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Mussorgsky: Russian Songs (orch. Markevitch); Pictures at an Exhibition; Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms / Galina Vishnevskaya, soprpano; Igor Markevitch
Mussorgsky: Russian Songs (orch. Markevitch); Pictures at an Exhibition; Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms / Galina Vishnevskaya, soprpano; Igor Markevitch

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-01-14

Works: Modest Mussorgsky: Russian Folksongs (5), for male chorus; Pictures at an exhibition; Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Performers: Vishnevskaya, Galina
Conductors: Markevitch, Igor
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic

This release in Praga's Reminiscences series features SACD remasterings of stereo recordings made by the great Russian conductor Igor Markevitch. Recorded in 1953, Markevitch leads...continue...
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Berg, Bartók: Violin Concertos / Isaac Stern, violin; Bernstein, NY PO
Berg, Bartók: Violin Concertos / Isaac Stern, violin; Bernstein, NY PO

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2013-10-08

Works: Alban Berg: Concerto for Violin; Béla Bartók: Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 2, Sz 90; Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Sz. 112, BB 117
Performers: Stern, Isaac [Violin]
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: ; New York Philharmonic

Praga presents a generous collection of concertos - immaculately remastered for SACD - that had a powerful impact on music in the pre-war years. Berg...continue...
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Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole, Pavane pour une Infante Defunte, Daphnis & Chloe. London SO, Pierre Monteux
Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole, Pavane pour une Infante Defunte, Daphnis & Chloe. London SO, Pierre Monteux

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2013-05-14

Works: Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole; Pavane pour une infante défunte; Daphnis et Chloé
Conductors: Monteux, Pierre
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Pierre Monteux had one of the longest musical careers in recent times, exceeded only by Pablo Casals and Leopold Stokowski. A champion of new...continue...
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Spain Through Strings: Arriaga,Toldrá, Turina, Castelnuovo-Tedesco / Miriam Rodriguez Brullova, guitar; Zemlinsky Quartet
Spain Through Strings: Arriaga,Toldrá, Turina, Castelnuovo-Tedesco / Miriam Rodriguez Brullova, guitar; Zemlinsky Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2013-04-09

Works: Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga: Quartet for Strings no 3 in E flat major; Joaquín Turina: La Oración del torero, for lute quartet (or string quartet/string orchestra), Op. 34; Eduardo Toldr&#...
Performers: Brullova, Miriam Rodriguez
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Ensemble: Zemlinsky Quartet

The Zemlinsky Quartet presents Spain Through Strings - an original selection of Spanish and Spanish-inspired works for strings. The program begins on a more traditional...continue...
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Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit; Piano Concerto in G; Valses Nobles et Sentimentales; Debussy: Children's Corner / Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano
Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit; Piano Concerto in G; Valses Nobles et Sentimentales; Debussy: Children's Corner / Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2013-01-08

Works: Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit; Concerto for Piano in G major; Valses nobles et sentimentales; Claude Debussy: Children's Corner
Performers: Michelangeli, Arturo Benedetti
Conductors: Gracis, Ettore

Praga presents the first release in a series of recordings by the legendary pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, specially remastered for SACD. Michelangeli is widely considered...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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Shostakovich: Song of the Forests, Op. 81; Ten Poems, Op. 88; The Sun Shines Over the Motherland, Op. 90 / Vladimir Ivanovsky, tenor; Ivan Petrov, bass
Shostakovich: Song of the Forests, Op. 81; Ten Poems, Op. 88; The Sun Shines Over the Motherland, Op. 90 / Vladimir Ivanovsky, tenor; Ivan Petrov, bass

1 CD / Praga / 2012-08-14

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: The Song of the Forests, oratorio, for tenor, bass, childrens chorus, chorus & orchestra, Op. 81; The Sun Shines on Our Motherland, cantata, for child chorus, chorus & orchestra,...
Performers: Ivanovsky, Vladimir; Petrov, Ivan
Conductors: Ulanov, Yevgeny; Ivancev, Konstantin; Sandler, Grigory
Ensemble: Leningrad Radio and TV Chorus; Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; USSR Symphony Orchestra

The latest in Praga's series of historic remasterings is a tribute to three outstanding Russian artists - conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky, choirmaster Alexander Yurlov and the...continue...
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Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird; L'Histoire du Soldat, suite; Les Noces; Symphony in C / Neumann; Dohnanyi
Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird; L'Histoire du Soldat, suite; Les Noces; Symphony in C / Neumann; Dohnanyi

2 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2012-07-10

Works: Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Symphony in C; Les Noces I (The Wedding), ballet in 4 tableaux for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra; L'histoire du...
Performers: Adamec, Petr; Barova, Anna; Bogunia, Stanislav; Boublikova, Milada; Holena, Jiri; Janda, Pavel; Jedlicka, Dalibor; Jilek, Zdenek; Kostohryz, Milan; Mokros, Josef; Sulcova, Brigita; Svejda, Miroslav
Conductors: Dohnányi, Christoph von; Neumann, Václav; Kosler, Zdenek;
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Prague Radio Choir; Tokyo String Quartet

This specially priced two disc celebration of the music of Igor Stravinsky features historic stereo recordings made between 1970 to 1987, all remastered for SACD....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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Alexander Zemlinsky: String Quartets nos 2 & 4; Two Movements (1927) / Zemlinsky Quartet
Alexander Zemlinsky: String Quartets nos 2 & 4; Two Movements (1927) / Zemlinsky Quartet

