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Smetana: Bartered Bride / Vogel, Musilova, Zidek, Kalas, et al
Smetana: Bartered Bride / Vogel, Musilova, Zidek, Kalas, et al

2 CD / Supraphon / 2009-02-27

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93
Performers: Bednar, Vaclav; Hruska, Karel; Kalas, Karel; Kovar, Oldrich; Mraz, Ladislav; Musilova, Milada; Otava, Zdenek; Pechova, Jarmila; Stepanova, Stepanka; Zidek, Ivo
Conductors: Vogel, Jaroslav
Ensemble: Prague National Theatre Orchestra

During the course of the 20th century Smetana's 'The Bartered Bride' had numerous complete recordings which documented the interpretational mastery of the artists associated with...continue...
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Mozart, Brahms: Quintets for Clarinet, 2 Violins, Viola & Cello / Smetana String Quartet, Vladimir Riha
Mozart, Brahms: Quintets for Clarinet, 2 Violins, Viola & Cello / Smetana String Quartet, Vladimir Riha

1 CD / Supraphon / 2009-02-20

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581; Johannes Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op.115
Performers: Riha, Vladimir
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Ensemble: Smetana String Quartet

The origination of Mozart's extensive 'Clarinet Quintet in A major' (1789), as well as that of Brahms' opus some hundred years later (1891), was primarily...continue...
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SPR 3969
Dvorák: Miniatures, Bagatelles, Terzetto;  Suk: Piano Quartet / Josef Suk, et al
Dvorák: Miniatures, Bagatelles, Terzetto; Suk: Piano Quartet / Josef Suk, et al

1 CD / Supraphon / 2009-01-30

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Miniatures (Drobnosti) (4) for 2 violins & viola, B. 149 (Op. 75a); Bagatelles (5) for 2 violins, cello & harmonium, B. 79 (Op. 47); Terzetto for 2 violins & viola in C major, B....
Performers: Ambros, Miroslav; Barta, Jiri; Simon, Jan; Suk, Josef; Untermuller, Karel

"...it comes as a relief to be reminded afresh that the composer could be a master charmer in miniatures and smaller forms...the material on this...continue...
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Martinu: Violin Concertos, Rhapsody / Suk, Neumann, Czech PO
Martinu: Violin Concertos, Rhapsody / Suk, Neumann, Czech PO

1 CD / Supraphon / 2009-01-23

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Concerto for Violin no 1, H. 232bis; Concerto for Violin no 2, H 293; Rhapsodie for Viola and Orchestra
Performers: Suk, Josef
Conductors: Neumann, Václav
Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

In 1973, together with the conductor Georg Solti, Josef Suk premiered Martinu's first violin concerto in Chicago. This "Paris-era" concerto was originally written for the...continue...
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Dvorák: Symphony no 3;  Glazunov: Saxophone Concerto;  Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue / Smetacek, Kraugartner, Panenka
Dvorák: Symphony no 3; Glazunov: Saxophone Concerto; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue / Smetacek, Kraugartner, Panenka

1 CD / Supraphon / 2009-01-16

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 10/B 34; Alexander Glazunov: Concerto for Alto Saxophone in E flat major, Op. 109; George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Performers: Krautgartner, Karel; Panenka, Jan
Conductors: Smetacek, Vaclav
Ensemble: Prague Symphony Orchestra

Dvorak - Glazunov - Gershwin. With a touch of hyperbole, this combination of seemingly disparate music worlds can be conceived as a comparison of the...continue...
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SPR 3968
Vlastimil Harapes - Primo Ballerino / Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, etc. [DVD]
Vlastimil Harapes - Primo Ballerino / Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, etc. [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Supraphon / 2008-11-21


In his day Vlastimil Harapes was one of the premier dancers of the international ballet scene. He was a star who shone on the stage...continue...
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The Best of Czech Classics - Dvorak: Concertos / Suk, Hudecek, Moravec, Sadlo, Belohlavek, Newumann, Czech PO
The Best of Czech Classics - Dvorak: Concertos / Suk, Hudecek, Moravec, Sadlo, Belohlavek, Newumann, Czech PO

