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Prague museum explores Journeys of Antonín Dvořák

21-04-2012 02:01 | Jan Richter

Antonín Dvořák Museum Prague’s Antonín Dvořák Museum recently reopened after renovation with a new programme dedicated to the life and work of the famous composer. Entitled The journeys of Antonín Dvořák, it offers a new look at the composer’s stays abroad. It also features an exhibition on Dvořák’s Czech-American friend and collaborator, Josef Jan Kovařík, who worked with Dvořák during his stay in New York.  More

Kitsch wins through: pop music in Czechoslovakia after 1968

21-04-2012 | David Vaughan

Olga Szántová The 1960s had seen a thriving musical scene in Czechoslovakia, which had been broadly tolerated by the regime, especially during the 1968 Prague Spring. With the political clampdown of the early 70s, rock and pop music were also to suffer. But this was a gradual process, and, initially at least, the communist authorities were careful not to go too far to alienate young people.  More

Soprano Melanie Gall on opera, performance and the American Spring Festival

20-04-2012 13:40 | Jan Velinger

Melanie Gall, photo: archive of Melanie Gall In this week’s Arts my guest is Canadian opera singer Melanie Gall – a soprano who has performed around the world including in Israel, Italy, France and the Czech Republic. This week she dropped by Radio Prague’s studio to discuss upcoming performances at this year’s American Spring Festival. She’s is a charming guest with a great sense of humour and Melanie talks not only about what she’ll be performing while in Prague but also about opera in general.  More

Young musicians light up Prague’s subway

19-04-2012 16:32 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: CTK It was another cold, grey morning for the thousands of commuters who passed through the city’s crowded metro stations making their way to work on Wednesday morning. But on this particular day the mood in Prague’s busy subway was different. An all-day musical happening put a smile on people’s faces and many stopped to listen, even if it meant missing their regular train connection.  More

Chanson singer Jana Rychterová

15-04-2012 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Jana Rychterová This edition of Radio Prague’s Sunday Music show is devoted to Czech chanson singer Jana Rychterová – a singer who captivates audiences with her unassuming stage presence, her love of improvisation and her funny, smart lyrics. Jana sings about feelings that strike a chord with her audience, be it waiting at a tram stop or getting dumped. As she says she likes to laugh and cry – both in real life and her chansons.  More

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



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