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Simon Rattle, London Symphony Orchestra - Leoš Janáček: Káťa Kabanová (2024)

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Simon Rattle, London Symphony Orchestra - Leoš Janáček: Káťa Kabanová (2024)

Simon Rattle, London Symphony Orchestra - Leoš Janáček: Káťa Kabanová (2024)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & no Log) ~ 348 Mb | Total time: 01:39:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: LSO Live | # LSO0889 | Recorded: 2023

The second release in LSO Live’s cycle of Janáček opera recordings, Katya Kabanova tells a story of love, entrapment and, ultimately, tragedy. The album’s cast includes the superb tenor Simon O’Neill and, appearing in one of her signature roles as seen at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Amanda Majeski as Katya.

Magdalena Kožená, Czech Philharmonic & Sir Simon Rattle - Czech Songs (2024)

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Magdalena Kožená, Czech Philharmonic & Sir Simon Rattle - Czech Songs (2024)

Magdalena Kožená, Czech Philharmonic & Sir Simon Rattle - Czech Songs (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 259 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:01:17
Classical, Vocal | Label: Pentatone

Magdalena Kožená presents a recital of Czech songs, together with the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. The first impression of Czech songs may be atmospheric nature scenes, or stories about pretty peasant girls and village pranks, but the selection on this album demonstrates that the imagination of Czech song composers stretched far wider. For example, Bohuslav Martinů’s Nipponari were inspired by Japanese culture, whereas his folksy Songs on One Page obtain a deeper meaning knowing that he wrote them in the US, having fled the Nazi threat. His colleagues and contemporaries Hans Krása and Gideon Klein did not manage to get away, and both died in concentration camps.

Jakub Hrůša, Jiří Bělohlávek, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Antonín Dvořák: Requiem, Biblical Songs & Te Deum (2020)

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Jakub Hrůša, Jiří Bělohlávek, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Antonín Dvořák: Requiem, Biblical Songs & Te Deum (2020)

Jakub Hrůša, Jiří Bělohlávek, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Antonín Dvořák: Requiem, Biblical Songs & Te Deum (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 583 Mb | Total time: 142:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 484 0509 | Recorded: 2017

This release concludes the critically acclaimed series of Jir¡ Belohl vek's last recordings of Czech masterworks for Decca Classics before he passed away in 2017. The album features Dvor k's Requiem (with star soloists including Ailyn Perez) as well as new additions to the Decca catalog, the composer's Biblical Songs and Te Deum.

Navarra Quartet, Lada Valesova, Soloists - Fata Morgana: Songs by Pavel Haas (2017)

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Navarra Quartet, Lada Valesova, Soloists - Fata Morgana: Songs by Pavel Haas (2017)

Fata Morgana: Songs by Pavel Haas (2017)
Anita Watson, soprano; Anna Starushkevych, mezzo soprano;
Nicky Spence, tenor; James Platt, bass
Navarra Quartet; Lada Valešová, piano & artistic director

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Vocal | Label: Resonus Classics | # RES10183 | Time: 01:09:27

Resonus is pleased to present this significant new recording of vocal works by the early-twentieth century Czech composer, Pavel Haas. Featuring four song cycles composed by Haas at various stages in his life, this captivating album includes the world premiere recording of Fata Morgana, Op. 6 – Haas’s first major work composed following studies with Leoš Janáček in 1922. Pianist Lada Valešová is joined by an exceptional array of singers as well as the acclaimed Navarra Quartet in a vivid portrait of this neglected composer.

