Czech Republic

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Heroic Song19971026

Gustav Mahler conducted the premiere of Dvorak's `Heroic Song' on 4 December 1898, a time when Czech music was departing from the nationalist style developed by Smetana towards more individual, creative writing.

Leos Janacek wrote his cantata `Amarus' in 1897, combining his highly individual compositional technique with the rhythms and intonations of the Moravian dialect.

Miroslav Kopp (tenor), Kuhn Mixed Chorus, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra/Vladimir Valek.