3 CD / Supraphon / 2008-10-24

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Concerto for cello & piano in A major, B. 10; Concerto for Piano in G minor, Op. 33/B 63; Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F minor, Op. 11/B 39; Mazurek for Violin and Orchest...
Performers: Hudecek, Vaclav; Sadlo, Milos; Suk, Josef
Conductors: Neumann, Václav; Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

There are dozens of recordings of various interpretations of the piano and violin concertos of Dvorak, which are among the very finest that have ever...continue...
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SPR 3965
Janácek: From the House of the Dead / Gregor, Bednar, Blachut, Zidek, et al
Janácek: From the House of the Dead / Gregor, Bednar, Blachut, Zidek, et al

2 CD / Supraphon / 2008-10-24

Performers: Bednar, Vaclav; Blachut, Benno; Horacek, Jaroslav; Kocí, Premysl; Tattermuschová, Helena; Zidek, Ivo
Conductors: ; Gregor, Bohumil
Ensemble: Prague National Theatre Chorus; Prague National Theatre Orchestra

This is the first CD release of the legendary 1964 production of Janácek's last opera by Bohumil Gregor and soloists of the National Theater. The...continue...
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Gipsy Way - Bach, Brahms, Sarasate, Monti, Hubay, etc / Pavel Sporcl, Romano Stilo
Gipsy Way - Bach, Brahms, Sarasate, Monti, Hubay, etc / Pavel Sporcl, Romano Stilo

1 CD / Supraphon / 2008-10-17

Works: Unspecified: Russian Fantasy; Romanian "Hora" in F sharp minor; Old-Hungarian Gipsy Song in C sharp minor; Fakó Csárdás in D flat major; Transylvanian Fantasy in E minor; Gipsy Song "N...
Performers: Sporcl, Pavel
Conductors:
Ensemble: Romano Stilo

The violin virtuoso Pavel Sporcl's new CD captures his two unique concerts with the Slovak Gipsy cimbalom ensemble Romano Stilo. Just as Pavel Sporcl steps...continue...
Recording information: La Fabrika, Prague (07/28/2008-07/29/2008).

Includes gavotte en rondeau (from partita bwv 1006) / hejre by various composers....continue...
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Martinu: La Jolla, Toccata, Concerto Grosso / Josef Hála, Petr Jiríkovsky, Ondrej Kukal, et al
Martinu: La Jolla, Toccata, Concerto Grosso / Josef Hála, Petr Jiríkovsky, Ondrej Kukal, et al

1 CD / Supraphon / 2008-10-17

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Sinfonietta La Jolla for piano & small orchestra, H. 328; Toccata e due Canzoni for Orchestra; Concerto Grosso for 2 pianos & chamber orchestra, H. 263
Performers: Hala, Josef; Jirikovsky, Petr

The compositions by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959) presented on this CD originated between 1937 and 1950. Although 'Concerto grosso' was written in Paris (1937), all of...continue...
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Janácek: Lachian Dances, Taras Bulba, etc / Hrusa, Brno PO
Janácek: Lachian Dances, Taras Bulba, etc / Hrusa, Brno PO

1 CD / Supraphon / 2008-09-26

Works: Leos Janácek: Lachian (Lasské) Dances (6) for orchestra, JW 6/17; Príhody Lisky Bystrousky (The Cunning Little Vixen); Taras Bulba
Conductors: Hrusa, Jakub
Ensemble: Jena Philharmonic Orchestra

Many seasoned conductors keep returning to Janacek's symphonic works - owing to their sparkling expressiveness, colourful emotions and lucid purity drawn deep from the wellspring...continue...
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SPR 3923
Martinu: Nipponari, Magic Nights, Czech Rhapsody / Pecková, Belohlávek, et al
Martinu: Nipponari, Magic Nights, Czech Rhapsody / Pecková, Belohlávek, et al

1 CD / Supraphon / 2008-08-29

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Niponari, song cycle for female voice & small orchestra (or piano), H. 68; Magic Nights (Kouzelné noci), songs (3) for soprano & orchestra, H. 119; Ceská rapsódie (Cz...
Performers: Vocals], Ivan Kusnjer [Baritone
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí

