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CZECH ENSEMBLE BAROQUE

TO RELEASE F. X. RICHTER’S PSALMS, REDISCOVERED AFTER 250 YEARS

15th October In their fourth recording of Franz Xaver Richter’s music, Czech Ensemble Baroque discover the yet to be mapped legacy of the distinguished…

PAVEL HAAS QUARTET’S EAGERLY AWAITED ALBUM

OF SHOSTAKOVICH’S QUARTETS

7th October After two recordings solely featuring Czech music (Dvořák’s Quintets, Opp. 81 & 97, 2017; and Smetana’s String Quartets, 2015), the…

THE ARUNDO QUARTET'S GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ON CLASSIC FM NEDERLAND

24th September The legendary Goldberg Variations in the arrangement for wind quartet as performed by the Arundo Quartet which were released in April was…

DVOŘÁK'S AND MARTINŮ'S PIANO CONCERTOS

AS PERFORMED BY AN EXTRAORDINARY CONSTELLATION OF MUSICIANS

23rd September On 27 September 2019, Supraphon will release the album featuring Antonín Dvořák's and Bohuslav Martinů's Piano Concertos, as performed by…

BELFIATO QUINTET

TO RELEASE AN ALBUM OF ANTONÍN REJCHA’S WIND QUINTETS

16th September Following their critically acclaimed debut album, the Belfiato Quintet have gone back a century in time, to the „father of the wind…

CAPPELLA MARIANA

IN THE HEART OF RENAISSANCE EUROPE

9th September Two centuries after the prosperous era of Charles IV, Prague evidently enjoyed its second Golden Age, under the reign of the art-loving…

IVO KAHÁNEK, BAMBERGER SYMPHONIKER AND JAKUB HRŮŠA

TO RELEASE ONE OF THIS YEAR’S MAJOR ALBUMS

5th September At first glance, it is evident that an extraordinary constellation of artists is one the most significant attributes of the new recording…

CAPPELLA MARIANA’S NEW ABUM

FEATURES MUSIC OF RENAISSANCE PRAGUE

30th August The internationally renowned chamber choir Cappella Mariana specialises in medieval and Renaissance polyphony and early Baroque vocal…

CZECH SONG CYCLES BY JANÁČEK, DVOŘÁK AND SMETANA

AS PERFORMED BY VILÉM PŘIBYL

19th August On Friday 30 August 2019, Supraphon will release a reissue of three extraordinary Czech song cycles made in 1978 and 1988 by the…

GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE

FOR JANÁČEK'S PIANO WORKS

12th August The Jan Bartoš's new album featuring Janáček's Piano Works has received a wonderful review together with Editor's Choice in Gramophone…

JAN BARTOŠ'S NEW ALBUM

REVIEWED IN PIZZICATO

5th August The Jan Bartoš's new album featuring Janáček's Piano Works, which was released by the end of May, has received a very positive review in…

PRESTO CLASSICAL RECORDING OF THE WEEK

FOR KAREL KOVAŘOVIC'S STRING QUARTETS

15th July The Stamic Quartet's new album featuring the world premiere recording of Karel Kovařovic's Com­plete String Quartets has been reviewed and…

VIVACE SPRING / SUMMER 2019

CLASSICAL MUSIC REVIEW IN SUPRAPHON RECORDINGS

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

CD DES MONATS FOR MARTINŮ'S SONGS

IN OPERNWELT

8th July The album of Bohuslav Martinů's Songs performed by Martina Janková, Tomáš Král and Ivo Kahánek has been chosen as CD des Monats in the July…

KAREL KOVAŘOVIC’S STRING QUARTETS

RECORDED BY STAMIC QUARTET

13th June Following the revelatory premiere recording of Josef Bohuslav Foerster’s quartets (Supraphon 2010) and the highly acclaimed album of Sofia…

JAN BARTOŠ ABOUT HIS NEW ALBUM FEATURING JANÁČEK'S WORKS

GENERIC INTERVIEW

13th June Jan Bartoš is a holder of the Professional Studies Diploma from the Manhattan School of Music in New York and a doctorate from the Academy…

THE RADEK BABORÁK'S MOZART ALBUM

REVIEWED IN FANFARE

12th June There is a very positive review in Fanfare magazine (March/April issue) for the Radek Baborák's album featuring Mozart's Sinfonia…

5 DIAPASONS FOR THE SMETANA TRIO'S NEW ALBUM

IN DIAPASON MAGAZINE

11th June The Smetana Trio's new album featuring three piano trios by Zemlinsky, Rachmaninov and Arensky has already received a number of great…

RUSSIAN ROMANCES

AS PERFORMED BY JOZEF BENCI

11th June On 14 June 2019, Supraphon will release the album Russian Romances, as performed by the superb Slovak bass Jozef Benci, accompanied by the…

DISC OF THE WEEK ON EUROPADISC

FOR JAN BARTOŠ'S NEW ALBUM

10th June The Jan Bartoš's new album featuring Janáček's Piano Works, which was released by the end of May, has been reviewed and selected as the…

