Prague Sinfonia

Prague Sinfonia & Christian Benda - Rossini: Complete Overtures, Vol. 4 (2014)

Prague Sinfonia & Christian Benda - Rossini: Complete Overtures, Vol. 4 (2014)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 217 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 08 | Time: 55:10 min

The enduring popularity of Rossini's operas is a testament to their wit and inventiveness, every overture a superb portrait of each ensuing drama. There is none more popular than the farcical comedy of Il barbiere di Siviglia, but themes of flirtation and disguise can also be found in Il Turco in Italia, contrasting with the heroism and revenge of Armida and the cunning exploits of Le Comte Ory. This edition, of which this is the final instalment, has gained wide critical acclaim, with Volume 2 (8.570934) described as "an unalloyed winner" by ClassicsToday.
Prague Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Benda - Georg Anton Benda: Sinfonias: Sinfonias (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Prague Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Benda - Georg Anton Benda: Sinfonias: Sinfonias (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:36 minutes | 870 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Music in the family: Conductor Christian Benda interprets the music of his Bohemian ancestor Georg Anton Benda (1722-1795). This appealing cross section of the symphonies of Georg Anton Benda, who was highly respected by Mozart, which includes six rarely performed symphonies in three movements. All pieces performed by the Prague Sinfonia Orchestra and conducted by Christian Benda.
Christian Benda & Prague Sinfonia - Georg Anton Benda: Sinfonias (2016)

Christian Benda & Prague Sinfonia - Georg Anton Benda: Sinfonias (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:47:36 | 111 MB
Label: Sony Classical

Music in the family: Conductor Christian Benda interprets the music of his Bohemian ancestor Georg Anton Benda (1722-1795). This appealing cross section of the symphonies of Georg Anton Benda, who was highly respected by Mozart, which includes six rarely performed symphonies in three movements. All pieces performed by the Prague Sinfonia Orchestra and conducted by Christian Benda.
Collegium Musicum Pragense, Prague Symphony Orchestra & Frantisek Vajnar - Družecký, Vent & Vranický: Hunting Music (2018)

Collegium Musicum Pragense, Prague Symphony Orchestra & Frantisek Vajnar - Družecký, Vent & Vranický: Hunting Music (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 273 MB
Label: Supraphon a.s. | Tracks: 12 | Time: 56:55 min

Hunting cannot be thought about in isolation from the sounds accompanying it – the barking of dogs, the shrieks of frightened quarry, the shots, and the sound of horns and trumpets. Signal instruments and the atmosphere of chase gave rise to the special genre of “hunting music”. The quintessential hunting-related instrument is the French horn, which became widely used in Bohemia after 1760, owing to Count Franz Anton von Sporck.
Prague ~ 1770 - Bohemian Music of the 18th Century - Suk Chamber Orchestra Prague (1997)

Prague ~ 1770 - Bohemian Music of the 18th Century - Suk Chamber Orchestra Prague (1997)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 332 MB
Label: MDG | TT: 103:25

Prague-1770 celebrates the compositions of three such Bohemians, Franz Tuma (1704-1774), Josef Myslivecek (1737-1781), and Leopold Kozeluch (1747-1818). While listening to my satellite TV's classical music station I was introduced to the Larghetto movement of Myslivecek's Sinfonia in Es. I enjoyed it so much that I immediately set out to track down a CD recording on the Internet. Subsequent research revealed that my growing admiration for Josef Myslivecek was shared by none less than Mozart himself who after meeting the Czech in Bologna in 1770 exclaimed, "He exudes fire, spirit and life." There is now little doubt that Myslivecek's style influenced Mozart a great deal in opera, symphonies, and violin concertos. Moreover, it is worthy of note that even before 1767 Myslivecek was already writing the earliest examples of the string quintet, a form that Wolfgang made his own only much later.
The City Of Prague Philharmonic & The Philharmonia Orchestra - Western Film Themes: The Essential Album (2CD) (2006) {Union Squ

