Libor Pešek
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1933-06-22
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Libor Pešek Biography (Wikipedia)

Libor Pešek KBE (born 22 June 1933) is a Czech conductor.

Pešek was born in Prague and studied conducting, piano, cello and trombone at the Academy of Musical Arts there, with Václav Smetáček and Karel Ančerl among his teachers. He worked at the Pilsen and Prague Operas, and from 1958 to 1964 was the founder and director of Prague Chamber Harmony. He was chief conductor of the Slovak Philharmonic in 1981–82, and from 1982 to 1990 was conductor-in-residence of the Czech Philharmonic. He is the current chief conductor of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.

In the UK, Pešek was music director of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO) from 1987 to 1998, and now holds the title of conductor laureate. His work with the RLPO included leading the premiere of Anthony Powers' Horn Concerto (Michael Thompson, soloist). He has also conducted the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra.

Pešek is best known for his interpretations of Czech music. He has been a champion of lesser known Czech composers, particularly Josef Suk and Vítězslav Novák. His recordings include music of Pavel Josef Vejvanovský.

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Libor Pešek Tracks

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Benjamin Britten
The Young person's guide to the orchestra Op.34 (feat. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Libor Pešek)
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The Young person's guide to the orchestra Op.34 (feat. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Libor Pešek)
Josef Suk
Under the Apple Tree Suite, Op. 20: Introduction
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Under the Apple Tree Suite, Op. 20: Introduction
Josef Suk, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Libor Pešek
A Summer's tale [Pohadka leta] (Op.29), 3rd mvt; Intermezzo - Blind players
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A Summer's tale [Pohadka leta] (Op.29), 3rd mvt; Intermezzo - Blind players
Edward Elgar
I. Adagio - Moderato (Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85)
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I. Adagio - Moderato (Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85)
Antonin Dvorak
In Nature'S Realm [v Prirode] - Overture Op.91
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In Nature'S Realm [v Prirode] - Overture Op.91
Antonin Dvorak
My homeland [Domov muj] - overture (Op.62)
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My homeland [Domov muj] - overture (Op.62)
Julius Fucik
Einzug der Gladiatoren - march (Op.68) [Entry of the Gladiators]
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Einzug der Gladiatoren - march (Op.68) [Entry of the Gladiators]
Antonin Dvorak
Czech suite (Op.39), no.2; Polka
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Czech suite (Op.39), no.2; Polka
Antonin Dvorak
Symphony no. 9 in E minor Op.95 (From the New World) (feat. Libor Pešek & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra)
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Symphony no. 9 in E minor Op.95 (From the New World) (feat. Libor Pešek & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra)
Josef Suk, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Libor Pešek
Symphony in C minor (Asrael)
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Symphony in C minor (Asrael)
Slovenská filharmónia
5 Moravian dances for orchestra [1890], no.1; Kozich (Fur) (feat. Libor Pešek)
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5 Moravian dances for orchestra [1890], no.1; Kozich (Fur) (feat. Libor Pešek)
Libor Pešek
Einzug der Gladiatoren - march (Op.68) (feat. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra)
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Einzug der Gladiatoren - march (Op.68) (feat. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra)
Benjamin Britten
The Young person's guide to the orchestra Op.34 (Variations and fugue on a theme of Purcell)
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The Young person's guide to the orchestra Op.34 (Variations and fugue on a theme of Purcell)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1998: Prom 68
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Royal Albert Hall
1998-09-08T12:30:42
8
Sep
1998

Proms 1998: Prom 68

19:00
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1997: Prom 11
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e4gxj5
Royal Albert Hall
1997-07-27T12:30:42
27
Jul
1997

Proms 1997: Prom 11

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1996: Prom 34
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e6nv2m
Royal Albert Hall
1996-08-15T12:30:42
15
Aug
1996

Proms 1996: Prom 34

19:00
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1995: Prom 47
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/evb8gw
Royal Albert Hall
1995-08-27T12:30:42
27
Aug
1995

Proms 1995: Prom 47

20:00
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1994: Prom 35
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Royal Albert Hall
1994-08-13T12:30:42
13
Aug
1994

Proms 1994: Prom 35

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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