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CHOC DE CLASSICA

FOR PAVEL HAAS QUARTET, BORIS GILTBURG AND PAVEL NIKL

29th November The Pavel Haas Quartet's new album featuring Brahms Quintets, recorded togeher with Boris Giltburg and Pavel Nikl, has received a wonderful…

ROMAN VÁLEK

THE SPELLBINDING BAROQUE BEAUTY OF TŮMA’S MUSIC

24th November The first instalment of Czech Ensemble Baroque’s series dedicated to František Ignác Antonín Tůma confirmed his position among Europe’s…

COLLABORATION BETWEEN JIŘÍ SLAVÍK AND MAE ONDRÁŠ

CREATED AN UNUSUAL CHRISTMAS ALBUM TITLED PATH OF LIGHT

23rd November The Path of Light is an extraordinary project of composer and multi-instrumentalist Jiří Slavík with voices and instruments of the…

VILÉM VEVERKA

ABOUT HIS CHRISTMAS ALBUM

16th November Christmas and its singular atmosphere have inspired numerous musicians and composers over the centuries. Following several “standard”…

ANOTHER CZECH ENSEMBLE BAROQUE ALBUM

FEATURING PREMIERE RECORDINGS OF TŮMA’S MUSIC

10th November The renowned Czech Ensemble Baroque continue to map František Ignác Antonín Tůma’s music. On 11 November 2022, Supraphon will release their…

VILÉM VEVERKA

CHRISTMAS ALBUM

8th November Vilém Veverka is said to have three faces: he is a brilliant oboist, a relentless mountaineer and a dexterous art photographer. Of late, he…

THE ALBUM OF KABELÁČ'S MYSTERY OF TIME

RECOMMENDED ON MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL

31st October The new album made by the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marko Ivanovič, featuring works by one of the greatest 20th-century…

JITKA VLAŠÁNKOVÁ FROM THE MARTINŮ QUARTET

ABOUT REDISCOVERED MUSIC BY JOSEF BENEŠ

24th October Two weeks ago, Supraphon released The Complete String Quartets by Josef Beneš ( 1795–1873) , a lesser known Czech composer, virtuoso…

LIBOR PEŠEK

PASSED AWAY

24th October One of the most famous and important Czech conductors, Libor Pešek, died on Sunday, October 23. A conductor who spread the fame of Czech…

JAKUB HRŮŠA WILL BECOME MUSIC DIRECTOR

OF THE ROYAL OPERA IN COVENT GARDEN

20th October The Royal Opera House announced the appointment of Jakub Hrůša as Music Director of The Royal Opera. Hrůša will assume the position of…

REDISCOVERED JOSEF BENEŠ MUSIC

RECORDED BY THE MARTINŮ QUARTET

13th October Josef Beneš (Joseph Benesch, 1795–1873) was primarily referred to in period sources as a virtuoso violinist and distinguished teacher.…

THE MYSLIVEČEK'S COMPLETE VIOLIN CONCERTOS BY SHIZUKA ISHIKAWA

REVIEWED IN GRAMOPHONE

12th October In July 2022, Supraphon re-released the complete set of recordings of Josef Mysliveček’s violin concertos as performed by Shizuka Ishikawa…

DOMINIK WOLLENWEBER COLLECTED THE OPUS KLASSIK AWARD

FOR HIS ALBUM THE ART OF ENGLISH HORN!

10th October Dominik Wollenweber, on of the world‘s top cor anglais players, will celebrate 30 years as a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker next…

THE CONDUCTOR MARKO IVANOVIĆ

ON MILOSLAV KABELÁČ’S THE MYSTERY OF TIME

5th October On 23 September 2022, Supraphon released a new Kabeláč album, made in collaboration with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and the…

CZECH MARIAN MUSIC

REVEALING THE PREVIOUSLY OVERLOOKED GRACE AND BEAUTY OF 17TH-CENTURY HYMNS

29th September The renowned Czech soprano and harpist Hana Blažíková has a special penchant for early music. Adored by audiences all over the world, the…

