On 24 February 2021, the globally renowned Czech conductor Jiří
Bělohlávek would have reached 75 years of age. His life can be briefly
described by enumerating the greatest of his achievements (Chief Conductor of
the Czech Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, guest conductor with the
Berliner Philharmoniker, New York Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, appearances
at the MET, Glyndebourne, etc.; holder of the Commander of the Order of the
British Empire /CBE/ title). On this occassion we would like to remind the 8CD
box-set titled Recollection featuring twenty-three pieces taken from the almost
three hundred pieces from Supraphon archives recorded in the years 1971–2016,
which was released in 2018.
Watch the video by David Hurwitz, the executive editor of
ClassicsToday.com, who talks about this outstanding collection.
„Entitled Recollection, this very well curated boxed set contains a
splendid selection of the late Czech conductor Jiří Bělohlávek's best
recordings, including music by Smetana, Dvořák, Suk, Martinu, Bartók, Ravel,
Mozart, Mendelssohn, Fibich, Schoenberg, Haas, Mahler and Janáček. The booklet
has been very nicely prepared to give a fair appraisal of the conductor's work,
and the entire production bespeak the care and class that went into its
preparation. A real collector's item, this.
Musical Examples courtesy of Supraphon Records.“