Libor Pešek

Born 22 June 1933
Libor Pešek
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1933-06-22
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Libor Pešek

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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Benjamin Britten
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
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The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Julius Fucik
Entry of the Gladiators, Op 68
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Entry of the Gladiators, Op 68
Leos Janáček
Moravian Dances
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Moravian Dances
Leos Janáček
From the House of the Dead (Overture)
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From the House of the Dead (Overture)
Antonín Dvořák
My Homeland, Op 62
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My Homeland, Op 62
Bedrich Smetana
Vltava [Moldau] from Ma vlast [My country]
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Vltava [Moldau] from Ma vlast [My country]
Josef Suk
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
Antonín Dvořák
Polka (Czech Suite, Op 39)
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Polka (Czech Suite, Op 39)
Josef Suk, Libor Pešek & Czech Philharmonic
Under the Apple Tree Suite, Op 20 (Introduction; Bacchanale)
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Under the Apple Tree Suite, Op 20 (Introduction; Bacchanale)
Leos Janáček
Kozich (Five Moravian Dances for orchestra)
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Kozich (Five Moravian Dances for orchestra)
Josef Suk, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Libor Pešek
Fairy Tale, Op. 16: IV. Runa's curse and how it was broken by love
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Fairy Tale, Op. 16: IV. Runa's curse and how it was broken by love
Josef Suk
Under the Apple Tree, Op 20 (Introduction)
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Under the Apple Tree, Op 20 (Introduction)
Antonín Dvořák
Carnival Overture, Op 92
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Carnival Overture, Op 92
Bedrich Smetana
The Bartered Bride (Polka)
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The Bartered Bride (Polka)
Bedrich Smetana
Vltava (Má vlast)
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Vltava (Má vlast)
Bedrich Smetana
Skocna (Dance of the Comedians), from The Bartered Bride
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Skocna (Dance of the Comedians), from The Bartered Bride
Igor Stravinsky
Symphonies of Wind Instruments
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Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Benjamin Britten
4 Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes' Op.33a - Sunday morning
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4 Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes' Op.33a - Sunday morning
Benjamin Britten
Sinfonia da requiem Op.20
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Sinfonia da requiem Op.20
Antonín Dvořák
American Suite, Op.98b (3rd movement)
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American Suite, Op.98b (3rd movement)
Sergei Prokofiev
Romeo And Juliet - Ballet Op.64 - The Death of Juliet
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Romeo And Juliet - Ballet Op.64 - The Death of Juliet
Edward Elgar
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85 (1st mvt)
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Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85 (1st mvt)
Antonín Dvořák
In Nature'S Realm [v Prirode] - Overture Op.91
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In Nature'S Realm [v Prirode] - Overture Op.91
Julius Fucik
Der alte Brummbär, Op 210
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Der alte Brummbär, Op 210
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1998: Prom 68
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Royal Albert Hall
1998-09-08T15:46:41
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Sep
1998

Proms 1998: Prom 68

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1997: Prom 11
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Royal Albert Hall
1997-07-27T15:46:41
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Jul
1997

Proms 1997: Prom 11

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1996: Prom 34
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Royal Albert Hall
1996-08-15T15:46:41
15
Aug
1996

Proms 1996: Prom 34

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1995: Prom 47
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Royal Albert Hall
1995-08-27T15:46:41
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Aug
1995

Proms 1995: Prom 47

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1994: Prom 35
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Royal Albert Hall
1994-08-13T15:46:41
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Aug
1994

Proms 1994: Prom 35

Royal Albert Hall

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