20th May 1938

Janko Blaho

The Esta label released recordings featuring the celebrated Slovak opera singer Janko Blaho, who had been collaborating with both Esta and Ultraphon since 1934. He performed on the Slovak National Theatre stage for over four decades, mainly in productions of works by Bedřich Smetana and W. A. Mozart. In the 1930s, he closely collaborated with Esta, making above all recordings of popular and folk music. Janko Blaho often worked with the Harry Harden Orchestra, with whom in 1938 he recorded President Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk’s favourite Czech traditional song, “Ach, synku, synku” (Ah, son, son).