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SLOVAK PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

The Slovak Philharmonic Choir was established in Slovakia in 1946 as the Bratislava Radio Mixed Choir. Ladislav Slovák, the choir’s originator and founder, became chorus master in the initial period, succeeded in 1955 by Jan Maria Dobrodinsky, who led the choir for more than 20 years, doing much towards the achievement of the choir’s high professional quality. In 1957 the choir was incorporated in the association of the ensembles of the Slovak Philharmonic. Valentin Iljin followed in 1976 as chorus master, succeeded in turn by Lubomír Mátl, Štefan Klimo, Pavol Baxa, Pavol Procházka, and Marián Vach. From 1991 to 2001 Blanka Juhaňáková, in collaboration with Jan Rozehnal, the principal chorus master until 2003, when Marián Vach assumed responsibility, continued the tradition of enhancing the choir’s performing skills. Since 2005 Blanka Juhaňáková has directed the choir, with Jozef Chabroň as Assistant from 2006.

Half a century of intensive artistic activity has made the Slovak Philharmonic Choir an ensemble of outstanding quality, one of the leading such ensembles in Europe. There have been collaborations with many world-famous conductors, including Claudio Abbado, Jean Claude Casadesus, James Conlon, Dean Dixon, János Ferencsik, Riccardo Chailly, Zdenik Košler, Ondrej Lenárd, Alain Lombard, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pedrotti, Libor Pešek, Ludivít Rajter, Karl Richter, Pinchas Steinberg, Hans Swarowsky, Václav Talich, and Christoph von Dohnányi.

In addition to performances at home the choir has appeared in most European countries, as well as in Morocco, Turkey, and Japan. There has been collaboration with many renowned international symphony orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, London Philharmonic, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras, and the Orchestre de Paris. The Slovak Philharmonic Choir has also appeared at important international music festivals, including those of Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Perugia, Edinburgh, Berlin, Athens, Madrid, Paris, and Munich. There have been many recordings for Slovak and international television and radio stations, as well as for leading record companies, including Opus, Supraphon (Liszt’s The Legend of St Elizabeth – 1974 Paris Grand Prix du Disque award), Deutsche Grammophon, Hungaroton, Sony, Marco Polo, Naxos, Nuova Era, and Decca.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
25th Anniversary Boxed Sets - Opera Naxos 8.501054


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Choir 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
101 CLASSICS - The Best Loved Classical Melodies Naxos
8.508004
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred
A TO Z OF OPERA Naxos Educational
8.555037-38
Opera
BERLIOZ: Damnation de Faust (La) (The Damnation of Faust) Naxos
8.660116-17
Choral - Secular
BEST OF OPERA I Naxos
8.571079
Opera
BEST OF OPERA II Naxos
8.571080
Opera
BRIAN: Symphony No. 1, 'Gothic' Marco Polo
8.223280-81
Orchestral
BRIAN: Symphony No. 1, 'The Gothic' Naxos
8.557418-19
Orchestral
DEVIL'S MUSIC (The) Naxos
8.578085-86
Choral - Secular
FAMOUS OPERA CHORUSES Naxos
8.571078
Opera, Choral - Secular
GREAT OPERA (10-CD Box set) Naxos
8.501054
Opera
KALMAN: Csardasfurstin (Die) (The Gypsy Princess) Naxos
6.110075-76
Operetta
KALMAN: Csardasfurstin (Die) (The Gypsy Princess) Naxos
8.660105-06
Operetta
KLASSIK OHNE KRISE: Grandioser Gesang Naxos
8.551304-05
Opera
Klassiska Favoriter Guld - Det bästa av det bästa ur Klassiska Favoriter (Gold Classical Favorites) Naxos
8.503129
Choral - Secular, Opera
KLASSISKA FAVORITER: OPERA (Classical Favourites: Opera) Naxos
8.503021
Orchestral
OPERA'S GREATEST MOMENTS Naxos
8.557926-27
Opera
PERRY: Innocents Abroad (The) and other Mark Twain films, 1980-1985 Naxos
8.570200
Film and TV Music
PUCCINI, G.: Boheme (La) (Highlights) (Orgonasova, Welch, Gonzales, Previati, Humburg) Naxos
8.553151
Opera
PUCCINI, G.: Opera excerpts Phoenix Edition
Phoenix150
Opera
PUCCINI, G.: Ultimate Opera Album (The) Naxos
8.578066-67
Opera
SVEN GORAN ERIKSSONS - Klassiska Favoriter Naxos
8.503135
Opera
Takako Nishizaki Plays Suzuki Evergreens, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.572378
Opera





 
 
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