A NEW RECORDING OF MILOSLAV KABELÁČ’S THE MYSTERY OF TIME

SET FOR A SUPRAPHON RELEASE

23rd September With his life and work, Miloslav Kabeláč, one of the greatest 20th-century Czech symphonists, foregrounded a highly topical theme: the…

THE SOPRANO HANA BLAŽÍKOVÁ’S NEW ALBUM

FEATURES CZECH MARIAN MUSIC

19th September The internationally acclaimed Czech soprano and harpist Hana Blažíková has made a remarkable Supraphon album containing Czech Marian music.…

THE PAVEL HAAS QUARTET CELEBRATED THEIR 20TH ANNIVERSARY

WITH A CONCERT AT THE DVOŘÁK PRAGUE FESTIVAL

13th September This year marks two decades since the violinist Veronika Jarůšková and the violist Pavel Nikl formed the today internationally celebrated…

5 DIAPASONS FOR JOSEF ŠPAČEK AND TOMÁŠ JAMNÍK

AND THEIR ALBUM TITLED PATHS

9th September The album Paths, which was released in April, represents a view of the violinist Josef Špaček and the cellist Tomáš Jamník on the music by …

DIAPASON D'OR

FOR PAVEL HAAS QUARTET, BORIS GILTBURG AND PAVEL NIKL

6th September The Pavel Haas Quartet's new album featuring Brahms Quintets, recorded togeher with Boris Giltburg and Pavel Nikl, has received a wonderful…

THE ALBUM PHIDYLÉ BY KATEŘINA KNĚŽÍKOVÁ

ON THE GRAMOPHONE AWARDS 2022 SHORTLIST

1st September The album Phidylé, made by Kateřina Kněžíková with the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava conducted by Robert Jindra, which received the BBC…

OPUS KLASSIK AWARD FOR DOMINIK WOLLENWEBER

AND HIS ALBUM THE ART OF ENGLISH HORN!

26th August Ranking among the world‘s top cor anglais players, Dominik Wollenweber has been a member of the feted Berliner Philharmoniker for 29 years.…

OPUS KLASSIK 2022 NOMINATIONS

FOR IVO KAHÁNEK AND DOMINIK WOLLENWEBER

10th August The album of Dvořák's Complete Piano Works by Ivo Kahánek and the album titled The Art of English Horn by Dominik Wollenweber have been…

PRESS OVERVIEW 2021

THE BEST REVIEWS OF NEW RELEASES 2021

2nd August SUPRAPHON introduces an overview of reviews of new releases 2021 which have been published in renowned international classical music…

SHIZUKA ISHIKAWA

MYSLIVEČEK'S COMPLETE VIOLIN CONCERTOS

26th July On 29 July 2022, Supraphon will re-release the complete set of recordings of Josef Mysliveček’s violin concertos as performed by Shizuka…

CD OF THE WEEK ON NDR KULTUR

FOR PAVEL HAAS QUARTET, BORIS GILTBURG AND PAVEL NIKL

12th July The new album of the world renowned Pavel Haas Quartet, the pianist Boris Giltburg and the violist Pavel Nikl featuring Brahms quintets…

VIVACE SUMMER 2022

CLASSICAL MUSIC REVIEW IN SUPRAPHON RECORDINGS

1st July SUPRAPHON classical music bulletin featuring new releases info, artists' interviews, videos etc.

THE ALBUM PATHS BY JOSEF ŠPAČEK AND TOMÁŠ JAMNÍK

CD-TIPP ON KULTURRADIO SWR2

15th June The new album Paths recorded by the violinist Josef Špaček and the cellist Tomáš Jamník featuring the music by  Leoš Janáček, Gideon Klein…

MARIE PODVALOVÁ

THE COMPLETE STUDIO RECORDINGS OF THE LEGENDARY CZECH OPERA SINGER

9th June On 10 June 2022, Supraphon will release the complete studio recordings made between 1939 and 1950 by the celebrated Czech soprano Marie…

THE PAVEL HAAS QUARTET WITH BORIS GILTBURG AND PAVEL NIKL

IMMERSE THEMSELVES IN THE MUSICAL UNIVERSE OF BRAHMS QUINTETS

6th June At the beginning of this year, BBC Music Magazine ranked the Pavel Haas Quartet among the ten greatest string quartets of all time,…