All three of these compositions open the imaginative world of the young Martinu to the listener, providing a glimpse into his early works for voice...continue...
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SPR 3956
Janacek, Martinu, Kabelat: Piano Works / Ivo Kahánek
Janacek, Martinu, Kabelat: Piano Works / Ivo Kahánek

1 CD / Supraphon / 2008-08-29

Works: Leos Janácek: Sonata 1.X.1905 "From the street"; Fugues (14) for piano, JW 10/6 (mostly lost); Miloslav Kabelác: Preludes (8) for piano, Op. 30; Bohuslav Martinu: Sonata for Piano, H 350
Performers: Kahanek, Ivo

Ivo Kahanek, winner of the Prague Spring international competition and one of the most outstanding young Czech pianists, has chosen for his solo debut with...continue...
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SPR 3945
Mozart, Martinu, Strauss: Oboe Concertos / Frantisek Hantak, et al
Mozart, Martinu, Strauss: Oboe Concertos / Frantisek Hantak, et al

1 CD / Supraphon / 2008-08-08

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Oboe in C major, K. 314 (K. 285d); Bohuslav Martinu: Concerto for Oboe H. 353; Richard Strauss: Concerto for Oboe in D major, AV 144
Performers: Hantak, Frantisek
Conductors: Munclinger, Milan; Turnovsky, Martin; Vogel, Jaroslav

The common denominator of these recordings of three virtuoso concertos is the name of the soloist. In 1932, while still a student, Frantisek Hantak was...continue...
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SPR 3955
Tchaikovsky, Dvorak: Piano Trios / Smetana Trio
Tchaikovsky, Dvorak: Piano Trios / Smetana Trio

1 CD / Supraphon / 2008-08-08

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Trio for Piano and Strings in A minor, Op. 50; Antonin Dvorák: Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in G minor, Op. 26/B 56
Performers: Cechova, Jitka; Novakova, Jana; Pálenícek, Jan
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Ensemble: Smetana Trio

The Smetana Trio, comprising the magnificent Jitka Cechova on piano, Jana Vonaskova's tender and passionate violin, and the sturdy underpinning of Jan Palenicek's vibrant cello,...continue...
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Martinu: Chamber Music for Viola, etc / Besa, Barta, Bouskova, Kosarek, et al
Martinu: Chamber Music for Viola, etc / Besa, Barta, Bouskova, Kosarek, et al

1 CD / Supraphon / 2008-06-27

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Madrigals (3) for Violin and Viola; Duo for Violin and Viola no 2, H 331; Sonata for viola & piano, H. 355; Musique de Chambre no 1 for clarinet, violin, viola, cello, harp & piano,...
Performers: Barta, Jiri; Besa, Alexander; Besa-Pospisilova, Petra; Bouskova, Jana; Kosarek, Karel; Matousek, Bohuslav; Peterkova, Ludmila; Talich, Jan Jr.

While Bohuslav Martinu dedicated himself to the violin and its brilliant tone from the very beginning of his oeuvre, the viola doesn't appear until his...continue...
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SPR 3952
Foerster: Violin Concertos / Zenaty, Belohlávek, BBC SO
Foerster: Violin Concertos / Zenaty, Belohlávek, BBC SO

1 CD / Supraphon / 2008-06-20

Works: Josef Bohuslav Foerster: Concerto for Violin no 1 in C major, Op. 88; Concerto for Violin no 2 in D minor, Op. 104
Performers: Zenaty, Ivan
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí

'The Times' called it a "superbly played concert." Ivan Zenaty and the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jiri Belohlavek performed Foerster's first violin concerto at...continue...
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SPR 3961
Martinu: Complete Works for Violin and Piano
Martinu: Complete Works for Violin and Piano

4 CD / Supraphon / 2008-06-20

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Elegy for violin & piano, H. 3; Concerto for Violin & piano, H. 13; Sonata for violin & piano in C major, H. 120; Sonata for violin & piano in D minor, H. 152; Impromptu for violin ...
Performers: Adamec, Petr; Matousek, Bohuslav

