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William Primrose: 'A XXth Century Violist' - Mozart: Symphonie concertante K.364; Berlioz: Harold in Italy; Bartok: Viola Concerto; Walton: Viola Concerto / William Primrose, viola; Jascha Heifetz, violin
William Primrose: 'A XXth Century Violist' - Mozart: Symphonie concertante K.364; Berlioz: Harold in Italy; Bartok: Viola Concerto; Walton: Viola Concerto / William Primrose, viola; Jascha Heifetz, violin

1 CD / Praga / 2016-01-08

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540; Hector Berlioz: Harold en Italie, Op. 16, Symphonie pour orchestre, alto principal d'après Byron; Béla Bartók: Concer...
Performers: Heifetz, Jascha [Violin]; Primrose, William [Viola]
Conductors: Solomon, Izler; Munch, Charles; Serlih, Tibor; Walton, William
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra; New Symphony Orchestra of London; Philharmonia Orchestra; RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

A Twentieth Century Violist is a fitting tribute to the great violist William Primrose. The collection centers around the last work of Béla Bartók, his...continue...
Recording information: Bartók Records, London (03/31/1958); Boston Symphony Hall (03/31/1958); London (03/31/1958); New York (03/31/1958); Bartók Records, London (07/22/1946-07/23/1946); Bos...continue...
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Schubert: Symphony No. 9 'Great'; Beethoven: Finale of the Symphony No. 9 / Wilhelm Furtwangler, Schwarzkopf, Cavelti, Hafliger, Edelmann
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 'Great'; Beethoven: Finale of the Symphony No. 9 / Wilhelm Furtwangler, Schwarzkopf, Cavelti, Hafliger, Edelmann

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2016-01-08

Works: Franz Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great"; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125
Performers: Cavelti, Elsa; Edelmann, Otto; Hafliger, Ernst; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm
Ensemble: ; The Philharmonia

Beethoven's Symphony No.9 is considered one of the greatest compositions in the western musical canon. Schubert composed his ninth symphony in 1825, a year after...continue...
Recording information: Lucerne Festival (08/22/1954); Studio Recording, Berlin (08/22/1954); Lucerne Festival (12/10/1951-12/12/1951); Studio Recording, Berlin (12/10/1951-12/12/1951)....continue...
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Masterpieces for Piano Left Hand, Vol. 2 - Janacek: Capriccio; Martinu: Concertino H 173; Brahms: Chaconne in D minor; Strauss: Piano Concerto, Op. 73 / Otakar Hollmann, piano
Masterpieces for Piano Left Hand, Vol. 2 - Janacek: Capriccio; Martinu: Concertino H 173; Brahms: Chaconne in D minor; Strauss: Piano Concerto, Op. 73 / Otakar Hollmann, piano

1 CD / Praga / 2015-11-13

Works: Johannes Brahms: 5 Studies; Bohuslav Martinu: Concertino (Divertimento) for piano (left hand) & small orchestra, H. 173; Leos Janácek: Capriccio for piano (left hand), flute & brass ensemble (...
Performers: FiUer, LuboU; Hyncica, Jan; Keller, Antonin; Klansky, Ivan; Klien, Walter [Piano]; Kozderka, Vladislav; Nikolayeva, Tatiana; Novothy, Jan [Tuba]; Odchazel, Jiri; Rapp, Siegfried
Conductors: Wiesenhutter, Gerhard; Koutnik, Tomas Norbert; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady

Czech pianist Otakar Hollmann (1894-1967) was a key figure in the repertoire for left-handed pianists. Although little known now, he was considered second only to...continue...
Recording information: Moscow (02/02/1966); Praga Digitals Studio, Prague, Studio Domovina (02/02/1966); Sondershausen (Germany), Cruciskirche (02/02/1966); Vienna, Austrian Radio (02/02/1966); Moscow...continue...
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Franz Schubert: Piano Trios No. 1, Op. 99 & No. 2, Op. 100 / Guarneri Trio Prague
Franz Schubert: Piano Trios No. 1, Op. 99 & No. 2, Op. 100 / Guarneri Trio Prague

