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F10224
TT - 65 min

JAROSLAV ŠIMÍČEK QUARTET / QUINTET

David Fárek - tenor and soprano sax 
Osian Roberts - tenor sax 
Vít Pospíšil - piano
Dušan Černák - drums
Jaroslav Šimíček - acoustic bass

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F10223  CD+DVD
TT - 77 min

DE PROFUNDIS - SÁRA MEDKOVÁ

Johann Sebastian Bach, Vít Zouhar, Ivo Medek/ Sára Medková, Frederic Rzewski

Sára Medková: piano, voice

 

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F10220
TT - 53 min

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: SYMPHONY No. II

Musica Florea, conducted by Marek Štryncl

World premiere recording on period instruments.
Live recording.

 

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F10214
TT - 65 min

A NEW GENERATION & FOUR CENTURIES OF THE ORGAN
IN CENTRAL EUROPE

Ludmila Dvořáková, Peter Höngesberg, Michaela Káčerková, Vladimír Kopáčik, Juraj Mičúnek, Ivana Michalovičová, Marek Mosnár, Daniel Knut Pernet, Marie Pochopová, Juraj Slovík, Tomasz Soczek, Pavel Svoboda, Ondřej Valenta, Marie Zahrádková, Iveta Zaťková

Organ by Egedacher 1732, Späth 1750, Výmola 1760, Sauer 1874, Schlag & Söhne 1899, Schuke 1905, 1908, Šlajch 2004, 2013, Mathis 2014

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F10216
TT - 48 min

NEIL WETZEL – GARY RISSMILLER 5 O’CLOCK BIG BAND
AFTER MIDNIHGHT IN FRÝDLANT

Saxes: Lukáš Bořek, Marcela Mádlíková, Frederick Barr, Rostislav Fraš, Silvie Šírová, Nela Dusová, Anežka Smotlachová
Trombones: Přemysl Tomšíček, Zdeněk Borecký, Martin Houserek, Jan Ptáček, Tereza Drvotová
Trumpets: Miroslav Hloucal, Václav Hloušek, Jaroslav Kohoutek, Richard Hora
Piano: František Krtička, Ľubomír Šrámek, Patrick Kerrsen, Keyboards: Patrick Kerrsen Vibes: František Krtička, Bass: Josef Fečo, Vocal: Aleš Benda
Drums, percussions: Gary Rissmiller, Ronald Bogart
Conductor: Neil Wetzel 

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F10218
TT - 65 min

PETR KROUTIL & HIS BROTHERS - ANOTHER DAY IN AGHARTA

Petr Kroutil - vocal, saxophone, Ondřej Kabrna - piano, Hammond organ, Vít Švec - double bass, Michal Hejna - drums, Imran Musa Zangi - percussion

Live recording from AghaRTA Jazz Centrum, December 7, 2015

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F10213
TT - 56 min

PRIME TIME VOICE – LAZY AFTERNOON

Dana Šimíčková: soprano; Taťána Roskovcová: mezzosoprano; Marta Marinová: alto

Jiří Kovář: acoustic, electric & resophonic guitars
Jaroslav Šimíček: double bass, arrangements
Jan Dvořák: drums, percussions
& guest David Fárek: saxophone 

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F10215
TT - 56 min

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK
Symphony No. 1, Nocturne

Musica Florea, conducted by Marek Štryncl

World premiere recording on period instruments.
Live recording!

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F10212
TT - 63:40

BARBORA SWINX
Colors Of Love

The Nearness of You – Mi Tierra – Fields of Gold – Blues in the Night – Everytime – Mas Que Nada – If You Go Away – Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing – When I Dream at Night – Ain’t No Sunshine – Honeysuckle Rose – The Windmills of Your Mind – Travma – Blues o tom, že život je chlap – Come With Me

Barbora Swinx – vocal; Ondřej Kabrna – piano, organ, arrangements; David Fárek – soprano, alto, tenor sax, flute; Adam Tvrdý – guitar; Petr Kroutil – tenor sax (4, 6, 14); Jan Valta – violin; David Havelík – cello; Vít Švec – double bass; Zdeněk ‘Wimpy’ Tichota – bassguitar; Michal Hejna – drums; Imran Musa Zangi – percussion

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F10207
TT - 52:49

ANTONÍN JEMELÍK
Deleted History

Luboš Fišer: IV. Piano Sonata    
Luboš Sluka: Sonata per pianoforte     
Klement Slavický: Piano Sonata “Contemplation of Life”    
Antonín Jemelík: Three Melodramas   
Antonín Jemelík / Luboš Sluka: Lullaby for Voice and Piano

Barbora K. Sejáková: piano
Terezie Švarcová: soprano
Marie Tomášová: narration

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F10206
TT - 75:07

ADAM VÁCLAV MICHNA & JAROSLAV TŮMA
Labyrinth of the Holy Love

new period music inspired by the Michna's famous vocal collection (selection from the Czech Marian Music, 1647) composed and performed by Jaroslav Tůma
organ from Kruh 1627 in the cathedral of St Stephen, Litoměřice

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F10210
TT - 67:19

AghaRTA BAND – LIVE AT HOME

Ondřej Kabrna – piano Yamaha; Adam Tvrdý – electric guitar; Vít Švec – double bass; Michal Hejna – drums

Recorded live June 27, 2014 at AghaRTA Jazz Club.

