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 Vol. 2, April

Anthology of Moravian Folk Music 1, 2, 3 Hornacko, Dolnacko
Anthology of Moravian Folk Music 1, 2, 3 Hornacko, Dolnacko Text: Czech, English. Released: 2011, compilation. Indies Records MAM 486-2 (Hornacko), 487-2 (Dolnacko). Indies Records has taken another significant step in reflecting folk music in...
Antonin Dvorak: Gypsy Songs, Moravian Duets, Biblical Songs
Antonin Dvorak Gypsy Songs, Moravian Duets, Biblical Songs Genia Kiihmeier--soprano, Bernarda Fink--mezzo-soprano, Christoph Berner--piano. Text: French, English, German. Recorded: 2010, Teldec Studio Berlin. Released 2012. TT: 65:46. DDD....
European Dance Repertoire in Czech Manuscripts of the First Half of the 19th Century and the Personality of Jiri Hartl
Notwithstanding the paucity of sources, the musical repertoire of country and town dances in the Czech lands in the 19th century is one of the subjects of current Czech ethnomusicology since it bears witness to an interesting encounter between pan-European...
Jan Dismas Zelenka: Responsoria Pro Hebdomada Sancta / Lamentatio Leremiae Prophetae
Jan Dismas Zelenka Responsoria pro hebdomada sancta / Lamentatio leremiae Prophetae Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704, Vaclav Luks--conductor. Text: German, French. Recorded: 20T1. Released: 2012. DDD. 2 CDs Accent ACC 24259. [ILLUSTRATION...
Josef Bohuslav Foerster: Piano Trios (No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 8; No. 2 in B Flat Major, Op. 38; No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 105)
Josef Bohuslav Foerster Piano Trios (No. 1 in F minor, Op. 8; No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 38; No. 3 in A minor, Op. 105) Janacek Trio (Jifi Pospichal--violin, Marek Novak--cello, Marketa Janaelova--piano). Text: Czech, English, German, French....
Leos Janacek Choral Works
Leos Janacek Choral Works (Six Moravian Choruses, The Wild Duck, The Wolf's Trail, Elegy on the Death of My Daughter Olga, Rhymes, Our Evenings, Lyre, Our Father) Cappella Amsterdam, Daniel Reuss--chorus master and conductor, Thomas Walker--tenor,...
Miroslav Srnka's Forest Phase and Flying Carpet
This interview took a relatively long time to come to fruition. There's no point pretending that it's the result of a spontaneous conversation--it took place in writing, entailed innumerable exchanges, and the interviewee approached the matter with...
Musica Folklorica: Spal Bych, Zena Mi Neda
Musica Folklorica Spal bych, zena mi neda Text: Czech. Recorded: 2010 -2011. Released: 2011. DDD. CD Indies Scope MAM 502-2. Hot on the heels of the Anthology of Moravian Folk Music, at the end of last year the Brno-based label Indies Scope...
Pavel Borkovec between Constructivism and Lyricism
The composer and pedagogue Pavel Borkovec is a distinct figure of the Czech interwar musical avant-garde, while his subsequent post-war creation represents a specific synthesis of post-Romantic and interwar avant-garde elements. Commemorating the composer's...
Peter Graham's Subversive Etudes
Are children at music schools taught that which they really need? Do we make full use of their abilities? What is the training's objective? Does it respond to contemporary music? These are the questions I, as a piano teacher, have kept asking, questions...
rAdioCUSTICA 2011
In January 2003, Czech Radio 3--Vltava broadcast the first premiere edition of the Radioatelier (Radio Studio) programme, which since that time has been dedicated to contemporary acoustic art. This December, the hundredth original composition specially...
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