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Around Prague by Ebony Band

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Around Prague

Ebony Band

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Album

Around Prague

Ebony Band

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Label: Channel Classics Records
The Netherlands ensemble devoted to under-heard early 20th century works delivers another program of wonders you never knew existed. Everything here dates from Prague, around 1922 to '37. Heard of composer Miroslav Ponc? (Few have.) His absurd sketches of a wedding at the Eiffel Tower ("Svatebčané na Eiffelce"), distributed throughout the album, are a kick (as is his "Veselá Akrosticha" series). Alois Hába's "Nonett II, Op. 41" is another keeper, full of sinuous woodwind lines bumping up against otherwise pulsing arrangements. And don't miss Emil František Burian's "Small Overture, Op. 42."

About This Album

The Netherlands ensemble devoted to under-heard early 20th century works delivers another program of wonders you never knew existed. Everything here dates from Prague, around 1922 to '37. Heard of composer Miroslav Ponc? (Few have.) His absurd sketches of a wedding at the Eiffel Tower ("Svatebčané na Eiffelce"), distributed throughout the album, are a kick (as is his "Veselá Akrosticha" series). Alois Hába's "Nonett II, Op. 41" is another keeper, full of sinuous woodwind lines bumping up against otherwise pulsing arrangements. And don't miss Emil František Burian's "Small Overture, Op. 42."

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About This Album

The Netherlands ensemble devoted to under-heard early 20th century works delivers another program of wonders you never knew existed. Everything here dates from Prague, around 1922 to '37. Heard of composer Miroslav Ponc? (Few have.) His absurd sketches of a wedding at the Eiffel Tower ("Svatebčané na Eiffelce"), distributed throughout the album, are a kick (as is his "Veselá Akrosticha" series). Alois Hába's "Nonett II, Op. 41" is another keeper, full of sinuous woodwind lines bumping up against otherwise pulsing arrangements. And don't miss Emil František Burian's "Small Overture, Op. 42."