Musicae Bohemicae Anthologia

Musicae Bohemicae Anthologia (Czechoslovakia) / 1948

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Design: The medieval-style outline illustration (possibly originally meant to represent the biblical King David) shows a bearded figure wearing a flowing gown and a crown within the walls of an ecclesiastical arch, plucking the strings of a harp-like stringed instrument. The label name, spelled out in Latin, is treated in Renaissance-style Roman lettering, and includes the antiquated 'AE' ligature. The colour combination of black and gold is classic.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Gabriel Gössel of Czechoslovakia, who writes: "The Musicae Bohemicae Anthologia label, produced by Ultraphon company under the Supraphon sub-label, was launched in 1938 and lasted until 1950. It was used to market a series of recordings of old Czech composers. "



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