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Prague (Praha) is the capital of Czech Republic, whose area is 78,864 square kilometres, and its population is 10,282,000 people.
Czech Republic

Czech Republic became a separate state alongside the Slovak Republic in 1992, after the break-up of Czechoslovakia, which was a Soviet communist satellite state since 1948. In earlier centuries, Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia were the main countries in what is now the Czech Republic, but then were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, ruled from Vienna by the Hapsburg dynasty.

In the 18th century, enormous numbers of able musicians and composers left Bohemia and Moravia to work in Vienna, or in other capital cities of Europe. In the 19th century, a growing nationalism attracted native composers to stay in their own country, and institutions such as the Prague Conservatory of Music were founded. In 1890, Dvorak taught at the Prague Conservatory. Smetana was another famous Czech composer with very strong nationalist feelings expressed in his music, as in Ma Vlast - My Country.  Another Czech, Gustav Mahler was born in Kaliste, Bohemia, but his style and career were totally Austro-Germanic centred on Vienna and international in scope.

Tunes originating from Czech Republic. Audio is available for 48 tunes from this country.
No.Name of WorkComposerCategoryEnsemble
1 Cello Concerto in B minor Op 104DvořákConcertoOrchestra
2 Dumky Trio Movements 1 and 2.DvořákChamber MusicTrio
3 Entrance of the GladiatorsFučikMarchMilitary Band
4 Good King WenceslasVariousSacredSolo
5 Humoresque Op 101 No.7DvořákShort PieceSolo
6 Piano Quartet No.1 in D major, Op 23DvořákChamber MusicOther Ensembles
7 PoemFibichShort PieceSolo
8 RockingVariousFolk SongSolo
9 Romance for violin and orchestra, Op 11DvořákShort PieceOrchestra
10 Schwanda the Bagpiper - polkaWeinbergerShort PieceOrchestra
11 Serenade for Strings in E Op 22DvořákSuiteOrchestra
12 Slavonic Dances for Orchestra, Op 46 and Op 72DvořákSuiteOrchestra
13 Song to the Moon from RusalkaDvořákOperaOrchestra
14 Songs my Mother Taught me.DvořákSongOrchestra
15 String Quartet in F, Op 96 "The American".DvořákChamber MusicString Quartet
16 Symphony No.1 in D "Titan"MahlerSymphonyOrchestra
17 Symphony No.4 in GMahlerSymphonyOrchestra
18 Symphony No.8 in G Op 88DvořákSymphonyOrchestra
19 Symphony No.9 in E minor - New WorldDvořákSymphonyOrchestra
20 The Magistrate's LassVariousFolk SongSolo
21 Vlatava from Ma VlastSmetanaTone PoemOrchestra
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