Exclusive to subscribers: Rafael Kubelik is knowingly undersold

Exclusive to subscribers: Rafael Kubelik is knowingly undersold


norman lebrecht

May 31, 2021

In the first of a series of special offers exclusive to Slipped Disc subscibers, we can offer 22 freshly reissued CDs of the extraordinary Czech conductor Rafael Kubelik at approximately US $50 plus postage.

Kubelik became chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic at 29. He went on to head the Chicago Symphony, Covent Garden and Bavarian Radio. He was in many ways the conductor’s conductor: vastly knowledgeable, personally humble, unfailingly musical.

He was the first to record the complete symphonies of Mahler, one of the first to present Janacek to non-Czechs. His Schoenberg and Berg were fascinating, his Mozart miraculous.

This special offer is the first of a series we plan to bring to subscribers.

The first 50 readers to apply can buy the Kubelik boxes are our exclusive special price here.



  • Robin Mitchell-Boyask says:

    These started appearing on Primephonic today. No notes about whether they are newly remastered. But I’ll definitely try them. I’ve never heard a recording by him that I didn’t find at least interesting.

  • Novagerio says:

    Don’t forget the Met! Kubelik was Gentele’s choice, until he was dismissed and…well, we all know the rest.

  • Petros Linardos says:

    Two questions:
    – Can you tempt us with more information on the collection?
    – Approximate shipping cost in the US? I have a general idea about domestic shipping cost. International is another matter.

  • Jack says:

    Heard him once with Chicago in Mozart. Got to watch close up from the wings. He was masterful.

  • Dumblebar says:

    Very good offer but shipping costs from Australia makes it as expensive as in Europe.

  • microview says:

    I thought Bernstein and Haitink almost tied as first to complete a recorded Mahler cycle. The Kubelik/DG came well after.