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DOMINIK WOLLENWEBER'S ALBUM THE ART OF ENGLISH HORN

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ON RBB KULTUR

29th November The first solo album by Dominik Wollenweber, a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker, titled The Art of English Horn, which was released in…

INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARDS 2022

THREE SUPRAPHON RECORDINGS NOMINATED

19th November Three Supraphon's albums have been nominated for the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) 2022. The album featuring Dvořák's…

IVO KAHÁNEK'S COMPLETE DVOŘÁK'S PIANO WORKS

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ON MDR KULTUR

15th November The album of Dvořák's Complete Piano Works performed by Ivo Kahánek, released in September 2021 to mark the 180th anniversary of Dvořák's…

5 DIAPASONS FOR THE PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

AND THEIR ALBUM OF KAREL HUSA'S WORKS

3rd November The album featuring works by Karel Husa, recorded by the Prague Symphony Orchestra under the baton of its chief conductor Tomáš Brauner,…

CZECH ENSEMBLE BAROQUE

DISCOVER TŮMA’S MUSIC AND RECORD HIS REQUIEM

27th October František Ignác Antonín Tůma was one of the Czech composers to have considerably influenced 18th-century European music. Along with J. D.…

DOMINIK WOLLENWEBER'S

ART OF ENGLISH HORN

20th October In October, Supraphon released Dominik Wollenweber’s album The Art of English Horn, produced by a friend of his, the brilliant Czech oboist…

GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE

FOR THE SUK TRIO AND THEIR BEETHOVEN'S COMPLETE PIANO TRIOS

18th October In July 2021, Supraphon released the complete album of Ludwig van Beethoven‘s piano trios recorded by the Suk Trio. The recordings were…

THE NEW CZECH ENSEMBLE BAROQUE’S ALBUM

FEATURES WORLD PREMIERE RECORDINGS OF FRANTIŠEK IGNÁC ANTONÍN TŮMA WORKS

14th October Czech Ensemble Baroque, led by the artistic director and conductor Roman Válek, have over the past 23 years focused on early music and its…

MARTINŮ'S LES FRESQUES, THE PARABLES, ESTAMPES

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE WEEK ON THE SUNDAY TIMES

11th October The new album by Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tomáš Netopil featuring late works by Bohuslav Martinů composed between 1953…

SUPRAPHON TO RELEASE AN ALBUM BY DOMINIK WOLLENWEBER

ONE OF THE WORLD’S FINEST ENGLISH HORN PLAYERS!

8th October Ranking among the world‘s top cor anglais players, Dominik Wollenweber has been a member of the feted Berliner Philharmoniker for 28 years.…

IVO KAHÁNEK

I LIKE DVOŘÁK’S SINCERITY

30th September Dvořák’s works for solo piano are in the main an unexplored landscape even for many a pianist and musicologist. This segment of his music…

TOMÁŠ NETOPIL ABOUT MARTINŮ

THE NEW ALBUM BY PRAGUE RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

15th September On 10 September 2021, Supraphon released a revelatory new album of the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tomáš Netopil featuring…

THE CELEBRATIONS OF THE 180TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK’S BIRTH

TO BE ADORNED BY A SPECIAL 3CD SET

10th September On 8 September 2021, the music world commemorated the 180th anniversary of Antonín Dvořák’s birth. To mark the occasion, Supraphon has…

LATE BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ GEMS

ON THE NEW ALBUM OF THE PRAGUE RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND TOMÁŠ NETOPIL

9th September The pieces Bohuslav Martinů composed between 1953 to 1958, towards the end of his life – Les Fresques de Piero della Francesca, The…

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK

180TH ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH

8th September On 8 September 1841, a future famous composer Antonín Dvořák was born in Nelahozeves into a family of butchers and innkeepers. Although he…

IVO KAHÁNEK’S NEW COMPLETE RECORDING

OF ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK’S PIANO WORKS

6th September Dvořák’s works for solo piano are in the main an unexplored landscape even for many a pianist and musicologist. This segment of his music…

HIPOCONDRIA ENSEMBLE’S NEW ALBUM

REVIVES THE CZECH BAROQUE COMPOSER ŠIMON BRIXI’S MUSIC AFTER THREE CENTURIES

2nd September Founded in 2000, Hipocondria Ensemble have under the artistic guidance of the violinist Jan Hádek mainly focused on informed performance of…

MACKERRAS’S SUPERB DVOŘÁK

FOR THE FIRST TIME ON VINYL

24th August For Antonín Dvořák’s 180th birthday on 8 September, 2021 Supraphon is issuing a real treat for those who love his music and for admirers of…

THE CZECH BAROQUE COMPOSER ŠIMON BRIXI’S MUSIC

FEATURED ON THE HIPOCONDRIA ENSEMBLE’S REVELATORY ALBUM

19th August Hipocondria Ensemble have made a recording of the Czech renowned baroque composer Šimon Brixi's works in collaboration with outstanding…

GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE

FOR KATEŘINA KNĚŽÍKOVÁ AND HER PHIDYLÉ

12th August On May 2021, Supraphon released a solo album by the Czech soprano Kateřina Kněžíková titled Phidylé. Its repertoire is made up of…

SCHOLA GREGORIANA PRAGENSIS'S SEPTEM DIES

RECORDING OF THE MONTH ON MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL

11th August The new album made by the Schola Gregoriana Pragensis and the clavisimbalist Corina Marti titled Septem dies was selected as a Recording of…

PRESS OVERVIEW 2020

THE BEST REVIEWS OF NEW RELEASES 2020

9th August SUPRAPHON introduce an overview of reviews of new releases 2020 that were published in renowned international classical music magazines,…

MUSIC FOR PRAGUE

MARKING THE CENTENARY OF KAREL HUSA’S BIRTH

2nd August The album released by Supraphon in collaboration with the Prague Symphony Orchestra to mark the centenary of Karel Husa’s birth (7 august)…

VIVACE SUMMER 2021

CLASSICAL MUSIC REVIEW IN SUPRAPHON RECORDINGS

30th July SUPRAPHON classical music bulletin featuring new releases info, artists' interviews, videos etc.

JAKUB HRŮŠA

CELEBRATES HIS 40

23rd July The internationally renowned conductor Jakub Hrůša celebrates his 40th birthday. He has colaborated with Supraphon since 2006 and his…

THE COMPLETE BEETHOVEN'S STRING QUARTETS BY SMETANA QUARTET

REVIEWED BY DAVID HURWITZ

20th July David Hurwitz, the executive editor of ClassicsToday.com, introduced his favourite sets of Beethoven's string quartets. There is a…

CLARINET FACTORY

A NEW VIDEO AND CONCERTS LINED UP

19th July The internationally esteemed ensemble Clarinet Factory are scheduled to give a series of performances, including on 21 August at the Terras…

THE ALBUM SEPTEM DIES BY SCHOLA GREGORIANA PRAGENSIS

RECOMMENDED ON MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL

16th July The new album made by the internationally renowned Schola Gregoriana Pragensis ensemble together with the clavisimbalist Corina Marti…

THE COMPLETE RECORDING OF BEETHOVEN’S PIANO TRIOS MADE BY THE SUK TRIO

FOR THE FIRST TIME ON CD OUTSIDE JAPAN

15th July The complete album of Ludwig van Beethoven‘s piano trios, to be released by Supraphon on 16 July 2021 on 4 CDs, features the Suk Trio, who…

THE PAVEL HAAS QUARTET HAVE A NEW MEMBER

AND ARE SET TO RESUME CONCERT ACTIVITIES

14th July The internationally acclaimed Pavel Haas Quartet have a new member. Since the spring, the viola position has been occupied by Luosha Fang,…

DAVID EBEN

IN THE MIDDLE AGES, PRAGUE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS GOT TOGETHER TO SING EVERY DAY!

28th June The new album made by the internationally renowned Schola Gregoriana Pragensis ensemble under its artistic director David Eben features the…

THE CENTENARY OF KAREL HUSA’S BIRTH

TO BE MARKED BY A NEW PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ALBUM

17th June Karel Husa – a Czech-born composer whose name resonates more on an international scale than in his native country. A Pulitzer Prize and…

5 DIAPASONS FOR THE SMETANA TRIO

AND THEIR ALBUM OF BEETHOVEN'S PIANO TRIOS

15th June The album featuring Beethoven’s Piano Trios performed by the world acclaimed Smetana Trio received a very positive review accompanied by 5…

SCHOLA GREGORIANA PRAGENSIS’S ALBUM SEPTEM DIES

MUSIC PLAYED AT THE PRAGUE UNIVERSITY IN THE MID-15TH CENTURY

4th June The internationally renowned ensemble Schola Gregoriana Pragensis and the Swiss clavisimbalist Corina Marti, conducted by David Eben, have…

KATEŘINA KNĚŽÍKOVÁ

SONGS ARE MY TRUE LOVE!

2nd June Kateřina Kněžíková’s debut Supraphon album contains engrossing songs by Bohuslav Martinů, Henri Duparc, Maurice Ravel and Karol Szymanowski…

TIBURTINA ENSEMBLE’S BARBORA KABÁTKOVÁ

ON THE JISTEBNICE KANCIONÁL

24th May Tiburtina Ensemble’s subtle female voices have made the Jistebnice kancionál, a unique 15th-century handwritten hymnal, resound. A number…

MARTIN TURNOVSKÝ

HAS DIED AT 92

20th May The world renowned Czech conductor Martin Turnovský has died in Vienna at the age of 92.

JANA BOUŠKOVÁ

GREAT MUSIC IS TIMELESS AND HEALS THE SOUL!

