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Yes, love inspires music. At 63, Czech composer Leoš Janáček met his Moravian muse, Kamila Stösslová, and through years of writing to her and composing as a way to further experess his feelings, his greatest works were created. Sometimes the words we say are not as important or as telling as the words we write...
Today we have another surprise for you. How many of you realized that the man considered the ‘Father of American Musical Theater’ comes from Czech parents? Yes. Jerome David Kern (1885-1945),  is remembered for his almost 1,000 songs and more than 100 theater performances and films. Jerome Kern was born in New York, in Sutton Place,...
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L’Opera Barocca is a institute of Baroque culture which supplies Czech people living in Prague and tourists with nightly baroque performances. They host many opera shows throughout the year, but their annual Opera Barocca Festival which features Baroque music, dance, and festivities, is the most popular. Almost all of Opera Barocca’s programs take place at the beautiful Clam-Gallas Palace. The...
The Magic Voice of a Rebel, Marta Kubišová, was born in České Budějovice in 1942. She was synonymous with the Czech pop boom of the 1960s. She was a three-time winner of the Golden Nightingale music award and had a stellar career and future ahead of her… But then it all ended in 1968 with the occupation of Czechoslovakia. Because...
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When Louis Armstrong visited Prague in March of 1965, at which time he was truly an international star. While groups such as the Beatles were emerging, Armstrong still led the charts with the song, Hello Dolly. It’s still a big mystery as to how Frantisek Spurný arranged for Louis Armstrong to agree to no less than nine – yes...
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If you go into any old Czech bar that plays Folk music you will find at least one of these songs the track-list. These are songs that my grandparents used to sing around the campfire during communism when this music wasn’t even allowed. This type of music isn’t for everyone but for my grandparents it...
In this video by Denis Rochard, a group of five talented musicians perform Dvořák’s String Quintet in G major Op.77. The musicians perform the quintet by candlelight, giving the video a warm, intimate atmosphere. The music is clear and energetic, the atmosphere is haunting, and the filming is smooth and artistic. Surrounded by candles and chandeliers, the musicians perform the song...
There are few cities in the world that have been immortalised in a music video to the extent of Prague in Never Tear Us Apart, the 1988 hit from Australian rock band INXS. Yes… We do agree that it is Prague’s Coolest Music Video. In the video, a very sexy and brooding Michael Hutchence takes a...