The Czech Supraphon record company has a long and distinguished history. The Supraphon name was first registered as a trademark in 1932 and in later years played a significant role in helping to spread the fame of Czech classical music recordings. The artistic direction of the firm led to a broad catalogue which systematically mapped out the works of Smetana, Dvorák and Janácek, as well as other giants of both the Czech and the international music worlds. Major Czech and foreign soloists, chamber ensembles, orchestras and conductors all contribute to Supraphon's remarkable collection of recordings.
Further Reading: Supraphon
The world premiere recording of a 1952 'pastoral opera' based on Tolstoy, captured three years before the Czech conductor's death in 2017.
The Czech pianist shares his thoughts on his new Beethoven album, out now on Supraphon.