Karel Ančerl

Conductor. Born 11 April 1908. Died 3 July 1973
Karel Ančerl
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1908-04-11
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Karel Ančerl

Karel Ančerl Biography (Wikipedia)

Karel Ančerl (11 April 1908 – 3 July 1973) was a Czechoslovak conductor, renowned especially for his performances of contemporary music and for his interpretations of music by Czech composers.

Ančerl was born into a prosperous Jewish family in the village of Tučapy in southern Bohemia. After graduating from the Prague Conservatory, he pursued his conducting studies under Hermann Scherchen and Václav Talich. He was the assistant conductor at the Munich premiere of Alois Hába's quarter-tone opera Mother (1931) and conducted the orchestra of the avant-garde theatre Osvobozené divadlo in Prague (1931–1933). Conducting work for Czechoslovak radio was interrupted by World War II which resulted in his being imprisoned with his family in the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1942 and then sent to Auschwitz in 1944. Unlike his wife and young son, Ančerl came out of Auschwitz alive.

After the war, Ančerl conducted for Radio Prague until 1950, when he became artistic director of the Czech Philharmonic, a post he held successfully for eighteen years. Following the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia, Ančerl emigrated to Toronto, Canada, where he worked as music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra until his death in 1973.

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Antonín Dvořák
Carnival Overture, op 92
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Carnival Overture, op 92
Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95, 'From the New World' (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95, 'From the New World' (2nd mvt)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony No 10 in E minor, Op.93 (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 10 in E minor, Op.93 (2nd mvt)
Antonín Dvořák
Carnival Overture
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Carnival Overture
Bohuslav Martinu
The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca (2nd mvt)
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The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca (2nd mvt)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony no.7 (Leningrad) (3rd mvt: Adagio)
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Symphony no.7 (Leningrad) (3rd mvt: Adagio)
Karel Ančerl
Symphony No. 7. Op. 60 "Leningrad": III Adagio
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Symphony No. 7. Op. 60 "Leningrad": III Adagio
Bedrich Smetana
From Bohemia's Woods and Fields (Má vlast)
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From Bohemia's Woods and Fields (Má vlast)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Festive Overture, Op.96
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Festive Overture, Op.96
Édouard Lalo
Symphonie espagnole
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Symphonie espagnole
Antonín Dvořák
In Nature's Realm, op. 91
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In Nature's Realm, op. 91
Bohuslav Martinu
Bouquet Of Flowers H 260: 3rd mvt: Idyll
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Bouquet Of Flowers H 260: 3rd mvt: Idyll
Josef Suk
Fantasy In G Minor Op.24
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Fantasy In G Minor Op.24
Sergei Prokofiev
Symphony No 1 in D major, Op 25, 'Classical'
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Symphony No 1 in D major, Op 25, 'Classical'
Bedrich Smetana
Vysehrad (Ma Vlast)
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Vysehrad (Ma Vlast)
Leos Janáček
Sinfonietta
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Sinfonietta
Sergei Prokofiev
Symphony no. 1 in D major "Classical"
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Symphony no. 1 in D major "Classical"
Otmar Mácha
Variations on a Theme by and on the Death of Jean Rychik
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Variations on a Theme by and on the Death of Jean Rychik
Bedrich Smetana
Má Vlast: Vltava
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Má Vlast: Vltava
Igor Stravinsky
Petrushka (1947 version)
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Petrushka (1947 version)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67
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Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67
Leos Janáček
Taras Bulba (rhapsody for orchestra)
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Taras Bulba (rhapsody for orchestra)
Leos Janáček
Sinfonietta: I. Allegretto
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Sinfonietta: I. Allegretto
Johannes Brahms
Concerto in A minor for violin, cello and orchestra, Op.102
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Concerto in A minor for violin, cello and orchestra, Op.102
Sergei Prokofiev
Romeo and Juliet: scenes from the ballet, Op.64
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Romeo and Juliet: scenes from the ballet, Op.64
Richard Strauss
Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
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Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Czech Philharmonic
Sinfonietta: 1 - Allegretto
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Sinfonietta: 1 - Allegretto
Miloslav Kabelac, Czech Philharmonic & Karel Ančerl
Hamlet Improvisation for Large Orchestra
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Hamlet Improvisation for Large Orchestra
Igor Stravinsky
Symphony of psalms
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Symphony of psalms
Antonín Dvořák
Romance in F minor, Op 11
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Romance in F minor, Op 11
Kabelac, Czech Philharmonic & Karel Ančerl
Mystery of Time
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Mystery of Time
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