Prague Symphony Orchestra, The

Symfonický orchestr hl. m. Prahy FOK

Also known as City Of Prague Symphony Orchestra, City Of Prague's Symphony Orchestra, The, Пражский Симфонический Оркестр, F. O. K., F. O. K. Symphony Orchestra, FOK Simfonijski Orkestar, L'Orchestre Symphonique de Prague, Members Of The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Mitglieder Der Prager Symphoniker, Orchestra Sinfonica Di Praga, Orchestre Symphonique De Prague, Orchestre Symphonique Orchestra De Prague, Orkiestra Filharmonii Czeskiej, Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Praga, Orquesta Sinfónica De Praga, Orquesta Sinfonica de Praga, Orquestra Sinfônica De Praga, Praags Symfonie Orkest, Prager sinfonie-Orchester, Prager Sinfoniker FOK, Prager Symphonieorchester, Prager Symphoniker, Prague City Symphonic Orchestra, Prague Symphone Orchestra, Prague Symphonia, The, Prague Symphonic Orchestra, Prague Symphony, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra (F. O. K), Prague Symphony Orchestra (F. O. K.), Prague Symphony Orchestra (F.O.K.), Prague Symphony Orchestre, The, Prague Symphony, The, Praški Simfonijski Orkestar F.O.K., Symfonický Orchestr FOK, Symfonický Orchestr Hl. M. (FOK), Symfonický Orchestr Hl. M. Prahy, Symfonický Orchestr hl. m. Prahy (FOK), Symfonický Orchestr Hl. M. Prahy FOK, Symfonický Orchestr hl. Města Prahy FOK, Symfonický Orchestr Hlavhího Města Prahy (FOK), Symfonický Orchestr Hlavního Města Prahy (FOK), Symfonický Orchestr Hlavního Města Prahy FOK, Symphonic Orchestra Of Prague, The, Symphonic Orchestra Prague, Symphonic Orchestra Prague, The, Symphonický Orchestr FOK, Symphonie-Orchester Prag, Symphony Orchestra Of Prague, Symphony Orchestra Of The Capital In Prague "FOK", Členové Symfonického Orchestru Hl. Města Prahy (FOK)
Members of Prague Symphony Orchestra, The: Herbert Ward, Jiri Pospichal, Jiří Novotný, Martin Turnovský, Rudolf Urbanec, Svatopluk Čech, Svatopluk Čech (2), Václav Neumann, Václav Smetáček
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Discography of Prague Symphony Orchestra, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Lingua Mortis 10 Audio 1996 GUN Records (2)
2 Lingua Mortis 10 Audio 2006
3 A Midsummer Night's Dream / The Hebrides • Meeresstille Und Glückliche Fahrt 7 Audio 1976
4 Peer Gynt Suites / Lyric Suite 3 Audio 1962 Supraphon
5 Concert Voor 2 Violen En Strijkorkest In d, Concerten Voor Violen En Strijkorkest Nr. 1 In a, Nr. 2 In E 12 Audio Supraphon
6 Concertos For Violin BWV 1041 & 1042 / Concerto For Two Violins BWV 1043 / Concerto For Violin & Oboe BWV 1060 16 Audio 1989 Supraphon
7 Violin Concerto / Suite Hebraïque 2 Audio 1968 Supraphon
8 Violin Concerto / Suite Hebraïque 2 Audio 1984 Supraphon
9 Popular Overtures 4 Audio Supraphon
10 Piano Concerto No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 37 4 Audio 1973 Supraphon
11 Variations On A Rococo Theme / Suite No. 4, „Mozartiana“ 6 Audio 1974 Supraphon
12 A Midsummer Night's Dream / The Hebrides • Meeresstille Und Glückliche Fahrt 7 Audio 1967
13 Concerto For Violoncello And Orchestra / Symphonic Variations 6 Audio Supraphon
14 Sheherazade / Poeme De L'Amour Et De La Mer 8 Audio 1982 Supraphon
15 Uherské Tance / Feramors / Koncertní Valčík 9 Audio 1952 Supraphon
16 Sborové Scény Ze Světových Oper II. 16 Audio 1967
17 Trionfi 53 Audio 1984
18 Te Deum / Mass In D Major / Biblical Songs Nos. 1-5 18 Audio 1993 Supraphon
19 Peer Gynt / Sigurd Jorsalfar 14 Audio 1977 Supraphon
20 Te Deum 12 Audio 1995 Panton
21 Te Deum 12 Audio 1987 Panton
22 Carmina Burana 32 Audio 1996 Supraphon
23 Échec Au Roi / The Revolt (Ballets In 1 Act) 20 Audio 1993 Supraphon
24 Who Is The Most Powerful In The World (Ballet Comedy In 1 Act) 19 Audio 1997 Supraphon
25 Motýl, Který Dupal (The Butterfly That Stamped, Ballet In 1 Act) 9 Audio 1990 Supraphon
26 Hungarian Dances 17 Audio 1974 Supraphon
27 Hungarian Dances 17 Audio 1985 Supraphon
28 Walton • Prokofiev • Kabeláč • Ravel • Dvořák 9 Audio 2008-09-30 Orchestral Concert CDs
29 Symphony No.3 In E Flat Major Op.10 4 Audio Supraphon
30 Туонельский Лебедь / Камаринская / Венгерские Танцы 7 Audio Supraphon
31 Concerto For Piano / Cuban Overture 3 Audio 1962 Supraphon
32 In Central Asia / Kikimora 2 Audio Supraphon
33 Hraje Slavne Koncertni Skladby 6 Audio 1978 Supraphon
34 Tone Poems After Shakespear 4 Audio 1980
35 French Orchestral Showpieces 4 Audio Crossroads (3)
36 Czech Christmas Mass 10 Audio
37 Famous Operettas Overtures 5 Audio 1965 Supraphon
38 Russian Easter 2 Audio Supraphon
39 Legacy Of Love 26 Audio 2009 EH Productions Inc.
40 Symphony Nº 1 In C Minor "The Bells Of Zlonice" 5 Audio 1963 Supraphon
41 A Symphony Of Hope 10 Audio 1999 BHM
42 Psyche 6 Audio Crossroads (3)
43 Osiřelo Dítě / Sirotek 2 Audio 1955 Supraphon
44 Symphony No. 4 In C Minor, Op. 54 ("Easter") 5 Audio 1972 Nonesuch
45 Slavonic Dances Nos. 1, 2, 7-11, 15 / Czech Dances Nos. 1, 7, 8, 10 / Lachian Dances Nos. 3, 5, 6 19 Audio 1993 Supraphon Digital
46 Symphony No. 73 In D Major "La Chasse" / Symphony No. 96 In D Major "The Miracle" 10 Audio Crossroads (3)
47 Carl Orff - Catulli Carmina 6 Audio Supraphon
48 Czech Christmas Pastorellas 7 Audio Supraphon
49 Cello Concerto No. 2 4 Audio 1982
50 Concierto Nº 2 Para Piano Y Orquesta En Si Bemol Mayor, Op. 19 / Fantasía Para Piano, Coros Y Orquesta En Menor, Op. 80 5 Audio 1974 Discophon

