The Prague Symphony Orchestra

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Symfonický orchestr hl. m. Prahy FOK
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Czech symphony orchestra.
Established in autumn 1934 by conductor and musical organizer Rudolf Pekárek. He defined the ensemble’s fields of activity with the words “Film-Opera-Koncert”, which became part of the orchestra’s title as the abbreviation FOK. By recording music for the majority of Czech films in the 1930s and performing regularly in live broadcasts of Czechoslovak Radio, the FOK Orchestra made a name for itself and its economic existence was assured. This allowed gradual development of concert activities, whose main promoter from the very beginning was Václav Smetáček. In 1942 he became the orchestra’s chief conductor, and he stood at its head for thirty years. During the period of his leadership the orchestra achieved a high performance standard and international renown.
After Smetáček’s departure from the post of chief conductor, artistic leadership was taken over in succession by Ladislav Slovák (1972–1976), Jindřich Rohan (1976–1977), and then Jiří Bělohlávek (1977–1989), whose work marked an important stage from the standpoint of the ensemble’s intensive artistic development. After Bělohlávek came Petr Altrichter (1990–1992), Martin Turnovský (1992–1995), and Gaetano Delogu (1995–1998). Other important Czech conductors who have worked with the orchestra over a long period have included especially Václav Neumann, Zdeněk Košler, and Vladimír Válek. From March 2001 to the end of the 2005/2006 concert season, Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Prague Symphony Orchestra was Serge Baudo. From the 2006/2007 concert season on, Jiří Kout will be holding the position of Chief Conductor of the Orchestra.
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The Prague Symphony Orchestra Discography Tracks

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The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Uherské Tance / Feramors / Koncertní Valčík album art Johannes Brahms / Anton G. Rubinštejn* / Alexandr K. Glazunov* / Symfonický Orchestr Hl. M. Prahy (FOK)*, Václav Smetáček Johannes Brahms / Anton G. Rubinštejn* / Alexandr K. Glazunov* / Symfonický Orchestr Hl. M. Prahy (FOK)*, Václav Smetáček - Uherské Tance / Feramors / Koncertní Valčík Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1952 Sell This Version
The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Na Krásném Modrém Dunaji / Císařský Valčík / V Náruč Spějte, Miliony / U Nás Doma album art Johann Strauss*, Symfonický Orchestr Hlavního Města Prahy FOK* Řídí Václav Smetáček, Vídeňští Symfonikové* Řídí Clemens Krauss Johann Strauss*, Symfonický Orchestr Hlavního Města Prahy FOK* Řídí Václav Smetáček, Vídeňští Symfonikové* Řídí Clemens Krauss - Na Krásném Modrém Dunaji / Císařský Valčík / V Náruč Spějte, Miliony / U Nás Doma Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1952 Sell This Version
CRLP 120 The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Brahms Double Concerto opus 102 album art David Oistrach, Miloš Sádlo, Karol Ancerl*, The Prague Symphony Orchestra David Oistrach, Miloš Sádlo, Karol Ancerl*, The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Brahms Double Concerto opus 102(LP) Colosseum (4) CRLP 120 US 1952 Sell This Version
The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Concerto In E Flat Major For Piano And Orchestra, K. 482 - Symphony No. 27 In G Major album art Mozart W. A.*, Haydn*, Helene Boschi, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Mozart W. A.*, Haydn*, Helene Boschi, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Concerto In E Flat Major For Piano And Orchestra, K. 482 - Symphony No. 27 In G Major Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1953 Sell This Version
DM 5175 The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Slavnostní Předehra 1812, Op. 49 / Rus  album art Petr Iljič Čajkovskij* / Milij Alexejevič Balakirev*, Symfonický Orchestr Hlavního Města Prahy FOK* / Státní Symfonický Orchestr SSSR* Petr Iljič Čajkovskij* / Milij Alexejevič Balakirev*, Symfonický Orchestr Hlavního Města Prahy FOK* / Státní Symfonický Orchestr SSSR* - Slavnostní Předehra 1812, Op. 49 / Rus (LP, Mono) Supraphon DM 5175 Czechoslovakia 1953 Sell This Version
