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Debussy: Chamber Music - Prelude to Afternoon of a Fawn; Sonata; Rêverie; Violin Sonata; La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin; Piano Trio No.1 / Prazák Quartet, Kinsky Trio Prague
Debussy: Chamber Music - Prelude to Afternoon of a Fawn; Sonata; Rêverie; Violin Sonata; La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin; Piano Trio No.1 / Prazák Quartet, Kinsky Trio Prague

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-04-08

Works: Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; Sonata for Cello and Piano; Poèmes (7) de Banville; Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor; La fille aux cheveux de lin;...
Performers: Brozkova, Jana; Kanka, Michal; Kinsky Trio Prague; Klepac, Jaromir [Piano]; Kunt, Vaclav; Pechocova, Slavka; Polak, Milan [Clarinet]; Roubal, Vaclav; Soucek, Frantisek; Verner, Lukas
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Ensemble: Kinsky Trio Prague; Prazák Quartet

Better known for his works for orchestra or solo piano, Claude Debussy also composed a wealth of beautiful chamber music. This disc featuring the Prazák...continue...
Recording information: Prague, Domovina Studio (06/12/2013-06/14/2013)....continue...
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Johannes Brahms: String Sextets Opp. 18 & 36 / Prazak Quartet, Petr Holman, Vladimir Fortin
Johannes Brahms: String Sextets Opp. 18 & 36 / Prazak Quartet, Petr Holman, Vladimir Fortin

1 CD / Praga / 2014-01-14

Works: Johannes Brahms: Sextet for Strings no 1 in B flat major, Op. 18; Sextet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 36
Performers: Fortín, Vladimír; Holman, Petr
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Ensemble: Prazak Quartet

Inspired by Mendelssohn's chamber works, Johannes Brahms went on to define the sextet form. His two glorious String Sextets possess a rare sweetness, the full...continue...
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Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 2, Cello Concerto No. 1, et al. / Emil Gilels; Arthur Grumiaux; Mstislav Rostropovich; isaac Stern
Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 2, Cello Concerto No. 1, et al. / Emil Gilels; Arthur Grumiaux; Mstislav Rostropovich; isaac Stern

1 CD / Praga / 2013-05-14

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22; Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83; Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33; Concerto for Violin no 3 in B ...
Performers: Gilels, Emil [Piano]; Grumiaux, Arthur [Violin]; Rostropovich, Mstislav; Stern, Isaac [Violin]
Conductors: Cluytens, André; Ormandy, Eugene; Sargent, Malcolm; Fournet, Jean

On this release, part of Praga's Reminiscences series of remastered historic recordings, four legendary artists prove the timelessness of the music of Camille Saint-Saëns. Pianist...continue...
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Shostakovich: Cello Concerto no 1; Piano Concerto no 2; Violin Concerto no 1 / David Oistrakh, violin; Mstislav Rostropovich, cello; Leonard Bernstein, piano
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto no 1; Piano Concerto no 2; Violin Concerto no 1 / David Oistrakh, violin; Mstislav Rostropovich, cello; Leonard Bernstein, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2012-09-12

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107; Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102; Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77
Performers: Bernstein, Leonard; Jones, Mason; Oistrakh, David [Conductor]; Rostropovich, Mstislav
Conductors: Ormandy, Eugene; Bernstein, Leonard; Mravinsky, Yevgeny
Ensemble: New York Philharmonic; Philadelphia Orchestra; Philharmonic Orchestra

Offered together for the first time, this new SACD remastering from Praga features historic recordings of three acclaimed concertos by Dmitri Shostakovich, performed by the...continue...
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Russian Season / Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, etc.
Russian Season / Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, etc.

1 CD / Praga / 2012-03-13

Works: Alexander Borodin: Quartet for Strings no 2 in D; Petite Suite for Piano; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4, Op. 36; Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 30; Sergey Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, Op....
Performers: EB, Christoph [Horn]; Hrsel, Martin; Janackova, Marketa; Kanka, Michal; Klepac, Jaromir [Piano]; Kondratenko, Irina; Prague Piano Duo
Conductors: Mravinsky, Yevgeny;
Ensemble: ; Czech Nonet; Kinsky Trio Prague; Prazák Quartet (String Quartet)

