20th March 1985

Prestigious French prize

On 20 March 1985, Supraphon representatives received in Paris the prestigious Orphée d'Or de l'Académie du Disque Lyrique Prix Fondation Jacques Ibert for its 1984 recording of Leoš Janáček’s Gla­golitic Mass, made by the Czech Philharmonic, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras, and featuring the singers Drahomíra Drobková, Richard Novák and Elisabeth Söderström, and the Prague Philharmonic Choir, headed by Lubomír Mátl. From the 1960s to the 1980s, seven Supraphon releases were awarded the Orphée d'Or de l'Académie du Disque Lyrique – in addition to operas, they included the 1970 recording of Old European Carols, performed by the Prague Madrigalists, led by Miroslav Venhoda.