The best of Czech classical music
Czech classical music is not only a part of the national culture and history, but also of its very soul. This year, we have prepared a series on renowned works of Czech classical music. Listeners will be familiar with many of them, as they are widely known and regularly performed in concert halls all over the world. The background to their creation and how they were recorded will all be covered by this series.
The Best of Czech classical music series was created on the basis of Lukáš Hurník's and Bohuslav Vítek's project "Millenium hits" which was broadcast on Czech Radio Vltava.
Vyšehrad –a symphonic poem from Bedřich Smetana’s My Country
The first poem from Bedřich Smetana’s My Country, Vyšehrad, composed in 1875, celebrates a symbol of the very beginning of the Czech state and its mythical past.
The best of Czech classical music: Antonín Dvořák’s Slavonic Dance No. 7
The Slavonic Dances stood at the beginning of Antonín Dvořák’s international fame.
The best of Czech classical music, part nine: Ktož jsú boží bojovníci
Did the outnumbered Hussites defeat the crusaders at the Battle of Domažlice by singing? Modern-day historians are sceptical. But for František Palacký, Alois Jirásek and…
14th century love song: Frolicking Little Angel
If one was to look through history in search of the predecessors of today’s popular music, then one of the oldest songs worth a mention would have to be Frolicking Little…
The best of Czech classical music, part seven: Humoresque No. 7 by Antonín Dvořák
Czech classical music is not only a part of the national culture and history, but also of its very soul. This year, we have prepared a series on renowned works of Czech…
The best of Czech classical music, part six: Josef Suk’s Towards a New Life
In the latest edition of our series about some of the greatest works of Czech classical music we explore the most famous of Czech marches – Towards a New Life – composed…