This fascinating and musically rewarding collection from Praga samples the many recordings of Russian music from the label's extensive back catalog. It offers the listener...continue...
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Ravel: Chamber Works For Violin / Sasha Rozhdestvensky, Josiane Marfurt, Michal Kanka
Ravel: Chamber Works For Violin / Sasha Rozhdestvensky, Josiane Marfurt, Michal Kanka

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2012-02-14

Works: Maurice Ravel: Tzigane; Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major; Berceuse sur le nom de Fauré; Sonata for Violin and Cello; Pièce en forme de Habañera; Sonata Posthume for Violin ...
Performers: Kanka, Michal; Marfurt, Josiane; Rozhdestvensky, Sasha

Maurice Ravel's rich and colorful works for violin and piano have become part of the core repertoire. They acknowledge the influences of a range of...continue...
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Borodin: Piano Trio; String Sextet; Trios (2) Two Violins and Cello / Kinsky Trio, Prazak Quartet
Borodin: Piano Trio; String Sextet; Trios (2) Two Violins and Cello / Kinsky Trio, Prazak Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2011-12-13

Works: Alexander Borodin: Trio for Piano and Strings in D major (3 movements only); String Sextet in D minor (3rd & 4th movements lost); Trio for 2 violins & cello in G minor (based on a Russian song "How I...
Performers: Holek, Vlastimil; Hula, Pavel; Hulova, Lucie Sedlakova; Kanka, Michal; Kluson, Josef; Pechocova, Slavka; Peruska, Jan; Sedlak, Martin
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Ensemble: Kinsky Trio Prague; Prazak Quartet

The youthful Kinsky Trio continues the venerable tradition of the Czech chamber music school with their idiomatic performances of works by their countrymen and impassioned...continue...
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Alexander Zemlinsky: Maiblumen blühten überall; Two Pieces for String Quintet; Cello Sonata; Three Pieces for Cello
Alexander Zemlinsky: Maiblumen blühten überall; Two Pieces for String Quintet; Cello Sonata; Three Pieces for Cello

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2011-07-12

Works: Alexander von Zemlinsky: Mailblumen blühten überall, for soprano & string sextet; Sonata for cello & piano in A minor; String Quintet (movements 2 & 3 lost); Drei Stücke, for cello & p...
Performers: Fortín, Vladimír; Hajkova, Lucie; Kanka, Michal; Klepác, Jaromír [Piano]; Kluson, Josef
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Ensemble: Prazak Quartet

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A pianist and composer, Zemlinsky's primary musical influence was Johannes Brahms. The centerpiece of this program is Maiblumen blühten...continue...
Recording information: Lichtenstein Palace Martinu Hall (Hamu), Prague (2010-12-09&2010-12-19&2011-)....continue...
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Richard Strauss: Piano Quartet Op. 13; Cello Sonata Op. 6; Capriccio String Sextet
Richard Strauss: Piano Quartet Op. 13; Cello Sonata Op. 6; Capriccio String Sextet

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2011-07-12

Works: Richard Strauss: Quartet for Piano and Strings in C minor, Op. 13 (TrV 137); Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 6; Capriccio, Op. 85
Performers: Coelho, Miguel Borges; Fortin, Vladimir; Holman, Petr; Kanka, Michal
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Ensemble: Capriccio String Sextet; Prazak Quartet

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This disc contains pieces from both the beginning and the end of Strauss' career. A master of the lyrical stage,...continue...
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Borodin: Quartet No. 2; Cello Sonata; Piano Quintet in C minor / Prazak Quartet
Borodin: Quartet No. 2; Cello Sonata; Piano Quintet in C minor / Prazak Quartet

1 CD / Praga / 2011-07-12

Works: Alexander Borodin: Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major; Sonata for cello & piano in B minor; Piano Quintet in C minor
Performers: Kanka, Michal; Klepac, Jaromir [Piano]
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Ensemble: Prazak Quartet

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An amateur cellist, the composer of Prince Igor was the only one of the Group of Five to have...continue...
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Ernset Bloch: From Jewish Life; Cello Works
Ernset Bloch: From Jewish Life; Cello Works

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2010-09-14

Works: Ernest Bloch: From Jewish Life; Baal shem; Méditation Hébraïque; Voice in the Wilderness, symphonic poem for cello & orchestra (or piano); Visions & Prophecies, for piano; Suite no...
Performers: Coelho, Miguel Borges; Kanka, Michal