Leos Janacek - Chamber Music, Orchestral Works (2004) 5CD Box Set

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Leos Janacek - Chamber Music, Orchestral Works (2004) 5CD Box Set

Leos Janáček - Chamber Music, Orchestral Works (2004) 5CD Box Set
Paul Crossley, Christopher Van Kampen, Kenneth Sillito, Thomas Trotter
Gabrieli String Quartet, London Sinfonietta, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Wiener Philharmoniker, Riccardo Chailly
Charles Mackerras, François Huybrechts, Neville Marriner, David Atherton
Eva Urbanová, Vladimir Bogachov, Marta Benacková, Richard Novák

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.48 Gb | Scans ~ 20 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 523-2 DC5 | Time: 06:04:07

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Janáček’s birth, this Decca Collector Edition brings together most of the composer’s chamber works and solo pieces plus his most popular orchestral works and the magnificent Glagolitic Mass in a superb digital recording with Riccardo Chailly and Wiener Philharmoniker. The recordings of the solo works and chamber pieces feature one of the world’s most distinguished ensembles: the London Sinfonietta and David Atherton. Their recordings were originally released as a 5-LP set in 1981 and many of these performances have not been available for several years; many also make their first international appearance on CD. This set provides the listener with all the essential non-operatic Janáček in one convenient collection.

Ivor Bolton, Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real - Janáček: Jenůfa (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Ivor Bolton, Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real - Janáček: Jenůfa (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Ivor Bolton, Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real - Janáček: Jenůfa (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 32940 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 136 min | 40,6 Gb
Audio1: Čeština / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4143 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish

The vulnerable young woman at the heart of Janacek's breakthrough opera is a signature role for the English soprano Amanda Roocroft. Here, in Stéphane Braunschweig's clear but deeply affecting production, she is partnered by the Slovak tenor Miroslav Dvorsky, as the man through whom she finds redemption, love and hope. The complex figure of the Kostelnicka becomes both tormentor and tormented in this fearless interpretation by the great dramatic soprano Deborah Polaski.

VA - Bedrich Smetana - The Moldau & Other Masterpieces (2024)

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VA - Bedrich Smetana - The Moldau & Other Masterpieces (2024)

VA - Bedrich Smetana - The Moldau & Other Masterpieces (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.06 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 636 MB
4:18:23 | Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Bedřich Smetana (born March 2, 1824, Leitomischl, Bohemia, Austrian Empire [now Litomyšl, Czech Republic]—died May 12, 1884, Prague) Bohemian composer of operas and symphonic poems, founder of the Czech national school of music. He was the first truly important Bohemian nationalist composer. Smetana studied music under his father, an amateur violinist. He early took up piano under a professional teacher and performed in public at the age of six. He continued his studies and later became music teacher to the family of Leopold, Count von Thun. Encouraged by Franz Liszt he opened a piano school in Prague in 1848 and the next year married the pianist Kateřina Kolářová. In 1856 he wrote his first symphonic poems and in the same year was appointed conductor of the philharmonic society of Gothenburg (Sweden), where he remained until 1861. He then returned to Prague, where he played the leading part in the establishment of the national opera house.

Christoph Eschenbach, Wiener Philharmoniker, Renée Fleming - Sommernachtskonzert 2017 [Blu-Ray]

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Christoph Eschenbach, Wiener Philharmoniker, Renée Fleming - Sommernachtskonzert 2017 [Blu-Ray]

Christoph Eschenbach, Wiener Philharmoniker, Renée Fleming - Sommernachtskonzert 2017 [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24983 kbps / 1080p / 29.970 fps | 93 min | 21,8 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3548 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Sony Classical

Jedes Jahr begeistert die traumhafte Kulisse des Sommernachtskonzertes im Park von Schloss Schönbrunn nicht nur die über 100.000 Besucher im Park, sondern auch die Fernsehzuschauer in aller Welt. Die Wiener Philharmoniker und der Dirigent Christoph Eschenbach präsentierten ein farbenprächtiges, stimmungsvolles Programm zum Thema "Märchen und Mythen": von Dvorák erklingt die Konzertouvertüre "Karneval", Stargast Renée Fleming singt eine Arie aus der Oper "Armida" und das berühmte Lied an den Mond aus "Rusalka"; dann folgen von Tschaikowsky Stücke aus der "Dornröschen-Suite" und von Rachmaninow die orchestrierten Lieder Sumerki (Twilight), Ne poy, krasavitsa, pri mne ((Sing not to me, beautiful maiden) und Vesenniye vodi (Spring waters), von Humperdinck das Vorspiel aus der Oper "Hänsel und Gretel".

