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PRESTO CLASSICAL RECORDINGS OF THE YEAR 2017

PAVEL HAAS QUARTET AMONG TOP 10 ALBUMS

11th December The new Pavel Haas Quartet album with Dvořák Quintets Op. 81 & 97 is among Presto Classical Top 10 albums of 2017. Congratu­lations to…

MARTINŮ'S BOUQUET OF FLOWERS

THE GUARDIAN REVIEW

8th December „Bohuslav Martinů lived in Paris through the 1920s and got swept up in the city’s jazz and avant-garde scenes. Then in the early 1930s he…

THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH

SUNDAY TIMES ALBUMS OF THE YEAR

7th December After being designated as the Sunday Times Album of the Week, Martinů's The Epic of Gilgamesh has made it into the Sunday Times Albums of…

MARTINŮ'S BOUQUET OF FLOWERS

ON BBC RADIO 3 RECORD REVIEW

5th December Bohuslav Martinů's Bouquet of Flowers was played and reviewed on BBC Radio 3 Record Review on Saturday 2nd December.

THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH

SUNDAY TIMES ALBUM OF THE WEEK

27th November “Taken from a live Prague concert in January this year, this recording is the first performed in its original English text, and the result…

PAVEL HAAS QUARTET

A FRIENDLY ENCOUNTER WITH BEAUTIFUL MUSIC

23rd November „They seem always immersed in all they play, both in terms of their rapport but their instinctive understanding of the score too." …

MANFRED HONECK ON THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH

PRESTO CLASSICAL INTERVIEW

16th November A nice interview with Manfred Honeck is now live on the Presto website.

MARTINŮ'S BOUQUET OF FLOWERS

REDISCOVERED AFTER 60 YEARS

14th November In collaboration with Czech Radio, Supraphon releases on 16 November 2017 an album made up of a new recording of Bohuslav Martinů’s Bouquet…

LAUNCHING OF THE NEW PAVEL HAAS QUARTET ALBUM

IN VIOLA THEATRE IN PRAGUE

10th November The Pavel Haas Quartet launched their new Dvořák album on 9th November 2017 in Viola Theatre in Prague. Both album guests Boris Giltburg…

GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE

FOR THE PAVEL HAAS QUARTET NEW ALBUM

6th November „Another Pavel Haas Quartet disc, another triumph. They seem always immersed in all they play, both in terms of their rapport but their…

BBC RADIO 3 RECORD REVIEW DISC OF THE WEEK

FOR THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH

6th November The premiere recording of the oratorio by Bohuslav Martinů The Epic of Gilgamesh was played on BBC Radio 3 Record Review on November 4th as…

SPECIALIST CLASSICAL CHART

NO. 1 FOR PAVEL HAAS QUARTET AND NO. 19 FOR THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH

30th October Two SUPRAPHON new releases have appeared in the Specialist Classical Chart in the first week after the release date:

AN ABUNDANCE OF ACCOLADES

FOR THE PAVEL HAAS QUARTET NEW ALBUM

24th October Sunday Times 22.10.17 Album of the Week

PRESTO CLASSICAL RECORDING OF THE WEEK

ANOTHER STUNING DISC FROM THE PAVEL HAAS QUARTET AND FRIENDS

20th October It’s been quite some time since the Pavel Haas Quartet’s previous recording (a disc of string quartets by Bedřich Smetana which I reviewed…

A TRIUMPH FOR THE PAVEL HAAS QUARTET

TWO FANTASTIC REVIEWS FOR THE NEW DVOŘÁK ALBUM

18th October The new album of the Pavel Haas Quartet featuring Dvořák Quintets Op. 81 and Op. 97 has received two great reviews.

THIS AUTUMN’S MUSICAL HIGHLIGHT

THE ORIGINAL ENGLISH VERSION OF BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ’S THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH

16th October On 20 October 2017, Supraphon will release the premiere recording of the oratorio for soloists, narrator, mixed choir and orchestra in its…

PAVEL HAAS QUARTET

TO RELEASE AN ALBUM OF ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK’S QUINTETS

8th October Seven years after they triumphed with Dvořák’s quartets (Gramophone Award Recording of the Year), the Pavel Haas Quartet have returned to…

MANFRED HONECK AND BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ

A MUSICAL ODYSSEY

2nd October In January, Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck took over the Czech Philharmonic’s sub­scription concerts because of the poor health of the…

ZUZANA RŮŽIČKOVÁ

THE WORLD-ACCLAIMED HARPSICHORDIST HAS PASSED AWAY

27th September Zuzana Růžičková, an esteemed harpsichordist and music educator, died today after a short illness. She was 90 years of age.

ANDRÉ NAVARRA'S SUPRAPHON RECORDINGS

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR ENTIRETY, NEWLY REMASTERED

22nd September When at the age of 15 André Navarra (1911–1988) completed his studies at the Paris Conservatoire, he ceased taking lessons and set out on…

MARTINŮ QUARTET

NEW ALBUM OF PETR EBEN’S MUSIC

31st August Petr Eben was one of the most distinguished Czech composers of the second half of the 20th century. His music gained recognition far beyond…

JAN BARTOŠ

SUPRAPHON DEBUT ALBUM

29th August One of the most distinguished young Czech pianists, Jan Bartoš has a doctorate from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and a…

BELFIATO QUINTET

EVERYTHING BEGAN WITH OUR FRIENDSHIP

24th August The Belfiato Quintet are yet another exciting Czech chamber ensemble active in the international arena. The members of the young wind…

BELFIATO QUINTET

THE DEBUT ALBUM CHARGED WITH POSITIVE ENERGY

28th July On 18 August 2017, the Belfiato Quintet, one of the most internationally acclaimed contemporary Czech chamber ensembles, will release their…

VIVACE SUMMER 2017

CLASSICAL MUSIC REVIEW IN SUPRAPHON RECORDINGS

13th July Enjoy our classical music bulletin containing new releases info, artists' interviews, videos etc.

