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Zdenek Macal (born January 8, 1936 in Brno) is a Czech conductor. After a promising career in Czechoslovakia, he left the country after the Soviet-led invasion of 1968 crushed the Prague Spring, finding work first at the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra and later at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. In 2003 he was appointed chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Brno ▶(?) (-Czech, German: Brünn) is the second-largest city of the Czech Republic, located in the southeast of the country, at the confluence of the Svitava and Svratka rivers. ... Conductor can mean different things in different contexts: In science and engineering, a conductor is material which contains movable electric charges in which an electric current can be produced. ... Soviet redirects here. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Czechoslovaks in a café watch Soviet tanks roll past The Prague Spring (Czech: Pražské jaro) was a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia starting January 5, 1968, and running until August 20 of that year when the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies (except for Romania) invaded the... Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is recognized the United States as one of the top twenty major orchestras in the country. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (Česká filharmonie in Czech language) is based in Prague and is probably the most famous and respected orchestra in the Czech Republic. ...


Biography at allmusic.com

Preceded by:
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Principal Conductors, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Succeeded by:

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Welcome to AIX Records (839 words)
Zdenek Macal, an internationally renowned maestro, was appointed Music Director of the NJSO in 1993.
Macal and the NJSO celebrated the opening of the acclaimed New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey, with a gala performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, which was taped for a national broadcast in December 1997.
Macal has led the NJSO in four other recordings on the Delos label: Dvorak's Stabat Mater was released in 1994; Gliere's Red Poppy Suite and Symphony No. 2 was released in 1996; a third recording, featuring the music of Mussorgsky was released in 1997; and a recording featuring Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique was released in 1998.
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association - Performer Details (488 words)
Macal has also conducted at the Prague National Theater, the Smetana Theater, the Brno Opera, and the opera houses of Cologne, Geneva, Turin and Bologna.
Macal has recorded the complete Dvorák symphonies and tone poems, as well as Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for Koss.
Zdenek Macal's previous positions include Music Directorships of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Cologne Radio Symphony and the Radio Orchestra of Hannover.
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