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The stories of Dvořák’s symphonic 'Bouquet'

09-04-2012 02:01 | Christian Falvey

Wherever you are in the world, if you are an occasional listener to your local classical music station then you have probably come across Antonín Dvořák’s set of symphonic poems from 1896, opuses 107 to 110. What you may not know is that they describe a series of stories very dear to Czech culture, Kytice, or "The Bouquet".  More

Composer and pianist Hana Robinson

08-04-2012 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Hana Robinson In this edition of the Sunday Music Show we talk to the talented young singer, composer and pianist Hana Robinson, who studied at the Berklee College of Music and launched a successful musical career in the Czech Republic. In the show you we discuss learning piano in childhood, sport, her stay in the US and being diagnosed several years ago with MS and how that changed her life.  More

Iva Frühlingová: the road to success can be bumpy

02-04-2012 | Peter Smith

Iva Frühlingová, photo: Official website of the artist Peter Smith’s guest on One on One this week is Iva Frühlingová – model, singer, actress and author. Born in the town of Litvínov, with a French grandfather Iva dreamed of going places and most of all of seeing Paris – the city she’d heard so much about as a child. Her dream came true at the age of 14 when she first travelled to Paris as a budding model. Today she divides her time between Prague and Paris, engaging in modeling, singing, writing and most recently acting. Peter began by asking her which of those “skins” she felt most at home in.  More

Bellamy Moon - a dynamic up-and-coming band from Prague

01-04-2012 02:01 | Sarah Borufka

Bellamy Moon In this edition of our Sunday Music Show, we feature Bellamy Moon, a young Prague-based band whose tunes are sure to make even the most reserved concert goers dance - or at least tap their foot.  More

Laco Deczi – Jazz and real life in Prague and New York

30-03-2012 16:15 | Jan Velinger

Laco Deczi American jazz trumpet player Laco Deczi - born in Czechoslovakia – needs little introduction, especially for anyone familiar with the world of jazz. At 73, Deczi hasn’t let up one bit – most recently playing a month-long tour in his homeland. Despite a busy schedule, Laco took time off to come to Radio Prague’ studio; in this week’s Arts he discusses everything from life in New York to his spring tour.  More

Petr Váša – avant-garde rocker turned ‘physical poet”

25-03-2012 03:01 | Jan Richter

Petr Váša In Sunday Music Show, you have a chance to follow the career of Petr Váša, one of the most original figures of the Czech musical scene. From his early days of avant-garde rock to his ‘physical poetry’, Petr Váša has explored some of the lesser known corners of popular music with his energetic, disquieting and sometimes rather eccentric creations.  More

Concert, screening at Prague’s Lucerna to mark day against racism

21-03-2012 16:52 | Jan Velinger, Magdalena Hrozínková

March 21st is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and to mark the occasion organisers from Opona, a non-profit NGO, have helped put together an exhibition, screening and concert to take place on Wednesday afternoon and evening at Prague’s Lucerna. Several notable Czech artists, including Ester Kočičková Xindl X, and the Tap Tap are taking part.  More

Sylvie Bodorová, born a composer

18-03-2012 02:01 | Christian Falvey

Sylvie Bodorová This week's Sunday Music Show takes a well-earned look at Sylvie Bodorová, one of the main figures of Czech modern classical music for the last 30 years. Her compositions have been performed on every continent in that time, including Antarctica. She is one of few female composers whose work is a staple of classical musical festivals the world over and is featured on more than two dozen albums.  More

Recording of Nico’s 1985 illegal Brno concert comes out on vinyl

15-03-2012 16:52 | Jan Richter

Nico Czechoslovakia’s communist authorities kept a tight control of all aspects of life, including the arts, and of course, rock music. Only officially sanctioned artists were allowed to perform publicly or record albums. But some people had the courage to defy the system and organize illegal concerts. In 1985, a group of rock fans in Brno staged an illegal concert by the legendary singer Nico whose recording, only now, is about to be released on vinyl.  More

Violin virtuoso Pavel Šporcl

11-03-2012 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Pavel Šporcl This week’s Sunday Music Show profiles violinist Pavel Šporcl whose enormous talent has won him international acclaim and whose unassuming stage presence makes his concerts a unique experience.  More



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