1 CD / Praga / 2015-11-13

Works: Franz Schubert: Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B flat major, D 898/Op 99; Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E flat major, Op. 100, D 929
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Ensemble: Guarneri Trio (Prague)

Schubert's Piano Trios Nos.1 & 2, 'twin brothers' from his final period, offer two portraits of the composer - one radiant and convivial, the other...continue...
Recording information: Domovina Studio, Prague (03/25/2003-03/26/2003); Domovina Studio, Prague (06/22/2003-06/23/2003)....continue...
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Mahler: Das klagende Lied; Brahms: Rhapsodie, Op. 53; Schönberg: Gurre Lieder (excerpts) / Julia Hamari, Rose Wagermann, David Rendall, Grace Hoffman, Herta Töpper, Inge Borkh
Mahler: Das klagende Lied; Brahms: Rhapsodie, Op. 53; Schönberg: Gurre Lieder (excerpts) / Julia Hamari, Rose Wagermann, David Rendall, Grace Hoffman, Herta Töpper, Inge Borkh

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2015-11-13

Works: Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra; Johannes Brahms: Rhapsodie für eine Altstimme, Männerchor und Orchester Op. 53; Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder
Performers: Borkh, Inge; Engen, Keith; Hamari, Julia [Contralto Vocals]; Rendall, David; Schachtschneider, Herbert; Topper, Hertha; Wagermann, Rose [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Kubelik, Rafael
Ensemble: ; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

This fitting tribute to legendary conductor Rafael Kubelik features performances of Mahler's Das Klagende Lied, Brahms's Rhapsodie Op.53 and excerpts from Schoenberg's monumental Gurre Lieder....continue...
Recording information: Bavarian Radio (03/10/1965-03/12/1965); Munich (03/10/1965-03/12/1965); Bavarian Radio (06/08/1979); Munich (06/08/1979); Bavarian Radio (06/18/1962); Munich (06/18/1962)....continue...
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Gidon Kremer in Prague - Schubert: Rondo Brilliant d 895; Franck & Ravel: Violin Sonatas; Bartok: Violin Sonata No. 2; Schnittke: MOZ-Art duo / Oleg Maisenberg, Elena Kremer (rec. 1974-78)
Gidon Kremer in Prague - Schubert: Rondo Brilliant d 895; Franck & Ravel: Violin Sonatas; Bartok: Violin Sonata No. 2; Schnittke: MOZ-Art duo / Oleg Maisenberg, Elena Kremer (rec. 1974-78)

1 CD / Praga / 2015-09-11

Works: Franz Schubert: Rondo for Violin and Piano in B minor, D 895/Op. 70 "Rondo Brillant"; César Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8; Maurice Ravel: Sonate Pour Violin Et Piano; B&e...
Performers: Kremer, Elena [Violin]; Kremer, Gidon; Maisenberg, Oleg [Piano]

The works included in this program are musical mementos of Gidon Kremer's time in Prague. At the dawn of his career as one of the...continue...
Recording information: Dum Umelcu [Dvorák Hall] (02/14/1978); Dum Umelcu [Dvorák Hall] (03/24/1978); Dum Umelcu [Dvorák Hall] (05/16/1976); Dum Umelcu [Dvorák Hall] (06/01/1974)....continue...
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Schubert: String Quintet in C; String Trios D. 471 & 581 / Prazak Quartet, Marc Coppey, cello; Pavel Hula, violin
Schubert: String Quintet in C; String Trios D. 471 & 581 / Prazak Quartet, Marc Coppey, cello; Pavel Hula, violin

1 CD / Praga / 2015-09-11

Works: Franz Schubert: Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956; String Trio in B flat, D 471; String Trio in B flat major, D. 581
Performers: Coppey, Marc; Hula, Pavel; Kanka, Michal; Kluson, Josef
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Ensemble: Prazak Quartet

