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Jaroslav Krcek

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Jaroslav Krcek (also Krecek) can be an important modern Czech composer and conductor. Many listeners acquainted with his name will know him like a conductor from his several recordings on Naxos, Supraphon, Panton, along with other brands. Krcek’s compositions are eclectic and frequently contain folk components meshed with old musical styles in addition to modern techniques, occasionally performed on recently designed instruments designed following the composer’s specs. Krcek, like Bartók, can be popular for his many plans of folk music. He offers produced a big body of initial compositions across a variety of styles, including chamber, orchestral and choral music, concertos, and stage functions. Krcek was created within the southern Bohemian city of Ctyri Dvory. Though his family members experienced a musical history (his grandfather was achieved on several devices and his mom was an novice vocalist), Krcek didn’t begin music research until age group 14. His 1st lessons were around the accordion, but he turned towards the cello when he analyzed in the Jaremias College of Music in Ceske Budejovice, Czechoslovakia. He later on enrolled in the Prague Conservatory, where his main teachers had been Miloslav Kabelác (structure) and Bohumír Liska (performing). After his 1962 graduation Krcek, currently the writer of many orchestral works, worked well briefly like a music editor in the Pilsen-based Czechoslovak Radio Studio room and, until 1973, for the documenting label Suprahon. He was occupied composing in this 1st 10 years of his profession, as well, turning out such functions because the Piano Quartet and Variants for Symphony Orchestra, both from 1965. He also co-founded the instrumental ensemble Chorea Bohemica in 1967. In 1975 Krcek was called artistic movie director of Musica Bohemia, an organization he would business lead in various recordings within the 1980s and ’90s. One of the popular recordings was the 1995 Compact disc Bohemian Christmas Music on Supraphon. Because the early ’90s Krcek provides written few brand-new compositions. Among his last main functions was the 1991 Czech Mass, for soloists, choir, and chamber orchestra. Krcek provides, however, remained energetic being a conductor, both in the concert hall and documenting studio. The majority of Krcek’s afterwards recordings were designed for Naxos using the Capella Istropolitana ensemble, included in this a Dvd movie of Handel’s Messiah. A good amount of Krcek’s old recordings have already been given another life in the brand new century, just like the 2006 Supraphon reissue of Brixi’s seldom performed oratorio Judas Iscariot with Musica Bohemia.

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Profession Composer, Conductor, Radio producer
Education Prague Conservatory
Music Groups Musica Bohemica
Music Songs Bubak And Hungaricus, Messiah: Let us break their bonds asunder, Czech Folk Songs, Rock-a-bye baby /Childhood/, Czech Folk Songs, Beneath the hill juniper /Anniversary songs and rhymes/, Czech Folk Songs, Playing at Queen /Anniversary songs and rhymes/, Narodil se Kristus pán, Na našem dvore, Prišli jsme k vám na koledu, Kdyby mi to Pán Buh dal, Starej Havlík vymazuje ten širokej vuz, V Betléme se svítí, pujdeme tam, O slepicce Pipce, Formane, formane, Na tej naší návsi, And the glory of the Lord, His yoke is easy, For unto us a Child is Born, from The Messiah, Concerto Grosso in A major, op. 2 no. 6: II. Allegro - Grave, Messiah: The Lord gave the word, Již jest cas na podzimku, Zelená se louka, Concerto for two cellos in G minor, RV 531: I. Allegro / II. Largo / III. Allegro, Concerto for Violin, Strings & Basso Continuo in G minor, Op. 12 No. 1, RV 317: I. Allegro / II. Adagio / III. Allegro, Concerto Grosso in D minor, op. 2 no. 3: I. Presto, And He Shall Purify, Concerto grosso No. 7 in G Major, Op. 3: I. Allegro, Concerto in C major, Op. 3 No. 12 : II. Largo, Pockej, zastav malý formánecku, Nesem vám noviny, Messiah: Their sound is gone out, Serenade for Strings in E major, op. 22: V. Finale. Allegro vivace, Stroj se panno, stroj se
Albums Drevo se hudbou odívá, Hej, hej, koleda..., Nejstarší sbírky ceských lidových písní, Concerti Grossi, op. 6 nos. 1-6, Zlatokorunské písne, Messiah, Concerti Grossi, Op. 3, Serenades for Strings, The Dances from 17th and 18th Centuries, Corelli: Concerti Grossos, Op. 6 (Selections), Concerti Grossi, Volume 1: Op. 2, nos. 1-6 / Op. 3, nos. 1-4, Locatelli: Concerti Grossi, Op. 1, Nos. 7-12, Concerti Grossi, Volume 2 (Capella Istropolitana feat. conductor: Jaroslav Krecek), Czech Folk Songs and Verses, Famous Concerti, Christmas Concerti, Ballads and Legends, Famous Flute Concerti, Wind and Brass Concerti, Pascha: Prosae Pastorales - Christmas Carols, Pascha: Christmas Mass in F Major
Nominations Ministry of Culture Award for Achievement in the Field of Music
Movies Poslední propadne peklu


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Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tichy spolecnik 1989
More zacíná za vsí 1988
Plaché pribehy 1982
Skaredá dedina 1975

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knight of Cups 2015 performer: "Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, 'Christmas Concerto'"
Eléonore, l'intrépide 2012 TV Movie performer: "Concerto pour Flûte RV 439 'La Notte' - Allegro" - as J. Krecek
The Ladykillers 2004 performer: "Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 4"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
More zacíná za vsí 1988 conductor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Na plovárne 2005 TV Series Himself

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