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F10208
TT - 68 min.

CHURCH ORGAN IN DOUBRAVNIK – MARTIN PORUBA

18th century European organ music performed by Martin Poruba
on the organ crafted by Jan Výmola (1760) in Doubravník

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F10204
TT - 65 min.

NOČNÍ OPTIKA – ASTIGMA

Štěpán Zbytovský – flute, alto fluta, bass clarinet
Miroslav Nosek – guitar
Jakub Dvořáček – piano, fender rhodes, hammond a 101, wurlitzer 200a, melodica, carillon
Jan Keller – cello, bass guitar, udu
Jan Linhart – drums, congo, carillon

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F10203
TT - 45 min.

TVRDÝ/CHARETTE PROJECT – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES

Adam Tvrdý: guitars
Brian Charette: Hammond organ, minimoog
Petr Mikeš: drums

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F10205
TT - 73:43, 74:15, 79:02
 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH / JAROSLAV TŮMA
Great Organ Works

Preludes, Toccatas, Fugues...   [3CD]
JAROSLAV TŮMA ON THE ŠLAJCH ORGAN IN BRUCHSAL

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F10209
TT - 66 min.

DAVID CIZNER – LAUDA PUER DOMINUM

Georg Friedrich Händel, Claudio Monteverdi, Rupert Ignaz Mayr, Dietrich Buxtehude, Johann Sebastian Bach, Tarquinio Merula, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jakub Jan Ryba, Antonín Dvořák

David Cizner - boy soprano
Hipocondria Ensemble

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F10202
TT - 45 min.

PRIME TIME VOICE – LIVE

Dana Šimíčková: soprano
Taťána Roskovcová: mezzosoprano
Marta Marinová: alto
Jiří Kovář: acoustic guitar
Jaroslav Šimíček: doublebass
Petr Mikeš: drums

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F10201
TT - 57 min.

RUDY HORVAT GROUP – C4

Rudy Horvart - guitars, drums, programming; Jan Tengler - tenor saxophone, EWI; Jenny Krompolc - bass guitars; Jenny Krompolc Jr. - drums

Rudolf Březina - tenor saxophone; Radek Pastrňák - guitar; Boris Urbánek - Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes; Marcel Buntaj - drums; Roman Vícha - drums; Jiří Zabystrzan - piano, minimoog, Wurlitzer, Fender Rhodes; Dalibor Mráz - percussion; Pavel Sotoniak - keyboards

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F15161
TT - 58 min.

EMIL VIKLICKÝ TRIO – BALLADS AND MORE PLUS. LIMITED EDITION

Emil Viklický - piano, František Uhlíř - double-bass, Laco Tropp - drums

Aspen Leaf, Always And Forever, Buhaina, Buhaina, Dedicated To You, When The Sun Comes Out, Coral, I Fall In Love Too Easily, Wine, Oh Wine, Song For Jane

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F15181
TT - 78 min.

ONDŘEJ KABRNA TRIO – TIMEWAYS PLUS. LIMITED EDITION

Ondřej Kabrna – piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, vocal
Jakub Antl – double-bass, bassguitar
Lukáš Pavlík – drums

Marek Prokop – saxophone (12), Tomáš Liška – double-bass (12), Jan Dvořák – drums (12)

Introduction, New Day, Hallo Mr. James, Timeways, Knightsong, The Way To God, Escape From Freedom, Terminator's Blue Day, Ballad Of A Winter Night, The Time Is Over, Outroduction +PLUS+ Suffering Of Ferda The Ant, Armando Rhumba

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F10198
TT - 55 min.
 

PETR KROUTIL ORCHESTRA – JUST THE WAY I AM

Petr Kroutil – saxophone, vocal, clarinet; Barbora SWINX Řeháčková – vocal; Václav Kalenda – trumpet; Ondřej Kabrna – keyboards, accordion, oud; Adam Tvrdý – guitar; Lukáš Martinek – guitar; Vít Švec – double bass; Zdeněk Tichota – bassguitar; Michal Hejna – drums; Imran Musa Zangi – percussion

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F10189
TT -  64 min.

DAVID CIZNER – THE CELEBRATION OF TREBLES

David Cizner: boy soprano
period instruments enselble directed by Flores Cizner

Thomas Morley, John Dowland, Claudio Monteverdi, Vincenzo Calestani, Tarquinio Merula, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mauro Giuliani, Franz Schubert, Benjamin Britten, Leonard Cohen, Howard Blake

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F10193
TT -  54 min.

ADAM TVRDÝ TRIO – DOUBLEWELL

Adam Tvrdý: electric and acoustic guitars, guitar looper
Tomáš Baroš: acoustic bass, Martin Novák: drums
Petr Dvorský: acoustic bass, Jan Linhart: drums

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F10197
TT -  70 min.

MARTIN BRUNNER TRIO – STILL WARM TO TOUCH

Martin Brunner: piano
Rastislav Uhrík: bass
Tomáš Hobzek: drums

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F10199
TT -  68 min.

LULLABY - Music of 20th century Jewish Composers

Gideon Klein, Erwin Schulhoff, Paul Ben-Haim, Josef Bardanashvili

Aneta Majerová: piano, Bronislava Tomanová: soprano, Roman Patočka: violin, Petr Nouzovský: cello

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F10200
TT -  70 min.