This release in Praga's Genuine Stereo Lab series features the Prazák Quartet playing Schubert's monumental chamber masterpiece, the String Quintet in C major. One of...continue...
Recording information: Studio Domovina, Prague, Czech Republic (09/01/2002); Studio Domovina, Prague, Czech Republic (11/04/2007)....continue...
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Emil Gilels in Prague - Mozart: Piano Sonata in F, K. 533; Brahms: Ballades, Op. 4; Fantasias; Op. 11
Emil Gilels in Prague - Mozart: Piano Sonata in F, K. 533; Brahms: Ballades, Op. 4; Fantasias; Op. 11

1 CD / Praga / 2015-08-14

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Piano in F major, K. 533/494; Johannes Brahms: Ballades (4) for piano, Op. 10; Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116
Performers: Gilels, Emil [Piano]

Pianist Emil Gilels, like his countryman Sviatoslav Richter, enjoyed visiting Mozart's beloved city of Prague. Here they felt free to set aside their Slavic repertoire...continue...
Recording information: Czech Radio Studio (05/10/1978); Prague Spring Festival, Prague, Czech Republic (05/10/1978); Czech Radio Studio (05/24/1973); Prague Spring Festival, Prague, Czech Republic (05...continue...
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Brahms: Symphony No. 4; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 / Leningrad PO; Yevgeny Mravinsky
Brahms: Symphony No. 4; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 / Leningrad PO; Yevgeny Mravinsky

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2015-08-14

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Conductors: Mravinsky, Yevgeny
Ensemble: ; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

This release in Praga's Reminiscences series of SACD remasterings of classic recordings features the great Russian conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky leading the Leningrad Philharmonic in recordings...continue...
Recording information: The Great Hall of the Philharmonie (05/14/1961); The Great Hall of the Philharmonie (11/18/1982)....continue...
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A Romantic Portrait' Dvorak: Cello Concerto; Schumann: Cello Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso, Op. 62 / Mstislav Rostropovich, cello; Boult; Rozhdestvenski
A Romantic Portrait' Dvorak: Cello Concerto; Schumann: Cello Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso, Op. 62 / Mstislav Rostropovich, cello; Boult; Rozhdestvenski

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2015-07-10

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191; Robert Schumann: Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra in B...
Performers: Rostropovich, Mstislav
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; USSR State Symphony Orchestra

This release is part of the Praga label's stellar Reminiscences series of SACD remasterings. On this disc, the legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich performs concertos by...continue...
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The Definitive Programme - Mozart: Piano Concerto no 21; Schubert: Impromptus; Schumann: Piano Concerto; Liszt, Ravel / Dinu Lipatti, piano
The Definitive Programme - Mozart: Piano Concerto no 21; Schubert: Impromptus; Schumann: Piano Concerto; Liszt, Ravel / Dinu Lipatti, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2015-05-12

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467; Franz Schubert: Impromptus for piano, Op. 90; Robert Schumann: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54; Franz Liszt: Années d...
Performers: Lipatti, Dinu [Piano]
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.
Ensemble: ; Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Dinu Lipatti was a unique figure in the pantheon of pianists. Although his life was cut short by Hodgkin's at the age of 33, he...continue...
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Liszt: Harmonies poétiques et religieuses; Scherzo and March, S.177; Méphisto-Watlz No. 1 / Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Liszt: Harmonies poétiques et religieuses; Scherzo and March, S.177; Méphisto-Watlz No. 1 / Sviatoslav Richter, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2015-03-10

Works: Franz Liszt: Scherzo and March for Piano, S 177; Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1"; Ave Maria; Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses (10), for piano, S. 173 (LW A158...
Performers: Richter, Sviatoslav