Violin and piano were the instruments whose technical and expressive possibilities Martinu knew best. Thanks to the violin he made it from his home town...continue...
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SPR 3950
Michal Prokop and Framus Five
Michal Prokop and Framus Five

6 CD / Supraphon / 2008-06-13

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SPR 5822
Carl & Anton Stamitz: Concertos for Wind Instruments / Vajnar, et al
Carl & Anton Stamitz: Concertos for Wind Instruments / Vajnar, et al

1 CD / Supraphon / 2008-05-23

Works: Carl Stamitz: Concerto for Clarinet in E flat major; Concerto for Horn in E flat major; Anton Stamitz: Concerto for 2 Flutes & orchestra in G major
Performers: Pivoda, Radomir; Tylsar, Zdenek; Valek, Jiri; Zahradnik, Bohuslav
Conductors: Vajnar, Frantisek
Ensemble: Prague Chamber Orchestra

The names of the brothers Anton and Carl Stamitz, just like that of their father, Jan Vaclav Stamic, are primarily synonymous with Mannheim and the...continue...
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SPR 3948
Martinu, Eben, Sluka: Sonatas for Cello & Piano, etc / Jamnik, Kahanek
Martinu, Eben, Sluka: Sonatas for Cello & Piano, etc / Jamnik, Kahanek

1 CD / Supraphon / 2008-05-23

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3; Variations on a Slovak folksong for Cello and Piano; Petr Eben: Suita Balladica for cello & piano; Lubos Sluka: Sonata for cello & piano
Performers: Jamnik, Tomas; Kahanek, Ivo

Tomas Jamnik and Ivo Kahanek's first album (Martinu - Janacek - Kabelac) was hailed by Harmonie magazine as the debut of the decade, while the...continue...
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SPR 3947
Beethoven, Schubert: Piano Trios / Panenka, Suk, Churchro
Beethoven, Schubert: Piano Trios / Panenka, Suk, Churchro

2 CD / Supraphon / 2008-05-16

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 1 no 3; Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost"; Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 ...
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Ensemble: Suk Trio

Over the more than 40 years of its activity, the Suk Trio underwent several personnel changes. Yet it was the "classic" Suk - Panenka -...continue...
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SPR 3959
Dvorak: Chamber Works / Panocha String Quartet, et al
Dvorak: Chamber Works / Panocha String Quartet, et al

4 CD / Supraphon / 2008-04-25

Works: Antonin Dvorák: String Quintet in A minor, B. 7 (Op. 1); String Quintet for 2 violins, 2 violas & cello in E flat major ("American"), B. 180 (Op. 97); Quintet for String Quartet and Double Bass ...
Performers: Kanka, Michal; Kluson, Josef; Kodousek, Josef; Nejtek, Pavel; Panenka, Jan
Conductors:
Ensemble: Suk Trio

Following the extremely successful Dvorak string quartets set, the internationally renowned Panocha Quartet - celebrating this year its incredible 40th anniversary of performing in the...continue...
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SPR 3921
Laudate pueri Dominum - Music of Piarists in Baroque Bohemia / Hugo, Capella Regia, et al
Laudate pueri Dominum - Music of Piarists in Baroque Bohemia / Hugo, Capella Regia, et al

1 CD / Supraphon / 2008-04-25

Works: Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer: Lytaniae Lauretanae no 6; Prelude and Fugue for keyboard in C major (Ariadne musica); Salve Regina, for 3 voices & orchestra; Antonín Maschat: Jubilate apparenti...
Performers: Blazikov, Hana; El-Dunia, Hasan; Noskaiova, Petra; Safarik, Vojtech; Smid, Ondrej; Sommer, Katy
Conductors: Hugo, Robert
Ensemble: Capella Regia Praha

Choosing the psalm verse 'Laudate Pueri Dominum' as the title for this album did not come about by chance. These words (Praise the Lord, ye...continue...
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SPR 3946
Smetana: My Country; Beethoven / Szeryng, Ancerl, Czech Philharmonic [DVD]
Smetana: My Country; Beethoven / Szeryng, Ancerl, Czech Philharmonic [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Supraphon / 2008-04-11