Jana Semerádová, Collegium Marianum - Rorate Cœli: Music for Advent and Christmas in Baroque Prague (2009)

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Jana Semerádová, Collegium Marianum - Rorate Cœli: Music for Advent and Christmas in Baroque Prague (2009)

Jana Semerádová, Collegium Marianum - Rorate Cœli: Music for Advent and Christmas in Baroque Prague (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 307 Mb | Total time: 59:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Supraphon | # SU 4002-2 | Recorded: 2003, 2005, 2009

In the rich musical life of early 18th century Prague, the Advent and Christmas seasons formed a chapter unto themselves. Their specific repertoire consisted not only of the themes of this liturgical season (including a strong element of the Marian cult), but also of special liturgical and musical forms. In both songs and figural music Czech suddenly appeared side by side with Latin, along with elements of folk religion and culture.

Lukáš Vasilek & Prague Philharmonic Choir - Village Stories: Stravinsky, Janáček, Bartók (2023)

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Lukáš Vasilek & Prague Philharmonic Choir - Village Stories: Stravinsky, Janáček, Bartók (2023)

Lukáš Vasilek & Prague Philharmonic Choir - Village Stories: Stravinsky, Janáček, Bartók (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 204 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 124 Mb | 00:53:25
Classical, Choral | Label: Supraphon

Leoš Janáček and the generation younger Béla Bartók and Igor Stravinsky were major 20th-century composers markedly influenced by folk music, bringing it to bear in their own creations. Their works feature on the remarkable new album Village Stories of the world-renowned Prague Philharmonic Choir, led by Lukáš Vasilek. Stravinsky’s Les noces, Janáček’s Nursery Rhymes and Bartók’s Village Scenes are brought back to life on new recordings. Vasilek invited to the studio superb soloists, including the soprano Kateřina Kněžíková, the mezzo-soprano Jana Hrochová, the tenor Boris Stepanov and the baritone Jiří Brückler, as well as the outstanding pianists Zoltán Fejérvári and Kirill Gerstein, the Zemlinsky Quartet and the Belfiato Quintet. Supraphon will release the album on 27 October 2023 on CD and in digital formats.

Jiří Bělohlávek, Czech Philharmonic - Leoš Janáček: Glagolitic Mass; Sinfonietta; Taras Bulba; The Fiddler’s Child (2018)

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Jiří Bělohlávek, Czech Philharmonic - Leoš Janáček: Glagolitic Mass; Sinfonietta; Taras Bulba; The Fiddler’s Child (2018)

Jiří Bělohlávek, Czech Philharmonic - Leoš Janáček: Glagolitic Mass; Sinfonietta; Taras Bulba; The Fiddler’s Child (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 490 Mb | Total time: 100:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 4834080 | Recorded: 2013-2017

Jiří Bělohlávek and the Czech Philharmonic present Leoš Janáček’s most notable works. This release continues the series of Jiří Bělohlávek’s last recordings of Czech masterworks for Decca Classics before he sadly passed away last year. August 2018 marks 90 years since Janáček’s death in 1928. This album commemorates the great Czech composer with these informed recordings by the Czech conductor and orchestra.

Anna Prohaska, Eric Schneider - Sirène (2010)

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Anna Prohaska, Eric Schneider - Sirène (2010)

Anna Prohaska, Eric Schneider - Sirène (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 281 Mb | Total time: 69:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 9463 | Recorded: 2010

In a scene where the recordings of young sopranos tend toward an extreme sameness, Austria's Anna Prohaska would deserve kudos simply for the ambition of this release of soldiers' songs. The idea, especially for a female singer, is original, and the music draws on a great variety of sources, from Scottish song to Wolfgang Rihm. Better still is the execution, which shows Prohaska's extreme versatility.

