Engaged by Recording Companies for a Wide Repertoire from Mid 1950s

9 Engaged by Recording Companies for a Wide Repertoire from Mid 1950s

The Prelude to Janacek’s Katya Kabanova, recorded by Charles Mackerras with the Pro Arte Orchestra in 1959. His crusade for Janacek was bringing the composer’s works a new large audience, and the brilliance and, notably, the style of his conducting in already a very wide ranging repertoire was bringing him a strong following. Recording companies were taking many bites of the cherry.

MUSIC 9: TWO PIGEONS

Worlds apart from Janacek! That was a pas de deux from the ballet The Two Pigeons by Messager. Charles Mackerras and the Royal Opera House Orchestra in 1956. And worlds apart from that – was this!

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