There is only one recording of The Beginning of a Romance by Leos Janácek on file (performed in Czech)

Conductor Frantisek Jilek - 1976

Orchestra - Janacek Opera Orchestra Brno

Chorus - Janacek Opera Chorus Brno

Poluska - Jaroslava Janská

Tonek - Vladimir Krejcik

Baron Adolph - Vilém Pribyl

Father of Poluska - Jan Hladik

Juráskova - Anna Barová

Mudroch - Frantisek Caban

Baron Haluzansky - Richard Novák

Countess Irma - Jindra Porkoná

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Black Disc; - Voce 54 {1LP} (1982)

Compact Disc - Multisonic Prague Opera Collection 310245-2

(year of issue or re-issue)

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This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opéra International - juillet/aoüt 1996 No.204 p.61

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Classical Express - Issue No.75 May 1996 p.7

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Le Monde de la Musique - No.196 février 1996 p.82

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Comments:- The Voce LP is advertized in GRAMOPHONE July 1982 p.172

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Abbreviations

(STU), "Studio" Recording

(SE), "Studio" Recording of Excerpts

(STC), Composite "Studio" Recording made up from more than one source

(SCE), Composite "Studio" Recording of Excerpts from more than one source

(LI), "Live" Recording

(LE), "Live" Recording of Excerpts

(LC), "Live" Composite Recording from more than one performance

(LCE), Excerpts from more than one "Live" Performance

(RA), A Radio Performance

(RE), Excerpts from a Radio Performance

(RC), Composite Radio Performance from more than one broadcast

(RCE), Excerpts from more than one broadcast performance

(FI), Film or/and sound track of a film

(FE), Excerpts of an opera from a film or/and the sound track of a film

CELLETTI, Il Teatro d'Opera in Disco by Rodolfo Celletti - Rizzoli - 1988

EJS Discography, EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings - The Golden Age of Opera, 1956-71 by William Shaman, William J. Collins, and Calvin M. Goodwin - GreenwoodPress - 1994

GIUDICI, L'Opera in CD e Video by Elvio Giudici - il Saggiatore Milano - 1995. Second Edition - 1999 - is indicated by (2)

HARRIS, Opera Recordings - A Critical Guide by Kenn Harris - David and Charles - 1973

MARINELLI, Opere in Disco by Carlo Marinelli - Discanto Edizione - 1982

MET, The Metropolitan Opera Guide to Recorded Opera - edited by Paul Gruber - Thames and Hudson - 1993

MET(VID), The Metropolitan Guide to Opera on Video - edited by Paul Gruber - W.W. Norton & Co. Ltd. - 1997

More EJS, More EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings by William Shaman - William J. Collins - Calvin M. Goodwin - Greenwood Press 1999

NEWTON (Verdi), Verdi - Tutti i libretti d'opera edited by Piero Mioli

PENGUIN, The Penguin Guide to Opera on Compact Discs by Edwin Greenfield - Robert Layton - Ivan March - Penguin Books 1993

Discos Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

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