Bratislava, for those who are unfamiliar with the geography of Europe, is the capital of Slovakia which nestles between Hungary, Austria and Poland. It is a city of contrasts; on one hand you have the old ex Soviet Union drab but functional architecture, on the other you have the pre-twentieth century beautiful old city. Slap bang in the middle of Bratislava is the ‘Slovakia Radio Building’ which provides public service radio for the country. It also houses the recording studios for the ‘Bratislava Symphony Orchestra’ whose musical director and conductor is David Hernando Rico. Having had the pleasure of working with him on a previous project, I was confident that they were the right choice for the recording of the new show reel I had been working on. My goal was to produce ten scores in various different styles. The orchestra comprised of eighty three...

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