The City Of Prague Philharmonic & The Philharmonia Orchestra - Western Film Themes: The Essential Album (2CD) (2006) {Union Square Music}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 317 mb
Genre: soundtrack, classical

Western Film Themes: The Essential Album is a 2CD collection of classic movie and television show theme songs performed by The City Of Prague Philharmonic & The Philharmonia Orchestra. This was released by Union Square Music.
Moondog - Sidewalk Dances - Joanna MacGregor & Britten Sinfonia (2006) {SoundCircus 2564 68437-4}

Moondog - Sidewalk Dances - Joanna MacGregor & Britten Sinfonia (2006) {SoundCircus 2564 68437-4}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 229 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2006 SoundCircus / Warner Classics & Jazz | 2564 68437-4
Classical / Jazz / Avant-Garde Music / International / Modern Composition / Vocal Music / Minimalism

The cult figure Moondog, who performed on the streets of New York for over 30 years, meshed jazz, classical, Native American rhythms and poetry. With a lifelong fascination for the strict rules of canon-writing, and dubbed the father of minimalism, he composed more than eighty symphonies, three hundred rounds, countless percussion, organ and piano pieces, scores for brass bands and string orchestras, and five books called The Art of the Canon. Joanna MacGregor's stunning new arrangements of fourteen of Moondog's most famous pieces are re-imaginings for larger forces, with a spectacular line-up of some of today's most cutting-edge jazz musicians, along with the brilliant Britten Sinfonia. Radically rewritten, each track retains Moondog's irresistible trademarks - short and snappy, of the street, melodic and joyful, and characterized by a pounding beat.

Ben New - Prague Rock (2CD) (2018)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at June 19, 2018
Ben New - Prague Rock (2CD) (2018)

Ben New - Prague Rock (2CD) (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 348 mb
Genre: progressive rock

Prague Rock is a 2CD album by Ben New. For progressive rock fans, New wrote and played everything heard in this project, all 18 songs worth.

Eastern Europe in 1968: Responses to the Prague Spring and Warsaw Pact Invasion  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AvaxGenius at June 1, 2018
Eastern Europe in 1968: Responses to the Prague Spring and Warsaw Pact Invasion

Eastern Europe in 1968: Responses to the Prague Spring and Warsaw Pact Invasion by Kevin McDermott
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 321 Pages | ISBN : 3319770683 | 4.02 MB

This collection of thirteen essays examines reactions in Eastern Europe to the Prague Spring and Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Countries covered include the Soviet Union and specific Soviet republics (Ukraine, Moldavia, the Baltic States), together with two chapters on Czechoslovakia and one each on East Germany, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavia and Albania. The individual contributions explain why most of these communist regimes opposed Alexander Dubček’s reforms and supported the Soviet-led military intervention in August 1968, and why some stood apart. They also explore public reactions in Eastern Europe to the events of 1968, including instances of popular opposition to the crushing of the Prague Spring, expressions of loyalty to Soviet-style socialism, and cases of indifference or uncertainty. Among the many complex legacies of the East European ‘1968’ was the development of new ways of thinking about regional identity, state borders, de-Stalinisation and the burdens of the past.

Prague Piano Duo - Dvořák: Slavonic Dances (2000)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 24, 2018
Prague Piano Duo - Dvořák: Slavonic Dances (2000)

Prague Piano Duo - Dvořák: Slavonic Dances (2000)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:03 | 249 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga | Catalog: 250151

This is a very fine delivery of these dances in their original 4-handed version. As many collectors will be aware, there are quite a few examples of composers initially writing works for the piano in various formats. This might be for solo piano (Ravel’s Alborada or La Valse for example), for two pianos (Rachmaninov’s Symphonic dances for example) or for two pianists at one piano such as here or as in the Brahms Hungarian Dances. In all these cases the original piano version was not written as a practice version for an orchestral version.