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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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Russian Piano Trios: Rimsky-Korsakov; Arensky / Kinsky Trio Prague
Russian Piano Trios: Rimsky-Korsakov; Arensky / Kinsky Trio Prague

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

Works: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Trio, for violn, cello & piano in C minor (completed by Maximilian Steinberg); Anton Arensky: Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 32
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Ensemble: Kinsky Trio Prague

This disc pairs trios by two Russian late Romantic composers, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Anton Arensky, played by the Kinsky Trio Prague. It brings together a...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...
Recording information: Prague Conservatory (07/23/2011-07/27/2011)....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: 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...
Recording information: Prague, Martinek Studio....continue...
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String Quartet Masterworks of the First Viennese School / Zemlinsky Quartet
String Quartet Masterworks of the First Viennese School / Zemlinsky Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2011-08-09

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 76 no 3/H 3 no 77 "Emperor"; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quartet for Strings no 19 in C major, K 465 "Dissonance"; Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet f...

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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...
Recording information: Domovina Studio, Prague (03/1999/01/2000)....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...
Recording information: Lichtenstein Palace Martinu Hall (Hamu), Prague....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

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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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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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Piano Trios of Foerster; Novák, Janácek & Fibich
Piano Trios of Foerster; Novák, Janácek & Fibich

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

Works: Josef Bohuslav Foerster: Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in B flat major, Op. 38; Vitezslav Novák: Trio for Piano and Strings, Op. 27 "Quasi una ballata"; Leos Janácek: Fairy tale; Zdenek F...
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Ensemble: Kinsky Trio Prague

An original program of post-Smetana chamber music, this release places works by Janácek alongside those of his contemporary competitors. These composers dominated the Czech music...continue...
Recording information: Martinu Hall, Prague (2010-10-23_2010-10-24&2010-)....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...
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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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Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Op. 54
Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Op. 54

1 CD / Praga / 2010-12-14

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Quartet for Strings no 43 in G major, Op. 54/1, H. 3/58; Quartet for Strings no 42 in C major, Op. 54/2, H. 3/57; Quartet for Strings in E major, Op. 54 no 3/H 3 no 59

Haydn’s opus 54 quartets fit the archetype of the Classical quartet, but expand the emotional and harmonic language in fascinating ways. The usual wit, humor...continue...
Recording information: Prague, Domovina Studio (05/17/2010-05/19/2010)....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...
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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...
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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...
Recording information: Prague....continue...
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Janácek: Piano Works Vol. 1
Janácek: Piano Works Vol. 1

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

Works: Leos Janácek: Sonata 1.X.1905 "From the street"; On the overgrown path; Reminiscence for Piano; In the mists (V Mlhách), pieces (4) for piano, JW 8/22
Performers: Pechocova, Slavka

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Recording information: Prague, Martinu Concert Hall (2009-09-29&2009-10-25&2009-)....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...
Recording information: Domovina Studio, Prague; MC2, Grenoble....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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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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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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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...
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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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Smetana, Sibelius: String Quartets / Kocian Quartet, et al
Smetana, Sibelius: String Quartets / Kocian Quartet, et al

1 CD / Praga / 2009-10-13

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Quartet for Strings no 1 in E minor ("Z mého, zivota," "From My Life"), JB 1; Jean Sibelius: Quartet for Strings in D minor ("Voces Intimae"), Op. 56; Andante Festivo, for strin...
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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...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mozart:
Mozart: "Haydn" Quartets Vol 1 / Prazák Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2008-01-08

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quartet for Strings no 15 in D minor, K 421 (417b); Quartet for Strings no 17 in B flat major, K 458 "Hunt"; Quartet for Strings no 19 in C major, K 465 "Dissonance"

The acclaimed Prazak Quartet performs three of the six "Haydn" Quartets, in which, like instrumental mini-operas, Mozart perfects the lyric continuity and differentiation between the...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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Dohnányi: Chamber Music / Kocian Quartet
Dohnányi: Chamber Music / Kocian Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2007-04-10

Works: Ernst von Dohnányi: Serenade for String Trio in C major, Op. 10; Quartet for Strings no 2 in D flat major, Op. 15; Sextet for piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet & horn in C major, Op. 37
Performers: Hustoles, Ales; Klanska, Vladimira; Klepác, Jaromír [Piano]
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Ensemble: Beethoven String Trio of London

"The Sextet is in four movements and makes brilliant use of the combination of piano, horn, clarinet, and strings. This is by far the best...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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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, 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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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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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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Mozart: Piano Trios K 496, 542 & 548 / Guarneri Trio Prague
Mozart: Piano Trios K 496, 542 & 548 / Guarneri Trio Prague

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

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in G major, K 496; Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in E major, K 542; Trio for Piano and Strings no 4 in C major, K 548
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Ensemble: Guarneri Trio (Prague)

This new SACD from Praga includes three of the six piano trios written by Mozart during the summers of 1786 and 1788. They were probably...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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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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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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Beethoven: Complete String Quartets / Prazák Quartet
Beethoven: Complete String Quartets / Prazák Quartet

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

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet for Strings no 4 in C minor, Op. 18 no 4; Quartet for Strings no 5 in A major, Op. 18/5; Quartet for Strings no 1 in F major, Op. 18/1; Quartet for Strings no 3 in D maj...

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