Arias from the Operas Abramo e Isacco by Josef Myslivecek (1737-1781), Záboj by Josef Leopold Zvonar (1824-1965), Lora by Frantisek Zdenek Skuhersky (1830-1892), The Templars in Moravia by Karel Sebor (1843-1903), The Brandenburgers in Bohemia by Smetana, Vanda by Dvorák, The Rapids of St. John by Josef Richard Rozkosny (1833-1913), Lejla by Karel Bendl (1938-1897), Dubrovskij by Eduard Nápravnik (1839-1916), Jessika by Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859-1951), The Death of Vlasta by Otakar Ostrcil (1879-1935), Hedy by Fibich, Zuzana Vojírová by Jiri Pauer (1919-2007) and Karlstejn by Vitezslav Novák (1970-1949).
Catalogue Number: 01N052
Reference: SU 4074-2
Description: The title says it all (well, 11 of the 14 items here are true rarities, their full operas never having been recorded to my knowledge): Kusnjer is joined in several numbers by nine other singers (four in the quintet by Dvorák) in radio recordings made over a period of the decade 1981-91. No texts. Ivan Kusnjer (baritone), Prague Radio Chorus, Prague National Theatre Chorus, Kühn Mixed Chorus, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Pilsen Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague Sinfonietta, Prague National Theatre Orchestra, Prague Smetana Theatre Orchestra; Libor Pesek, Ivan Parík, Josef Chaloupka, Vit Micka.