LE DISQUE CLASSIC DU JOUR

FOR THE SMETANA TRIO'S NEW ALBUM

7th June The Smetana Trio's new album featuring three piano trios by Zemlinsky, Rachmaninov and Arensky was chosen as „Le Disque classic du jour“ on…

5 DIAPASONS FOR KALABIS'S PIANO WORKS

IN DIAPASON MAGAZINE

6th June The album of Viktor Kalabis's Complete Piano Works recorded by Ivo Kahánek, which was released in March, received a very positive review…

JAN BARTOŠ'S NEW ALBUM

ON TOP POSITIONS ON DIGITAL SERVICES

5th June The new album of Janáček's Piano Works recorded by Jan Bartoš which was released last week has amazing results on digital services…

THE SMETANA TRIO'S NEW ALBUM

REVIEWED IN GRAMOPHONE

31st May There is a beautiful review in Gramophone June issue for the Smetana Trio's new album featuring piano trios by Zemlinsky, Rachmaninov and…

JAN BARTOŠ HAS MADE A NEW ALBUM

FEATURING JANÁČEK’S MUSIC

30th May On Friday 31 May 2019, Supraphon will release a new album made by the pianist Jan Bartoš, featuring Leoš Janáček’s pia­no works.

PRESS OVERVIEW 2018

THE BEST REVIEWS OF NEW RELEASES 2018

15th May SUPRAPHON introduce an overview of new releases 2018's reviews that were published in renowned international classical music magazines,…

BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE CHAMBER CHOICE

FOR SMETANA TRIO'S NEW ALBUM

14th May The Smetana Trio's new album containing three piano trios by Zemlinsky, Rachmaninov and Arensky has been selected as the BBC Music Magazine…

PRESTO CLASSICAL EDITOR'S CHOICE

FOR BENNEWITZ QUARTET'S NEW ALBUM

10th May The Bennewitz Quartet's new album containing string quartets by the Theresienstadt composers Ullmann, Krása, Schulhoff and Haas has been…

MARTINŮ'S SONGS REVIEWED

IN GRAMOPHONE

9th May There is a beautiful review in Gramophone May issue for Bohuslav Martinů's Songs performed by Martina Janková, Tomáš Král and Ivo Kahánek.

5 DIAPASONS FOR SCHUBERT'S WINTERREISE

IN DIAPASON MAGAZINE

3rd May In September 2018, Supraphon released the album of Franz Schubert's Win­terreise beautifully performed by Jan Martiník and the pianist…

ARUNDO QUARTET

ON BBC RADIO 3 RECORD REVIEW

2nd May On Saturday 27th April a couple of pieces from the new Arundo Quartet's album containing Bach's Goldberg Variations were played on BBC…

CHOC DE CLASSICA

FOR DVOŘÁK PIANO QUARTET

30th April Dvořák Piano Quartet have received a fantastic review in Classica magazine together with the highest evaluation Choc de Classica (May issue…

ARUNDO QUARTET

GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

29th April The legendary Goldberg Variations are among the most frequently recorded Johann Sebastian Bach works; besides numerous versions for piano…

THE BENNEWITZ QUARTET TO RELEASE AN ALBUM

OF MUSIC BY THE THERESIENSTADT COMPOSERS

23rd April The fates of the composers whose works are featured in the Bennewitz Quartet’s new album were linked with the musical life in…

IMMERSING IN VIKTOR KALABIS’S MUSIC

WITH THE PIANIST IVO KAHÁNEK

18th April The very first complete recording of Viktor Kalabis’s piano works – just as the previous album featuring his three sonatas (SU4210–2,…

DISC OF THE WEEK ON EUROPADISC

FOR THE BENNEWITZ QUARTET NEW ALBUM

15th April The Bennewitz Quartet’s new album containing music by the Theresienstadt composers Ullmann, Krása, Schulhoff and Haas has been reviewed and…

ANOTHER REVIEW FOR MARTINŮ'S SONGS

IN DAS OPERNGLAS

11th April There is a great review for Bohuslav Martinů's Songs recorded by Martina Janková, Tomáš Král and Ivo Kahánek in the April issue of Das…

SMETANA TRIO ABOUT THEIR NEW ALBUM

GENERIC INTERVIEW

9th April The internationally acclaimed Smetana Trio made a new recording of three piano trios by Zemlinsky, Rachmaninov and Arensky. We asked the…

MARTINŮ'S SONGS REVIEWED

ON MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL

4th April There is a great review on MusicWeb International for Bohuslav Martinů's Songs performed by Martina Janková, Tomáš Král and Ivo Kahánek.

