5th May 1994

The complete Ema Destinnová recordings

Supraphon prepared a special set of the complete archive recordings made by the famous Czech soprano Ema Destinnová. Following two full decades of seeking, and owing to the selfless endeavours of collectors in the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy, the UK and Canada, it succeeded in tracking down all the known recordings and duly put together a set that could be chronologically arranged in a complete edition. Supraphon made an agreement with the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, which reconditioned the historical audio recordings and significantly reduced the level of crackle. The Ema Destinnová set received numerous international prizes, and was nominated for the prestigious Gramophone Award in the Historic Archive category.