EVERYBODY GOES TO AGHARTA  since 1991

anniversary edition of the best of AghaRTA bands

highlights from AghaRTA – Rhythm Desperados, Limited Edition, Luboš Andršt Group, Emil Viklický Trio, AghaRTA Gang feat. Štěpán Markovič;
rising stars – Martin Brunner Trio, Matej Benko Quintet, Noční Optika, Madfinger, Ondřej Kabrna Trio;
memories bonus tracks – Veleband, Vlasta Průchová & Zdeněk Zdeněk

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F10190
TT -  79 min.

JAROSLAV TŮMA: RE-IMAGINING SMETANA

organ improvisations on themes from the Cycle of Symphonic Poems “My Country” by Bedřich Smetana

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F10183
TT -  79 min.

JIŘÍ ANTONÍN BENDA
Harpsichord Concertos & Sonatas

Edita Keglerová
Hipocondria Ensemble

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F10184
TT -  79 min.

JOHANN JAKOB FROBERGER
Clavichord Fantasias

Jaroslav Tůma
clavichords by Martin Kather, Hamburg

capriccio, canzon, fantasie, suites, improvisation

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F10195
TT -  73 min.

NIGHT OPTICIAN'S
Machine From the Attics

NIGHT OPTICS – MACHINE FROM THE ATTICS

Štěpán Zbytovský – flute
Miroslav Nosek – guitars, ukulele
Jakub Dvořáček – piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond A101
Jan Keller – bassguitars, cello
Jan Linhart – drums

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F10196
TT -  56 min.

HOT LINE
Storytelling

Jan Hála – piano, keyboards, percussion programming
David Fárek – alto and tenor saxophones, flute
Jaroslav Friedl – electric and acoustic guitars
Martin Kapusník – electric and acoustic basses
Ondřej Sluka – drums

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F10191
TT -  60 min.

CZECH ORGAN CONCERTOS OF THE 18th CENTURY
Kopřiva, Stamic, Vaňhal

Jaroslav Tůma
Hipocondria Ensemble

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F10194
TT -  62 min.

JOSEF VEJVODA TRIO
The Affinity

Kryštof Marek: piano
Ondřej Štajnochr: double-bass
Josef Vejvoda: drums

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F10178
TT -  78 min.

ANGELICA BELTA
Musical Bouquets of Mediaeval Europe

Rozmberska kapela (Rozmberk Consort), leaded by Mario Mesany

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F10192
TT -  60 min.

PETR ZEMAN
Dog´s Life

Petr Zeman – guitars
Jiří Hála – flute, alto flute, tenor sax, baritone sax, Michal Gera – trumpet, flugelhorn, Marek Buble – alto sax, tenor sax, Jan Šatra – trombone, Jan Hála – keyboards, Hammond organ, Milan Potoček – Hammond organ, keyboards, Martin Kapusník – acoustic bass, bass guitar, David Vodrážka – drums, Pavel Razím – drums, Petr Mikeš – percussion

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F10185
TT -  62 min.

JAN VÁCLAV HUGO VOŘÍŠEK: Symphony in D major
ANTONÍN REJCHA: Symphony in E flat major, Overture in D major

Musica Florea, conducted by Marek Štryncl
world premiere recording on period instruments

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F10181
TT -  63 min.

ONDŘEJ KABRNA TRIO
Timeways

Ondřej Kabrna – piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers
Jakub Antl – double-bass, bassguitar
Lukáš Pavlík – drums

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F10179
TT -  71 min.

CATHEDRAL ORGAN IN LITOMĚŘICE

Bach / Middelschulte, Schmidt, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy,
Bossi, Finke, Tůma

Jaroslav Tůma plays on Jehmlich organ from 1941

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F10180  2CD
TT - 114 min.

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK
Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8, Symphonic Variations

Musica Florea, conducted by Marek Štryncl
world premiere recording on period instruments

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F10157  3CD
TT - 175 min.
>> OUT OF STOCK <<

PLASY ORGAN
Bull, Byrd, Froberger, Muffat, van Noordth, Pachelbel, Scheid, Sweelinck, Tůma, Weckmann

Jaroslav Tůma: organ by Abraham Starck from 1688

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F10176
TT -  56 min.
MARTIN BRUNNER TRIO
Behind The Clouds

Martin Brunner: piano
Martin Kapusník: double-bass, bassguitar
Petr Mikeš: drums

 

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F10177
TT -  55 min.
JAROSLAV ŠIMÍČEK QUARTET
The Way Home

Radek Zapadlo: tenor saxophone
Matej Benko: piano
Jaroslav Šimíček: double-bass
Tomáš Hobzek: drums

 

 

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F10159
TT -  59 min.
AMOR TIRANNO
Italian
Love Songs of the 17th century,
from the Lobkowicz Collection in Bohemia

Ivana Bilej Brouková: soprano
Markéta Cukrová: mezzo-soprano
Jan Krejča: theorbo, guitar, lute
Miloslav Študent: archlute, guitar, lute
Petr Wagner: viola da gamba
Tomáš Reindl: percussion

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F10173
TT -  71 min.
MATEJ BENKO QUINTET
Time Against Us

Miroslav Hloucal: trumpet
Radek Zapadlo: tenor saxophone
Matej Benko: piano
Tomáš Liška: double-bass
Pavel Zbořil: drums
Miriam Bayle:vocal (special guest)

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F10171
TT -  54 min.
JIRKA HÁLA
Make You Wanna Hala

Jirka Hála - tenor sax, flute, Brian Seeger - guitar, John Gros - Hammond organ, keyboards, vocal, Brian Coogan - Hammond organ, keyboards, Casandra Faulconer - bass, George Sluppick - drums, Johnny Vidacovich - drums, Scott Bourgeois - alto sax, Brent Rose - tenor sax, Rick Trolsen - trombone, Matt Perrine - sousaphone, Irij Alah - baritone sax

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F10175
TT -  76 min.

