Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Slovak: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu), previously known as Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra and CSR Symphony Orchestra, is a symphony radio 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 Stankovský (1990–2001), Charles Olivieri-Munroe (2001–03), Oliver von Dohnányi (2006–07), and Mario Kosik.[2] in 2019, Ondrej Lenárd was installed as the chief conductor.[3]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra". Cassandra Records. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra". Naxos Records. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  3. ^ a.s, Petit Press (2019-10-31). "Chief conductor of public-service radio's orchestra dismissed". spectator.sme.sk. Retrieved 2020-05-21.