Chopin and Mahler

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CHOPIN & MAHLER | SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA HL. M. PRAGUE FOC:

24/03/06 -19:30 and 24/03/07 -19:30

 

MAHLER – RESURRECTION | SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA HL. M. PRAGUE FOC:

24/06/12 - 19:30 and 24/06/13 - 19:30

Program and cast

CHOPIN & MAHLER

FRYDERYK CHOPIN

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor Op. 21

GUSTAV MAHLER

Symphony No. 4 in G major

 

Lada BOČKOVÁ | soprano

Ivan KLÁNSKÝ | piano

PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Petr ALTRICHTER | conductor

Conductor Petr Altrichter and a pair of outstanding soloists: on the one hand the highly experienced Ivan Klánský, on the other the young soprano Lada Bočková, whose joyful voice will be heard in Mahler's Symphony No. 4. Ivan Klánský, on the other hand, can be considered a pure Chopinian; refined and understated.

 

MAHLER – RESURRECTION

GUSTAV MAHLER

Symphony No. 2 in C minor „Resurrection“

 

Olga JELÍNKOVÁ | soprano

Bella ADAMOVÁ | alto

PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

Lukáš VASILEK | choirmaster

PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Tomáš BRAUNER | conductor

The performance of any of Mahler's symphonies is always a great event. This is especially true for the Second Symphony "Resurrection" with its high demands on performance due to the number of musicians, the participation of the choir and soloists. Mahler made no secret of his inspiration from Beethoven's Ninth, and from the beginning he intended to use a choir. In the end, however, he went further and conceived his deeply philosophical work more as a symphonic cantata of five movements, including a fourth movement with an alto solo and a finale with choir and vocal solos.

Municipal House

  Municipal House (Czech: Obecní dům) is a civic building that houses Smetana Hall, a celebrate concert venue, in Prague, Czech Republic. Its address is Náměstí Republiky 5, next to the Powder Gate in the center of the city.
  The Royal Court palace used to be located on the site of the Municipal House. From 1383 until 1485 the King of Bohemia lived on the property. After 1485, it was abandoned. It was demolished in the early 20th century. Construction of the current building started in 1905. It opened in 1912.[citation needed] The building was designed by Osvald Polívka and Antonín Balšánek.

  The Municipal House was the location of the Czechoslovak declaration of independence.

  The building is of the Art Nouveau architecture style. The building exterior has allegorical art and stucco. There is a mosaic called Homage to Prague by Karel Špillar over the entrance.  On either side are allegorical sculpture groups representing The Degradation of the People and The Resurrection of the People by Ladislav Šaloun. Smetana Hall serves as a concert hall and ballroom. It has a glass dome. 

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