AghaRTA GANG
There Is Hope

Štěpán Markovič – saxophone, Boris Urbánek – piano, keyboards, Vít Švec – double bass, Michal Hejna – drums
  
Luboš Andršt – guitar, Ondřej Kabrna – piano, Matej Benko – piano, Roman Pokorný – guitar, Zdeněk „Wimpy“ Tichota – bass, Martin Gašpar – bass, Jan Linhart – drums, Marek Paterman – drums, Imran Musa Zangi – percussion, Veleband

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F10174
TT -  66 min.
SVATÁ HORA (HOLY MOUNTAIN)
New Choir Organ

Music for two keyboards, three or four hands and two, three and four feet

Karel Paukert & Jaroslav Tůma

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F10164
TT -  58 min.
MISHPAHA IV

jewish sabbath songs

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F10172
TT -  61 min.

LUBOŠ ANDRŠT GROUP
Moment In Time

Luboš Andršt - guitars, Ondřej Kabrna - piano, synthesizer, Zdeněk "Wimpy" Tichota - bass guitar, Michal Hejna - drums
& guests: Michal Žáček - soprano saxophone, Jan Hrubý - violin, Imran Musa Zangi - percussion

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F10168
TT -  63 min.
JAN ŠTOLBA QUARTET
Keep On Walking

Jan Štolba - tenor saxophone
Vladimír Strnad - piano
Jan Greifoner - double-bass
Jan Linhart - drums

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F10165
TT - 302 min.    4CD
SPECIAL PRICE 440 CZK
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846-893
the complete recording

Jaroslav Tůma - clavichords by Martin Kather (1997, 1999)

 

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F10169
TT - 69 min.
IN DARKNESS LET ME DWELL...

Jana Lewitová: vocal, viola, harp
Vladimír Merta: vocal, lutes, baritone guitar, 12string guitar, bratch, viola da gamba, flutes, percussion
& guests:
Zdenka Kopečná: vocal, Hana Fleková: viola da gamba

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F10166
TT -  54 min.
LIMITED EDITION – GROOVE ROOTS

Limited Edition
Miroslav Hloucal – trumpet, flugelhorn, Rostislav Fraš – tenor & soprano saxophones, Přemysl Tomšíček – trombone, Jan Hála – piano, electric piano, Vít Švec – acoustic bass, Pavel Razím – drums

 

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F10162
TT -  78 min.

THE BŘEVNOV ABBEY ORGAN

The 18th century Figural music by Benedictines of the Břevnov-Broumov Archabbey / Johann Valentin Rathgeber, Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Wenzel Gunter Jacob, Josef Mentzel, Erasmus Mentschel, Anonymous

Robert Hugo - organ 
Hana Blažíková - soprano, Markéta Cukrová - alto, Jaromír Nosek - bass
Capella Regia Praha, directed by Robert Hugo

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F10170
TT -  54 min.
SPECIAL PRICE 250 CZK

MADFINGER – SECRET MESSAGE

MadFinger
Markéta Foukalová - lead and backing vocals, Matouš Kobylka - tenor & alt saxophone, Viktor Jerman - guitar, David Walter - keyboards, Radim Genčev - bass, Ondřej Pomajsl - drums

guests: Vojtěch Dyk - lead and backing vocals, Nironic - rap, Miroslav Hloucal - trumpet, Tomáš Brožek - percussion, Radim Vychopeň - flute, Leona Prokopcová - backing vocals

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F10167
TT -  54 min.

UHLÍŘ, JURKOVIČ, HELEŠIC TRIO
Maybe Later

František Uhlíř - double-bass
Darko Jurkovič - guitar
Jaromír Helešic - drums

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F10163
TT - 55 min
PRAGUE KLEZMERIM
Yiddish Blues

Helena Rothová - piano, percussion
Tereza Rejšková - violin
Michal Kostiuk - clarinet, recorder
Ruben Lang - violin
Martin Vyhnálek - guitar
Tomáš Bedrník - bassoon

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F10160
TT - 56 min

WENCESLAS II, the Bohemian king
music from the late 13h century

Schola Benedicta
directed by Jiří Hodina

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F10161
TT - 69 min

EMIL VIKLICKÝ TRIO
Ballads And More

Emil Viklický - piano
František Uhlíř - double-bass
Laco Tropp - drums

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F19501
TT - 64 min
MISHPAHA II, KLEZMERIM, MIKI ROTH

Prague choir presents hasidic and jewish folk songs

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F19101
TT - 63 min

 

MISHPAHA

Hasidic and jewish folk songs directed by Hana Roth

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F10033   
TT - 67 min

JAN ZACH (1699 - 1773)
Sinfonias in A major, F major, A major, G major, A major, B major, D major

Capella "Sancta Caecilia"
Ivan Zenaty, Gabriela Demeterova, Jan Simon, Petr Hejny, Vit Mach, Jaroslav Tuma

World premiere recording

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F10152
TT - 56 min

 

THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH
contemporary compositions for percussion written by Svatopluk Havelka, Ivana Loudová, Mikko Heiniö, Julio Roloff, Luboš Fišer

This recording is an important presentation of the Department of Percussion at the Prague Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (HAMU), among others.