DIAPASON D'OR

FOR KAREL ANČERL LIVE RECORDINGS

30th May After receiving Choc de Classica in the May issue of Classica magazine, the box-set of Karel Ančerl's Live Recordings, featuring …

PAVEL HAAS QUARTET

IN THE STRAD AND BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

26th May Pavel Haas has appeared on a cover of the June issue of The Strad. The ensemble gave the magazine an extensive interview on the occasion of…

KATEŘINA KNĚŽÍKOVÁ

COLLECTED HER BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE AWARD

25th May The soprano Kateřina Kněžíková's debut album Phidylé received the BBC Music Magazine Award in the "Vocal" category. Due to her heavy…

PRESTO MUSIC RECORDING OF THE WEEK

FOR PAVEL HAAS QUARTET, BORIS GILTBURG AND PAVEL NIKL

16th May The brand-new album by the world acclaimed Pavel Haas Quartet, the pianist Boris Giltburg and the violist Pavel Nikl featuring Brahms…

CHOC DE CLASSICA

FOR KAREL ANČERL LIVE RECORDINGS

12th May The unique Karel Ančerl Live Recordings 15-CD box set which represents the fruit of collaboration between Supraphon, Czech Radio and the…

THE PAVEL HAAS QUARTET

IS RELEASING AN ALBUM OF BRAHMS QUINTETS

5th May Early this year, Britain’s prestigious BBC Music Magazine listed the Pavel Haas Quartet among the ten best string quartets of all time…

LISELOTTE ROKYTA

A LIFE DEDICATED TO THE PAN FLUTE

2nd May The Pan flute, one of mankind’s oldest instruments, is documented in many cultures of antiquity. It is now known in its perfected form…

BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE AWARD

FOR THE SOPRANO KATEŘINA KNĚŽÍKOVÁ’S ALBUM PHIDYLÉ

29th April The soprano Kateřina Kněžíková’s album Phidylé, made with the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava conducted by Robert Jindra, has garnered acclaim…

DVOŘÁK PIANO QUARTET

DISCOVER THE BEAUTY AND SORROW OF THE SOUL IN SCHUMANN’S CHAMBER MUSIC

27th April Robert Schumann’s music has always astonished listeners with its range and profundity. The Dvořák Piano Quartet’s new album spans the…

TOMÁŠ JAMNÍK

ABOUT THE NEW ALBUM TITLED PATHS

25th April Paths – crossing and diverging, those we choose ourselves and those that are predestined and inevitable: through this prism the violinist…

THE DVOŘÁK PIANO QUARTET IS RELEASING A NOTEWORTHY ALBUM

WITH FAMILIAR AND UNFAMILIAR WORKS BY ROBERT SCHUMANN

21st April A new album from the Dvořák Piano Quartet covers the entire range of the works of Robert Schumann, from his beginnings to his highpoint and…

ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS PAN FLUTE PLAYERS LISELOTTE ROKYTA

IS ISSUING THE ALBUM SYRINX

19th April Liselotte Rokyta and pianist Eliška Novotná mostly recorded music by French composers on their new album along with Romanian Dances by Béla…

BELFIATO QUINTET'S ELEMENTS

FROM CZECH MUSIC TO THE GLOBAL 20TH-CENTURY QUINTET REPERTOIRE

6th April The Belfiato Quintet members are known for sharing identical views, zest and enthusiasm for the music they perform. This year the ensemble…

THE VIOLINIST JOSEF ŠPAČEK AND THE CELLIST TOMÁŠ JAMNÍK

EXPLORE PLACES REFLECTED IN MUSIC BY FOUR 20TH-CENTURY CZECH COMPOSERS

4th April Paths – crossing and diverging, those we choose ourselves and those that are predestined and inevitable: through this prism the violinist…

BELFIATO QUINTET’S NEW ALBUM TITLED ELEMENTS

FEATURES GLOBAL 20TH-CENTURY QUINTET REPERTOIRE

17th March The compositions featured on their new album, titled Elements, are staples of the Belfiato Quintet’s modern repertoire and are, above…