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Má vlast; Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
Performers: Szeryng, Henryk
Conductors: Ancerl, Karel
Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

In the year of the centenary of the birth of Karel Ancerl, one of the most distinguished conductors of the 20th century, this DVD is...continue...
Run Time: 155 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, German & French
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Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 1-6 / Stryncl, Musica Florea
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 1-6 / Stryncl, Musica Florea

2 CD / Supraphon / 2008-03-28

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046; Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047; Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048; Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G m...
Performers: Bran, Julie; Cillerov, Lydie; Ferber, Guy; Flekova, Hana; Knebel, Sebastian; Kucharik, Michael; Kuncl, Frantisek; Lada, Krystof; Luks, Vaclav; Machov, Eleonora; Masek, Libor; Niewiedzial, Marek; Pave...
Conductors: Stryncl, Marek
Ensemble: Musica Florea

The first Bach recording made by Musica Florea was Magdalena Kozena and became the landmark international debut of the mezzo-soprano, whom the ensemble accompanied. A...continue...
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Ancerl Gold Edition Vol 43 - 46 - Britten, Dobias, Kalas, etc / Rauch, Czech PO, et al
Ancerl Gold Edition Vol 43 - 46 - Britten, Dobias, Kalas, etc / Rauch, Czech PO, et al

4 CD / Supraphon / 2008-03-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Ilja Hurnik: Four Seasons, chamber suite; Ondrás, ballet; Václav Dobiás: Build Up Your Country to Reinforce the Peace, cant...
Performers: Cech, Frantisek; Dobrodinsky, Bedrich; Horak, Jiri; Jilek, Zdenek; Novak, Geza; Rauch, Frantisek; Rybin, Alois; Shejbal, Josef; Snitil, Vaclav; Soumar, Jan; St'astny, Jaroslav; Stefek, Miroslav; Svih...
Conductors: Ancerl, Karel
Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the conductor Karel Ancerl the "final word" remains to be said within the Ancerl Gold...continue...
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Dvorák: Kate and the Devil / Chalabala, Havlák, Komancová, Asmus, Berman, et al
Dvorák: Kate and the Devil / Chalabala, Havlák, Komancová, Asmus, Berman, et al

2 CD / Supraphon / 2008-03-28

Works: Antonin Dvorák: The Devil and Kate (Cert a Káca), opera, B. 201 (Op. 112)
Performers: Asmus, Rudolf; Berman, Karel; Havlak, Lubomir [Tenor Vocal]; Horacek, Jaroslav; Koci, Premysl; Komancov, Ludmilla; Krilova, Vera; Steinerova, Marie; Vonasek, Rudolf; Vymazalova, Jaroslava
Conductors: Chalabala, Zdenek
Ensemble: Prague National Theatre Orchestra

The success of the symphonic poems 'Water Sprite', 'Midday Witch', 'Golden Spinning-wheel' and 'Pigeon', drawing on themes from folk ballads, encouraged Dvorak to seek inspiration...continue...
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SPR 3943
Martinu: Complete Symphonies / Vladimír Válek, Prague Radio SO
Martinu: Complete Symphonies / Vladimír Válek, Prague Radio SO

3 CD / Supraphon / 2008-02-22

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Symphony no 1; Symphony no 2; Symphony no 3; Symphony no 4; Symphony no 5; Symphony no 6 ("Fantaisies symphoniques"), H. 343
Conductors: Válek, Vladimír

The sextuplet of Martinu symphonies originated within a very short time frame ('Symphonies Nos. 1-5' within a mere five years - from 1942 to 1946...continue...
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Suk: Symphony no 1 in E major;  Dvorak: Overtures / Netopil, Prague SO
Suk: Symphony no 1 in E major; Dvorak: Overtures / Netopil, Prague SO

1 CD / Supraphon / 2008-02-15

Works: Josef Suk: Symphony, no 1 in E, Op. 14; Antonin Dvorák: In Nature's Realm Overture, Op. 91; Carnival Overture, Op. 92
Conductors: Netopil, Tomás

