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

Antonin Dvorak Concertos
Antonin Dvorak Concertos Cello Concerto in B minor op. 104, Piano Concerto in G minor op. 33, Violin Concerto in A minor op. 53, Romance in F minor for Violin and Orchestra op. 11, Rondo for Cello and Orchestra op. 94, Mazurka for Violin and Orchestra...
Antonin Dvorak: Serenade in E Major for String Orchestra, Op. 22, Serenade for Wind Instruments, Op. 44 Josef Suk Meditation on the St. Wenceslas Chorale, Op. 35a
Antonin Dvorak Serenade in E major for String Orchestra, op. 22, Serenacle for Wind Instruments, op. 44 Josef Suk Meditation on the St. Wenceslas Chorale, op. 35a Prague Chamber Philharmonic, Jakub Hrusa. Production: Petr Vit. Text: Cz, Eng.,...
Antonin Dvorak: String Quintet in G Major with Double Bass Op. 77, Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major Op. 81
Antonin Dvorak String Quintet in G major with Double Bass op. 77, Piano Quintet no. 2 in A major op. 81 Laurene Durantel--double bass, Kathryn Stott--piano, The Skampa Quartet: Pavel Fischer, Jana Lukasova--violin, Radim Sedmidubsky--viola, Lukas...
Emotion That Isn't Lucid Doesn't Have the Right Effect
It is just under a year since the young Czech pianist Ivo Kahanek made his very successful debut in the Royal Albert Hall, performing Bohuslav Martinu's Piano Concerto no. 4 "Incantation" with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The recording is now offered...
Frantisek Ondricek: Legendary Violinist and Composer
Frantisek Ondricek Legendary Violinist and Composer Raff: Cavatina. J.S. Bach: Air. Ondricek: The Bartered Bride, Fantasia on a Theme op. 9, Scherzo capriccioso op. 18, Rhapsodie Boheme op. 21, Ondricek / Smetana: Skocna op. 15. Slavik: Concerto in...
Historically Informed Performance in the Czech Republic
This article offers a brief account of the development and progress of what is known as "authentic performance of early music" over roughly the last two decades in the Czech Republic. The term means performance of Medieval, Baroque and Early Classical...
Jiri Antonin Benda
Jiri Antonin Benda Concerto in G major, Concerto in D major, Concerto in F major, Concerto in C major Edita Keglerova--harpsichord, Jan Hadek, Jana Chytilova--violin, Michal Dusek--viola, Ondrej Michal-cello, Michal Novak--double bass. Production:...
Josef Suk: Symphony in E Major Antonin Dvorak in Nature's Realm, Carnival
Josef Suk Symphony in E major Antonin Dvorak In Nature's Realm, Carnival Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK, Tomag Netopil. Production: Petr Vit. Text: Cz., Eng., Ger., Fr. Recorded: live, Oetober 2007, Smetana Hall, Prague. Released: 2008. TT: 69:36....
Juan Crisostomo De Arriaga: Three Quartets (D Minor, A Major, E Flat Major)
Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga Three Quartets (D minor, A major, E flat major) The Stamic Quartet: Jindrich Pazdera, Josef Kekula--violins, Jan Peruska--viola, Vladimir Leixner--cello. Production: Josef Kekula, Tereza Kramplova. Text: Eng., Cz. Recorded:...
Life and Work or Work and Life or Just Work?!?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The title I have chosen expresses the first line of thought that occur$ to the reader of Tyrrell's massive monograph, in my view, we would be hard put to it to find in current world musicology a more detailed, precise and...
On Czech Musical Education
In any country the quality of the music education system has a direct and long-term influence on the level of national musical life. And even today in a globalised world the notion of "national schools" of play on one instrument or another still makes...
Vaclav Talich: Talich Special Edition 15
Vaclav Talich Talich Special Edition 15 (Mozart: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major K 218, Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A major K 622, Serenade for Wind Instruments in E Flat Es K 361/370a Gran Partita) Jiri Novak--violin, Vladimir...
Vaclav Talich: Talich Special Edition 16 (Benda, Dvorak, Suk, Tchaikovsky)
Vaclav Talich Talich Special Edition 16 (Benda, Dvorak, Suk, Tchaikovsky) The Czech Philharmonic, The Orchestra of Prague Soloists, The Slovak Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Vaclav Talich. Production: Jana Gonda, Petr Kadlec, Petr Vit. Text:...
Vivaldi Returns to the Prague Stage
After almost three centuries Prague welcomed back an honoured guest--the Baroque cavalier known as Argippo. An opera written specifically for the Prague public by the famous Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi in 1730 was performed at the beginning of...
With Katerina Chrobokova on Purity of Style and Going beyond Genre
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The organist and harpsichord player Katerina Chrobokova has performed at many prestigious music festivals abroad, and works with important ensembles and conductors. She has taken part in many international master courses with...
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