Prague Radio Symphony Christmas Concert 2009 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert: Holiday Edition

Marek Stilec - leading the troops through some unfamiliar Czech goodies.

Marek Stilec – leading the troops through some unfamiliar Czech goodies.

. . . Or click on the link here for Audio Player – Prague Radio Symphony, Marek Stilec, Cond. – Dec. 21, 2009 – CRo2 Vltava/BBC Radio 3

Getting festive with the (mostly) unfamiliar this week. The Christmas 2009 Prague Radio Symphony Concert featuring works by Jan Jakub Ryba, Jan Mica and Jan Våclav Vorisek. The concert was recorded by Radio Prague on December 21, 2009 and relayed to BBC Radio 3 for inclusion in their excellent Through The Night series.

Somewhat short, but a really interesting concert with works by some composers I am not familiar with (except Vorisek). Here’s what’s on the player and a list of the soloists for the Czech Christmas Mass:

1. Ryba, Jan Jakub (1765-1815)

Czech Christmas Mass

Zdena Kloubová (soprano), Eliska Weissová (mezzo-soprano), Josef Zedník (tenor), Dzenek Plech (bass), Prague Philharmonic Chorus, Miroslav Kosler (director), Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Marek Stilec (conductor)

2. Míca, Jan F. A. (1746-1811)

Sinfonia in D major

3.Vorísek, Jan Václav (1791-1825)

Symphony (Op.24) in D major

Festive without being over-the-top. And the BBC announcer calls all the shots.

Goes well with egg-nog. Turn it up and get ready for tomorrow.


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  1. realthog says:

    A merry Christmas to you, Gordon, and many thanks for all the rare treasures and delights you’ve brought us during this past year.

    • gordonskene says:

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