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Kanka, Michal

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

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

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

Better known for his works for orchestra or solo piano, Claude Debussy also composed a wealth of beautiful chamber music. This disc featuring the Prazák...continue...
Recording information: Prague, Domovina Studio (06/12/2013-06/14/2013)....continue...
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Antonín Kraft, Antonín Vranicky, Carl Stamitz: Cello Concertos Michal Kanka, cello
Antonín Kraft, Antonín Vranicky, Carl Stamitz: Cello Concertos Michal Kanka, cello

1 CD / Supraphon / 2013-01-29

Works: Anton Kraft: Concerto for cello & orchestra in C, Op 4; Antonin Vranicky: Concerto for Cello in D minor; Carl Stamitz: Concerto for Cello no 2 in C major
Performers: Kanka, Michal
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Ensemble: Prague Chamber Orchestra

Recording information: St. Francis of Assisi Church, Convent of St. Agnes of B (2012-01-03&2012-03-16_2012-)....continue...
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Russian Season / Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, etc.
Russian Season / Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, etc.

1 CD / Praga / 2012-03-13

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

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

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

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

Maurice Ravel's rich and colorful works for violin and piano have become part of the core repertoire. They acknowledge the influences of a range of...continue...
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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Richard Strauss: Piano Quartet Op. 13; Cello Sonata Op. 6; Capriccio String Sextet
Richard Strauss: Piano Quartet Op. 13; Cello Sonata Op. 6; Capriccio String Sextet

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

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

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

1 CD / Praga / 2011-07-12

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

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An amateur cellist, the composer of Prince Igor was the only one of the Group of Five to have...continue...
Recording information: Domovina Studio, Prague (03/1999/01/2000)....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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Ernset Bloch: From Jewish Life; Cello Works
Ernset Bloch: From Jewish Life; Cello Works

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

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

Violinist, pianist, conductor and composer, Ernest Bloch had to live between two worlds: his native Europe, torn by wars and anti-Semitism, and the American mirage...continue...
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Shostakovich: 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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Best Of Classics / from the Supraphon catalog [10 CD]
Best Of Classics / from the Supraphon catalog [10 CD]

10 CD / Supraphon / 2009-10-30

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565; Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Concerto for Oboe, Strings and Basso continuo in D minor, BWV 1059; ...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Barchi, Michele; Barta, Ales; Barta, Jiri; Benackova, Gabriela; Beranek, Rudolf; Bidlo, Karel; Blachut, Beno; Brabec, Lubomir; Cech, Frantisek; Chvapil, Jaroslav; Costa, Seq...
Conductors: Krcek, Jaroslav; Munclinger, Milan; Vlach, Josef; Kletzki, Paul; Smetacek, Vaclav; Veselka, Josef; Belohlávek, Jirí; Ancerl, Karel; Neumann, Václav; Jilek, Frantisek; Mackerras, ...
Ensemble: ; Ars Rediviva Orchestra; Musica Bohemica; Smetana Trio

All ten of Supraphon's "Best of" series are now inexpensively compiled and elegantly packaged in a single box, with more than twelve hours of classical...continue...
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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
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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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Haydn: Cello Concertos, etc / Kanka, Prague CO
Haydn: Cello Concertos, etc / Kanka, Prague CO

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 CD / Praga / 2002-06-01

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

"This recording begins with Gustav Mahler's only extant piece of chamber music, the 12-minute Piano Quartet that he wrote in 1876 while he was student...continue...
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Czech Serenade
Czech Serenade

1 CD / Supraphon / 2002-03-18

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Serenade for Strings; Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 81/B 155; Waltz for piano in A major, B. 101/1 (Op. 54/1); Czech Suite, for orchestra in D major, B. 93 (...
Performers: Adamec, Petr; Hudecek, Václav; Kanka, Michal; Klepác, Jaromír [Piano]; Panenka, Jan
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí; Smetacek, Vaclav; Vlcek, Oldrich; Ancerl, Karel
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Dvorák: String Quartet no 12, Terzetto, Bagatelles / Prazák
Dvorák: String Quartet no 12, Terzetto, Bagatelles / Prazák

1 CD / Praga / 1998-06-01

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