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Encyclopedia > Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at Rudolfinum Hall in Prague
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at Rudolfinum Hall in Prague

The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (Česká filharmonie in Czech language) is based in Prague and is probably the most famous and most internationally respected Czech orchestra. It was voted one of the top 10 best orchestras in Europe in a survey organized by the French magazine Le Monde de la Musique[1]. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Rudolfinum The Rudolfinum is one of the most important neo-renaissance buildings in Prague. ... Nickname: City of a Hundred Spires Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae Location within the Czech Republic Coordinates: Country Czech Republic Region Capital City of Prague Founded 9th century  - Mayor Pavel Bém Area    - City 496 km²  (191. ... Nickname: City of a Hundred Spires Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae Location within the Czech Republic Coordinates: Country Czech Republic Region Capital City of Prague Founded 9th century  - Mayor Pavel Bém Area    - City 496 km²  (191. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

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History

The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra was formerly the orchestra of the Prague National Opera. It played its first concert under its current name on January 4, 1896 when Antonín Dvořák conducted his own compositions, but it did not become fully independent from the opera until 1901. In 1908, Gustav Mahler led the orchestra in the world premiere of his Symphony No. 7. The orchestra first became internationally known under the baton of Václav Talich, who was principal conductor from 1919 to 1931, and again from 1933 to 1941. Subsequent conductors included Rafael Kubelík (1942-1948), Karel Ančerl (1950-1968), Václav Neumann (1968-1989) and Vladimir Ashkenazy (1996-2003). Zdenek Macal has been the chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra since September 1, 2003. Sir Charles Mackerras, Czech music specialist, is Principal Guest Conductor. The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ... Antonín Dvořák Antonín Leopold Dvořák ( ; September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer of Romantic music, who employed the idioms and melodies of the folk-music of his native Bohemia in symphonic and chamber music. ... This article cites its sources but does not provide page references. ... The Symphony No. ... Václav Talich (May 28, 1883 - March 16, 1961) was a Czech conductor and violinist. ... Rafael Jeroným Kubelík (Býchory, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary, today Czech Republic, June 29, 1914 – August 11, 1996 in Kastanienbaum, Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland) was a Czech conductor and composer. ... Photograph of Karel Ančerl. ... Václav Neumann (October 29, 1920 - September 2, 1995) was a Czech conductor, violinist and viola player. ... Vladimir Ashkenazy Vladimir Davidovich Ashkenazy (sometimes transliterated Ashkenazi) (Russian: Влади́мир Дави́дович А́шкенази) (born July 6, 1937) is a conductor and, more notably, a pianist. ... Zdenek Macal (born January 8, 1936 in Brno) is a Czech conductor. ... Sir Alan Charles Maclaurin Mackerras, AC, CH, CBE (born November 17, 1925) is an Australian conductor. ... The traditional music of the Czech Republic has been well-documented as a result of the work of composers like Leoš Janáček, Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, and Bohuslav Martinů, who recorded and utilized national sounds in their compositions. ...


Awards

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra won many prestige awards, 10 Grand Prix du disque de l´académie Charles Cros, 5 Grand Prix du disgue de l´académie français and some of Cannes Classical Awards (lastly in 2003). The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra was nominated for Grammy Awards in 2005. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


Chief Conductors

Zdenek Macal (born January 8, 1936 in Brno) is a Czech conductor. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vladimir Ashkenazy Vladimir Davidovich Ashkenazy (sometimes transliterated Ashkenazi) (Russian: Влади́мир Дави́дович А́шкенази) (born July 6, 1937) is a conductor and, more notably, a pianist. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gerd Albrecht (born July 19, 1935) is a German conductor. ... el 18 de mayo nacio claudia // 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Jiří Bělohlávek (born February 24, 1946 in Prague) is a Czech conductor. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Václav Neumann (October 29, 1920 - September 2, 1995) was a Czech conductor, violinist and viola player. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Photograph of Karel Ančerl. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Rafael Jeroným Kubelík (Býchory, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary, today Czech Republic, June 29, 1914 – August 11, 1996 in Kastanienbaum, Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland) was a Czech conductor and composer. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Václav Talich (May 28, 1883 - March 16, 1961) was a Czech conductor and violinist. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Václav Talich (May 28, 1883 - March 16, 1961) was a Czech conductor and violinist. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Year 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...

Trivia

  • The orchestra is featured on songs by Australian band Silverchair. The songs appear on the bands fifth album Young Modern.

This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Young Modern is the fifth album by the Australian band Silverchair, to be released on March 31, 2007. ...

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Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (Symphony Orchestra) - Short History (884 words)
After the short but artistically-fruitful term of Rafael Kubelík at the head of the CPO from 1942 to 1948 the role of chief conductor was taken over for eighteen years by Karel Ančerl, under whose leadership from 1950 to 1968 the orchestra gained a reputation as a first-class ensemble on the world musical scene.
The Philharmonic entered its new 2003-04 season with a new chief conductor, Zdeněk Mácal (born 1936), who at the height of his experience in art and in life is coming to head the orchestra with which he launched his spectacular conducting career from 1966 to 1968.
The CPO's first tour of the USA and Canada was in 1965, on which occasion the triumphal successes of Karel Ančerl assured the orchestra an excellent reputation in the USA which it has maintained to this day in performing Czech music.
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (134 words)
The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra is based in Prague and is probably the most famous and respected orchestra in the Czech Republic.
It was formerly the orchestra of the Prague National Opera.
The orchestra first became internationally known under the baton of Václav Talich[?], who was principal conductor from 1919 to 1931, and again from 1933 to 1941.
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