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1943, Darien, USA © Bohuslav Martinu Centre in Policka
1943, Darien, USA
© Bohuslav Martinu Centre in Policka
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BerlinBaborák Ensemble

© Lucie Čermáková
Bach, Brahms, Martinů, Piazzolla
Radek Baborák; Baborák Ensemble

ZürichThe Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins
Balissat, D'Rivera, Martinů
Members of the Zurich Orchestra Academy

Munich5. Festspiel–Kammerkonzert

5. Festspiel–Kammerkonzert
Danzi, Taffanel, Martinů, Thuille
Margarita Höhenrieder; Andrea Ikker; Heike Steinbrecher; Jurgen Key

LondonLSO Artist Portrait: Christian Tetzlaff & Joyce DiDonato

© Simon Pauly
Martinů, Szymanowski, Duparc, Liszt
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Antonio Pappano; Christian Tetzlaff; Joyce DiDonato

AmsterdamNetherlands Philharmonic Orchestra & Sol Gabetta

© Julia Wesely
Sibelius, Martinů, Wennäkoski, Nielsen
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Hannu Lintu; Sol Gabetta

ZürichFrom Prague to Paris

From Prague to Paris
Dvořák, Martinů
Xiaoming Wang; Sebastian Eyb; Lev Sivkov; Yulia Levin

PragueMartinů’s Ariane

Dvořák, Martinů
Czech Philharmonic; Tomáš Netopil; Jessica Muirhead; Zoltan Nagy; Richard Samek; Jozef Benci

PragueKateřina Kněžíková and David Švec

Martinů, Slavický, Dvořák, Schubert, Brahms, Strauss R.
David Švec; Kateřina Kněžíková
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Martinů's The Greek Passion: an opera for our times

Nicky Spence (Manolios) © Tristram Kenton
At a time when the “relevance” is bandied around all too frequently in relation to opera, Martinů's really does deserve that tag. 
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Plugging in at Prague Spring's tribute to the theremin

From left: Carolina Eyck, Bennewitz Quartet, Alžběta Jamborová © Pražské jaro - Zdeněk Chrapek
A tribute to the theremin offers a fresh look at a century-old instrument.
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Labèques make a persuasive case for rare Bruch in Cleveland

Katia and Marielle Labèque © Weigold & Böhm

Semyon Bychkov was the guest conductor for a fine concert that also included the US premiere of Detlev Glanert’s evocative Wide Open Land, Music with Brahms, and expansive Smetana.

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The American Dream still lives in Antwerp

David Zinman © Priska Ketterer
Špaček subtly illuminated the tough and serious first movement with shafts of light, convincingly sweetened his tone for the lyricism of the intermezzo-like Andante moderato, and gave a dazzling display in the exhilarating finale.
****1
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Magnificent Martinů and expressive Dvořák in Manchester

Andrei Ioniţă © Nikolaj Lund
Andrei Ioniţă proved to be an ideal interpreter of Dvorak's Cello Concerto in a concert that also included a magnificent performance of Martinů's Fourth Symphony.
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In Prague, an orchestra in transition

Jakub Hrůša, Frank Peter Zimmermann and the Czech Philharmonic © Petra Hajská
After blazing new trails abroad, the Czech Philhamonic keeps its hometown fans happy with a rousing return to form.
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Lords and ladies of the dance: the LPO and Orozco-Estrada

Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the LPO offer an eclectic and unusual mix of works which, despite commendable playing, never quite added up to a satisfying whole.
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A celebration of Czech musical defiance from the LPO

Borodin Quartet © Simon Van Boxtel
In a typically ambitious programme, Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra explored how four Czech composers responded to imprisonment, exile and renewal.
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