Studying in Czechoslovakia in 1947

6 Studying in Czechoslovakia in 1947 and Becoming Immersed in Music of the Czechoslovakian Heritage

While Charles Mackerras was studying opera conducting he was increasingly determined to conduct orchestral music as well. A favourite composer was Dvorak – and his love of Dvorak’s music brought destiny knocking on the door.

INTERVIEW 1-6: JOAN MACKERRAS

 

INTERVIEW 1-7: CHARLES MACKERRAS

 

MUSIC 6: KATYA

In Prague Charles Mackerras became deeply enamoured with the Czechoslovakian people and their culture – and he was mesmerised when he discovered this music by a Moravian composer who was almost unknown outside Czechoslovakia except for just one or two works – Leos Janacek.

MUSIC 6: CONTINUED

INTERVIEW 1-8: CHARLES MACKERRAS

 

MUSIC 6: CONTINUED

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