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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 »
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PragueTchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov; Kirill Gerstein

PragueDvořák, Mahler

Dvořák, Mahler
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle; Magdalena Kožená; Simon O'Neill

PragueStravinsky

Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Haydn, Martinů
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; David Robertson; Jiří Vodička

PragueSalonen, Prokofiev

Salonen, Prokofiev
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Ben Gernon; Truls Mørk

PragueMahler

Mahler: Symphony no. 9 in D major
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov
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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.
****1
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Bychkov and the Czech Phil explore the limits of Mahler 2

Semyon Bychkov conducts the Czech Philharmonic © Stefan Cohen
Semyon Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic's performance of Mahler's “Resurrection” Symphony properly revealed the tensions between intensity and stillness, resistance and fragility. 
***11
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A fresh start for the Czech Philharmonic

Semyon Bychkov conducts the Czech Philharmonic © Petr Kadlec
Mahler's Resurrection Symphony provides both a thrilling opener and apt metaphor for the orchestra's new era under Chief Conductor Semyon Bychkov.
****1
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At Prague Spring, a light tribute to a heavyweight

Keith Lockhart conducts the Czech Philharmonic © Prague Spring | Petra Hajská
The Czech Philharmonic goes pops for a night to honor the life and legacy of Leonard Bernstein.
***11
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National pride without sentimentality

Tomáš Netopil © Marco Borggreve
Tomáš Netopil directs ideal, ‘non-dairy’ performances of Mozart and Dvořák.
****1
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