Jaroslav Krombholc


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(b Prague, 1918; d Prague, 1983). Cz. conductor. Guest cond. Prague Nat. Th. and Czech PO 1940. Cond., Ostrava Opera 1944–5. On staff Prague Nat. Th. from 1945, 1st orch. 1963–8; head, Prague Nat. Th. Opera 1968–70; chief cond. Nat. Th. Opera 1970–5. Chief cond. Cz. Radio SO 1973–8. Cond. opera in Vienna, Budapest, Warsaw, Naples, Russia, and London (CG début 1959; ENO début 1978. Notable for perfs. of Janáček, Smetana, Martinů, Novák, and Shostakovich.

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