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MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL RECORDINGS OF THE YEAR 2018

FOR MARTINŮ'S BOUQUET OF FLOWERS

10th December By the end of the last year, Supraphon released an album with works by two Czech composers of the 20th century. The album's centrepiece is…

PETR VERNER FROM DVOŘÁK PIANO QUARTET

GENERIC INTERVIEW

5th December In November 2018, the Dvořák Piano Quartet released their debut album containing Antonín Dvořák's Piano Quartets No. 1 & 2. The…

MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL RECORDING OF THE MONTH

FOR VIKTOR KALABIS'S SONATAS

30th November In September 2018, Supraphon released an album containing Viktor Kalabis's Sonatas for Cello, Clarinet, Violin and Piano recorded by the…

PRESTO CLASSICAL

RECORDINGS OF THE YEAR 2018 FINALISTS

23rd November On Friday 23rd November, Presto Classical announced the Recordings of the Year 2018 finalists. A Supraphon recording of Bohuslav Martinů's…

DAGMAR PECKOVÁ ABOUT HER NEW CHRISTMAS ALBUM

GENERIC INTERVIEW

22nd November In October 2018, the globally renowned mezzo-soprano Dagmar Pecková in collaboration with Jaroslav Krček and Musica Bohemica released a new…

THE DVOŘÁK PIANO QUARTET’S

DEBUT ALBUM

12th November Although formed just a few years ago, the Dvořák Piano Quartet now rank among the major Czech chamber ensembles. The pianist Slávka…

DVOŘÁK'S STRING QUARTETS OP. 106 & 96

ANOTHER PAVEL HAAS QUARTET VINYL

1st November On 2nd November 2018, Supraphon will release another vinyl of the Pavel Haas Quartet containing the legendary, peerless recording of Dvořák…

RADEK BABORÁK

GENERIC INTERVIEW

30th October In October 2018, Supraphon released the album of Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante and Music for French Horn recorded by Radek Baborák, the…

MARTINŮ'S WHAT MEN LIVE BY

MORE ABOUT THE WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING WITH MATOUŠ VLČINSKÝ

25th October Discover more about the world premiere recording of Bohuslav Martinů's one act opera-pastoral What Men Live by in an interview with the…

PRESTO CLASSICAL RECORDING OF THE WEEK

FOR MARTINŮ'S WHAT MEN LIVE BY

22nd October Great news from Presto Classical! The new release of Bohuslav Martinů's What Men Live By & Symphony No. 1 performed by the Czech…

SMETANA'S MY COUNTRY ON VINYL

CZECH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AND RAFAEL KUBELÍK

19th October The legendary recording of Bedřich Smetana's My Country performed by Czech Philharmonic conducted by Rafael Kubelík from the opening…

BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ

WHAT MEN LIVE BY, SYMPHONY No. 1

17th October One of the most important events in classical music this autumn will be the release of a recording of Bohuslav Martinů’s pastoral opera…

DVOŘÁK'S QUINTETS ON VINYL

PAVEL HAAS QUARTET WITH BORIS GILTBURG AND PAVEL NIKL

16th October The Gramophone Award Winner 2018 recording of the Pavel Haas Quartet and their guests Boris Giltburg and Pavel Nikl with Dvořák's Quintets…

WHAT MEN LIVE BY

JIŘÍ BĚLOHLÁVEK’S FINAL WORD ON THE MUSIC OF BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ

15th October Jiří Bělohlávek (1946–2017) was an important worldwide ambassador of Bohuslav Martinů’s music. For the Supraphon label alone he recorded…

IVO KAHÁNEK

ON KALABIS'S SONATAS

9th October Viktor Kalabis (1923–2006), one of the most distinguished figures of 20th-century Czech music, wrote dozens of opuses, mainly instrumental…

JAN BARTOŠ'S BEETHOVEN SONATAS

ANOTHER FINE REVIEW

8th October You can find another fine review of Jan Bartoš's Beethoven Sonatas in Gramophone Awards issue.

