Alois Hába (1893-1973)
Information about the composer Alois Hába and his operas.
A Czech composer and one of the creators of a new tonal system based on quarter-tones, fifth-tones, and sixth-tones using specially-constructed instruments.
An opera in the quarter-tone system.
Recommended recordings on CD
Jirous/Spisar/Urbanová (Supraphon 10 8258-2)
The only recording of this work; definitely not easy listening.
Prague National Theatre Chorus, Prague National Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Jiri Jirous, 1964.
Cast: Oldrich Spisar (Kren), Vlasta Urbanová (Marusa), Marcela Lemariova (Francka).
Supraphon 10 8258-2