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Czech Philharmonic Quartet - Janácek: On an Overgrown Path & in the Mists (2018)

Czech Philharmonic Quartet - Janácek: On an Overgrown Path & in the Mists (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 358 MB
Label: ArcoDiva | Tracks: 19 | Time: 71:09 min

The Czech Philharmonic Quartet is a group composed of the leading soloists of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. For its new production, the quartet chose original transcripts (edits) originally of two piano cycles by Leoš Janácek – “On an overgrown Path” and “In the mists.” The result is a very interesting and impressive interpretation of Janacek's music. “On an Overgrown Path” is a cycle of fifteen piano pieces.
Czech Philharmonic Quartet - Janácek: On an Overgrown Path & in the Mists (2018)

Czech Philharmonic Quartet - Janácek: On an Overgrown Path & in the Mists (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:19 | 167 MB
Label: ArcoDiva

The Czech Philharmonic Quartet is a group composed of the leading soloists of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. For its new production, the quartet chose original transcripts (edits) originally of two piano cycles by Leoš Janácek – “On an overgrown Path” and “In the mists.” The result is a very interesting and impressive interpretation of Janacek's music. “On an Overgrown Path” is a cycle of fifteen piano pieces. It is organized into two volumes, labeled as Book 1 and Book 2. The individual pieces are based largely on Moravian folk melodies. “In the Mists” is Janacek’s last substantial solo work for the piano. The piano cycle was written in 1912, a few years after Janacek had lost his daughter Olga and the major opera houses were rejecting his works. All four parts of the cycle are anchored in “misty” keys with many flats, and meter changes are frequent.
Czech Chamber Soloists, Alberto Zedda - Rossini: L'inganno felice (2008)

Czech Chamber Soloists, Alberto Zedda - Rossini: L'inganno felice (2008)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:25:34 | 357 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.660233-34

L'inganno felice (The Happy Deception, 1812) was one of five one act farces Rossini wrote for Venice audiences very early in his career. It's the least well known of the set, but it has fared well on disc. This version is based on a 2005 performance at the Rossini in Wildbad Festival in Bad Wildbad, Germany. The cast performs with a proficiency and assurance that don't betray the provincial origins of the production.
Czech Philharmonic & Jiří Bělohlávek - Smetana: Má Vlast (2018)

Czech Philharmonic & Jiří Bělohlávek - Smetana: Má Vlast (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 357 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 06 | Time: 76:45 min

The great Czech conductor and his beloved orchestra perform a definitive Má vlast.
Czech Philharmonic & Jiří Bělohlávek - Smetana: Má Vlast (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Czech Philharmonic & Jiří Bělohlávek - Smetana: Má Vlast (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:45 minutes | 1.35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The great Czech conductor and his beloved orchestra perform a definitive Má vlast.
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.
Power and Exploitation in the Czech Lands in the 10th-12th Centuries : A Central European Perspective

Power and Exploitation in the Czech Lands in the 10th-12th Centuries :
A Central European Perspective

by Tomas Petracek and Sean Miller
English | 2017 | ISBN: 9004284885 | 384 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
Czech Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, Gerd Albrecht - Dvorak: Dimitrij (1991)

Czech Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, Gerd Albrecht - Dvorak: Dimitrij (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:10:08 | 881 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Supraphon | Catalog: 11 1259-2

'Dimitrij' was presented in several different versions during the composer's lifetime. It was premiered in 1882, with cuts and revisions occuring in the 1886 piano reduction. The work was further revised in 1894 (this version premiered in Prague in that year), however the final performances in Dvořák's lifetime (in Plzeň in 1904) consisted of the first version combined with the third act in the second version.

The Czech and Slovak Republics : Twenty years of Independence, 1993–2013  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Dec. 16, 2017
The Czech and Slovak Republics : Twenty years of Independence, 1993–2013

The Czech and Slovak Republics :
Twenty years of Independence, 1993–2013

by M. Mark Stolarik
English | 2016 | ISBN: 9633861535 | 380 Pages | PDF | 11 MB

Lonely Planet Prague & the Czech Republic (Travel Guide), 12th Edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Dec. 9, 2017
Lonely Planet Prague & the Czech Republic (Travel Guide), 12th Edition

Lonely Planet Prague & the Czech Republic (Travel Guide), 12th Edition by Lonely Planet
English | November 30th, 2017 | ASIN: B0758WPNHF, ISBN: 1786571587 | 588 Pages | EPUB | 93.28 MB

Lonely Planet Prague & the Czech Republic is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Count statues on Charles Bridge, marvel at the Renaissance splendour of bohemian town Cesky Krumlov or explore Prague's Old Town; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Prague & the Czech Republic and begin your journey now!