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Czech Music Direct is your source of music from Eastern Europe and beyond.  Our Czech, Slovak and Bulgarian labels, Arta, Nibiru, Artesmon, Hevhetia, Hev-Het Tune, Pavlik Records, Gega New and others feature the earliest of notated music, through to cutting edge contemporary sounds in Classical, Jazz, World Music, Elektronika and more.  Our American label  MSR Classics,  features British pianist James Brawn’s Odyssey through all Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, and highlights the work of American composers and ...

L'Amor Non Ha Legge - Favola Pastorale (1728)

Antonio Caldara's (1670-1736) pastoral fable L'Amor Non Ha Legge (Love has no laws) was a commission by the wealthy Johann Adam Questenberg.  Its characters portray shepherds, nymphs, fantasy figures and gods.  Although written for a local ...

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Arta

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MSR Classics,  present British pianist James Brawn’s Odyssey through all Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, which he is recording in Potton Hall, Suffolk, England.  Newly released Volume 6 features rarely heard Sonata 4, in E-flat Major, Sonata 11 in B-flat Major and Sonata 12 in A-flat Major.   

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Summerland - Music for Cello and Piano by Composers of African Descent

Adolphus Hailstork

Cellist Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun and pianist Phoenix Park-Kim are collectively, Duo Dolce.  William Grant Still (1895 - 1978) is by far the most familiar composer of African descent in this selection, which traverses composers born in the 20th century.  The most recent piece is Chris and Rose the theme from the film Get Out (2017).

Price: £12.54

CD No: MS 1752

Label: MSR Classics

Format: CD

Tommy Caggiani Therion Project Live in Krakow

Tommy Caggiani

Italian drummer and percussionist Tommy Caggiani is based in Spain and leads his Therion Project from behind an awesome array of instruments.  With him on this gig in Krakow, Poland, recorded in December 2015, are - Max Canalda, electric guitar, German Ruiz-Alejos, electric bass, Diego Belzunegui, piano and Guillem Ferrer, also sax and flute.  These musicians take Tommy Caggiani's originals in many colourful directions.

Price: £19.99

CD No: HV 0167/168-2-331

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Jan Dismas Zelenka - Missa Sanctae Caeciliae, ZWV 1

Jan Dismas Zelenka

Both of these works by Jan Dismas Zelenka are World Premiere Recordings.  Missa Sanctae Caeciliae is his earliest mass composition, given in Dresden's Catholic Court Church in November 1711.  The brief Currite ad aras, ZWV 166 were composed in Vienna, shortly after his arrival there in 1716 where he studied with Johann Joseph Fux (c.1600 - 1741).  Nibiru provide detailed programme notes and the sung texts in English.  Recorded in Prague's legendary Domovina Studios.

Price: £12.54

CD No: 01672231

Label: Nibiru

Format: CD

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Classic Music Podcast - July 2020

Presented by Laurence Lewis

Running Time: 9.01 mins.

Date posted: 28/06/2020

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On MSR Classics, Summerland, for summer listening, highlights music by American composers of African descent, Czech label Nibiru continue their Zelenka series with a World Premiere recording of his Missa Sanctae Caeciliae, while another MSR Classics release showcases trumpeter Andrew Stetson in recent concertos by American composers.

Czech Music Radio Show - Klezmer in Kosice

Presented by Laurence Lewis

Running Time: 24.51 mins

Date posted: 14/10/2019

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In July 2018, Slovakian record label Hevhetia’s JazzBus showcased many of their artists live in gigs at an arts complex in Kosice. On the way the – imaginary – JazzBus stopped at some fringe events, including a Klezmer concert in one of Kosice’s largest synagogues – alas a pale shadow of what it once was. Here’s our complete recording of that concert, presented by Laurence Lewis. Playing Time: 24.51mins.