 1949
FOERSTER Cyrano de Bergerac Op. 55 (1906) - Recorded
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (SOCR)

NOVAK Podzimni symfonie (Autumn symphony) Op. 62 (1934) - Recorded
Prague Radio Chorus / Jiri Pinkas

Smetana Hall, Prague, 28 May 1949

Prague Spring Festival, 14 May-06 Jun 1949. 2nd concert for the IXth Congress of the KSC (Communist Party of Czechoslovakia)
NEJEDLY Vitezstvi bude nase (Victory will be ours)
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (SOCR)

STANISLAV Pochod urody, cantata (1949)


DVORAK V prirode (In Nature's Realm) Op. 91


BABUSEK Slovenska rodina spieva Op. 13 (1948)


SMETANA Wallenstein's Camp, symphonic poem Op. 14 (1859)


SKROUP Hymn of the Czechoslovak Republic (1831)


Lucerna Palace, Prague, 11 May 1950

Prague Spring Festival, 09 May-07 Jun 1950
SMETANA Ma Vlast ( My Country ) (1879)
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (SOCR)

Smetana Hall, Prague, 27 May 1950

Prague Spring Festival. Directly broadcast
MOZART Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 5 in A major K. 219 - Recorded
David Oistrakh, violin
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (SOCR)

BRAHMS Concerto for violin , cello and orchestra in A minor Op. 102
David Oistrakh, violin - Milos Sadlo, cello


DVORAK Concerto for violin and orchestra in A minor Op. 53 (1879) - Live
David Oistrakh, violin

Praga
PR 254 006 (CD)
Praga
PR 256 009 (CD)
Praga
PR 256 007/12 (6 CDs)
Praga
PR 54006 (CD)
Cantus Classics
5.00186 (2 CDs)

Smetana Hall, Prague, 02 Jun 1950

Prague Spring Festival
PANUFNIK Sinfonia rustica (1948) - Recorded
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (SOCR)

BLOCH Schelomo (1915-16) - Recorded
Amadeo Baldovino, cello


JANACEK Glagolitic Mass (1926) - Recorded
Jaroslava Vymazalova, soprano - Maria Krasova, alto - Beno Blachut, tenor - Ladislav Mraz, bass - Jirii Reinberger, organ
Prague Radio Chorus / Jiri Pinkas

Smetana Hall, Prague, 16 May 1951

Prague Spring Festival, 16 May-10 Jun 1951
DOBIAS Buduj Vlast, posilis mir ( Build up your Country-Strengthen Peace) (1947-50)
Czech Singers' Chorus / Jan Kühn - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

DVORAK Concerto for violin and orchestra in A minor Op. 53 (1879)
Alexander Plocek, violin


SHOSTAKOVICH Song of the Forests Op. 81 (1949)
Karel Blaha, tenor - Rudolf Amus, bass
Czech Singers' Chorus / Jan Kühn

Smetana Hall, Prague, 21 May 1951

Prague Spring Festival, Karel Ancerl replacing Ernest Bour
NIGG Pour un poète captif (1950) (Premiere, in the composer's presence)
(for the liberation of Nazim Hikmet)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

HAYDN Concerto for oboe and orchestra Hob.VIIg/C1
Haakon Stotjin, oboe


BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique Op. 14


Smetana Hall, Prague, 04 Jun 1952

Prague Spring Festival, 29 May-16 Jun 1952
SAINT-SAENS Concerto for cello and orchestra No. 1 in A minor Op. 33 (1872) - Recorded
Mtislav Rostropovich, cello
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

TCHAIKOVSKI Rococo variations Op. 33 - Recorded
Mtislav Rostropovich, cello


DVORAK Concerto for cello and orchestra No. 2 in B minor Op. 104 (1894-95) - Live
Mtislav Rostropovich, cello

RadioServis
CR 1998 (CD) (Third movement)

Smetana Hall, Prague, 10 Jun 1952

Prague Spring Festival
BEETHOVEN Coriolanus, overture Op. 62
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

BEETHOVEN Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major Op. 61
Alexander Plocek, violin


SUK Asrael, symphony Op. 27 (1905-06)


Smetana Hall, Prague, 15 Jun 1953

Prague Spring Festival, 15 Jun-03 Jul 1953
SMETANA Ma Vlast ( My Country ) (1879)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Smetana Hall, Prague, 14 May 1954

Prague Spring Festival, 12 May-04 Jun 1954
DVORAK Requiem in B flat minor Op. 89 (1890)
Jaroslava Vymazalova, soprano - Vera Krilova, alto - Beno Blachut, tenor - Eduard Haken, bass
Czech Singers' Chorus / Jan Kühn - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Dvorak Hall, Prague, 20 May 1954

Prague Spring Festival
BACH Suite No. 2 in B minor BWV 1067
Alexander Korneev, flute
Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK)

HAYDN Concerto for cello and orchestra No. 2 in D major Hob.VIIb/2
Daniel Shafran, cello


TCHAIKOVSKI Concerto for violin and orchestra in D Op. 35
Galina Barinova, violin


PROKOFIEV Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1 in D flat major Op. 10 (1911)
Svjatoslav Richter, piano


