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Prague Madrigalists

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The Prague Madrigalists (or Prague Madrigal Singers; in Czech: Pražští madrigalisté) is a Czech chamber music ensemble founded in 1956[1] as Noví pěvci madrigalů a komorní hudby (in English: New Madrigal and Chamber Music Singers) by the organist and composer Miroslav Venhoda. It was renamed to Prague Madrigalists and professionalized in 1967.[2] The ensemble focuses on performing vocal and instrumental music of the 15th - 17th century, however, occasionally they also perform music of contemporary composers. The Prague Madrigalists were a subdivision of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra up to the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia.[3] Their recordings were released on labels such as Supraphon.[4]

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  1. ^ Wiesnerová, Dana (16 December 2002). "Pražští madrigalisté dnes v Národním muzeu" (in Czech). Czech Radio. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Miroslav Venhoda" (in Czech). Česká hudba. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  3. ^ Plachá, Zdena (23 July 2014). "Nevzdávejte se. Nikdy se nevzdávejte!" (in Czech). OperaPlus. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  4. ^ Šnejdarová, Dina (4 September 2003). "Kryštof Harant z Polžic a Bezdružic: Missa quinis vocibus super Dolorosi martyr, Maria Kron, Qui confidunt, Crucifixus trium vocumHarmoniae" (in Czech). Harmonie. Retrieved 29 September 2014.

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