Dvorak's overtures 'In Nature's Realm and Carnival', completed in 1892, need no introduction. The case, however, is different with Symphony in E major, which Suk...continue...
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SPR 3941
Martinu: Jeux, Miniatures and Mouvements Piano / Karel Kosárek
Martinu: Jeux, Miniatures and Mouvements Piano / Karel Kosárek

1 CD / Supraphon / 2008-02-01

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Pieces (4) for piano, H. 205; Jeux (Hry), easy pieces (6) for piano, H. 206; Movements (4) for piano, H. 170; Film en Miniature, cycle of pieces (6) for piano, H. 148; Jaro, for pia...
Performers: Kosarek, Karel

Martinu's piano oeuvre comprises more than 200 compositions (some of which were dedicated to the outstanding pianists R. Firkusny and R. Serkin) and has duly...continue...
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SPR 3937
Schumann: Piano Works / Sviatoslav Richter
Schumann: Piano Works / Sviatoslav Richter

1 CD / Supraphon / 2008-01-18

Works: Robert Schumann: Fantasia in C major, Op. 17; Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), for piano, Op. 82; Fantasiestücke, Op. 12; Marches (4) for Piano, Op. 76
Performers: Richter, Sviatoslav
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SPR 3795
Schostakovich, Chopin: Works for Piano / Sviatoslav Richter
Schostakovich, Chopin: Works for Piano / Sviatoslav Richter

1 CD / Supraphon / 2008-01-18

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Preludes & Fugues (24), for piano, Op. 87; Frédéric Chopin: Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10; Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25; Polonaise-fantasy for piano no 7 in A flat maj...
Performers: Richter, Sviatoslav
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Dvorak: Serenades;  Suk / Hrusa, Prague Philharmonia
Dvorak: Serenades; Suk / Hrusa, Prague Philharmonia

1 CD / Supraphon / 2008-01-18

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Serenade for Strings; Serenade for winds & strings in D minor, B. 77 (Op. 44); Josef Suk: Meditation on an old Czech hymn "St Wenceslas", Op. 35a
Conductors: Hrusa, Jakub

"In my opinion, as soon as Dvorak starts to be pompous, frilly, over-stylized, even rash or studiously virtuoso, the approach is wrong. My goal was...continue...
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Vivaldi: Four Seasons;  Bach / Sporcl, Prague Philharmonia
Vivaldi: Four Seasons; Bach / Sporcl, Prague Philharmonia

1 CD / Supraphon / 2007-11-20

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Performers: Sporcl, Pavel

Pavel Sporcl undoubtedly ranks among the boldest of Czech artists. Possessing a rare gift, his virtuosity and stirring performances earn him the admiration and recognition...continue...
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Martinu: Spalícek [complete], etc / Jílek, et al
Martinu: Spalícek [complete], etc / Jílek, et al

2 CD / Supraphon / 2007-10-26

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Spalícek (The Chap-Book), ballet, H. 214; The Spectre's Bride (Svatebni kosile), ballad for soloists, chorus & orchestra (originally part of S; Dandelion Romance, H 364; Petrkl...
Performers: Bogunia, Stanislav; Cejkova, Milada; Horacek, Pavel; Kopp, Miroslav; Kratochvilova, Anna; Markova, Jirina; Messiereur, Petr; Novak, Richard
Conductors: Jilek, Frantisek; Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: ; Prague Symphony Orchestra

The common thread joining all these pieces is Martinu's homesickness, his love for his homeland and its folk traditions. The first version of 'Spalicek' ("a...continue...
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SPR 3925
Janácek, Haas: String Quartets / Pavel Haas Quartet
Janácek, Haas: String Quartets / Pavel Haas Quartet

1 CD / Supraphon / 2007-09-27

Works: Leos Janácek: Quartet for Strings no 1 "Kreutzer Sonata"; Pavel Haas: Quartet for Strings No 1, Op 03 in C sharp minor; Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 15

The Pavel Haas Quartet’s debut album (Janacek, Haas – String Quartets) was greeted with widespread enthusiasm, bringing the ensemble a number of awards (BBC Music...continue...
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Archiv - Bartók: Violin Works (complete) / Gertler, et al
Archiv - Bartók: Violin Works (complete) / Gertler, et al

