Praha: Rudolfinum

Country: Czech Republic (Ceská Republika)
City: Praha (Prag)
Location: Palachovo Námestí 1

Built 1876-1884 by Josef Zítek and Josef Schultz as a concert hall and art gallery. Named in honour of the Austrian crown prince, archduke Rudolf von Habsburg (1858-1889) who was present at the opening ceremony. Concert hall "Dvorákova sín" named in honour of the Czech composer, Antonín Dvorak (1841-1904). Opened 8 Feb 1885. Since 1896, home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. 1918-1938 seat of the Czechoslovak Parliament. 1919-1920 interior rebuilding for parliament use by Václav Roštlapil, removal of the concert organ in favour of a parliament tribune. 1922-1932 interior alterations by Rudolf Krízenecký. In the 1940s renovations and re-conversion to a concert hall by Antonín Engel and Bohumír Kozák. Installation of second concert hall, "Sukova sín", named in honour of the Czech composer and violinist, Josef Suk (1874-1935). Subsequently, again home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Gallery tract used by the local Conservatory and the Academy of Performing Arts. 1990-1992 major restoration by Karel Prager. Subsequently again used as a concert hall and art gallery.

Links: www.rudolfinum.cz, Wikipedia

[Praha: Rudolfinum] Front Text: "Prag, Rudolfinum"
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Praha to Stankau, 1898? [postmark hardly legible]

[Praha: Rudolfinum] Front Text: "Prag, Rudolfinum"
Publisher: Regel & Krug, Leipzig; Aquarellkarte 5158
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Praha: Rudolfinum] Stamp (Czechoslovakia, 1952)
Text: "Prazské jaro 1952 Dum umelcu"

[Praha: Rudolfinum] Picture: during the Prague Spring Festival
Front Text: banner: "Hubdou k Míru a Prátelsví Národú"
Reverse Text: "Prazské jaro - Prachskaya vesna - Prager Frühling - Prague Spring - Printemps de Prague, Dum umelcu, Dom radotnikov iskusstv, Haus der Künstler, The House of Artists, Maison des Artists"
Publisher: Nakladatelstvi Orbis, Praha; F-09 20696; 097020; 3-701 462
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Praha: Rudolfinum] Picture: concert during the Prague Spring Festival
Front Text: banner: "Hubdou k Míru a Prátelsví Národú"
Reverse Text: "Prazské jaro - Prachskaya vesna - Prager Frühling - Prague Spring - Printemps de Prague, Koncertni sín v Dome umelcu, Dom radotnikov iskusstv, Haus der Künstler, The House of Artists, Maison des artistes"
Publisher: Nakladatelstvi Orbis, Praha; F-09 20701; 097189; 3-701 462
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Praha: Rudolfinum] Reverse Text: "Praha, Dum umelcu, cenná novarenesancni architektura zl. 1876-84 podle na´vrhu J. Zitka a J. Schulze, slouzila nejdrive jako koncertni sin a borazama. …"
Publisher: Nakladatelstvi Press-Foto, Praha; SOm 1158; 7-53766 00-879
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Praha: Rudolfinum] Picture: view to the Hradcany castle, in the forground: Rudolfinum
Reverse Text: "Praha - Hradcany - The castle of Prague Hradcany - Prager Burg Hradcany - Le Château de Prague Hradcany"
Publisher: Nakladatelstvi Pressfoto, Praha
Size: Modern
Sent: from Praha to München (Germany), 1972

[Praha: Rudolfinum] Picture: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at the Rudolfinum, chief conductor Gerd Albrecht
Front Text: "cf - Ceská Filharmonie"
Reverse Text: "Orchestr Ceská filharmonie v Rudolfinu, séfdirigent Gerd Albrecht"
Publisher: Nakladatelstvi Leon, Praha
Size: Modern
Sent: addressed to Praha [without stamp or postmark]

[Praha: Rudolfinum] Front Text: "Prague"
Reverse Text: "Staré Mesto, Rudolfinum - Old Town, The Rudolfinum"
Publisher: Nakladatelstvi Baset
Size: 22.0 x 10.5 cm
Not sent.

[Praha: Rudolfinum] Picture: foyer of Dvorak Hall
Reverse Text: "Rudolfinum, sídlo Ceské filharmonie"
Publisher: Panorama; 3-69764; 2007
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Praha: Rudolfinum] Picture: façade detail
Reverse Text: "Rudolfinum, sídlo Ceské filharmonie"
Publisher: Panorama; 3-69771; 2007
Size: Modern
Not sent.


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