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News and catalog update - October 2018

After more than 2 years, we are again bringing news about the newly found/digitized titles of Czech film music.

Previous article: News and catalog update - February 2016

These are mainly two personal archives, including the archives of the composer Štěpán Koníček and Ladislav Štaidl. We found the first one in the archive of FISYO. With the director (Kauders), whom I would like to thank for his willingness, we formed together a list of films/TV music titles from this personal archive, which we can publish through our archive. As for the digitization of this archive, it is on a longer time. We obtained the latter by a gift directly from Ladislav Štaidl, which I would also like to thank. The list of titles from his archive is already part of our database and we currently have more than half of it in digital form. The recording information will be incremental. Furthermore, we acquired the already converted archive of composer Jiří Bulis thanks to Vuk Kratěna (Wolf Music). Unfortunately the titles are not marked in any way and so they need to be identified by comparison with the film/theatre record. So far, the only title we have identified is "O slonovi, který chtěl kvést". Other titles (about 30) are waiting to be identified.

Furthermore, we digitized several dozens of titles from various composers from copies of DAT tapes, whose originals were in the archive of Krátky film studio (the archive finished literally on dump) and which were preserved only thanks to Mr. Kacián, whom this immensely thank you for keeping them. The transfers need to be dealt with and so the titles will be added to our database with a time. Finally, we reached the DAT tapes of another 30 titles of various composers, whose digitization we are working on. It's music tracks for the movies, it's not music recording, but it's still something and we're very grateful.

We are not giving up it!!!


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2018-10-25 - News and catalog update - October 2018

After more than 2 years, we are again bringing news about the newly found/digitized titles of Czech film music.

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2016-02-27 - News and catalog update - February 2016

We have  new information about the Czech film music we found. We managed to trace partial archives or at least a few titles of several Czech composers.

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2015-03-10 - News from Archive and catalog update

We were asking from November 2014 (directly or indirectly) composers respectively their heirs, which we managed to get the contact, to find out the status of potential collections of recordings of Czech film music. So far we have approached about 39 composers and already we have received 22 replies, mostly very positive.

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