The Lebrecht Album of the Week features music by Geraldine Mucha:
Late in the Second World War, a Scottish composer in London fell in love with a Czech journalist. Geraldine Thomson was a rising talent at the Royal Academy of Music. Jiri Mucha was the son of a world-renowned artist, the man who had remade the fin-de-siecle image of Sarah Bernhardt in a style as unmistakable and widely imitated as Gustav Klimt’s.
Newly married, the Muchas returned in autumn 1945 to Prague…. When the Communists seized power, Jiri was arrested as an enemy of the people and Geraldine’s music was banned…
Read on here.