Jirásek’s subtle, superb arrangements give clear expression to his musical ideas which, like those of any honest artist, are concerned not with the mask of art but the face behind it.

 Samuel Hendricks

Gramophone: JIRÁSEK When the Soul Speaks

Jan Jirásek’s current representation on disc is quite modest, his most popular recorded work undoubtedly the austere Missa propria (1991 95), sung here – as on Catalyst (nla but reissued by ArkivMusic) – by a cappella boys’ chorus; the version for girls’ chorus (1997)...

Jan Jirasek: Music of the Soul

Between February and June of 2015 Czech composer Jan Jirásek brought together the combined forces of the Bonifantes Boys Choir and the Czech Soloist Consort in the acoustically resonant Municipal Music Hall in the Czech Republic’s city of Hradec Králové there to...