Smetana Hall, Prague, 03 Jun 1954

Prague Spring Festival
SCHUMANN Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor Op. 54 - Recorded
Svjatoslav Richter, piano
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

LISZT Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1 in E flat major S.124 (1849, 1856) - Live
Svjatoslav Richter, piano

Praga
PR 254 000/01 (2 CDs)
Praga
PR 256 002 (CD)
Multisonic
31 0038-2 (CD)
Multisonic
31 0335-2 (CD)
Urania
SP 4227 (CD)
Music & Arts
CD 776 (CD)
Vltava Classics
TOCE 6946 (CD)
Believe/Mangora Classic
BMC 06 (MP3)

TCHAIKOVSKI Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23 - Recorded
Svjatoslav Richter, piano


Smetana Hall, Prague, 29 May 1955

Prague Spring Festival, 12 May-03 Jun 1955
HANUS Symphony No. 2 in G major Op. 26 (1950-51)
Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK)

BEETHOVEN Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3 in C minor Op. 37
Frantisek Maxian, piano


PROKOFIEV Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra in E minor Op. 125 (1950-52)
(dedicated to Mtislav Rostropovich)

Mtislav Rostropovich, cello


Czech Composers' Union Club, Prague, 17 May 1956

Prague Spring Festival, 11 May-03 Jun 1956
SROM Plivnik, scherzo for orchestra (1954)
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (SOCR)

ZICH Rhapsody for violoncello and orchesrta (1955)
Ivan Vechtomov, cello


Smetana Hall, Prague, 19 May 1956

Prague Spring Festival, 3rd gala concert for the CPO 60th Anniversary
JEREMIAS Jarni predehra (Spring Overture) Op. 9 (1912)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

MARTINU Symphony No. 6 ( Fantaisies symphoniques ) H.343 (1953)


Smetana Hall, Prague, 02 Jun 1956

Prague Spring Festival
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5 in B major D.485
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

BEETHOVEN Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1 in C major Op. 15 - Live
Svjatoslav Richter, piano

Preludio
PRL 2157 (CD)
Supraphon
SU 4020 (CD)
Compare Edition
CE 08 (MP3)

MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition (orchestrated by Maurice Ravel) (1874, 1922)


Smetana Hall, Prague, 13 May 1957

Prague Spring Festival, 12 May-02 Jun 1957
VYCPALEK Czech Requiem Op. 24 (1940)
Libuse Domaninska, soprano - Sona Cervena, mezzo-soprano - Eduard Hrubes, tenor - Ladislav Mraz, bass
Czech Singers' Chorus / Jan Kühn - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Smetana Hall, Prague, 21 May 1957

Prague Spring Festival
BORKOVEC Symphony No. 2 ( 1955 )
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

RAVEL Sheherazade (1903) - Live
Suzanne Danco, soprano

Praga
PR 254 008 (CD)
Venias
VN013 (CD) (33 CD set)

MOZART Le Nozze di Figaro K. 492 (overture)


DOBIAS Symphony No. 2 (1957) (Premiere)


Composers' Club, Prague, 22 May 1957

Prague Spring Festival
KREJCI Symphony No. 1 in D (1954-55)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Smetana Hall, Prague, 12 May 1958

Prague Spring Festival, 11 May-03 Jun 1958
JANACEK Sinfonietta (1926)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

JANACEK Taras Bulba (1915)


JANACEK Glagolitic Mass (1926)
Drahomira Tikalova, soprano - Vera Krilova, alto - Ivo Zidek, tenor - Ladislav Mraz, bass
Czech Singers' Chorus

Composers' Club, Prague, 16 May 1958

Prague Spring Festival, 2nd Concert of Premieres of Czechoslovak Composers
PAUER Concerto for horn and orchestra (1957-58)
Miroslav Stefek, horn
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

HANUS Symphony No. 3 "The turn of light" in D minor Op. 38 (1956-57)


Composers' Club, Prague, 23 May 1958

Prague Spring Festival
KREJCI Symphony No. 2 in C sharp minor ( 1956-57 )
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Smetana Hall, Prague, 16 May 1959

Prague Spring Festival, 12 May-04 Jun 1959
KREJCI Symphony No. 2 in C sharp minor ( 1956-57 ) - Recorded
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

CHOPIN Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2 in F minor Op. 21 - Live
Wilhelm Kempff, piano

Praga
PR 254 000/01 (2 CDs)

FOERSTER Symphony No. 4 "Easter Eve" in C minor Op. 54 (1905) - Recorded


Smetana Hall, Prague, 12 May 1960

Prague Spring Festival, 12 May-04 Jun 1960
SMETANA Ma Vlast ( My Country ) (1879)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Castle Courtyard, Prague, 22 May 1960

Prague Spring Festival
SMETANA Ma Vlast ( My Country ) (1879)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK)

Smetana Hall, Prague, 16 May 1961

Prague Spring Festival, 12 May-04 Jun 1961
SMOLKA 9. Kveten (May 9th), symphonic poem
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

DVORAK Concerto for violin and orchestra in A minor Op. 53 (1879)
Josef Suk, violin