DAGMAR PECKOVÁ’S

DEBUT CHRISTMAS ALBUM

3rd October In collaboration with Jaroslav Krček, Musica Bohemica and Gentlemen Singers, the globally renowned mezzo-soprano Dagmar Pecková has made a…

RADEK BABORÁK’S

MOZART ENCHANTMENT

1st October On 5 October 2018, Supraphon will release a double album, capturing the performance of Radek Baborák, the Baborák Ensemble, the hornist…

5* FOR JAN BARTOŠ'S BEETHOVEN SONATAS

IN BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

25th September There is the fabulous 5* review for Jan Bartoš from this month’s BBC Music Magazine:

FRANZ SCHUBERT'S WINTERREISE

PERFORMED BY JAN MARTINÍK AND DAVID MAREČEK

17th September A key work by Franz Schubert performed by the outstanding Czech bass Jan Martiník with the piano accompaniment provided by David Mareček,…

GRAMOPHONE AWARDS 2018 CEREMONY

LIVE ON MEDICI.TV

13th September The prestigious accolades will be handed over on 13 September 2018 within the Gramophone Classical Music Awards ceremony at the De Vere…

VIKTOR KALABIS’S CHAMBER WORKS

REFLECTING RECENT DRAMATIC EVENTS

10th September Viktor Kalabis (1923–2006), one of the most distinguished figures of 20th-century Czech music, wrote dozens of opuses, mainly instrumental…

SUPRAPHON AUTUMN CLASSICAL RELEASES

TITLES TO BE RELEASED

5th September Supraphon meticulously prepares its classical music edition plans well in advance. Proceeding in such a manner is not only required by its…

GRAMOPHONE AWARDS 2018

THE PAVEL HAAS QUARTET TRIUMPH WITH DVOŘÁK’S QUINTETS

31st August On 31 August, the winners of the Gramophone Awards 2018 were announced. The Pavel Haas Quartet’s Supraphon album featuring Antonín Dvořák’s…

MORAVIAN DUETS

REVIEWED IN GRAMOPHONE

27th August There is a lovely review in this month’s Gramophone for Dvořák's Moravian Duets recorded by Simona Šaturová, Markéta Cukrová and Petr…

THE GRAMOPHONE AWARDS

SHORTLIST 2018

6th August Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2018 shortlist is revealed! And there is Pavel Haas Quartet and their album of Dvořák's Quintets among…

CHOC DE CLASSICA

FOR PAVEL HAAS QUARTET AND THEIR ALBUM OF DVOŘÁK'S QUINTETS

3rd August Great news from France! Pavel Haas Quartet have received another fantastic review in Classica magazine together with the highest evaluation…

SUK'S ASRAEL

THE GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION

16th July There is an interesting article about Josef Suk's Asrael in the Gramophone June 2018 issue referring among others to SUPRAPHON both…

VIVACE SPRING / SUMMER 2018

CLASSICAL MUSIC REVIEW IN SUPRAPHON RECORDINGS

10th July Enjoy the SUPRAPHON classical music bulletin containing new releases info, artists' interviews, videos etc.

JAN BARTOŠ INTERVIEW

BEETHOVEN WAS THE GREATEST REVOLUTIONARY IN THE HISTORY OF MUSIC

28th June His Mozart debut recording, made with the Czech Philharmonic and the conductor Jiří Bělohlávek (Supraphon 2017), caught the attention of…

MARKÉTA CUKROVÁ

MORAVIAN DUETS IS THE RECORDING I'VE DREAMED ABOUT FOR SEVERAL YEARS

18th June An interview with the mezzo-soprano Markéta Cukrová, one of the soloist of Antonín Dvořák's Moravian Duets, which were released two months…

JAN BARTOŠ

HAS RECORDED AN ALBUM OF BEETHOVEN’S PIANO SONATAS

15th June Jan Bartoš ranks among the most exciting young Czech pianists. Backed up by Alfred Brendel, one of the world’s most accomplished pianists,…

5* FOR MARTINŮ'S MADRIGALS

IN BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

14th June Another great review for the vocal ensemble Martinů Voices and Lukáš Vasilek for their recording of Bohuslav Martinů's Madri­gals. This…

JIŘÍ BĚLOHLÁVEK'S RECOLLECTION

ON BBC RADIO 3 RECORD REVIEW

28th May On Saturday 26th May a couple of recordings (especially previously unreleased on CD) from the new box-set Jiří Bělohlávek: Recollection as…