JOSEF SUK PIANO QUARTET

DVOŘÁK’S MUSIC CANNOT BE PLAYED WITHOUT “ADDED VALUE”

3rd July The top-notch young performers associated in the JOSEF SUK PIANO QUARTET approach the world of music with humility. They speak about their…

MARTINA JANKOVÁ

A SINGLE SONG CAN ENCOMPASS THE ENTIRETY OF HUMAN FATE

29th June “How could it have happened that the ample and valuable song tradition, once so popular in our country, has faded away?” asks the Czech…

JIŘÍ BĚLOHLÁVEK

GLOBALLY RENOWNED CONDUCTOR HAS PASSED AWAY

1st June On 31 May, Jiří Bělohlávek (24. 2. 1946 – 31. 5. 2017), the most acclaimed contemporary Czech conductor, died at the age of 71, following a…

AT THE STUDIO

THE PAVEL HAAS QUARTET COMPLETE THE FIRST PART OF THEIR NEW ALBUM

29th May In the middle of May, the Pavel Haas Quartet arrived at the Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum in Prague, not to give a concert but to record a…

PAVOL BRESLIK

AT ALL TIMES I HAVE TREASURED SONGS IN MY HEART

9th May Pavol Breslik is an outstanding tenor invited by most prominent opera houses and concert halls (MET, Covent Garden, Salzburg, Zurich,…

PETRA MATĚJOVÁ DISCOVERS VÁCLAV TOMÁŠEK

“MUSIC DALAI LAMA” OF PRAGUE AT THE TURN OF THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES

3rd May “An instrument should be approached with an open heart, then it itself will teach you,” the pianist Petra Matějová says. Supraphon has just…

KATEŘINA ENGLICHOVÁ AND VILÉM VEVERKA

DEBUT JOINT ALBUM

26th April Two internationally acclaimed classical music performers – harpist Kateřina Englichová and oboist Vilém Veverka – have recorded their very…

DAGMAR PECKOVÁ - WANTED

I CHOOSE THE SONGS ACCORDING TO WHAT MY SOUL TOLD ME

25th April Your previous Supraphon album, titled Sinful Women, focused on the Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss repertoire, music that is not only…

BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE AWARDS 2017

THE SMETANA TRIO RECEIVE A SECOND COVETED BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE AWARD!

20th April On Wednesday 19 April 2017, the pianist Jitka Čechová, a member of the Smetana Trio, took over at Kings Place in London the BBC Music…

ZUZANA RŮŽIČKOVÁ

THE LEGENDARY HARSICHORDIST CELEBRATES HER 90TH BIRTHDAY

20th April On 21 April 2017, Supraphon will re-release a recording of Bach’s harpsichord concertos to mark the 90th birthday of Zuzana Růžičková (SU…

ANDRÁS ADORJÁN RECALLS JEAN-PIERRE RAMPAL

ON THE OCCASION OF THE RELEASE OF HIS SUPRAPHON RECORDINGS

30th March The Hungary-born flautist András Adorján grew up in Denmark, where he studied dental surgery and music in Copenhagen. He subsequently took…

GREAT REVIEWS FOR MARTINŮ CANTATAS

PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

16th March The Prague Philharmonic Choir's recording of Martinů Cantatas received two fantastic reviews from prestigious classical music magazines…

THE PHILHARMONIA OCTET

A NEW CD TO MARK THE PHILHARMONIA OCTET’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

27th February The PhilHarmonia Octet was founded by two brilliant, internationally acclaimed Czech musicians – the oboist Vilém Veverka and the…

KRISTINA FIALOVÁ

SUCH WISHES ARE HONOURED!

23rd February The violist Kristina Fialová, whose career has of late been soaring, has already won prestigious accolades at international competitions,…

CZECH ENSEMBLE BAROQUE

WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING OF F. X. RICHTER’S ONE AND ONLY ITALIAN ORATORIO

4th February In the wake of the success gained by the 2014 CD featuring F. X. Richter’s Requiem in E flat major (SU 4177–2), Supraphon is now releasing…

THE CZECH PHILHARMONIC WITH MANFRED HONECK

RECORDING THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH FOR SUPRAPHON

2nd February On 25th January 2017 (and in subsequent performances of 26th and 27th January), the Czech Philharmonic introduced the Epic of Gilgamesh by…

SMETANA TRIO

NOMINATION FOR THE BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE CHAMBER AWARD

23rd January The Smetana Trio’s recording of the complete Bohuslav Martinů piano trios has met with great acclaim ever since its release (Diapason d´Or,…

THE PAVEL HAAS QUARTET TO MAKE A NEW CD

CONCERT SCHEDULE AND NEW CD INFO

17th January The Pavel Haas Quartet’s action-packed concert season is in full swing. What is awaiting the world-renowned Czech ensemble over the next…