CD Composer Portraits

Composer Portraits CD Series

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Composer Portraits CD Series is published by Czech Music Information Centre.

CD are not for sale separately but attached to our Czech Music Quarterly magazine.

CD are available within these issues: Kotík- CMQ 2014/1, Loudová - CMQ 2014/2, Rataj - CMQ 2014/3, Kadeřábek - CMQ 2014/4, Bartoň - CMQ 2015/2, Kofroň - CMQ 2015/4, Nejtek - CMQ 2016/1.

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 Kotík 

 

 

Petr Kotík (*1942)  

1. Variations for 3 Orchestras (2003–05) ..... 33:19
    Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Petr Kotík, Zsolt Nagy, Petr Vronský, Live performance at MaerzMusik festival, 2004

2. Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking (excerpt) (1978–80) ..... 14:54
    S.E.M. Ensemble,  Archival recording, 1982

3. String Quartet No. 1 “Erinnerungen an Jan“ (2007–12) ..... 24:29
    O.B.SQ. (Conrad Harris, Pauline Kim-Harris, Nikolaus Schlierf, Andrej Gál), Live performance in Ostrava, 2012

Loudová

Ivana Loudová (*1941)

1. Sinfonia numerica per orchestra da camera (2006) ….. 11:45
    Prague Chamber Orchestra Without Conductor, Live performance at 61st Prague Spring festival, 2006

2. Forgetful Angel (2012) ….. 6:05
    Karel Dohnal – clarinet, Live performance in Prague, 2012

3. Good Samaritan (2012) ….. 11:30
    For percussion and organ, after a picture by Jan Zrzavý, Oleg Sokolov – percussion, Drahoslav Gric – organ, Live performance in Prague, 2013

4. Canto solitario (2002) ….. 10:02
    Roman Patočka – violin, Live performance in Prague, 2003

5. Planet of Birds III (2009) ….. 16:26
    A meditation for flute and electronics, Lenka Kozderková – flute, Live performance in Olomouc, 2013

6. Double Concerto for Violin, Percussion and Strings (1989) ….. 20:04
    Ivan Ženatý – violin, Oleg Sokolov – percussion, Roxy Ensemble, Marko Ivanović – conductor, Live performance in Prague, 2008

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Michal Rataj (*1975)

1. Migrating Pencil (2013) ….. 7:32
    Ivan Boreš – guitar, Michal Rataj – writing desk, live electronics

2. Running For Breath (2013) ….. 11:09
    Eva Hutyrová – piano

3. Raining Inside (2008) ….. 12:02
    Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Roland Kluttig

4. Corde, Lingua, Voce (2006) ….. 14:30
    Hana Blažíková, Barbora Sojková – soprano, Schola Benedicta, cond. Jiří Hodina, Štěpán Škoch – saxophones, Vincent, Rigot – organ

5. Elementary Me (2009) ….. 7:06
    Monika Štreitová – flute

6. Exit Towards the Light (2012) ….. 10:29
    Konvergence Ensemble, cond. Ondřej Štochl, Michal Rataj, Ivan Boreš

7. A Fan – Mbira (2013) ….. 5:33
    Ivan Boreš – guitar, fan, Michal Rataj – mbira, live electronics

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Jiří Kadeřábek (*1978)

1. Basic Prague (2007) ...... 11:41
    Ensemble MoEns, cond. Miroslav Pudlák

2. La Riemersione di Venezia (2008) ...... 10:13
    Ondřej Martinovský – viola, Balázs Adorján – violoncello

3. From an Unshot Movie (2008) ...... 9:50
    Daniel Skála – cimbalom, Nóra Füzi – piano

4. Bridges (2013) ...... 13:12
    Daniel Skála – cimbalom, Ostravská banda, cond. Ondřej Vrabec, Live recording

5. Technological Progress (2011) ...... 11:58
    Ostravská banda, cond. Barbara Kler, Live recording

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Hanuš Bartoň (*1960)

1.–3. Quintet–Concerto for clarinet and string quartet
    (1993, rev. 2008) ..... 22:29
    1. Moderato ..... 11:06 2. Vivo ..... 7:193. Moderato ..... 4:04
    Kamil Doležal – klarinet, Martinů Quartet (Lubomír Havlák, Petr Maceček – violin, Jan Jíša – viola, Jitka Vlašánková – violoncello)

4. Passing of Time for flute, clarinet, viola, violoncello, piano and synthesizer (1999) ..... 11:29
    Lenka Kozderková – flute, Kamil Doležal – clarinet, Ludmila Sovadinová – viola, Milada Strašilová – violoncello, Hanuš Bartoň – piano,
    Miroslav Pudlák – synthesizer

5. In D for clarinet and electroacoustic track (2004) ..... 9:44
    Kamil Doležal – clarinet

6.–8. Music for Large Orchestra (1993) ..... 35:51
    6. Moderato ..... 13:38 7. Adagio ..... 10:24 8. Un poco vivace ..... 11:49
    Symphony Orchestra of the Czech Radio, cond. Ondřej Kukal

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Petr Kofroň (*1955)

Titan Symphony (2005) ...... 74:30

1. I ….. 21:26

2. II ….. 24:24

3. III ….. 28:36

Agon Orchestra, cond. Petr Kofroň
Live performance at the Archa theatre, Prague, 17 November 2005 (recording edited by Petr Kofroň)

Nejtek - Composer Portraits

Michal Nejtek (*1977)

1. Music for 18 Strings (1999)...... 11:05
Stanisław Sroka – electric guitar, aukso chamber orchestra, cond. Marek Moś
Live performance, Warsaw Autumn festival, 2001

2. Frame Dreams (2006) ...... 13:24
Windkraft Ensemble, cond. Manuel de Roo
Live performance, Klangspuren festival, 2006

3. Für Elsa Zylberstein I (2004) ...... 7:23
MoEns Ensemble live performance, 2004

4. … a beautiful noise (2007)...... 11:06
MoEns Ensemble live performance, 2014

5. Two Girls in the Space with Objects (1998) ...... 5:35
Dana Šafránková – flute, Jiří Mráz – clarinet, Michal Nejtek – piano
Studio recording

6. Thorn into the Flesh (2002)...... 13:03
John Kenny – trombone, Anton Lukoszevieze – cello, Dirk Rothbrust – percussion live performance, Donaueschinger Musiktage, 2002

7. Pierrot Dandy (2015) ...... 2:21
Pauline Claes – mezzo soprano, Musiques Nouvelles Ensemble, cond. Jean-Paul Dessy
Live performance, Smetana Days festival, 2015

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