4 CD / Supraphon / 2007-09-27

Works: Béla Bartók: Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 1, Sz 87; Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 2, Sz 90; Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Sz. 112, BB 117; Duos (44) for 2 violins, Vol...
Performers: Andersen, Diane; Etlik, Milan; Gertler, Andre; Suk, Josef
Conductors: Ferencsik, János; Ancerl, Karel
Ensemble: ; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Andre Gertler (1907–1998), a Hungarian violinist who immigrated to Belgium in 1928, ranks among the most remarkable artistic personalities of the 20th century. He was...continue...
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Chopin: Cello Sonata, Piano Trio, etc / Barta, Kasík, Talich
Chopin: Cello Sonata, Piano Trio, etc / Barta, Kasík, Talich

1 CD / Supraphon / 2007-08-31

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65; Introduction and Polonaise for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 3; Grand Duo for Cello and Piano in E major, B 70 "Rober...
Performers: Barta, Jiri; Kasik, Martin; Talich, Jan Jr.

The name Frederic Chopin is practically synonymous with the Romantic piano, which is understandable, given the breadth of his solo piano oeuvre. The cello also...continue...
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Bohuslav Martinu [DVD]
Bohuslav Martinu [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Supraphon / 2007-08-31

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Greek Passion
Performers: Field, Helen; Mitchinson, John; Savory, Catherine; Tomlinson, John
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles, Sir
Ensemble: Brno Philharmonic Orchestra; Kuhn's Children's Chorus; Prague Philharmonic Chorus

Martinu wrote his own libretto for the opera 'Greek Passion' which is based on Christ Recrucified (1951), a novel by Nikos Kazantzakis. The opera was...continue...
Run Time: 93 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Sound Format(s): , Digitally Processed
Country of Origin: Czech Republic
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Dvorák, Fibich, Martinu: Piano Trios / Smetana Trio
Dvorák, Fibich, Martinu: Piano Trios / Smetana Trio

1 CD / Supraphon / 2007-07-20

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B flat major, Op. 21/B 51; Zdenek Fibich: Trio for Piano and Strings in F minor; Bohuslav Martinu: Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in D minor, ...
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Ensemble: Smetana Trio

In their third title, the Smetana Trio presents us with piano trios from the recent chapters of Czech music history. The oldest piece on the...continue...
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SPR 3927
Václav Talich Special Edition Vol 15 - Mozart: Concertos
Václav Talich Special Edition Vol 15 - Mozart: Concertos

1 CD / Supraphon / 2007-07-20

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K. 218; Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K. 622; Gran Partita; Spoken Word: Václav Talich speaking to a young audience (November 17...
Performers: Novak, Jiri [Violin]; Riha, Vladimir
Conductors: Talich, Vaclav
Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Czech Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

"From the available recorded evidence, it would seem that Czech conductor Vaclav Talich's favorite non-Czech composer was Mozart. This 15th volume in Supraphon's 17-volume Vaclav...continue...
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Václav Talich Special Edition Vol 17- Smetana, Dvorák, etc
Václav Talich Special Edition Vol 17- Smetana, Dvorák, etc

2 CD / Supraphon / 2007-07-20

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Má vlast; Nasim devám (To Our Girls), polka for orchestra (or piano) in D major, JB 1; Libuse; The Two Widows (Dve vdovy); Prazsky karneval (Prague Carnival), introduction ...
Performers: Dvorakov, Ludmila; Rostropovich, Mstislav
Conductors: Talich, Vaclav
Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra

The final title in the Talich Special Edition series is a sort of chronological cross-section of Talich’s recordings. It opens with the symphonic poem Sarka,...continue...
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Musica antiqua Citolibensis / Vajnar, Starek, et al
Musica antiqua Citolibensis / Vajnar, Starek, et al