DIAPASON D´OR

FOR MARTINŮ MADRIGALS

24th May Not long after receiving the Gramophone Editor's Choice (March 2018), the vocal ensemble Martinů Voices with their choirmaster Lukáš…

PRAGUE CLASSICS

A MUSICAL SOUVENIR FROM PRAGUE

23rd May After more than eighty years, Supraphon has revived its historical sublabel bearing the name of ARTONA and released its first title: PRAGUE…

SUPRAPHON TO HONOUR JIŘÍ BĚLOHLÁVEK’S LEGACY

RELEASING RECOLLECTION, A SET OF 8CD

14th May On 18 May 2018, Supraphon will release an exquisite set of Jiří Bělohlávek’s pi­votal and unknown recordings alike. Made up of 8 CDs, the…

IDA KELAROVÁ, ČHAVORENGE AND CZECH PHILHARMONIC

MAKE THE REMARKABLE SUPRAPHON ALBUM “HEY ROMALE”

4th May Supraphon is to release an album that is the fruit of the collaboration between the Czech Philharmonic and the singer Ida Kelarová within a…

MORAVIAN DUETS

ON DVOŘÁK’S PIANO

18th April With support from the State Fund of Culture and the National Museum, Supraphon is releasing an extraordinary album of Antonín Dvořák’s…

MARTINŮ'S BOUQUET OF FLOWERS

RECORDING OF THE MONTH ON MWI

17th April For those who love Czech music, this is a highly valuable disc. For those, like me, passionate about Martinů, it is indispensable…

IVAN MORAVEC

PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED RECORDINGS MADE BY THE LEGENDARY PIANIST

16th April Supraphon has supplemented the internationally acclaimed discography of the legendary pianist Ivan Moravec with other gems from the Czech…

MILAN ŠKAMPA

ACCLAIMED VIOLIST HAS PASSED AWAY

16th April On 14th April, Milan Škampa, the acclaimed violist and member of the Smetana Quartet, died at the age of 89.

NEW PAVEL HAAS QUARTET LINE-UP

TO GIVE DEBUT CONCERT IN PRAGUE

12th April After a year, the Pavel Haas Quartet will return to the La Fabrika culture centre in Prague, where they will give a concert on 4 May 2018…

KAREL ANČERL

110TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

11th April Today we celebrate the 110th birth anniversary of the legendary conductor Karel Ančerl.

NEUMANN'S LEGENDARY RECORDING

OF THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY ON LP

9th April On April 20th 2018, Supraphon will release a legendary recording of the Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 „From the New World“ with Czech…

MAHLER / RIEHN: DAS LIED VON DER ERDE REVIEW

BRIGHTNESS AND IMMEDIACY

26th March „There’s a bright immediacy to everything about this new version from Prague, conducted very capably by Petr Altrichter. Perhaps the focus…

ROMAN VÁLEK

THE MUSIC OF F. X. RICHTER INSPIRES ME MORE THAN PURE ROCOCO

21st March Although both the life and work of the composer Franz Xaver Richter were rather varied and eventful, neither of them has been fully…

DAGMAR PECKOVÁ ON MAHLER’S DAS LIED VON DER ERDE

IT ENABLED ME TO BECOME A MEDIUM BETWEEN THE COMPOSER AND THE AUDIENCE

14th March On March 16th 2018, Supraphon will release an album of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with Dagmar Pecková, Richard Samek and Schoenberg…

LUKÁŠ VASILEK

YOU MUST TAMPER WITH MARTINŮ’S CHORAL MUSIC

13th March „Performances are outstanding throughout. The voices are fresh and responsive, and Lukáš Vasilek once again proves that he is a true master…

GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE

FOR MARTINŮ MADRIGALS

8th March „Performances are outstanding throughout. The voices are fresh and responsive, and Lukáš Vasilek once again proves that he is a true master…

RICHTER'S TE DEUM 1781 PLAYED AND REVIEWED

ON BBC RADIO 3 RECORD REVIEW

5th March On Saturday 3rd March two parts from the Richter's Te Deum 1781, recorded by Czech Ensemble Baroque Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Roman…

