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. 4, October

Czech Music Every Day: Events at Home and Abroad in the Autumn Of2017
The most significant events in the autumn of 201 7 included the premieres of four new Czech opera productions. The first of them was Rules for Good Manners in the Modern World, composed by Michal Nejtek to Jiri Adamek's libretto, which was staged at...
FEEDBACKS AND TIES What Can You Hear on the Enclosed CD
The CD which accompanies this issue of the Czech Music Quarterly is a probe--by necessity brief and not all-encompassing--of one of the scenes in Czech musical life in the 1980s and 90s. Reading the back cover reveals that it is a kind of "microscene":...
Igor Frantisak: The St. Wenceslas Music Festival Was Born in My Dreams
Clarinettist Igor Frantisak is a man of quick judgement and grand visions, both a musician and a manager. Fourteen years ago, his resilience, perseverance--and doubtless also his luck--allowed him to create the St. Wenceslas Music Festival. This takes...
Jan Dismas Zelenka Sonatas ZWV 181
Jan Dismas Zelenka Sonatas ZWV 181 Xenia Liiffier, Michael Bosch--oboe, Jane Gower--bassoon, Helena Zemanova--violin, Ludek Brany--double-bass, Shizuko Noiri--lu te, Vaclav Luks--harpsichord. Text: English, French, German, Czech. Recorded: Mar.,...
Josef Seger Complete Organ Works 2
Josef Seger Complete Organ Works 2 Pavel Kohout--organ. Text: English, French, German, Czech. Recorded: Sept. 2015, Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, Prague. Released: 2016. IT: 78:18. 1 CD, Vixen V2--0001. Te organist Pavel Kohout has devoted...
Josef Suk Asrael
Josef Suk Asrael Essener Philharmoniker, Tomas Netopil--conductor. Text: English, German. Recorded: 17-18 Nov. 2016, AJfried Krupp Saal, Philharmonie Essen. Released: 2017. TT: 59:55. DOD. 1 CD, OEHMS Classics OC1865. Josef Suk's Asrael, a...
Josef Suk's A Summer's Tale: Six Decades of Recordings
In one of his very last letters, written in February 1911 from New York to Vienna, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) referred to his plan to hold a symphonic Czech Evening in the Austro-Hungarian metropolis. The centrepiece of the programme, compiled of orchestral...
Marek Keprt: When Dragonfly Wakefulness Outflows the Glow
Olomouc, a university town in the north east of the Czech Republic, is home to one of the three musicology departments in the country. As to musical life, it was always somewhat in the shadow of Brno and Ostrava, with their orchestras and established...
Vlach Quartet
Vlach Quartet Beethoven: String Quartets, Op. 18, Nos. 1 - 6 String Quartet, Op. 59, No. 1 String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131 Mozart: String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K.421 Josef Vlach - 1St violin, Vadav SnitiI - 2nd violin, Josef Kod'ousek--viola,...
Wenzel Johann Tomaschek and His Autobiography
Wenzel Johann Tomaschek (1774-1850): an autobiography Translated by Stephen Thomson Moore; introduction by Michael Beckerman. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2017-ISBN 9781576472477. Wenzel Johann Tomaschck (1774-1850) was born into a provincial...
Zdenek Fibich
Zdenek Fibich Spring, Op. 1 Album Leaves, Op. 2 Scherzo in E minor, Op. 4 Scherzo in E flat major, sine op. From the Mountains, Op.29 Painting Studies, Op. 56 Tomas V,sek--piano. Producer: Vit Roubicek. Text: Czech, Engli sh. Recorded: Mar. 2001,June...
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