The Czech conductor Libor Pesek has died at the age of 89. After appointments at the opera houses in Pilsen and Prague from 1958 to 1964, he founded a chamber orchestra in Prague. In the 1970s he led orchestras in Pardubice, Leeuwarden and Enschede.

From 1981 to 1982 he was chief conductor of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and from 1982 to 1990 Conductor in residence of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. From 1987 to 1997 he was chief conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

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