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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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PragueBeethoven, Martinů

Beethoven, Martinů
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Lukáš Vasilek; Francesco Piemontesi; Lucy Crowe; Andrew Staples; Derek Welton

PragueKabelác , Schubert, Berlioz

Kabeláč, Schubert, Berlioz
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Jakub Hrůša; Adam Plachetka

PragueWagner, Shostakovich, Beethoven

Wagner, Shostakovich, Beethoven
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Daniel Smith; Andrei Ioniţă

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
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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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Prom 50: Czech Philharmonic and Jiri Bĕlohlávek

A superb account of Dvořák's Cello Concerto from Alisa Weilerstein outshone Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 under Jiri Bĕlohlávek's baton at the Proms
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