Guide to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

« The players of the Czech Philharmonic displayed a supreme flexibility that, when combined with their utter musical commitment, produced an ever-present nascent energy »
James ImamBachtrack
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PragueMartinů, Strauss, Janáček

Martinů, Strauss R., Janáček
Radek Baborák; Jiří Bělohlávek; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

NurembergSmetana, Dvořák, Martinů

Smetana, Dvořák, Martinů
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Jiří Bělohlávek

WarsawDvořák, Mozart, Martinů

Dvořák, Mozart, Martinů
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Jiří Bělohlávek; Nikolaj Znaider

PragueMozart, Strauss, Dvořák

Mozart, Strauss R., Dvořák
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Manfred Honeck; Christiane Karg

PragueRavel, Saint-Saëns, Roussel

Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Roussel
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Stéphane Denève; Gautier Capuçon
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In Prague, a rousing revival of an ancient story

The Czech Philharmonic brings The Epic of Gilgamesh to life with audacity and flair.
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A scintillating meeting of Old and New Worlds

American violinist Joshua Bell updates a tradition with class and panache in the Czech Philharmonic's season opener.
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Mattila delivers powerful Kostelnička in Jenůfa

It's not for nothing that Janáček's opera is properly titled Její pastorkyňa (Her Stepdaughter). Karita Mattila's Kostelnička was at the centre of a powerful concert performance of Jenůfa.
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Bělohlávek resurrects Mahler at Symphony Hall

The Czech Philharmonic performing Mahler’s Second Symphony at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall equals great expectation. The composer and symphony have historical links to the orchestra and venue alike. Could Bělohlávek deliver?
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Bohemian flair: Czech Phil at MITO Milan

The Czech Phil's all-Czech programme showed them off in resplendent form.
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