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PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK is the representative orchestra of the city of Prague. The orchestra was founded in the autumn of 1934 by the conductor Rudolf Pekárek. He defined the new ensemble’s fields of activity with the words Film-Opera-Koncert, and as such, the abbreviation FOK became part of the orchestra’s title. By recording music for the majority of Czech films in the 1930s and performing regularly in live broadcasts on Czechoslovak Radio, the FOK Orchestra made a name for itself.

The orchestra is housed in the wonderful Smetana Hall of the Municipal House, which is one of the most famous Art Nouveau buildings in Prague. Every season the orchestra performs about 50 concerts in the hall and travels on foreign tours. The orchestra has built a distinguished reputation collaborating with internationally recognised conductors such as Sir Georg Solti, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Sir Charles Mackerras, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Helmuth Rilling among others, as well as top soloists.

Prague Symphony Orchestra

Role: Orchestra 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BRAHMS, J.: Symphony No. 3 / KRECEK, J.: Symphony No. 5, "Renaissance" (Prague Symphony, Kout) ArcoDiva
FOK0002-2
Orchestral
DVORAK, A.: Cello Concerto / Symphony No. 9 (Dvorak Cycle, Vol. 4) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102141
Classical Concert
DVORAK, A.: Masterworks (3 DVD Box Set) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107513
Classical Concert
DVORAK, A.: Requiem (Dvorak Cycle, Vol. 6) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102145
Classical Concert
DVORAK, A.: Sacred Music - Biblical Songs / Requiem / Stabat Mater / Te Deum (Altrichter, Belohlavek, Pesek) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107512
Classical Concert
DVORAK: Biblical Songs / Violin Concerto / Te Deum (Dvorak Cycle, Vol. 2) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102137
Classical Concert
DVORAK: Symphony No. 7 / Slavonic Dances (Dvorak Cycle, Vol. 1) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102135
Classical Concert
DVORAK: Symphony No. 8 / Piano Concerto (Dvorak Cycle, Vol. 3) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102139
Classical Concert
GLUCK, C.W.: Ezio (1750 version) [Opera] (Petrdlik) ArcoDiva
UP0141-2
Opera
INCE, K.: Symphony No. 3, "Siege of Vienna" / Symphony No. 4, "Sardis" (Prague Symphony, Ince) Naxos
8.557588
Orchestral
KODALY, Z.: Dances of Galanta / MOZART, W.A.: Clarinet Concerto / BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphony No. 8 (Mach, Prague Symphony, Kout) ArcoDiva
FOK0003-2
Orchestral, Concerto
KOŽELUCH, L.: Cantata for the Coronation of Leopold II, "Hail to the Monarch" (Vylíčilová, Kořínek, Moravec, Martinů Voices, Prague Symphony, Štilec) Naxos
8.573787
Choral - Secular
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 1, "Titan" / MAHLER-WERFEL, A.M.: Lieder (arr. C. and D. Matthews) (Polaskova, Prague Symphony, Macal) ArcoDiva
UP0134-2
Orchestral, Vocal
Orchestral Music (Russian) - MUSSORGSKY, M.P. / PROKOFIEV, S. / BORODIN, A.P. / TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. (A Russian Spectacular) (Nanut, Bělohlávek) Cameo Classics - Vox
ACD-8733
Instrumental
RACHMANINOV, S.: Piano Concerto No. 3 / BACH, J.S.: Piano Concerto, BWV 1052 (ed. Busoni) (Skoumal, Prague Symphony, Svarovsky) ArcoDiva
UP0057-2
Concerto
ROMANTIC PIANO CONCERTO ANTHOLOGY (THE), Vol. 1 (Blumental, Galling, Toperczer, R. Keller, Akiko Sagara, Littauer, H. Kann, Ponti, Kyriakou) Vox
VOX-ED-5986
Concerto
SMETANA, B.: Ma vlast (Prague Symphony, Netopil) ArcoDiva
FOK0001-2
Orchestral
STRAUSS, R.: Don Juan / BODOROVA, S.: Symphony No. 1, "Con le campane" (Prague Symphony, Kout) ArcoDiva
FOK0005-2
Orchestral
STRAUSS, R.: Don Quixote / Tod und Verklarung (Prague Symphony, Kout) ArcoDiva
FOK0004-2
Orchestral
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Piano and Orchestra Works (Complete) (Ponti, Prague Symphony, Luxembourg Radio Orchestra, Kapp, Froment) Vox Box
CDX-5024
Concerto





 
 
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