With this release featuring solo piano works by Franz Liszt, Praga's Sviatoslav Richter Edition (part of the Reminiscences series of SACD reissues) reaches volume sixteen....continue...
Recording information: Budapest (02/05/1958); Köln/Cologne (02/05/1958); Moscow (02/05/1958); Budapest (03/10/1988); Köln/Cologne (03/10/1988); Moscow (03/10/1988); Budapest (05/09/1957); K&...continue...
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Michelangeli Recital - Bach: Chaconne, BWV 1004; Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 3; Schumann: Faschinschwank aus Wien; Brahms: Variations / Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano
Michelangeli Recital - Bach: Chaconne, BWV 1004; Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 3; Schumann: Faschinschwank aus Wien; Brahms: Variations / Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2015-02-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004; Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3; Robert Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26; Johan...
Performers: Michelangeli, Arturo Benedetti [Piano/Conductor]

Praga's Reminiscences series features audiophile SACD remasterings of historic recordings. This release is the label's fourth disc devoted to the great Italian pianist Arturo Benedetti...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road, Studio 3, London (05/12/1957); London (05/12/1957); Milano (05/12/1957); Abbey Road, Studio 3, London (06/1941); London (06/1941); Milano (06/1941); Abbey Road, Stud...continue...
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Wagner: Orchestral Music from Flying Dutchman; Lohengrin; Tannhauser; Die Meistersinger; Die Walkure; Gotterdammerung / Furtwängler, Vienna PO
Wagner: Orchestral Music from Flying Dutchman; Lohengrin; Tannhauser; Die Meistersinger; Die Walkure; Gotterdammerung / Furtwängler, Vienna PO

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-06-10

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Lohengrin; Tannhäuser; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Die Walküre; Die Götterdämmerung
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm
Ensemble: ; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

This SACD release, part of Praga's Reminiscences series of remastered historic recordings, features music of Richard Wagner performed by one of his most famous exponents,...continue...
Recording information: Musikvereinsaal, Vienna, Austria (1949-1954)....continue...
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Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor, Transcendental Études; Threnody 1; Hungarian Rhapsody No. 17; Valse Oublée No. 3 / Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor, Transcendental Études; Threnody 1; Hungarian Rhapsody No. 17; Valse Oublée No. 3 / Sviatoslav Richter, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-06-10

Works: Franz Liszt: Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178; 8 Études d'execution trancedante, S 139; Les Années de Pélerinage, S 163; Hungarian Rhapsody, for piano no 17 in D minor, S. 244/17 (LW...
Performers: Richter, Sviatoslav

This SACD remastering from Praga's Reminiscences series features pianist Sviatoslav Richter playing solo works by Franz Liszt. Richter's concert programs often included major works by...continue...
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Antonín Dvorak: String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51; String Quartet No. 11, Op. 61 / Zemlinsky Quartet
Antonín Dvorak: String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51; String Quartet No. 11, Op. 61 / Zemlinsky Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-06-10

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Quartet for Strings no 10 in E flat major, B. 92 (Op. 51); Quartet for Strings no 11 in C major, B. 121 (Op.61)
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Ensemble: Zemlinsky Quartet

With this release, the Zemlinsky Quartet's cycle of the complete String Quartets of Dvorák for Praga is now complete. These talented Czech musicians grasp the...continue...
Recording information: Prague, Martinek's Studio (02/15/2014-02/16/2014)....continue...
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Goldmark: Violin Concerto No. 1; Brahms: Violin Concerto; J.S. Bach: Chaconne BWV 1004 / Nathan Milstein, violin
Goldmark: Violin Concerto No. 1; Brahms: Violin Concerto; J.S. Bach: Chaconne BWV 1004 / Nathan Milstein, violin

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-03-11

Works: Karl Goldmark: Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 28; Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77; Johann Sebastian Bach: Ciaccona, BWV 1004
Performers: Milstein, Nathan [Violin]
Conductors: Blech, Harry; Fistoulari, Anatole
Ensemble: ; Philharmonia Orchestra

