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Jiri Belohlávek RIP

He was only 71. Personally, just judging by recordings and videos, I felt he was a bit on the laissez-faire side as an interpreter, compared to his predecessors at the CzPO (Ancerl and Neumann). But OTOH, Ivan Moravec had some very nice things to say about his conducting and even went so far as to say he considered Belohlávek a personal friend. In addition, I had a friend who worked in personnel for the Detroit SO who assured me that the players relished his guest appearances there and really enjoyed working with him. If I were to pick just one of his recordings to remember him by, I'd pick the following:

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Topic - Jiri Belohlávek RIP - Chris from Lafayette 14:52:44 06/01/17 (11)


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