Bohemia - Zrnko Písku (1978) [Reissue 2008]

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Bohemia - Zrnko Písku (1978) [Reissue 2008]

Bohemia - Zrnko Pisku (1978) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 375 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 142 MB | Covers - 223 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Supraphon Music (SU 5905-2)

In its time, Bohemia was to Czechoslovakia what UK was to the international prog scene - a supergroup formed by the cream of the crop Czech prog and fusion musicians. These included keyboardist Lesek Semelka (ex-Blue Effect), saxophonist Jan Kubik (ex-Flamengo), bassist Vladimir Kulhanek (ex-Flamengo) drummer Pavel Trnavsky (Jazz Q) and the 20 year old guitar prodigy Michal Pavlicek (ex-Expanze, later Prazsky Vyber & Stromboli). They grouped together in 1975. The leading figures in the band and the two main writers were Semelka and Kubik. There was something of a personality clash between them, as Semelka wanted the band to go in a pop direction (they also sometimes played as a backup band for pop acts), while Kubik had a more prog-oriented vision. Perhaps this is the reason for their ephemeral existence, yet in their measly three years they released a classic of Czech prog rock: "Zrnko Písku"…

Netherlands Chamber Choir, Schoenberg Ensemble, Reinbert de Leeuw - Leos Janacek: Choral Works (1995)

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Netherlands Chamber Choir, Schoenberg Ensemble, Reinbert de Leeuw - Leos Janacek: Choral Works (1995)

Leoš Janáček: Choral Works (1995)
Netherlands Chamber Choir, Schönberg Ensemble, conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 198 Mb | Scans ~ 77 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Philips Digital Classics | # 442 534-2 | 00:59:54

Some of Janacek's most characteristic invention is to be found in the many choruses he wrote for local choirs who were moved by both a love of singing together and a demonstration of their national identity. There is a good selection here. Even the earliest, a touching little lament for a duck, has a quirkiness which saves it from sentimentality; the latest, the Nursery Rhymes, are marvellous little inventions from the dazzling evening of Janacek's life. One must resist any temptation to say that they take Stravinsky on at his own game: Janacek is his own man. In between comes a varied diet here. Schoolmaster Halfar (or Cantor Halfar) is set with a dazzling range of little musical ironies as the story unfolds of the teacher who ruined his life by insisting on speaking Czech. The Elegy on the death of his daughter Olga goes some way toward dignifying a conventional text with some heartfelt music, but the pressure of grief has not drawn the greatest of his music from him: perhaps more time was needed, and indeed the piano pieces he entitled Along an Overgrown Path re-enter ancient griefs more expressively.

Flamengo - Kuře v Hodinkách (1972) [Reissue 2012]

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Flamengo - Kuře v Hodinkách (1972) [Reissue 2012]

Flamengo - Kure v Hodinkach (1972) [Reissue 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 325 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 119 MB | Covers - 65 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Supraphon (SU 6069-2)

Along with The Matadors, Flamengo were one of the earliest Czech groups that started out in the mid-60's as beat bands and recorded a bunch of singles on legal state apparatchik label. Their then-leader Frantisek Francl was a well regarded fuzzed-up guitarist and wrote most of their track (even if they did a cover of John Mayall's No Reply), but with time, the group changed line-up and with the arrival of the now-legendary vocalist Vladimir Misik and woodwind player Jan Kubik, the group's sound was dramatically affected and started sounding like a brass rock band, with a slightly more jazz twist than the better know US groups. They might be compared best with Colosseum and sometimes Traffic. Their sole album was set to be released in 72 on the state label Supraphon, but apparently was quickly banned by the regime.