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 Noir (Akashic Noir)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at April 7, 2018
Prague Noir (Akashic Noir)

Prague Noir (Akashic Noir) edited by Pavel Mandys, translated by Miriam Margala
English | February 6, 2018 | ISBN: 161775529X | EPUB | 288 pages | 2.9 MB

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.
Adrian Leaper - Xavier Montsalvatge: Laberinto; Sortilegis; Folio Daliniana; Sinfonia Mediterranea (1999)

Xavier Montsalvatge: Laberinto; Sortilegis; Folio Daliniana; Sinfonia Mediterranea (1999)
Orquesta Filarmónica De Gran Canaria, conducted by Adrian Leaper

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ASV Digital | # CD DCA 1060 | Time: 01:08:50

Apart from his popular Canciones negras, written more than half a century ago, the compositions of the now 87-year-old Montsalvatge (in 1999) have made little impact on the musical public in general: many of his works remain unrecorded – the opera Puss in Boots, the Indian Quartet, the five Invocaciones al Crucificado and the virtuoso Harpsichord Concerto, to name only four. But there are two Montsalvatges – one with a more traditional manner, and a later more trenchant, experimental and individual. From his earlier period comes the Sinfonia Mediterranea, composed three years after the Canciones negras; its lack of fashionable ‘modernity’ tempted him at one time to consider rejecting it completely. I’m glad he didn’t, for it’s an attractive (if slightly overlong), warmly romantic work that includes melodies of a popular cast.
Czech Philharmonic; Prague Philharmonic Choir; Jiri Belohlavek - Antonin Dvorak: Stabat Mater, Op.58 (2017) 2CDs

Antonín Dvořák: Stabat Mater, Op.58 (2017) 2CDs
Eri Nakamura, soprano; Elisabeth Kulman, mezzo; Michael Spyres, tenor; Jongmin Park, bass
Czech Philharmonic; Prague Philharmonic Choir; Jiří Bělohlávek, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral | Label: Decca | # 483 1510 DH | 01:23:02

Antonín Dvorák's Stabat Mater, Op. 58, truly merits the adjective "tragic"; it was written after the deaths of two of the composer's children in succession, and his grief rolled out in great, Verdian waves. There are several strong recordings on the market, including an earlier one by conductor Jiří Bělohlávek himself, but for the combination of deep feeling, technical mastery from musicians and singers who have spent their lives getting to know the score, and soloists who not only sound beautiful but are seamlessly integrated into the flow, this Decca release may be the king of them all. To what extent was the strength of the performance motivated by Bělohlávek's likely fatal illness (he died days after the album entered the top levels of classical charts in the spring of 2017)? It's hard to say, although he also delivered top-notch performances of Dvorák's Requiem in his last days. The members of the Prague Philharmonic Choir sing their hearts out in the gigantic, shattering opening chorus, which has rarely if ever had such a mixture of the impassioned and the perfectly controlled. Sample the chorus "Virgo virginium praeclara" to hear the magically suspended quality Bělohlávek brings out of the singers in lightly accompanied passages.

Copernicus - Live! In Prague (2011)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 4, 2018
Copernicus - Live! In Prague (2011)

Copernicus - Live! In Prague (2011)
DVD5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch
Art-Rock | Nevermore Inc | Scans Included | 01:10:25 | ~ 4.37 Gb

Copernicus is one of the few artists to play behind the Iron Curtain back in 1989. This is a live concert DVD from his show at Praha Slavia Stadium on June 17th, 1989. This concert drew on tracks from the first three Copernicus' albums: "Nothing Exists," "Victim of the Sky," and "Deeper."…

Hans Zimmer - Live In Prague (2017) {2CD}  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 9, 2017
Hans Zimmer - Live In Prague (2017) {2CD}

Hans Zimmer - Live In Prague
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 124:17 min | 1.08 GB
Label: Eagle Records ‎– EGLR204102.2 | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Soundtrack

Hans Zimmer is one of the most successful film music composers working today. His multi-award winning career reaches back to the mid-eighties and he has developed close working relationships with renowned directors such as Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Bay, Ron Howard, Gore Verbinski and Christopher Nolan. His credits include some of the biggest blockbuster movies of all time along with acclaimed TV series such as The Crown and Planet Earth II. This concert was filmed on May 7th, 2016 in Prague during Hans Zimmer's hugely successful European concert tour.