Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

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The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (previously Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra) is a symphony orchestra based in Bratislava, Slovakia.[1]

Founded in 1929 to serve Slovak Radio, the orchestra became particularly associated with the music of Slovak composers, notably Alexander Moyzes, Eugen Suchoň and Ján Cikker.[2]

Chief conductors of the orchestra have included Krešimir Baranović, Ľudovít Rajter, Ladislav Slovák, Václav Jiráček, Otakar Trhlík, Bystrík Režucha, Ondrej Lenárd (1977–90), Róbert Stankovsky (1990–2001), Charles Olivieri-Munroe (2001–03), Oliver von Dohnanyi (2006–07), and Mario Kosik.[2]

The orchestra has become well known abroad through its broadcasts and recordings, particularly for the Naxos Records label.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra". Cassandra Records. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra". Naxos Records. Retrieved 17 August 2010.