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. 5, September-October

Bedrich Smetana Is the Poet of the Future: An Interview with Director Karel Vachek
Stones and trees, the opera Dalibor and politicians, doctors and ecologists, poets and singers, a theatre director and a documentary maker, the National Theatre and dialogues about the present. All these elements come together the concluding documentary...
Hudbaby: Hudbaby [Musicrones]
Lotos The Hudbaby [Musicrones] group of young female composers, formed six years ago at the JAMU [Janacek Academy of Performing Arts) in Brno, has published its fi9rsf album. It contains pieces by four out of the five members of the group, two each...
Konvergence
The composers' association KONVERGENCE is one of a number of groups of young musicians orientated to contemporary music that are particularly appealing because they give concerts that strike a balance between music written by their members and music...
Krumlov Composition Classes
In 1996 Marek Kopelent started the International Composition Classes at Cesky Krumlov, to remedy the fact that unlike all the neighbouring states the Czech Republic still had no courses of the kind. Since then the classes in Cesky Krumlov have been...
Pavel Haas's Music for the Stage
Interest in the Brno composer Pavel Haas (1899-1944) is scanty today, to say the least. Only very occasionally do his works appear in concert programmes, and although his one opera The Charlatan [Sarlatan] has been restaged by the State Opera in Prague...
Pavel Richter-Richtig Music: Indies Records
With this double album of previously unreleased Pavel Richter home recordings, Indies is paying one of many publishing debts. After the break-up of the legendary band Svehlik in 1983, Richter (who is above all a guitarist and composer, but also plays...
Taki Ochi
Arta Records The composer and ethnomusicologist Vlastislav Matousek is one of those enterprising spirits who explores non-European music not just flora the outside, but above all from the inside. He not only knows how to write about it with insight...
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