Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Radio Prague Today 2.26.2013

Articles posted today

Berg Orchestra experiments with form and setting of contemporary music

For many lovers of classical music, the Czech Republic is the land of Dvořák and Smetana. Fans of more modern music may know Leoš Janáček or Bohuslav Martinů. It may seem, though, that for the past fifty or so years, creation of and even interest in orchestral music has all but died out in this country.

Civic Democrat chairman on regional tour to drum up support from local leaders

The prime minister has begun to take aim at his party's flagging fortunes which have been on a marked downturn since last year's regional and senate elections. Prime minister and Civic Democrat leader Petr Nečas was in Pardubice on Monday, one stop on his regional tour aimed at boosting support among local leaders.

15th One World to deliver over 100 documentaries on huge range of topics

The 2013 One World festival of human rights documentaries kicks off in Prague on Monday. Over a week and a half, this year's festival, the 15th, will present more than 100 films on subjects ranging from the international hackers group Anonymous to acid attacks on women in Pakistan to a homeless New Yorker who's become friends with top film stars. The theme of this year's One World is tolerance and intolerance; festival director Hana Kulhánková told me why.