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F10153
TT - 61 min

JIŘÍ ANTONÍN [Georg Anton] BENDA (1722 - 1795)
Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. II - in G, D, F & C major

Benda wrote harpsichord concertos mainly for his concert work, and therefore paid special attention to them. He thus left us works that bear the imprint of his compositional and personal style, and have today been rightly rediscovered for critical editions and recordings. 

Edita Keglerová - harpsichord

Ensemble Hipocondria
Jan Hádek - violin
Jana Chytilová - violin
Michal Dušek - viola
Ondřej Michal - violoncello
Michal Novák - double-bass

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F10058
TT - 66 min

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN (1681 - 1767)
Concertos & Sonatas for Recorder and Viola da Gamba

Jiří Stivín - recorder
Petr Hejný - viola da gamba
Pro arte antiqua Praha

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F10154
TT - 68 min

NOČNÍ OPTIKA
HERBARIUM

Štěpán Zbytovský – flute
Miroslav Nosek – guitars
Jakub Dvořáček – piano, harpsichord
Jan Keller – bassguitars, cello
Jan Linhart – drums

Night Optics is an instrumental quintet composed of musicians whose starting point is partially jazz, partially classical music. The result is a sort of periphery or suburb of the jazz mainstream, a place lit with flashes of the resonance of the pulsing fevers of the metropolis, and breezes of the sombre surfaces of the forest pools. A neurotic’s meditation blends with the phlegmatic’s mad dash in a herbarium of half-forgotten animals.

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F10149
TT - 50 min
MUSIC IN PRAGUE CATHEDRAL
Hasse, Leo, Lotti, Pergolesi, Vinci, Vivaldi

Ivana Bilej Brouková - soprano
Markéta Cukrová - mezzo-soprano
Hipocondria Ensemble directed by Jan Hádek

The choir of St Vitus’s Cathedral was also regularly performed Italian music. That was not unusual, after all, since Italy set the tone practically throughout the eighteenth century. Italian music, or at least compositions in the Italian style, form part of almost all the Bohemian music archives of this period. What is remarkable, however, is the great number and particularly selection of compositions that have been preserved at St Vitus’s...

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F10155 [2CD] digipack
TT - 120 min
LIFE WITH A HARPSICHORD
František Vyhnálek

Giedré Lukšaité-Mrázková - harpsichord
Jaroslav Tůma - harpsichord

In connection with the 20th anniversary of František Vyhnálek´s workshop, the Czech leadest harpsichord maker, we are pleased to announce an exceptional 2CD project presenting two famous Czech harpsichordists performing compositions by Byrd, Farnaby, Frescobaldi, Sweelinck, Couperin, Händel, Štěpán and Bach on 6 different instruments.

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F10158
TT - 74 min
ANDREA RUILOVA & Folhinha Band
Live in Prague

Folhinha Band
Andrea Ruilova - vocal, piano, cash cash, harana
Jiří Šimek - guitars
Filip Spálený - bassguitar
Filip Jeníček - drums
   & Ecuador friends:
Diana Viteri - percussions, vibraphone, guitar
Miguel Merchán - bassguitar

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F10151
TT - 68 min
JOSEF KLIČKA  (1855 - 1937)
Legends for Organ

Petr Rajnoha – organ
Smetana Hall of Obecní dům at Prague

Second volume of Josefa Klička´s organ work follows the album of five concert fantasies. Three Legends (opp. 49, 54, 98) are completed with wide Sonata F sharp minor from 1917.

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Orgel-Buchlein
F10156
TT - 84 min
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH  (1685 - 1750)
Orgel-Büchlein BWV 599-644 [Little Organ Book] 

Jaroslav Tůma - organ
instrument was built by Vladimír Šlajch (Borovany 2004) for St Peter church at Bruchsal, Germany

"No one before Bach, and probably no one after him, ever achieved such refined compositional mastery of polyphonic work with theme and counter-theme, nor power of emotional effect using elements of Baroque tonal symbolism. The sighs of pain, the theme of the Cross, the fall of Adam, angels’ wings, tremendous joy, all these are attributes that Bach incorporated perfectly into music that flows logically, is harmonically rich, sounds natural, and is uplifting and spirited."