The great violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein is the focus of this release in Praga's Reminiscences series, which features historic recordings remastered for SACD. The disc...continue...
Recording information: London (06/23/1960-06/24/1960); Salzburg (06/23/1960-06/24/1960); London (07/04/1957); Salzburg (07/04/1957); London (08/1956); Salzburg (08/1956)....continue...
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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2; Symphony No. 3 / Sviatoslav Richter; Yevgeny Mravinsky, Lenningrad PO
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2; Symphony No. 3 / Sviatoslav Richter; Yevgeny Mravinsky, Lenningrad PO

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-03-11

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83; Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90
Performers: Richter, Sviatoslav
Conductors: Mravinsky, Yevgeny
Ensemble: ; Lenningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

This disc offers an unusual pairing of two of Brahms's most popular scores performed by two uncontested Russian masters. The great conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky leads...continue...
Recording information: Great Hall of the Leningrad Philharmonic (01/27/1972); Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (01/27/1972); Great Hall of the Leningrad Philharmonic (12/27/1961); Great Hall of t...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...
Recording information: Prague, Domovina Studio (06/12/2013-06/14/2013)....continue...
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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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Dvorak: String Quartets nos 12 & 14; Terzetto Op. 74 / Zemlinsky Quartet
Dvorak: String Quartets nos 12 & 14; Terzetto Op. 74 / Zemlinsky Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2013-11-12

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American"; Quartet for Strings no 14 in A flat major, B. 193 (Op. 105); Terzetto for 2 violins & viola in C major, B. 148 (Op....
Performers: Holman, Petr; Soucek, Frantisek; Strizek, Petr
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Ensemble: Zemlinsky Quartet

Praga's SACD featuring piano soloist Slávka Pechocová-Vernerová, accompanied by the Prazák Quartet and Pavel Nejtek on double-bass, demonstrates the co...continue...
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Brahms: Piano Sonatas nos 1 & 2; Variations on a Hungarian Song; Klavierstucke Opp. 118/3, 6 & 119/3 / Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Brahms: Piano Sonatas nos 1 & 2; Variations on a Hungarian Song; Klavierstucke Opp. 118/3, 6 & 119/3 / Sviatoslav Richter, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2013-08-13

Works: Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Piano no 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 2; Variations (13) for Piano on a Hungarian Dance, Op. 21; Sonata for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 1; Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118; Pieces ...
Performers: Richter, Sviatoslav

Over the course of his long and successful career, the great pianist Sviatoslav Richter made his likes and dislikes well known. He favored live over...continue...
Recording information: Leipzig (06/13/1984); Plzen (06/13/1984); Prague (06/13/1984); Leipzig (07/20/1988/06/02/1984); Plzen (07/20/1988/06/02/1984); Prague (07/20/1988/06/02/1984); Leipzig (11/28/196...continue...
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Schumann: Symphonic Studies; Fantasie, Op. 17; Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 / Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Schumann: Symphonic Studies; Fantasie, Op. 17; Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 / Sviatoslav Richter, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2013-06-11

Works: Robert Schumann: Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13; Symphonic Etudes in Variation Form (5), for piano (variants & corrections of Op. 13), WoO 6; Fantasia in C major, Op. 17; Faschingsschwank aus Wie...
Performers: Richter, Sviatoslav

This SACD remaster from Praga's Reminiscences series features pianist Sviatoslav Richter playing solo works by Schumann. This recording of the Etudes symphoniques marked the first...continue...
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Franz Schubert, Vol. 2: Piano Sonatas D 845 & 850 / Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Franz Schubert, Vol. 2: Piano Sonatas D 845 & 850 / Sviatoslav Richter, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2013-03-12

Works: Franz Schubert: Sonata for Piano in A major, D 664/Op. 120; Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 845/Op. 42
Performers: Richter, Sviatoslav

The second contains piano sonatas by Schubert in studio recordings from 1956. Featured works are the first and second Grande Sonates for pianoforte. The Tchaikovsky...continue...
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Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Symphony 6 / Sviatoslav Richter (piano); Mravinsky
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Symphony 6 / Sviatoslav Richter (piano); Mravinsky

