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December 11, 2011

Vítězslav Novák - Lady Godiva Op. 41 (1907)

Lady Godiva by Vítězslav Novák. Conducted by Libor Pesek with the BBC Philharmonic.

When the Czech writer Jaroslav Vrchlick´y was invited to present a play for the opening of the new Municipal Theatre in the district of the old royal vineyards, today known as the Vinohrady Theatre, in Prague in 1907, he chose the story of Lady Godiva and her protest against the tax laws imposed by her husband Leofric, Lord of Coventry.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 11, 2011 10:48 AM