4 CD / Supraphon / 2007-06-22

Works: Jan Adam Gallina: Symphony in A major; Symphony in C major; Karel Blazej Kopriva: Missa solemnis in D minor (Kyrie), for soprano, contralto, tenor, bass, chorus, organ & orchestra; Fuga supra cognome...
Performers: Berman, Karel; Bohacova, Marta; Cechalova, Milada; Dolezal, Vladimir; Dvoraková, Olga; Herman, Frantisek; Jedlicka, Dalibor; Kejmar, Miroslav; Kopp, Miroslav; Krejcí, Jirí; Linda...
Conductors: Starek, Jiri; Vajnar, Frantisek
Ensemble: ; Prague Radio Chorus

In 1968 Supraphon issued the first album of what were then unknown compositions of the Czech masters of the 18th century under the title Musica...continue...
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Martinu, Janácek, Kabelác / Jamník, Kahánek
Martinu, Janácek, Kabelác / Jamník, Kahánek

1 CD / Supraphon / 2007-06-22

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2; Variations on a theme of Rossini for Cello and Piano; Leos Janácek: Fairy tale; Miloslav Kabelác: Sonata for cello & piano, Op 9
Performers: Jamnik, Tomas; Kahanek, Ivo

"Although they are all 20th Century Czech compositions, they are sufficiently different to allow Jamnik to show many sides of his playing, from the warm...continue...
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Best of Eva Urbanová - Verdi, Puccini, Janácek, Smetana, etc
Best of Eva Urbanová - Verdi, Puccini, Janácek, Smetana, etc

1 CD / Supraphon / 2007-05-25

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; Don Carlos; La forza del destino; Un ballo in maschera; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Turandot; Francesco Cilèa: Adriana Lecouvreur; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana,...
Performers: Urbanova, Eva
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí; Lenárd, Ondrej; Frantisek Preisler, Jr.; Dohnányi, Oliver v.
Ensemble: ; Prague National Theatre Chorus; Prague National Theatre Orchestra; Prague Philharmonic Chorus; Prague Symphony Orchestra

Eva Urbanova, opera singer, soloist of the National Theatre Opera in Prague, and guest artist at prestigious foreign opera houses (including New York's Metropolitan Opera)...continue...
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Dvorák:  Piano Quintet No 2, String Quintet B 49
Dvorák: Piano Quintet No 2, String Quintet B 49

1 CD / Supraphon / 2007-05-25

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Quintet for String Quartet and Double Bass in G major, Op. 77/B 49; Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 81/B 155
Performers: Durantel, Laurene; Stott, Kathryn

The Skampa Quartet, renowned for its recordings primarily of Czech composers such as Janacek, Dvorak and Smetana, has chosen two pleasant quintets from Dvorak's mature...continue...
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Martinu: The Epic of Gilgamesh / Belohlávek, Prague SO
Martinu: The Epic of Gilgamesh / Belohlávek, Prague SO

1 CD / Supraphon / 2007-05-25

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Epic of Gilgamesh
Performers: Machotkova, Marcela; Prusa, Karel; Zahradnicek, Jiri; Zitek, Vaclav
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: Prague Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohlavek is a world-renowned conductor of the works of Bohuslav Martinu, including the symphonic, operatic, oratorio and cantata literature. Martinu's oratorio The Epic of...continue...
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Smetana: Orchestral Works / Válek, Prague Radio SO
Smetana: Orchestral Works / Válek, Prague Radio SO

3 CD / Supraphon / 2007-05-18

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Vysehrad, symphonic poem (Má Vlast no 1), JB 1; Má vlast; Sárka, symphonic poem (Má Vlast no 3), JB 1; Má vlast; Tábor, symphonic poem (Má Vlast ...
Conductors: Válek, Vladimír

The major orchestral works of Bedrich Smetana are gathered together on 3 CDs for the first time. In addition to My Country, the cornerstone work...continue...
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Martinu: Complete String Quartets / Panocha Quartet
Martinu: Complete String Quartets / Panocha Quartet

3 CD / Supraphon / 2007-05-18

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat minor ("French"), H. 117; Quartet for Strings no 2; Quartet for Strings no 3; Quartet for Strings no 4, H. 256; Quartet for Strings no 5, H. 268;...

"Martinu's seven string quartets track his entire career, from the Debussy/Ravel-influenced First, to the neoclassical Nos. 2-4, to the anguished Fifth (reminiscent of the Double...continue...
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