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2013-03-12

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23; Symphony no 6 in B minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 74
Performers: Richter, Sviatoslav
Conductors: Mravinsky, Yevgeny
Ensemble: ; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky leads the Leningrad Philharmonic in a 1956 recording of the Pathétique symphony and teams with Richter in a fiery 1958 recording of...continue...
Recording information: Leningrad (06/1956); Vienna (06/1956); Leningrad (07/24/1958); Vienna (07/24/1958)....continue...
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Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Nuits d'été (II-VI) / Eleonor Steber, mezzo-soprano
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Nuits d'été (II-VI) / Eleonor Steber, mezzo-soprano

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2013-02-12

Works: Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14; Les nuits d'été, Op. 7, song cycle
Performers: Steber, Eleanor [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Monteux, Pierre; Mitropoulos, Dimitri
Ensemble: New York Philharmonic; Vienna Philharmonic

Praga's superb series of SACD remasterings of classic recordings continues with this all-Berlioz program. The gem here is the great American soprano Eleanor Steber's striking...continue...
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Dvorák: String Quartets Opp. 34, 106 / Zemlinsky Quartet
Dvorák: String Quartets Opp. 34, 106 / Zemlinsky Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2012-08-14

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Quartet for Strings no 9 in D minor, B. 75 (Op.34) (once listed as Op. 43); Quartet for Strings no 13 in G major, Op. 106/B 192
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Ensemble: Zemlinsky Quartet

Although Dvorák's string quartets are among the finest ever written, other than the famous "American" quartet, they remain largely unfamiliar to most listeners. This is...continue...
Recording information: Prague, Martinek Studio (03/24/2012-03/25/2012)....continue...
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Grieg and Dvorák: Piano Concertos / Sviatoslav Richter, piano - Kondrashin, Smetacek
Grieg and Dvorák: Piano Concertos / Sviatoslav Richter, piano - Kondrashin, Smetacek

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

Works: Edvard Grieg: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16; Antonin Dvorák: Concerto for Piano in G minor, Op. 33/B 63
Performers: Richter, Sviatoslav
Conductors: Kondrashin, Kirill; Smetacek, Vaclav
Ensemble: Moscow State Symphony Orchestra; Prague Symphony Orchestra

Praga continues their Sviatoslav Richter edition with a new SACD reissue of key recordings from the great pianist's extensive catalog. This duo of "nationalist" concertos...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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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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Schumann: Carnaval Op. 9; Chopin: Ballade Op. 47; Nocturne Op. 48/1 / Slavka Pechocova, piano
Schumann: Carnaval Op. 9; Chopin: Ballade Op. 47; Nocturne Op. 48/1 / Slavka Pechocova, piano

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

Works: Robert Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9; Frédéric Chopin: Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47; Nocturne for piano no 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1, CT. 120; Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E ...
Performers: Pechocova, Slavka

SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD

Slávka Pechocová's playing reflects the rigor of her first teacher, Martin Hrsel, and the almost Impressionistic expressiveness of her...continue...
Recording information: Prague, Martinu Concert Hall (01/25/2011/02/01/2011)....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

SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD

An amateur cellist, the composer of Prince Igor was the only one of the Group of Five to have...continue...
Recording information: Domovina Studio, Prague (03/1999/01/2000)....continue...
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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2

1 CD / Praga / 2011-02-08

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83; Sergey Prokofiev: Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 16
Performers: Zak, Yakov
Conductors: Sanderling, Kurt

Yakov Zak was one of the greatest names in Soviet piano performing and teaching but remained little known abroad. A student of Heinrich Neuhaus, his...continue...
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Edvard Grieg: String Quartet Op. 27; Johan Svendsen: String Octet Op. 3
Edvard Grieg: String Quartet Op. 27; Johan Svendsen: String Octet Op. 3

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2011-02-08

Works: Edvard Grieg: Quartet for Strings no 1 in G minor, Op. 27; Johan Svendsen: Octet for strings in A, Op 3