COLLEGIUM MARIANUM’S NEW ALBUM CACHUA SERRANITA

CONNECTS THE OLD AND NEW WORLDS

7th March Since their formation 25 years ago, Collegium Marianum have performed 17th- and 18th–century music, primarily that of Czech and other…

MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL RECORDINGS OF THE YEAR 2021

SEPTEM DIES BY SCHOLA GREGORIANA PRAGENSIS

4th March The album made by the Schola Gregoriana Pragensis and the clavisimbalist Corina Marti titled Septem dies, which was released in June 2021,…

5 DIAPASONS FOR DOMINIK WOLLENWEBER

AND HIS ALBUM THE ART OF ENGLISH HORN

3rd March The first solo album by Dominik Wollenweber, a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker, titled The Art of English Horn, which was released in…

THE CZECH PHILHARMONIC’S PETR KADLEC

ON KAREL ANČERL

28th February The unique Karel Ančerl Live Recordings compilation certainly deserves to be referred to as a major cultural event. The fruit of…

THE CZECH ENSEMBLE BAROQUE'S NEW ALBUM

REVIEWED IN DIAPASON AND CLASSICA

24th February The Czech Ensemble Baroque's new album featuring works by František Ignác Antonín Tůma, one of the Czech composers who considerably…

COLLEGIUM MARIANUM

TO RELEASE THE REVELATORY ALBUM CACHUA SERRANITA

21st February Collegium Marianum, a renowned ensemble this year celebrating the 25th anniversary of their formation, have focused on performing 17th- and…

KAREL ANČERL - LIVE RECORDINGS

AN INTERVIEW FOR CRESCENDO MAGAZINE

17th February Supraphon classical music chiefproducer Matouš Vlčinský made an interview for Crescendo magazine about the new compilation titled Karel…

VIVACE WINTER 2022

CLASSICAL MUSIC REVIEW IN SUPRAPHON RECORDINGS

10th February SUPRAPHON classical music bulletin featuring new releases info, artists' interviews, videos, podcasts etc.

THE PAVEL HAAS QUARTET

TO RELEASE A NEW ALBUM AND TO TOUR EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA

1st February After almost two years afflicted by the pandemic, it would seem that culture has been slowly coming back to life. That at least applies to…

GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE

FOR THE MANY LOVES OF ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK

27th January On the occasion of the 180th anniversary of Antonín Dvořák’s birth in September 2021, Supraphon released the special triple album The Many…

KAREL ANČERL

A UNIQUE 15-CD SET OF LIVE RECORDINGS

25th January Karel Ančerl was one of the most distinguished conductors in post-war Europe. A survivor of Nazi concentration camps, as well as the openly…

BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE AWARD NOMINATION

FOR THE ALBUM PHIDYLÉ MADE BY KATEŘINA KNĚŽÍKOVÁ WITH THE JANÁČEK PHILHARMONIC OSTRAVA

20th January The album titled Phidylé, made by the soprano Kateřina Kněžíková and the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava under the baton of Robert Jindra, …

THE HARPSICHORDIST ZUZANA RŮŽIČKOVÁ

WOULD CELEBRATE 95TH BIRTHDAY

14th January The Czech harpsichordist and the wife of the Czech composer Viktor Kalabis Zuzana Růžičková would celebrate her 95th birthday today.

SUPRAPHON CLASSICS PODCAST

DOMINIK WOLLENWEBER

5th January Supraphon Classics Podcasts will guide you behind the scenes of our classical music artists' work, from the recording studio through the…

5 DIAPASONS FOR IVO KAHÁNEK

AND HIS ALBUM OF THE DVOŘÁK'S COMPLETE PIANO WORKS

3rd January The album of Dvořák's Complete Piano Works performed by Ivo Kahánek, released in September 2021 to mark the 180th anniversary of Dvořák's…

FRANTIŠEK XAVER BRIXI

290TH ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH

3rd January František Xaver Brixi (January 2, 1732 – October 14, 1771) was one of the most important Czech composers in the 18th century. He was the…