The medal in a box with Rafael Kubelík's signature
The medal in a box with Rafael Kubelík's signature

A medal worth more than its worth

Some things have interesting histories. Like this medal from the 1960s: its precious metal seems to reflect a dramatic chapter of our country's past as it interweaves with the life stories of three people and the history of the Czech Philharmonic.
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Bohuslav Martinů, the Composer
Bohuslav Martinů, the Composer

What men live by – a rare revival of Martinu’s 1952 pastoral opera

It has been several decades now since Bohuslav Martinů’s opera What Men Live By was last performed in composer’s home country. In December 2014, the Czech Philharmonic will perform the piece in its Czech concert premiere under the baton of Jiří Bělohlávek.
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The Czech Philharmonic on a tour of the United States
The Czech Philharmonic on a tour of the United States

The Czech Philharmonic and its US tours

The Czech Philharmonic is currently on a tour of the United States that will culminate on 17 November with a concert in Washington's National Cathedral. On 16 November the orchestra will appear in the famous Carnegie Hall, playing the equally famous New World Symphony by Antonín Dvořák. The following article gives a brief overview of the orchestra's previous tours across the Atlantic.
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