15 Years of Tri Sestry
One of the most commercially successful Czech bands of the 90's
- the folk-punk-rock group Tri sestry (Three Sisters) - celebrated 15
years of existence October 17. They christened their new double-album
15 Years Hammered in the Smithy (Patnact let jsem na Kovarne na plech)
in their pub The Old Branik Smithy (Na Stare Kovarne v Braniku), which
paradoxically is not in Branik in Prague 4 but in Letna in Prague 6.
One of the CDs contains 27 hits, a remix of their song Mexiko, nine
new tracks and three songs recorded live at their 15th anniversary
concert, which took place this fall in Prague's Stvanice Stadium. The
other CD (CD-ROM, to be exact) includes two videos and a large number of
photos from the concert. A book on the band was also published.
Petr Frinta/Zdenek Sloboda
CULTURE IN BRIEF
* A series of concerts called Czech Composers at the Turn of the
Millenium began this week. The series aims to introduce pieces by
contemporary composers of classical music. The event will run till the
end of April and it present earlier and new works by Petr Eben, Sylvie
Bodorova, Jan Klusak and Czech-American Karel Husa.
* Seventy-two Czech publishers are represented at the International
Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany. Fifty-five of them are taking part in
the common Czech exhibit under the patronage of the company Bookworld
(Svet knihy - www.bookworld.cz).
* Six new Czech translations of the Tibetan Dalai Lama's books were
published during his stay in Prague at the Forum 2000 conference. His
book Ethics for the New Millenium is closely connected to the topic of
the conference. Among other books were The Road to Inner Peace and
a selection of his quotations, Words of Wisdom.
* Vaclav Riedelbach, professor and head of the Composing Department
at the Music School of Prague's Academy of the Arts, was named new
general director of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra after five years of
provisional leadership from Jiri Kovar. Riedelbach will take office
Petr Frinta/Stepan Vorlicek, Milan Smid