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

Works: Alexander von Zemlinsky: Quartet for Strings no 2, Op. 15; Quartet for Strings no 4, Op. 25; Movements (2), for string quartet
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Ensemble: Zemlinsky Quartet

Typically minimalist, Anton Webern summed up each of Zemlinsky's four quartets with single word descriptions. "Aufbruch" (departure) corresponded to No.1 and getting out from under...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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Kabalevsky: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3
Kabalevsky: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2011-04-12

Works: Dmitry Kabalevsky: Sonata for Piano no 3 in F major, Op. 46; Sonata for Piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 45; Sonata for Piano no 1 in F major, Op. 6
Performers: Deluze, Christoph

The Preludes and Sonatas of Dmitri Kabalevsky are amongst the best piano works of the forties, and deserve a place on concert programs alongside better-known...continue...
Recording information: City Hall of La Chaux de Fond, Switzerland, (Heure Bleu (07/2010)....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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Shostakovich: String Quartets Opp. 108, 110; Piano Quintet, Op. 57
Shostakovich: String Quartets Opp. 108, 110; Piano Quintet, Op. 57

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2010-08-10

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110; Quartet for Strings no 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108; Quintet for piano & strings in G minor, Op. 57
Performers: Hula, Pavel; Koroliov, Evgeni

Dedicated to the joint memory of Sviatoslav Richter and Dmitri Shostakovich, this recording features three of the most powerful chamber works of the twentieth century....continue...
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Kalabis: String Quartets Nos. 1-7
Kalabis: String Quartets Nos. 1-7

2 CD / Praga / 2010-07-13

Works: Viktor Kalabis: Quartet for Strings no 1, Op. 6; Quartet for Strings no 2, Op. 19; Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 48; Quartet for Strings no 4 ("Tribute to J.S. Bach"), Op. 62; Quartet for Strings no ...
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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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Martinu: String Quartets
Martinu: String Quartets

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2009-12-08

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Quartet for Strings no 6, H. 312; Quartet for Strings no 3; Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat minor ("French"), H. 117
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Ensemble: Prazák Quartet (String Quartet) ; Zemlinsky Quartet
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Martinu: The Piano Trios / Kinsky Trio Prague
Martinu: The Piano Trios / Kinsky Trio Prague

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2009-11-10

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in D minor, H. 327; Bergerettes (5) for piano trio, H. 275; Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in C major, H. 332; Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 ("Cin...
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Ensemble: Kinsky Trio Prague

Bohuslav Martinu wrote no less than ten works for trio with keyboard, including four in the classic formation of piano, violin and cello, spread out...continue...
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Martinu: Piano Quintets H 229 & 298 / Ivan Klansky, Kocian Quartet
Martinu: Piano Quintets H 229 & 298 / Ivan Klansky, Kocian Quartet

1 CD / Praga / 2009-04-14

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Piano Quintet no 2, H. 298; Piano Quintet no 1, H. 229; Piano Quartet, H. 287
Performers: Klansky, Ivan

Chamber music, from duos to ensembles of up to nine instruments, occupies a significant place in the vast output of Bohuslav Martinu. There are few...continue...
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Prazak Quartet in Concert - Thirty years after his International Evian Prize
Prazak Quartet in Concert - Thirty years after his International Evian Prize

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2008-10-14

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Quartet for Strings no 41 in D major ("Frog"), Op. 50/6, H. 3/49; Bohuslav Martinu: Quartet for Strings no 3; Jindrich Feld: Quintet for Saxophone and Strings; Ludwig van Beethov...
Performers: Hekkema, Raaf

The Prazak Quartet - one of today's leading international chamber music ensembles - was established in 1972 while its members were students at the Prague...continue...
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Bartók: String Quartets no 5 & 6 / Párkányí Quartet
Bartók: String Quartets no 5 & 6 / Párkányí Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2006-09-12

Works: Béla Bartók: Quartet for Strings no 5, Sz 102; Quartet for Strings no 6, Sz 114
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Ensemble: Párkányí Quartet

"The Parkanyi Quartet contains three members of the old Orlando Quartet, including its leader and first violinist, Istvan Parkanyi. These recordings were made in June...continue...
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Martinu: String Quartets no 2, 4 & 5 / Kocian Quartet
Martinu: String Quartets no 2, 4 & 5 / Kocian Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2006-03-14

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Quartet for Strings no 2; Quartet for Strings no 4, H. 256; Quartet for Strings no 5, H. 268
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Ensemble: Kocian Quartet

"They are bright and bouncy pieces in essence, though that a lively persona usually disguises a kind of frenetic activity and terrified in its haste...continue...
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Ravel, Debussy: Strings Quartets / Parkanyi Quartet
Ravel, Debussy: Strings Quartets / Parkanyi Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2004-12-14

Works: Maurice Ravel: Quartet for Strings in F major; Claude Debussy: Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10

In 1984, the Orlando String Quartet members went their separate ways, but in 2004 three of the founding members, together with a new cellist, Michael...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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Hindemith: String Quartets no 1-6 / Kocian Quartet
Hindemith: String Quartets no 1-6 / Kocian Quartet

2 CD / Praga / 2004-06-01

Works: Paul Hindemith: Quartet for Strings no 2 in F minor, Op. 10; Quartet for Strings no 3 in C major, Op. 16; Quartet for Strings no 7 in E flat major; Quartet for Strings no 4, Op. 22; Quartet for Strin...

Paul Hindemith left us a body of string quartets that could be regarded as a leading thread in an abundant output of chamber music extending...continue...
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