Jaroslav Krombholc

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Grave of Jaroslav Krombholc and Maria Tauberová, in Mělník

Jaroslav Krombholc (Prague, 30 January 1918 - 16 July 1983) was a Czech conductor.[1]


Krombholc is born in a musician family. He studied in Prague Conservatory in 1937-1940 and nearby Václav Talich until 1942. After, he became conductor and director of different theatres. He made various recordings of Czech operas for Supraphon, notably Janáček's Káťa Kabanová,[2] and Martinů's Julietta.[3] He was succeeded as chief conductor and director of the National Theatre, Prague by Václav Talich.

His wife was the soprano Maria Tauberová.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Obituary
  2. ^ The Gramophone Christopher Stone - 2003 "Krombholc was an outstanding Janáček conductor - his stereo Supraphon recording of Káťa Kabanová had no rivals until Decca launched its award-winning series of the five great operas under Charles Mackerras - and he rarely relaxes the tension during Jenufa's three pithy acts."
  3. ^ The rough guide to opera ed Matthew Boyden, Nick Kimberley