ON THIS DAY | Czech Conductor & Violinist Václav Neumann Died in 1995

Czech conductor and violinist Václav Neumann died on this day in 1995

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Václav Neumann Death

He held principal conducting positions with the Komische Oper Berlin, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester and the Czech Philharmonic – and is particularly remembered as a champion of Czech music.

Three things you might not know about Vaclav Neumann:

  • Helped found the Smetana Quartet
  • He studied at the Prague Conservatory with Josef Micka
  • He briefly led the Stuttgart Opera from 1970-1973, succeeding Ferdinand Leitner

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSsmCYmJXQ0

DVOŘÁK | SYMPHONY NO. 9 ‘FROM THE NEW WORLD’ | VÁCLAV NEUMANN & CZECH PHILHARMONIC | 1993