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Slavic Music Conducted by Vaclav Talich.

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a new reissue featuring Czech conductor Vaclav Talich (VATZ-lahf TAH-litch). Talich led the Czech Philharmonic off and on from the 20s to 1961. Lloyd says this recording shows Talich's national flavor, a trait that's lost in this modern world of globe-hopping star conductors. This recording features performances of Dvorak's 8th Symphony, and Smetana's "Moldau" and "From Bohemian Woods and Fields." (the recording is on Supraphon).

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Other segments from the episode on April 4, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 4, 1990: Interview with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Review of Vaclav Talich's album "Symphony no. 8"; Interview with Imogene Coca; Interview with Jimmy Rowles.

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