Czech symphony orchestra.

Established in autumn 1934 by conductor and musical organizer Rudolf Pekárek. He defined the ensemble’s fields of activity with the words “Film-Opera-Koncert”, which became part of the orchestra’s title as the abbreviation FOK. By recording music for the majority of Czech films in the 1930s and performing regularly in live broadcasts of Czechoslovak Radio, the FOK Orchestra made a name for itself and its economic existence was assured. This allowed gradual development of concert activities, whose main promoter from the very beginning was [a=Václav Smetáček]. In 1942 he became the orchestra’s chief conductor, and he stood at its head for thirty years. During the period of his leadership the orchestra achieved a high performance standard and international renown.

After Smetáček’s departure from the post of chief conductor, artistic leadership was taken over in succession by Ladislav Slovák (1972–1976), Jindřich Rohan (1976–1977), and then Jiří Bělohlávek (1977–1989), whose work marked an important stage from the standpoint of the ensemble’s intensive artistic development. After Bělohlávek came Petr Altrichter (1990–1992), Martin Turnovský (1992–1995), and Gaetano Delogu (1995–1998). Other important Czech conductors who have worked with the orchestra over a long period have included especially Václav Neumann, Zdeněk Košler, and Vladimír Válek. From March 2001 to the end of the 2005/2006 concert season, Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Prague Symphony Orchestra was Serge Baudo. From the 2006/2007 concert season on, Jiří Kout will be holding the position of Chief Conductor of the Orchestra.

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