Violinist, pianist, conductor and composer, Ernest Bloch had to live between two worlds: his native Europe, torn by wars and anti-Semitism, and the American mirage...continue...
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Dohnányi: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3; Ruralia Hungarica
Dohnányi: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3; Ruralia Hungarica

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2010-07-13

Works: Ernst von Dohnányi: Quartet for Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 7; Ruralia hungarica for Cello and Piano, Op. 32d; Quartet for Strings no 3 in A minor, Op. 33
Performers: Bernasek, Vaclav; Klepác, Jaromír [Piano]

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Shostakovich: Cello Sonata, Op. 40
Shostakovich: Cello Sonata, Op. 40

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2010-05-11

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40; Two Pieces for cello and piano, from the Second Ballet Suite; Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147
Performers: Kanka, Michal; Klepac, Jaromir [Piano]

This disc of music for cello and piano by Shostakovich juxtaposes two disparate styles. The tumultuous and virtuoso sonata of Opus 40, still influenced by...continue...
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Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Song, / Boult, Susskind, Dohnányi, Starker, Royal PO, et al
Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Song, / Boult, Susskind, Dohnányi, Starker, Royal PO, et al

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2008-11-11

Works: Ernst von Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Song for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 25; Konzertstück for Cello and Orchestra in D major, Op. 12; Concerto for Piano no 2 in B minor, Op. 42
Performers: Dohnányi, Ernst von; Starker, János
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Susskind, Walter
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Dohnanyi has in recent years been unduly neglected, although at one time his music formed a regular element in concert programs. In part this neglect...continue...
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Schoenberg: String Quartet no 4, etc / Prazák Quartet
Schoenberg: String Quartet no 4, etc / Prazák Quartet

1 CD / Praga / 2007-06-12

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Quartet for Strings no 4, Op. 37; Verklärte Nacht for String Sextet, Op. 4
Performers: Bukac, Vladimir; Prause, Petr

"At first it is hard to hold on to much of anything in the music as it slips and slithers by, but the excellent playing...continue...
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Haydn: Cello Concertos, etc / Kanka, Prague CO
Haydn: Cello Concertos, etc / Kanka, Prague CO

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2005-01-11

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H. 7b/1; Symphony no 22 in E flat major, H 1 no 22 "Philosopher"; Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, H. 7b/2 (Op. 101)
Performers: Kanka, Michal

Michal Kanka fully captures the post-baroque viruoso style of the first and the pre-romantic overtones of the second. As an interlude, the Prague Chamber Orchestra...continue...
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Czech
Czech "Degenerate Music" Vol 4 - Schulhoff: Chamber Music

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2004-09-14

Works: Erwin Schulhoff: Pieces (5) for string quartet; Concertino for Flute, Viola and Double Bass; Duo for Violin and Cello; Sextet for 2 violins, 2 violas & 2 cellos
Performers: Hudec, Jiri; Hula, Pavel; Kanka, Michal; Kluson, Josef; Kunt, Václav
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Ensemble: Kocian Quartet; Prazák Quartet (String Quartet)

"This lively and well-played program combines some of the most popular works by Erwin Schulhoff... There is a lot of imagination in his style. It...continue...
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Schönberg: String Quartet, String Trio, etc / Prazak Quartet
Schönberg: String Quartet, String Trio, etc / Prazak Quartet

1 CD / Praga / 2002-06-01

Works: Gustav Mahler: Quartet for Piano and Strings in A minor; Arnold Schoenberg: Quartet for Strings in D major; String Trio, Op. 45; Fantasy for Violin and Piano, Op. 47
Performers: Holek, Vlastimil; Kanka, Michal; Kayahara, Sachiko; Kluson, Josef; Remes, Vaclav

"This recording begins with Gustav Mahler's only extant piece of chamber music, the 12-minute Piano Quartet that he wrote in 1876 while he was student...continue...
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Dvorák: String Quartet no 12, Terzetto, Bagatelles / Prazák
Dvorák: String Quartet no 12, Terzetto, Bagatelles / Prazák

1 CD / Praga / 1998-06-01

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American"; Terzetto for 2 violins & viola in C major, B. 148 (Op. 74); Bagatelles (5) for 2 violins, cello & harmonium, B. 79 ...
Performers: Holek, Vlastimil; Kanka, Michal; Kluson, Josef; Remes, Vaclav
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