Гелена Вондрачкова «Sei nicht scheu»

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Гелена Вондрачкова
Гелена Вондрачкова

H E L Е N A VO N D R А C К О V A
ISLE OF HELENA (ОСТРОВ ЕЛЕНЫ ВОНДРАЧКОВОЙ)

Гелена Вондрачкова
«Sei nicht scheu»

(J. brabec, Zd. Borovec, M. Trenk)
sings in German
(на немецком языке)

PRAGUE RADIO DANCE ORCHESTRA conducted by JOSEF VOBRUBA
Produced by BOB ONDRACEK

RECORDED AT THE SUPRAPHON STUDIOS,
PRAGUE in February 1971

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I was fortunate enough to be present at Helena Vondrackova’s first public performance. In Spring 1964 she came to Prague to take part in a singers’ talent competition as a seventeen-years’ old girl from the little town of Slatinany in East Bohemia whose 3,336 inhabitants could boast of one cinema and an amateur society. In the semi-final of the competition she sung Gershwin’s Summertime and in the final The Man I Love by the same composer. And I—similarly as the other members of the jury—had no other choice than to award her first place among a number of singers who had already had experience in singing with an orchestra.

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