LPM - 166 The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Concerto For Violoncello And Orchestra In D Major  album art Josef Haydn*, S. Večtomov*, Prague Symphony Orchestra*, Dr. V. Smetáček* Josef Haydn*, S. Večtomov*, Prague Symphony Orchestra*, Dr. V. Smetáček* - Concerto For Violoncello And Orchestra In D Major (10", Mono) Supraphon LPM - 166 Czechoslovakia 1953 Sell This Version
SUF 20254 The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Concerto For Violoncello And Orchestra In D Major  album art Josef Haydn*, S. Večtomov*, Prague Symphony Orchestra*, Dr. V. Smetáček* Josef Haydn*, S. Večtomov*, Prague Symphony Orchestra*, Dr. V. Smetáček* - Concerto For Violoncello And Orchestra In D Major (10") Supraphon SUF 20254 Czechoslovakia 1953 Sell This Version
CRLP 10200 The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Brahms Double Concerto Opus 102 / Beethoven Triple Concerto In C, Opus 56 album art Brahms*, Beethoven*David Oistrakh*, Miloš Sádlo, Prague Symphony Orchestra*, Karol Ancerl*, Lev Oborin, Sviatoslav Knushevitsky, Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Conducted by Nicolai Golovanov* Brahms*, Beethoven*David Oistrakh*, Miloš Sádlo, Prague Symphony Orchestra*, Karol Ancerl*, Lev Oborin, Sviatoslav Knushevitsky, Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Conducted by Nicolai Golovanov* - Brahms Double Concerto Opus 102 / Beethoven Triple Concerto In C, Opus 56(LP) Colosseum (4) CRLP 10200 US 1955 Sell This Version
DM 5385 The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Osiřelo Dítě / Sirotek album art Symfonický Orchestr Hl. M. Prahy (FOK)* / Český Pěvecký Sbor* Symfonický Orchestr Hl. M. Prahy (FOK)* / Český Pěvecký Sbor* - Osiřelo Dítě / Sirotek(10", Mono) Supraphon DM 5385 Czechoslovakia 1955 Sell This Version
The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 10 album art Antonín Dvořák, Symfonický Orchestr Hl. M. Prahy (FOK)*, Václav Smetáček Antonín Dvořák, Symfonický Orchestr Hl. M. Prahy (FOK)*, Václav Smetáček - Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 10 (Album) Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1959 Sell This Version
The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Coq D'Or Suite / Legend Of The Invisible City Of Kitezh Suite album art Rimsky-Korsakov*, Prague Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Vaclav Smetacek* Rimsky-Korsakov*, Prague Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Vaclav Smetacek* - Coq D'Or Suite / Legend Of The Invisible City Of Kitezh Suite (Album) Parliament US 1960 Sell This Version
ALP 173 The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Five Preludes And Fugues, Op. 87; Concerto No. 2 For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 101 album art The Prague Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Václav Jiráček, Sviatoslav Richter, Mikhail Voskresensky, Shostakovich* The Prague Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Václav Jiráček, Sviatoslav Richter, Mikhail Voskresensky, Shostakovich* - Shostakovich: Five Preludes And Fugues, Op. 87; Concerto No. 2 For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 101(LP) Artia Records ALP 173 US 1960 Sell This Version
PLP 126 The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Les Preludes; Tasso album art Prague Symphony* - Lizst*, Franz Konwitschny, Václav Smetáček Prague Symphony* - Lizst*, Franz Konwitschny, Václav Smetáček - Les Preludes; Tasso(LP) Parliament PLP 126 US 1960 Sell This Version
PLP-148 The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius Violin Concert In D Minor, Swan Of Tuonela, Valse Triste album art Julian Sitkovecky*, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra , Conducted By Nicolai Anosov*, The Prague Symphony Orchestra , Conducted By Václav Smetáček Julian Sitkovecky*, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra , Conducted By Nicolai Anosov*, The Prague Symphony Orchestra , Conducted By Václav Smetáček - Sibelius Violin Concert In D Minor, Swan Of Tuonela, Valse Triste(LP, Mono) Parliament PLP-148 US 1961 Sell This Version