THE NEW BELFIATO QUINTET VIDEO CLIP

SHROUDED IN THE MYSTIQUE OF PAVEL HAAS’S MUSIC

1st April In 2017, the Belfiato Quintet had their debut album released on Supraphon. Featuring three pivotal Czech works for wind quintet, Leoš…

DIAPASON D'OR

FOR BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ'S SONGS

28th March The album of Bohuslav Martinů's Songs recorded by three renowned artists Martina Janková, Tomáš Král and Ivo Kahánek received a great…

IVO KAHÁNEK PERFORMS ON THE FIRST COMPLETE RECORDING

OF VIKTOR KALABIS’S PIANO MUSIC

27th March As a performer of exceptional emotional power and depth, Ivo Kahánek, who turns forty this year, has earned a reputation as one of the most…

THREE GEMS OF CHAMBER MUSIC IN A NEW RECORDING

BY THE SMETANA TRIO

22nd March The three compositions that the Smetana Trio has chosen for its next recording were written within the span of just four years, but they…

5 DIAPASONS FOR KALABIS'S SONATAS

IN DIAPASON MAGAZINE

18th March In September 2018, Supraphon released the album of Viktor Kalabis's Sonatas for Cello, Clarinet, Violin and Piano recorded by four…

DVOŘÁK PIANO QUARTETS

REVIEWED BY GRAMOPHONE

6th March The album of Antonín Dvořák Piano Quartets Nos. 1&2 by Dvořák piano Quartet which was released in November 2018 has been reviewed in…

RADEK BABORÁK'S MOZART ALBUM

REVIEWED ON THE ARTS DESK

25th February The album of Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante and Music for Frech Horn recorded by Radek Baborák and Baborák Ensemble which was released in…

MARTINA JANKOVÁ ABOUT MARTINŮ SONGS

GENERIC INTERVIEW

18th February Three renowned artists – the soprano Martina Janková, the baritone Tomáš Král and the pianist Ivo Kahánek – made a recording of Bohuslav…

PAVEL HAAS QUARTET

AMONG TOP 10 STRING QUARTETS ACCORDING TO GRAMOPHONE

14th February You can find Pavel Haas Quartet among top 10 string quartets according to the Gramophone list. And they are the only group to get two…

DISC OF THE MONTH FOR MARTINŮ'S WHAT MEN LIVE BY

IN OPERA MAGAZINE

11th February The Bohuslav Martinů's opera-pastoral What Men Live By recorded by Czech Philharmonic and Jiří Bělohlávek has been chosen as the Disc of…

GRAHAM MELVILLE-MASON

DIES AT 85

6th February On February 2nd, the UK Czech music expert, musicologist, journalist and music organizer Graham Melville-Mason died at the age of 85. He…

DAGMAR PECKOVÁ

TO OPEN THE RENOWNED KURT WEILL FEST IN DESSAU

5th February The prestigious Kurt Weill Fest first took place in 1993 in Dessau, the composer’s bir­thplace. This year, from 1 to 17 March, the town…

MARTINA JANKOVÁ, TOMÁŠ KRÁL AND IVO KAHÁNEK

RECORD BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ SONGS

4th February Folk songs are evidently one of the two major sources of inspiration that Bohuslav Martinů drew upon in his music. The composer would take…

JITKA KONEČNÁ FROM i FLAUTISTI

GENERIC INTERVIEW

29th January On 11th January, SUPRAPHON released the album of i Flautisti – The London Recorder Quartet titled Douce Dame Jolie. We asked Jitka Konečná,…

BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ'S INCANTATION

PLAYED BY IVO KAHÁNEK

28th January On January 18th and 19th, Ivo Kahánek performed Martinů's Piano Concerto No. 4 „Incantation“ together with Bamberger Symphoniker under the…

ANOTHER REVIEW FOR DVOŘÁK PIANO QUARTET

IN BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

24th January The album of Antonín Dvořák's Piano Quartets Nos 1 and 2 recorded by Dvořák Piano Quartet which was released in November 2018 has been…

THE PAVEL HAAS QUARTET TO TOUR EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA

AND TO MAKE A NEW ALBUM IN MAY

18th January The globally renowned Pavel Haas Quartet have ahead of them a really busy second part of the concert season, during the course of which…

THE ALBUM OF DVOŘÁK PIANO QUARTET

REVIEWED IN SUNDAY TIMES

14th January There is a beautiful review of the ensemble Dvořák Piano Quartet and their album containing Dvořák's Piano Quartets Nos 1 and 2 in…

THE NEW ALBUM OF i FLAUTISTI

MARKING THE ENSEMBLE’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

11th January i Flautisti – The London Recorder Quartet got together in 2009 at the Royal College of Music in London. „We deemed the title i Flautisti…

DIAPASON DÉCOUVERTE

FOR MARTINŮ'S WHAT MEN LIVE BY & SYMPHONY NO. 1

10th January The album of Bohuslav Martinů's opera-pastoral and Symphony No. 1 recorded by Czech Philharmonic and Jiří Bělohlávek received a Diapason…

MARTINŮ'S WHAT MEN LIVE BY & SYMPHONY NO. 1

REVIEWED IN GRAMOPHONE

8th January There is a very nice review of Bohuslav Martinů's opera-pastoral and Symphony No. 1 recorded by Czech Philharmonic and Jiří Bělohlávek in…

i FLAUTISTI - THE LONDON RECORDER QUARTET

A NEW ALBUM

7th January On the occasion of the ensemble's 10th anniversary, SUPRAPHON will release a new album of four virtuoso recorder players, i Flautisti – The…