Rafael Kubelík

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Rafael Jeroným Kubelík (29 June 1914 – 11 August 1996) was a Czech-born conductor and composer.

Son of a well-known violinist, Jan Kubelík, he was trained in Prague, and made his debut with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 19. Having managed to maintain a career in Czechoslovakia under the Nazi occupation, he declined to work under what he considered a second tyranny after the Communist Czechoslovak coup d'état of 1948, and took refuge in Britain. He became a Swiss citizen in 1967.

Kubelík was music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1950–53), musical director of The Royal Opera, Covent Garden (1955–58), and music director of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (1961–79), and was a frequent guest conductor for leading orchestras in Europe and America.

As a composer, Kubelík wrote in a neo-romantic idiom. His works include five operas, three symphonies, chamber music, choral works, and songs.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 Symphony no. 40 / Symphony no. 41 "Jupiter" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelík 1
1984 Ma Vlast Smetana; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelík 2
1986 Slawische Tänze · Slavonic Dances opp. 46 & 72 Antonín Dvořák; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik 2
1987 Klavierkonzerte Schumann, Grieg; Berliner Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelík, Géza Anda 1
1989 Symphonie No. 3 / Symphonie No. 10 Gustav Mahler; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelík 1
1990 Stabat Mater / Legends Antonín Dvořák; Mathis, Reynolds, Ochman, Shirley-Quirk, Rafael Kubelík 1
1990 Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World" / Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66 Antonín Dvořák; Rafael Kubelík 1
1992 Overtures / Symphonic Poems / Symphonic Variations Antonín Dvořák; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelík 1
1992 The Four Symphonies / Overtures: Genoveva, Manfred Schumann; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Rafael Kubelík 1
1993 Symphony no. 3 “Eroica” and “Leonore III” Overture Beethoven; Berliner Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelík, Staatskapelle Dresden, Karl Böhm 2
1993 Má Vlast Smetana; Wiener Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelík 4
1994 Symphony No. 7 / No. 8 Dvořák; Berliner Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelík 2
1994 Symphonie nr. 2 “Auferstehung” Gustav Mahler; Edith Mathis, Norma Procter, Chor & Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelík 1
1995 Symphonien Nr. 8 & 9 "Aus der Neuen Welt" Antonín Dvořák; Berliner Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelík 2
1996 Cello Concerto / Symphony no. 8 Dvořák; Pierre Fournier, Berliner Philharmoniker, George Szell, Rafael Kubelík 2
1998 Klavierwerke - Piano Works - Oeuvres pour piano - Pezzi per pianoforte (1972) Leoš Janáček; Rudolf Firkušný, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelík 1
1999 Deutsche Grammophon Collection: Idylle de Siegfried / Preludes of the Mastersingers of Nüremberg, Lohengrin & Tristan and Isolde Richard Wagner; Berliner Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelík 1
1999 Deutsche Grammophon Collection: Symphony no. 2 / Symphony no. 4 Ludwig van Beethoven; Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Rafael Kubelík 1
1999 Symphonie no. 9 Beethoven; Rafael Kubelík 1
2000 Symphonies 7 & 9 Dvořák; Wiener Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelík 1
Má Vlast Smetana; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelík 1
Má Vlast Smetana; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelík 1
Symphonie nr. 5 Gustav Mahler; Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelík 1
Symphony no. 35 "Haffner" / Symphony no. 36 "Linz" Mozart; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelík 4 1
Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks Georg Friedrich Händel; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Rafael Kubelík 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Die Moldau / Aus Böhmens Hain und Flur / Slawische Tänze Smetana, Dvořák; Rafael Kubelík 5
1989 10 Symphonies (1967-1971 studio recordings) Mahler; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelík 6
1993 Dvořák: Symphonies nos. 7, 8 & 9 / The Wood Dove / Smetana: The Moldau Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana; Rafael Kubelík 1
1993 Eine kleine Nachtmusik / Haffner Serenade Mozart; Ferenc Fricsay, Rafael Kubelík 1
1994 Dvořák: Stabat Mater / Janáček: Messe Glagolitique Dvořák, Janáček; Václav Smetáček, Rafael Kubelík 1
1994 Konzert für Klavier und Orchester / Peer Gynt Suite no. 1 / Peer Gynt Suite no. 2 Edvard Grieg; Anda Géza, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan, Rafael Kubelík 1
1996 Symphonie No. 1 D-dur / Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (1967 recording) Mahler; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelík, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau 1
1999 The Nine Symphonies Dvořák; Berliner Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelík 1
1999 Deutsche Grammophon Collection: Janáček: Glagolitic Mass / Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms Leoš Janáček, Igor Stravinsky; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelík, Herbert von Karajan 1
1999 Sinfonia n.º 6 en re mayor, op. 60 / Serenata para cuerda en mi mayor, op. 22 Dvořák; Orquesta Filarmónica de Berlín, English Chamber Orchestra, Rafael Kubelík 1
2000 Panorama Antonín Dvořák; Herbert von Karajan, Rafael Kubelík, Neville Marriner 2
2008 Portrait Rafael Kubelík 1
2010 Requiem / Great Mass in C minor / Missa brevis in C major Mozart; Herbert von Karajan, James Levine, Rafael Kubelík 1
2010 Slavonic Dances Op. 46 & 72; Overtures; Symphonic Poems Antonín Dvořák; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelík 1
2014 The Symphony Edition Beethoven, Schumann, Dvořák, Mahler; Rafael Kubelík 1
Borodin: Symphony No. 2 / Polovtsian Dances / Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain Borodin, Mussorgsky; Kubelik, Steinberg, Karajan 1
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 / Smetana: The Moldau Dvořák, Smetana; Rafael Kubelík 1
Symphonie No. 4 "Italienische" / Ouverture "Die Hebriden" / Ein Sommernachtstraum (Auszüge) Mendelssohn; Leonard Bernstein, Rafael Kubelík 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 My Country Smetana; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Rafael Kubelík 2
2000 Symphony no. 1 (1979 recording) Mahler; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelík 2
2000 Symphony No. 2 Gustav Mahler; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelík 2
2005 Symphony no. 8 Schubert; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelík 1

EP + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 MLP Collector's Edition Bonus Disc Rafael Kubelík & Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Wilma Cozart Fine 1

Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Symphony no. 6 (live, 1968-12-06) Gustav Mahler; Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelík 1

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