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MATEJ BENKO
Songbook

album (sheet music) of 18 compositions for piano solo by young Slovak pianist and composer Matej Benko, whos tunes are already recorded on albums "Universality" (ARTA, F10143) and "Keporkak" (ARTA, F10131)
 
Absence, Distant Relative, Evening Prelude, Fishtale Tale, Follow The Whales, Fairytale About Caroline, Granny’s Room, Informations No. 1 – 8, Universality, Monkfish, Smilla
Cuban Summer
F10148
TT - 56 min
CUBAN SUMMER
Across the Feelings
 
Ondřej Kabrna - piano
Tomáš Liška - double-bass
Marek Prokop - saxophones
Jan Dvořák - drums
 

Carioca Sol Y Umbra - Jaroslav Ježek
Tequilla - Chuck Rio 
Lesson No. 5 - Tomáš Liška
Utrpení Ferdy Mravence - Ondřej Kabrna
La Dolce Vita - Robert Štolba 
The Girl From Prague - Ondřej Kabrna
Caravan - Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol 

Klička: Varhanní fantasie
F10138
TT - 69 min
JOSEF KLIČKA (1855 - 1937)
Concert Fantasies

Fantasia on the Symphonic Poem "Vysehrad" by Bedrich Smetana
Concert Fantasia on the St. Wenceslas Chorale
Concert Fantasia in C minor
Concert Fantasia in G minor
Concert Fantasia in F sharp minor

Petr Rajnoha – organ
the church of St Moritz, Kroměříž

World premiere recording of the complet of five concert fantasies
by Czech organ "symphonicker" Josef Klička.

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Tiorba
F10142
TT - 56 min
INTAVOLATURA DI TIORBA
Jan Krejča

Alessandro Piccinini (1566 - 1638)
Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, Libro primo, Bologna 1623
Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (1580 - 1651)
Libro primo d'intavolatura di chitarone, Roma 1611
Libro quarto d'intavolatura di chitarone, Roma 1640
Bellerofonte Castaldi (1580 - 1649)
Capricci a due stromenti cioe tiorba e tiorbino e per sonar solo varie sorti di balli e fantasticarie, Modena 1622
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 - 1643)
Toccate e Partite d'Intavolatura di cimbalo et organo, Libro primo, Roma1615 

Jan Krejča – theorbo
Robert Hugo – organ positive, harpsichord
Helena Zemanová – violin
Jan Novotný - double-bass

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Mysteria
F10144
TT - 80 min

JIŘÍ STIVÍN & JAZZÍČEK
Bye Bye Holland
live recording from the Jazz in Duketown festival in Hertogenbosch,
May 1989


Jiří Stivín - alto saxophone, flutes
JAZZÍČEK: Vítězslav Marek - trumpet, guitar, Svatobor Macák - tenor saxophone, Ladislav Gerendáš - basstrumpet, Zdeněk Kalhous - el. piano, Vít Fiala - double-bass, Vladimír Žižka - drums

Oh, Lady Be Good (Gershwin)  
Riff (Tate)  
Autumn Leaves (Cosma)  
Stompin’ At The Savoy (Goodman, Webb, Razal)
Bernie’s Tune (Miller, Leiber, Stoller)
Bye Bye Blackbird (Henderson)
Stuffy (Hawkins)
Scrapple From The Apple (Parker)
C-jam Blues (Ellington)

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Mysteria
F10135
TT - 70 min
MYSTERIES
Hana Blochová & Kvinterna

Sibilla provençale (traditional)
Mariam Matrem Virginem (Llibre Vermell de Montserrat)
Faith (after Hildegard von Bingen: Ave generosa)
The Birth of Hope (Hana Blochova, Petr Vyoral)
Love (after Hildegard von Bingen: Caritas abundat)
Universum (Kvinterna)

Hana Blochová – vocals, harps, Tibetan bowls, organetto
Kvinterna
Petr Vyoral – fiddles, oud
Pavel Polášek – chalumeaux, santouri, vocal
Milos Valenta – fiddle
František Pok – shawm, recorded, hurdy-gurdy
Petr Filák – oud
Přemysl Vacek – lute
Marie Hřebíčková, Josef Preisler, Petr Doubek – vocal
Milan Bílek, Dan Dlouhý, Luboš Holzer – percussion
Michal Sodja - didgeridoo

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Ba(c)chanalistica
F10145
TT - 66 min

UPSIDE DOWN! 
or Ba©chanalistica

What one earth do you mean, ”Bachanalistica”? No, don’t worry, this isn’t about some cheap vulgar approach to marketing the great Johann Sebastian (although he certainly had a great appetite for food!), or some trendy display of musicological expertise, or a hygienist’s  analysis of the drinkability of water from the stream (der Bach = stream in German). Bacchanalia, in the sense of wild and opulent revels took their name from Bacchus, “the patron of feasting and drinking” – yes, when wine flowed in the streams! We might find a certain etymological association with another German word, der Bauch = the belly, which is related to our Czech word “bachor” meaning one of the stomachs of the cow. Bachanti or vaganti, was once the name given to people – mostly students – who wandered from university to university, from town to town and from inn to inn, begging, seducing, and enjoying their food and drink. From the Middle Ages the vagabond pupils and students were an element akin to the homeless of today. But...