PROKOFIEV Alexander Nevsky Op. 78 (1939)
Vera Soukupova, alto
Czech Singers' Chorus / Josef Veselka

Smetana Halll, Prague, 13 May 1962

Prague Spring Festival, 12 May-04 Jun 1962
STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1910-11, 1947)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

STRAVINSKY Concerto for violin and orchestra in D (1931) - Live
Ida Haendel, violin

Supraphon
SU 4162 (5 CDs)

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 4 in C minor Op. 43 (1935-36)


Smetana Hall, Prague, 27 May 1964

Prague Spring Festival, 12 May-04 Jun 1964
MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D major (1888-96)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

SOMMER Vocal Symphony for contralto, reciter, choir and orchestra (1958)
Vera Sedlakova, alto - Otakar Brousek, reciter
Czech Philharmonic Chorus / Josef Veselka

Smetana Hall, Prague, 04 Jun 1965

Prague Spring Festival, 12 May-10 Jun 1965
HURNIK Cyclopes (1965) (Premiere)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in C minor Op. 125 - Recorded
Libuse Domaninska, soprano - Marie Mrazova, alto - Ivo Zidek, tenor - Richard Novak, bass
Czech Singers' Chorus / Josef Veselka

Smetana Hall, Prague, 06 and 11 Jun 1965

Prague Spring Festival
HURNIK Cyclopes (1965) - Recorded
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in C minor Op. 125
Libuse Domaninska, soprano - Marie Mrazova, alto - Ivo Zidek, tenor - Richard Novak, bass
Czech Singers' Chorus / Josef Veselka

Smetana Hall, Prague, 13 May 1966

Prague Spring Festival, 12 May-04 Jun 1966
HINDEMITH Nobilissima visione (1938)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

TCHAIKOVSKI Concerto for violin and orchestra in D Op. 35 - Recorded
Shmuel Ashkenasi, violin


JANACEK Sinfonietta (1926)


Smetana Hall, Prague, 28 May 1966

Prague Spring Festival
PROKOFIEV Seven they are seven Op. 30 (1917-18)
Jaroslav Kachel, tenor
Czech Philharmonic Chorus / Antonin Sidlo - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Praga
PR 254 004 (CD)

BEETHOVEN Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major Op. 61 - Live
Henryk Szeryng, violin

Praga
PR 254 007 (CD)
Supraphon
SU 7015-9 (DVD)

BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 73


Smetana Hall, Prague, 31 May 1966

Prague Spring Festival, gala concert for the delegation of the XIIIth Congress of the KSC
PAUER Zdravice (Salute) (1965)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

DVORAK Husitska Op. 67 (1883)


DVORAK Seven Gypsy Songs Op. 55 (1880)
Jaroslav Kachel, tenor


MOZART Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 4 in D K. 218
Grigorij Fejdin, violin


SMETANA Ma Vlast ( My Country ), 6 . Blanik


Smetana Hall, Prague, 15 May 1967

Prague Spring Festival, 12 May-04 Jun 1967
KALABIS Concerto for orchestra Op. 25 (1966) - Recorded (Premiere, telecast (excerpts))
(commissioned by Karel Ancerl)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

PROKOFIEV Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1 in D flat major Op. 10 (1911) - Live
Ivan Moravec, piano

HaydnHouse
HH 281452 (CD)

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1 in F minor Op. 10 (1924-25)


Smetana Hall, Prague, 12 May 1968

Prague Spring Festival, 12 May-04 Jun 1968
SMETANA Ma Vlast ( My Country ) (1879) - Live
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
RadioServis
CR 0292-2 (CD)
Supraphon
SU 7015-9 (DVD)

SMETANA Ma Vlast ( My Country ), 1. Vysehrad - Live

NIHONMONITOR
G-211-851 (DVD)
BVA
415 (DVD)
Denon
COBO 4634 (DVD)

SMETANA Ma Vlast ( My Country ), 4 . From Bohemia's Woods and Fields - Live

Andante
AN 2150 (4 CDs)

Smetana Hall, Prague, 24 May 1968

Prague Spring Festival
MOZART Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 2 in D major K. 211 - Live
Josef Suk, violin
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Praga
PR 254 005 (CD)

MOZART Adagio for violin and orchestra in E major K. 261 - Recorded
Josef Suk, violin


SUK Zrani (Rippening) Op. 34 ( 1917 ) - Live
Czech Philharmonic Chorus - Female voices
Panton
81 1102-2 (CD)

Smetana Hall, Prague, 24 May 1969

Prague Spring Festival, 12 May-04 Jun 1969. Last participation of Karel Ancerl at the PSF
GLUCK Iphigenie en Aulide Overture (1774)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

SCHUMANN Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor Op. 54
Maurizio Pollini, piano


SUK Asrael, symphony Op. 27 (1905-06)


Smetana Hall, Prague, 28 May 1969

Prague Spring Festival, Karel Ancerl replacing Antal Dorati, last concert in Prague
BEETHOVEN Coriolanus, overture Op. 62
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8 in B minor D.759


BRAHMS Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2 in B flat major Op. 83
Alexis Weissenberg, piano