Praga offers an original pairing of composers who were compatriots and friends. Although Grieg’s career as a soloist was less successful than Svendsen’s, a century...continue...
Recording information: Prague, Domovina Studio....continue...
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Mendelssohn: String Quartets Op. 44 Nos. 1, 3
Mendelssohn: String Quartets Op. 44 Nos. 1, 3

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2010-12-14

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 44 no 1; Pieces (4) for String Quartet, Op. 81; Scherzo for string quartet in A minor, Op. 81/2; Quartet for Strings no 5 in E flat major, ...

Their radiant, virtuoso allegros and singing slow movements tinged with nostalgia are brilliant examples of the composer’s knack for eloquent musical communication. The Four Pieces...continue...
Recording information: Prague (06/16/2010-06/17/2010)....continue...
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Brahms: Piano Trios Vol. 2 - Op. 87 & Op. Posth
Brahms: Piano Trios Vol. 2 - Op. 87 & Op. Posth

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2010-12-14

Works: Johannes Brahms: Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C major, Op. 87; Trio for Piano and Strings in A major
Performers: Guarneri Trio [Prague]

The Guarneri Trio Prague returns to Brahms with a second volume of his Piano Trios. The trio number two, opus 87, was completed in the...continue...
Recording information: Lichtenstein Palace Martinu Hall (Hamu), Prague....continue...
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Schumann: String Quartet Op. 41 No. 1; Piano Quintet Op. 44
Schumann: String Quartet Op. 41 No. 1; Piano Quintet Op. 44

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

Works: Robert Schumann: Quartet for Strings no 1 in A minor, Op. 41/1; Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44
Performers: Koroliov, Evgeni

In commemoration of Robert Schumann' bicentennial, the Prazak Quartet is joined by the Russian pianist Evgeni Koroliov to reproduce a concert given in January of...continue...
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Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 4 & 6; Capriccio
Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 4 & 6; Capriccio

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

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet for Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 44 no 2; Capriccio in E minor, Op. 81 no 3; Quartet for Strings no 6 in F minor, Op. 80
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Schubert: Works for Piano Duet
Schubert: Works for Piano Duet

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2010-03-09

Works: Franz Schubert: Fantasy for Piano 4 hands in F minor, D 940/Op. 103; Rondo for Piano 4 hands in D major, D 608/Op. 138; Divertimento for Piano 4 hands, D 823 "sur motifs originaux français"; V...
Performers: Hrsel, Martin; Hrsel, Zdenka
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Ensemble: Prague Piano Duo

Between April 1813 and June 1828, Schubert wrote over thirty piano scores requiring a partner or pupil. For him, piano four hands was always a...continue...
Recording information: Prague....continue...
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Dvorák: Complete Piano Trios / Guarneri Trio Prague
Dvorák: Complete Piano Trios / Guarneri Trio Prague

2 CD / Praga / 2009-07-14

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in F minor, Op. 65/B 130; Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B flat major, Op. 21/B 51; Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in G minor, Op. 26/B 56; T...
Conductors:
Ensemble: Guarneri Trio (Prague)

Just fifteen years separate Dvorak's piano trios and all four were written before his fiftieth birthday. The early trios reflect his rediscovery of Czech folk...continue...
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Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op. 12; String Quintet Op. 18
Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op. 12; String Quintet Op. 18

1 CD / Praga / 2009-06-09

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 12; Quintet for Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 18
Performers: Kluson, Josef

In these works, glittering echoes of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' are deftly blended with avant-garde declamations reminiscent of the recently-deceased Beethoven. The works featured here...continue...
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Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op 13, String Quintet Op 87, Fuga, Op 81 / Kocian Quartet, Kluson
Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op 13, String Quintet Op 87, Fuga, Op 81 / Kocian Quartet, Kluson

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2009-06-09

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quintet for Strings no 2 in B flat major, Op. 87; Fugue for string quartet in E flat major, Op. 81/4; Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 13
Performers: Kluson, Josef