19th May Jana Boušková is one of the most globally distinguished harpists of the present day. Her acclaim comes as no surprise – she has garnered…

THE SOPRANO KATEŘINA KNĚŽÍKOVÁ

TO RELEASE HER FIRST SUPRAPHON SOLO ALBUM

17th May The Czech opera singer Kateřina Kněžíková will perform the title role in Leoš Janáček’s Katya Kabanova at the prestigious Glyndebourne…

BEDŘICH SMETANA'S MÁ VLAST

RECOMMENDED RECORDINGS ON BBC RADIO 3 RECORD REVIEW

11th May On Saturday 8th May there was the Smetana's cycle of symphonic poems Má vlast played and reviewed on BBC Radio 3 Record Review. The…

DIAPASON D'OR

FOR IVAN MORAVEC'S PORTRAIT

6th May The Ivan Moravec’s anni­versary collection Portrait featuring the most significant and unique recordings Moravec made between 1962 and 2000…

CRESCENDO MAGAZINE JOKER PATRIMOINE

FOR KAREL BURIAN'S COMPLETE RECORDINGS

3rd May In November 2020, Supraphon released the 3CD album featuring Karel Burian's Complete Recordings 1906–1913. Burian was a celebrated Czech…

JANA BOUŠKOVÁ’S REMARKABLE NEW ALBUM MÁ VLAST

PAYS TRIBUTE TO GREAT CZECH COMPOSERS

26th April Jana Boušková is one of the most globally distinguished harpists of the present day. The only Czech to have won accolades at all the major…

SUPRAPHON CLASSICS PODCAST

PAVEL HAAS QUARTET

22nd April Supraphon Classics Podcasts will guide you behind the scenes of our classical music artists' work, from the recording studio through the…

EVA URBANOVÁ

CELEBRATES HER 60TH BIRTHDAY

20th April On 20 April 2021, Eva Urbanová, the Czech soprano and one of the greatest opera stars of the National Theatre in Prague, celebrates her…

THE SOPRANO KATEŘINA KNĚŽÍKOVÁ

TO PORTRAY KATYA KABANOVA IN GLYNDEBOURNE

19th April The Czech opera singer Kateřina Kněžíková will perform the title role in Leoš Janáček’s Katya Kabanova at the prestigious Glyndebourne…

TIBURTINA ENSEMBLE

BREATHE LIFE INTO THE JISTEBNICE KANCIONÁL

16th April The internationally renowned Tiburtina Ensemble of female voices, headed by Barbora Kabátková, have made a recording of the Jistebnice…

DAGMAR PECKOVÁ

CELEBRATES HER 60TH BIRTHDAY

4th April On 4 April 2021, Dagmar Pecková, the world-renowned Czech mezzo-soprano and opera singer, celebrates her 60th birthday.

5 STARS FOR IVAN MORAVEC'S PORTRAIT

IN THE INDEPENDENT

31st March The anniversary collection of 11 CDs and DVD titled Portrait featuring Ivan Moravec's the most significant and unique recordings made…

THE VIOLONCELLO FOUNDATION LISTENERS‘ CHOICE AWARD NOMINATION

FOR THE SMETANA TRIO

9th March The internationally acclaimed Smetana Trio has been nominated for The Violoncello Foundation Listeners‘ Choice Award in New York for their…

5 DIAPASONS FOR DOLEŽAL QUARTET AND MICHAELA HRABÁNKOVÁ

MYSLIVEČEK'S OBOE QUINTETS AND STRING QUARTETS

26th February The album featuring a world premiere recording of Josef Mysliveček’s oboe quintets and string quartets performed by Doležal Quartet and the…

JIŘÍ BĚLOHLÁVEK

WOULD HAVE CELEBRATED 75

24th February On 24 February 2021, the globally renowned Czech conductor Jiří Bělohlávek would have reached 75 years of age. His life can be briefly…

IVAN MORAVEC'S PORTRAIT

REVIEWED IN GRAMOPHONE AND PIZZICATO

17th February In November 2020, Supraphon released the largest ever anniversary compilation (11 CDs + DVD) of Ivan Moravec's recor­dings. The box-set…

VIVACE WINTER 2021

CLASSICAL MUSIC REVIEW IN SUPRAPHON RECORDINGS

26th January Enjoy the SUPRAPHON classical music bulletin featuring new releases info, artists' interviews, videos etc. In this winter issue, you can…

SHOSTAKOVICH'S PIANO TRIO NO. 2 BY SMETANA TRIO

THE BEST RECORDING IN BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

8th January There is an article about recordings of Shostakovich's Pi­ano Trio No. 2 in the January issue of BBC Music Magazine. The Smetana Trio's…

GLOBAL CLASSICAL MUSIC LEGEND ALFRED BRENDEL

TURNS 90!

5th January On 5 January 2021, Alfred Brendel, the world-renowned Austrian-British pianist, celebrates his 90th birthday. To mark the occasion,…

IVAN MORAVEC'S PORTRAIT

REVIEWED BY DAVID HURWITZ

4th January David Hurwitz, the executive editor of ClassicsToday.com, talked about Ivan Moravec and his anniversary collection titled Portrait in the…