70s and 80s

The years following 1963 were characterized by frequent changes of the first violinist. Within the period between 1975 and 1989 this happened 9 times altogether. If we consider the fact this involves nearly a thirty-year-long period, the ensemble changed its members every two years on average. The period of Václav Snítil is a time of settling down and stabilization when the Nonet had a first violinist who stayed in the ensemble longer than just a few seasons.

The workload in the 1970’s and 80’s was giving concerts both at home and abroad. And, part and parcel of the work was recording new compositions, most of them coming from the same period.