In these works, glittering echoes of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' are deftly blended with avant-garde declamations reminiscent of the recently-deceased Beethoven. The works featured here...continue...
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Yevgeny Mravinsky in Moscow - Schubert:
Yevgeny Mravinsky in Moscow - Schubert: "Unfinished" Symphony; Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2009-05-12

Works: Franz Schubert: Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished"; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Conductors: Mravinsky, Yevgeny

April 24, 2009 marks the jubilee of one of the rare concerts given in Moscow by Yevgeny Mravinsky with his Leningrad Philharmonic. The 'Unfinished' is...continue...
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Schubert: String Quartet no 15, etc / Prazák String Quartet, et al
Schubert: String Quartet no 15, etc / Prazák String Quartet, et al

1 CD / Praga / 2008-04-08

Works: Franz Schubert: Quartet for Strings no 15 in G major, D 887/Op 161; String Trio in B flat major, D. 581; Trio for Strings no 1 in B flat major, D 471

"Schubert's last quartet teems with harmonic and melodic inventiveness and near-symphonic scope. The Prazàk Quartet players are exemplary Schubertians, their performance well-paced and incisive...continue...
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Dvorák: Early Works for String Quartet / Zemlinsky Quartet
Dvorák: Early Works for String Quartet / Zemlinsky Quartet

4 CD / Praga / 2007-04-10

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Quartet for Strings no 5 in F minor, B. 37 (Op.9); Quartet for Strings no 1 in A major, B. 8 (Op. 2); Waltzes (2) for strings (arr. from Waltzes for piano, B. 101), B. 105; Quart...
Performers: Kluson, Josef

Since its foundation in 1994, the Zemlinsky Quartet has continued the deep Czech tradition of the string quartet. The ensemble won both the 3rd prize...continue...
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Brahms: String Quartet, etc / Prazák Quartet
Brahms: String Quartet, etc / Prazák Quartet

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

Works: Johannes Brahms: Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 51/2; Quintet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 111
Performers: Bukac, Vladimir

The acclaimed Prazak Quartet offers the third volume in their cycle dedicated to the Brahms' chamber music for strings. This disc features the string quartet,...continue...
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Dvorák: Dumky Piano Trio;  Beethoven / Guarneri Trio Prague
Dvorák: Dumky Piano Trio; Beethoven / Guarneri Trio Prague

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

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Trio for Piano and Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 90/B 166 "Dumky"; Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke"
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Ensemble: Guarneri Trio (Prague)
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Brahms: String Quartet Op 51, etc / Moraguès, Prazák Quartet
Brahms: String Quartet Op 51, etc / Moraguès, Prazák Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2006-06-13

Works: Johannes Brahms: Quartet for Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 51/1; Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op.115
Performers: Moragues, Pascal

This new SACD offers an uncommon pairing of two essential chamber scores by Brahms. The quartet of Op.51 is heroic and rigorous, nurtured at length...continue...

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Brahms: Piano Quintet Op 34, etc / Klánsky, Prazák Quartet
Brahms: Piano Quintet Op 34, etc / Klánsky, Prazák Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2006-01-10

Works: Johannes Brahms: Quartet for Strings no 3 in B flat major, Op. 67; Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34
Performers: Klansky, Ivan
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Ensemble: Prazák Quartet (String Quartet)

For nearly 30 years, the Prazak Quartet has been at home on music stages worldwide, including those of nearly every major US city. The Quartet...continue...
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Most Famous Czech String Quartets / Prazák Quartet
Most Famous Czech String Quartets / Prazák Quartet

3 CD / Praga / 2006-01-10

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Quartet for Strings no 1 in E minor ("Z mého, zivota," "From My Life"), JB 1; Z domoviny (From the Homeland), pieces (2) for violin & piano, JB 1; Quartet for Strings no 2 in D ...
Performers: Kayahara, Sachiko; Remes, Vaclav
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