The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Peer Gynt Suite Nos. 1 & 2; Lyric Suite album art Grieg*Prague Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Vaclav Neuman* Grieg*Prague Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Vaclav Neuman* - Peer Gynt Suite Nos. 1 & 2; Lyric Suite (Album) Parliament US 1962 Sell This Version
The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Concerto For Piano / Cuban Overture album art Gershwin* - Stanislav Knor, Prague Symphony Orchestra*, Vaclav Neumann* Gershwin* - Stanislav Knor, Prague Symphony Orchestra*, Vaclav Neumann* - Concerto For Piano / Cuban Overture (Album) Supraphon, Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1962 Sell This Version
The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Concerto No. 1 In F Major For Organ And Orchestra / Concerto No. 4 In F Major For Organ And Orchestra, Op. 4 album art Prague Chamber Orchestra, The Prague Symphony Orchestra Prague Chamber Orchestra, The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Concerto No. 1 In F Major For Organ And Orchestra / Concerto No. 4 In F Major For Organ And Orchestra, Op. 4 Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1962 Sell This Version
PLP (S) 162 The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No.1 in G Minor, Op. 13 ("Winter Dreams") album art Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Prague Symphony Orchestra Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No.1 in G Minor, Op. 13 ("Winter Dreams")(LP) Parliament PLP (S) 162 US 1962 Sell This Version
SUA 10377 The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Concerto for Oboe & Concerto for Piano album art Joseph Haydn, František Hanták, Heinz Schröter, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Harry Newstone Joseph Haydn, František Hanták, Heinz Schröter, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Harry Newstone - Concerto for Oboe & Concerto for Piano(LP) Supraphon SUA 10377 Czechoslovakia 1962 Sell This Version
The Prague Symphony Orchestra - A Midsummer Night's Dream / The Hebrides • Meeresstille Und Glückliche Fahrt album art Mendelssohn*, Prague Symphony Orchestra*Václav Smetáček Mendelssohn*, Prague Symphony Orchestra*Václav Smetáček - A Midsummer Night's Dream / The Hebrides • Meeresstille Und Glückliche Fahrt Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1963 Sell This Version
The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Serge Prokofiev Symphony No. 7, Concerto In D Flat Major For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 10 album art Sergei Prokofiev, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Nicolaj Anosov, Sviatoslav Richter, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Karel Ančerl Sergei Prokofiev, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Nicolaj Anosov, Sviatoslav Richter, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Karel Ančerl - Serge Prokofiev Symphony No. 7, Concerto In D Flat Major For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 10 (Album) Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1963 Sell This Version
The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Symphony Nº 1 In C Minor "The Bells Of Zlonice" album art A Dvořák*, Prague Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Václav Neumann A Dvořák*, Prague Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Václav Neumann - Symphony Nº 1 In C Minor "The Bells Of Zlonice" Supraphon US 1963 Sell This Version
The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Ohňostroj / Pavoučí Hostina / Stvoření Světa / Kubánská Předehra album art Prague Symphony Orchestra* Ohňostroj / Pavoučí Hostina / Stvoření Světa / Kubánská Předehra (Comp) Supraphon, Gramofonový Klub Czechoslovakia 1963 Sell This Version
SUA 10538 The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Tone Pems after Shakespeare album art The Prague Symphony Orchestra Tone Pems after Shakespeare(LP, Album, Mono) Supraphon SUA 10538 1963 Sell This Version
The Prague Symphony Orchestra - Symphony In G Major ("Surprise"), Symphony In D Major ("The Clock") album art Joseph Haydn, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Martin Turnovský Joseph Haydn, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Martin Turnovský - Symphony In G Major ("Surprise"), Symphony In D Major ("The Clock") (Album) Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1964 Sell This Version