VILÉM VEVERKA

ZELENKA CYCLE IS A TRUE “OPUS MAGNUM” OF BAROQUE MUSIC

27th February Reinhard Goebel, an esteemed Baroque music connoisseur, ranks Zelenka (along with J. S. Bach and Handel) among the five best composers of…

CZECH ENSEMBLE BAROQUE

THE VERY FIRST REVIEW OF THEIR NEW ALBUM

15th February „The composer cannot take all the credit, though; this is a team effort, and Válek and his excellent musicians (the choir has four singers…

PRESS OVERVIEW 2017

THE BEST REVIEWS OF NEW RELEASES 2017

14th February This is an overview of SUPRAPHON new releases 2017 reviews that were published in renowned international (not only) classical music…

CZECH ENSEMBLE BAROQUE’S NEW ALBUM

FEATURES DISCOVERED TREASURES FROM FRANZ XAVER RICHTER’S OVERLOOKED OEUVRE

12th February On 16th February 2018, Supraphon will release an album of F. X. Richter’s Te Deum 1781, Exsultate Deo and Oboe Concerto, for the very first…

HUNTING MUSIC

OF OLD CZECH MASTERS

12th February On 16th January 2018, Supraphon will release an album called Hunting Music of Old Czech Masters.

DIAPASON D´OR

FOR TWO SUPRAPHON RECORDINGS

6th February Two SUPRAPHON recordings – Dvořák Quintets (Pavel Haas Quartet) and The Epic of Gilgamesh (Prague Philharmonic Choir, Czech Philharmonic,…

MARTINŮ'S BOUQUET OF FLOWERS REVIEW

IN GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE

1st February There is a great review in this month’s edition of Gramophone:

BBC RADIO 3 RECORD REVIEW BUILDING A LIBRARY

THE TOP RECOMMENDATION FOR SUPRAPHON RECORDING

30th January On this Saturday’s BBC Radio 3 Record Review Building a Library was on Dvořák's Serenade for Strings in E major.

THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH REVIEW

IN BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

29th January From 1940 until his death in 1959, having lost both his Czech homeland and his beloved composer-muse Vítězslava Kaprálová who died aged…

MARTINŮ'S CANTATAS IN THE OUTSTANDING INTERPRETATION OF THE PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE AWARD

22nd January Since its publishing, the recording of Martinů’s complete Cantatas from the Czech Highlands created by The Prague Philharmonic Choir under…

MARTINŮ’S MADRIGALS

IN FABULOUS INTERPRETATION OF MARTINŮ VOICES HAVE COME OUT

18th January The new recording created by the Martinů Voices choir under the leadership of Lukáš Vasilek presents a collection of choral works by…

ENSEMBLE BERLIN PRAG

ZELENKA: TRIO SONATAS ZWV 181

18th January On 19 January 2018, Supraphon will release a double album made by the international Ensemble Berlin Prag, featuring six sonatas for two…

PAVEL HAAS QUARTET

ARE SETTING OFF FOR THEIR TOUR OF EUROPE AND ASIA

17th January After publishing a new album of Dvořák’s quintets that won critical acclaim, Pavel Haas Quartet are preparing for the second half of the…

MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL

RECORDINGS OF THE YEAR 2017

16th January MusicWeb International is the largest non-commercial classical music resource on the web. Reviewers of the website has nominated their…

OUTHERE DISTRIBUTION

A NEW DISTRIBUTOR IN BENELUX

12th January Since November 2017, Supraphon has started to co-operate with Outhere Distribution, a new distributor in Benelux.

MOZART PIANO CONCERTOS

ANOTHER SUCCESS OF JAN BARTOŠ'S SUPRAPHON DEBUT

8th January In August 2017 SUPRAPHON released an album containing two Mozart's Piano Concertos recorded by the superb pianist Jan Bartoš and the Czech…

BBC RADIO 3 RECORD REVIEW DISCS OF THE YEAR 2017

PAVEL HAAS QUARTET AMONG THE BEST RECORDINGS

4th January Andrew McGregor is joined in the studio by Natasha Loges, Elin Manahan Thomas and Andrew Mellor to discuss which new releases they have…