Czech Music

A quarterly magazine published by the Czech Music Information Centre. Articles are tailored for both music professionals and casual enthusiasts. Stories include profiles, interviews, current events, and long-form essays.

Articles from No. 2, April

Alois Haba
Alois Haba The String Quartets, Complete Set The Stamic Quartet: Vitezslav Cernoch, Josef Kekula--violin, Jan Peruska--viola, Vladimir Leixner--cello, Radovan Lukavsky--recitation. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Production: Rudolf Bayer. Text:...
Antonin Dvorak: From the Point of View of Contemporary Musicology and the New Complete Edition of His Works
It was at the beginning of 2002 that we first provided brief information on the pages of this magazine about the planned project for a New Complete Edition of the Works of Antonin Dvorak. After more than five years we now have an opportunity to write...
Antonin Rejcha
Antonin Rejcha 36 Fugues for Piano Jaroslav Tuma--fortepiano. Production: Jaroslav Tuma, Vitezslav Janda. Text: Cz., Eng. Recorded: Svata Hora u Pribrami. Released: 2006. TT: 56:33, 76:36. DDD. 2 CD Arta F10146 (distribution 2HP Production)....
Baroque Trumpet Concertos
Baroque Trumpet Concertos (Hertel, Haydn, Richter, Tartini) Marek Zvolanek--trumpet, New Prague Collegium. Production: not stated. Text: Eng. Recorded: 11/2002, Prague. Released: 2005. TT: 45: 45. DDD. 1 CD Cube-Bohemia CBCD 2529. I...
Caesar Vive! Prague 1609. Music for Emperor Rudolf II
Caesar vive! Prague 1609. Music for Emperor Rudolf II. (Luython, Monte, de Santa Maria, Harant z Polzic a Bezdruzic, Sales, Luzzaschi, Maier, Cavazzoni, Rore, Orologio, Fatorini, Regnart) Fraternitas Litteratorum, Stanislav Predota--artistic...
Close Voices from Afar
Close Vocies from Afar Schola Gregoriana Pragensis--chant, Gyosan-ry_ Tendai Sh_my_--chant and traditional Buddhist liturgical percussion (mokugyo drum, gongs and nyo-hachi cymbals, shakudyho rattle stick and sounding stones). Production: Text:...
It Has to Entertain Me and the Others
Tomas Hanzlik is someone who has been known and talked about for roughly a decade now. As a scholar, a composer, a conductor, a singer and a teachers--in other words as an artist of many parts, and not just music. His talents as a visual artist and...
Jaroslav Jezek
Jaroslav Jezek Three Policemen, Isabel Valse, Grande valse brillante, Etude, Petite suite, Rapsodie, Bagatelles, Dance of the Puppet, Spring Wind, Bugatti Step Tomas Visek--piano. Production: Simon Matousek. Text: Cz., Eng. Recorded: 2-4/2006,...
Ondrej Adamek: I Enjoy Working with a Simple Idea
In the music of Ondrej Adamek (*1979) the influences of distant ethnic cultures are organically integrated with the exploitation of the most modern composition techniques and refinements of sound peculiar above all to contemporary French music. We...
Ostrava Days 2007: Institute and Festival of New Music
An extraordinary biennial event, organised in the city of Ostrava but with an international dimension that goes far beyond the borders of the Czech Republic, will be taking place from the 13th of August to the 2nd of September 2007. The Ostrava Days...
Pavel Vranicky
Pavel Vranicky Symphony in D major op. 52, Symphony in C minor s. op., Symphony in D major op. 36, Symphony in C major op. 11. The Dvorak Chamber Orchestra, Bohumil Gregor. Production: not stated. Text: Cz., Eng., Ger., Fr. Recorded: September...
Sir Charles Mackerras Conducts
Sir Charles Mackerras conducts (Delius, Dvorak, Elgar, Suk, Vorisek) Pamela Frank--violin, English Chamber Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,...
The Prague Manifesto after (Almost) Sixty Years
The first postwar years (1945-48/49) were marked by a remarkable amount of international activity in Czech music culture. Naturally this was partly an attempt to reestablish contacts broken by the war (and in the field of music these had been particularly...