Ritornello
directed by Michael Pospíšil

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Rhythm Desperados
F10150
TT - 71 min

RHYTHM DESPERADOS
Volcano

97th Avenue
Volcano 
First Snow
Come and Play
Deja vu
Friday´s Dance
Sunny
Tears of Happiness

Rhythm Desperados:
Michal Žáček - soprano saxopohone
Boris Urbánek - keyboards
Martin Lehký - bassguitar
Michal Hejna - drums
Pavel Plánka - percussion

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Janacek,Hindemith,Tuma
F10147
TT - 80 min
LEOŠ JANÁČEK, PAUL HINDEMITH, JAROSLAV TŮMA 
Rieger organ from 1931

LEOŠ JANÁČEK (1854 – 1928)
Organ solo from Glagolitic Mass

PAUL HINDEMITH (1885 – 1963)
Three sonatas for the organ

JAROSLAV TŮMA (1956)
An Overgrown Path, after Janacek
(four improvisations on themes from Janacek´s piano pieces)

Jaroslav Tůma
organ at the church of St Nicholas, Ludgerovice (near Ostrava)

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Vojta
F10141
TT - 66 min
JAN IGNÁC FRANTIŠEK VOJTA (2.pol.17.st.)
Musicus salutaris
 

La Gambetta
Elen Machová – violin, viola, viola da gamba, Věra Mikulášková – viola da gamba, Monika Knoblochová – virginal, Miloslav Študent –archlute
Hana Blažíková, Marta Fadjevičová – soprano, Hasan El-Dunia – alto, Marek Olbrzymek – tenor, Michael Pospíšil – bass
Karel Mňuk, Jaroslav Rouček – Baroque trumpets, Martin Kalista – violin, Chiara Granata – triple harp, Pietro Prosser – calichon, Baroque guitar, Dennis Brauer Iversen – violone, Adam Viktora –organ positive, Petr Kalousek – Baroque kettle drums

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  • J.I.F.Vojta, the doctor of medicine was contemporary of the famous Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber. Apart from notes in the university records, written in his own hand, we have no other primary-source information about him. Vojta was the house physician of the Benedictines at the Church of St Nicholas in the Old Town, and he lived in the Tyn quarter, near Tomas Baltazar Janovka. In his day, he was a recognized composer with his own pupils. Just how prolific a composer Vojta was, we don’t know. We have knowledge only of 27 of his compositions, of which only seven survive – in Brno, Prague, Vienna, and Paris. All are recorded on this album.
Rejcha: 36 Fugues
F10146  [2CD]
TT - 133 min.
ANTONÍN REJCHA (1770-1836)
36 fugues for pianoforte

 

Jaroslav Tůma
Hammer-clavier Anton Walter c. 1790

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  • World premiere recording of the exceptional cycle of fugues on period hammer-clavier by Anton Walter from Wien.
Benko: Universality
F10143
TT - 67 min.

MATEJ BENKO TRIO
Universality

Distant Relative
Absence
Fairytale About Caroline
Lôro
Granny´s Room
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
All Fool´s Day
Universality - piano intro
Universality
Chan Chan  
 
Matej Benko - piano
Jan Greifoner - double-bass
Branko Križek - drums

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Stockhausen
F10030
TT - 64 min.
remastered
KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN (* 1928)
Tierkreis (Zodiac)

Ivan Ženatý - violin
Aleš Bárta – church organ, Jana Boušková – harp, Rudolf Dašek – guitar, banjo, Pavel Drešer – accordion, Josef Hála – piano, harpsichord, celeste, Jiří Mazánek – sitar, Daniel Mikolášek – vibraphone, marimba, Antique cymbals, bells

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  • Stockhausen´s Tierkreis from 1975 is a cycle of twelve compositions inspired by the signs of the zodiac. The work is intended for one chordal instrument; playing from the written notes is largely open to interpretation. Ivan Zenaty offers a version in which each sign of the zodiac is performed by a different chordal instrument. The solo violin, by contrast, moves through all the signs, influenced both by the meaning of the individual signs and by the character of the instrument accompanying it at that moment.
Planicky
F10045
TT - 76 min.
remastered
JOSEF ANTONÍN PLÁNICKÝ (1691 - 1732)
Opella ecclesiastica, 1723

This collection of twelve spiritual cantatas, called Opella ecclesiastica, was published in Augsburg in 1723. It is the only extant work of the Czech Baroque composer, who, owing to the mature form of these arias, is considered to have had a musical language comparable to that of composers as great as Bach and Haendel.

Ludmila Vernerova-Novakova - soprano
Marta Benackova - alto
Zdenek Harvanek - bass

MUSICA BOMHEMICA
conducted by Jaroslav Krcek

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F.I.A.Tuma
F10093
TT - 69 min.
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FRANTIŠEK IGNÁC ANTONÍN TŮMA (1704 - 1774)
Sinfonias, Partitas & Sonata
  • Sonata in A minor
  • Partita in G major
  • Partita in A minor
  • Partita in F major
  • Sinfonia in B flat major
  • Sinfonia in D major

    František Tůma, an excellent player of the viola da gamba and theorbo, belongs with his work to the music of the Late Baroque. The polyphony of his composition predominates, but there are also homophonic movements with simpler harmonies foreshadowing the Classical music that was to come. Among instrumental works are his trio and quartet sonatas, symphonies, and partitas, mostly for string instruments and continuo, some of which, however, were also played by orchestras.


    Antiquarius Consort Praga
    Václav Návrat - violin
    Simona Pešková-Tydlitátová - violin
    Petr Hejný - violoncello
    Přemysl Vacek - archlute, Baroque guitar
    Václav Luks - harpsichord

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Varhanni improvizace
F10064
TT - 80 min.
remastered
ORGAN IMPROVISATION
JAROSLAV TŮMA
  • Jaroslav Tůma (*1956) eight organ improvisations present a masterful and widely viewed confrontation of music cultural past and present. Already an idea on its own is a unigue challenge to so called classical music where an improvisation as a art linked to the nonmediate creative source has almost disappeared. Tuma´s creations, however, are heading further: there it is not only interpreted a brilliant technique that still luckily, in the long run, constantly belong to basic professional skill of every organist but also we can feel there a many hundred years of unique complex practice of a royal instrument.

