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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).


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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