    Jaroslav Tůma - organ
    Live recordings on eight different instruments throughout the world: Doksy (Czech Republic), Passau, Munchen, Frankfurt (Germany), Milano (Italy), Karlskrona (Sweden), Cambridge (United States), Annaka (Japan)
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Černohorský
F10139
TT - 50 min.
BOHUSLAV MATĚJ ČERNOHORSKÝ (1684 - 1742)
Laudetur Jesus Christus
  • Litanie lauretanae
  • Regina coeli a 8
  • Vesperae minus solenne
  • Fuga F dur
  • Quare Domine irasceris
  • Fuga a moll
  • Regina coeli
  • Toccata C dur
  • Quem lapidaverunt
  • Laudetur Jesus Christus

    Until historians of music finally elevated him to the status of the Bach of Bohemia, Černohorský had long been widely considered a composer for the organ. Thanks only to painstaking detective work did it become possible in subsequent years to determine the key moments of his life and, at least in part, to answer a question that to this day remains just as intriguing – namely, who exactly was
    Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský?

    Societas Incognitorum
    Hipocondria Ensemble
    Pavel Černý: church organ

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Goldberg
F10136 [2CD]
TT - 154 min.
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685 - 1750)
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
 

Jaroslav Tůma
CD1: clavichords
CD2: harpsichord

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  • two different complete recordings of the same famous composition on two different keyboard instruments
    the clavichord version of Goldberg Variations is the wolrd premiere recording
    special price 2CD
Zdoroslavíček
F10140
TT - 66 min.

FELIX KADLINSKÝ (1613 - 1675)
The Nightingale-In-Despite

 

Ritornello Fraucimor, directed by Michael Pospíšil
Hana Blažíková - vocal, harp, drum
Kateřina Doležalová - vocal, harp
Hana Fleková - viola di gamba
Simona Holubcová - theorba
Jana Lewitová - vocal, harp, viola
Lenka Mitášová - lutes, harp, Baroque guitar
Tereza Pavelková - recorder, organ positive, vocal
Blažena Pecháčková - vocal, violin, pochette, harp
Michael Pospíšil - vocal, whistle-pipe, cornett, chalumeaux, organ positive

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  • The famous set of songs known as the TRUTZ-NACHTIGAL by the Jesuit Fridrich Spee von Langenfeld, completed in 1634, was to be reprinted many times in German. It was beautifully translated into Czech by the Jesuit FELIX KADLINSKY and published under the title of ZDORO-SLAVICEK, first in 1665. It contains 52 texts of songs to 25 melodies. Some melodies can fit different texts and vice versa, a practice we still sometimes follow today. The individual songs soon spread to “normal“ hymnbooks as well, where they survived at the least into the 19th century. Paradoxically, a music typically intimate in style, delicate, designed for private prayer and contemplation, became so popular that it found itself arranged in crowd chorales…
Benda
F10133
TT - 70 min.
JIŘÍ ANTONÍN BENDA (1722 - 1795)
Harpsichord Concertos
  • Koncert g moll
  • Koncert h moll
  • Koncert f moll
  • Koncert G dur

    “But surely you know that of all Lutheran composers Benda is my favourite,” W. A. Mozart wrote to his father from Mannheim…
    Educated by the intellectual Lutheran milieu and profoundly affected first by the French Enlightenment and then, in particular, by the artistic rebellion of the “Sturm und Drang,” Benda was a typical child of his times. His musical language crystallized into its supreme form in the 1770s, a time when he also wrote the majority of his most important works including the harpsichord concertos.

    Václav Luks - harpsichord
    Collegium 1704
    Lenka Koubková - violin
    Jan Hádek - violin
    Michal Kuchařík - viola
    Libor Mašek - violoncello

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Finger
F10137
TT- 54 min.
GOTTFRIED FINGER (c.1655 - 1730)
Sonatae, Balletti scordati, Aria et variationes

Petr Wagner - viola da gamba
Ensemble Tourbillon
Natalia Sitarz - harpsichord, organ positive
Jan Krejča - theorbo, Baroque guitar
Přemysl Vacek - archlute
Robert Rawson - viola da gamba

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  1. Sonata Secunda D dur
    Sonata Terza A dur
    Prelude e moll
    Sonata Quarta d moll
    Sonatina A dur
    [Aria et variationes] D dur
    [Balletti scordati] A dur
    Sonata Sesta a moll
    Sonatina d moll
Loutnove pisne
F10017
TT - 56 min.
remastered
LUTE SONGS in the 16th and 17th century Europe

Jana Lewitová - mezzosoprano
Rudolf Měřinský - Renaissance & Baroque lutes, theorbo, alto

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  • Enríquez de Valderrábano, Alonso Mudarra, Luys de Narvaez, Luys Milán, John Dowland, John Sturt, Robert Johnson, Biagio Marini, Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger, Girolamo Marinoni, Alessandro Piccinini, Francesco Cavalli, Henry Purcell, ad.

 

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