December10 2017 (Sun)
7:30 PM

Choral Concert of Martinů's Voices

Bohuslava Martinů Days 2017

Liechtenstein Palace - Martinů Hall | Classical Music

120 minutes | Available

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Date: December 10, 2017 | 19:30 (Sun)
Venue: Liechtenstein Palace - Martinů Hall
Duration: 120 minutes
Status: Available
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C. Debussy, M. Ravel, B. Martinů and more performed by the famous choir Martinů Voices

23rd edition of the festival celebrating works of the world known Czech composer of modern classic music - Bohuslav Martinů. 

Program:

Claude DEBUSSY: Trois chansons for solo soprano and mixed choir a cappella
Maurice RAVEL: Trois chansons for solo alto and mixed choir a cappella
Gabriel FAURÉ: Madrigal op. 35 & Les Djinns op. 12 for mixed choir and piano
Francis POULENC: Un soir de neige for mixed choir a cappella FP 126
Bohuslav MARTINŮ: Madrigals for mixed choir to to Moravian folk poetry from the collections of František Sušil and František Bartoš, H 380
Johannes BRAHMS: Zigeunerlieder for mixed choir and piano op. 103

Martinů Voices 

chamber choir was founded in 2010. While its main artistic focus has been on top-quality interpretation of chamber choral works encompassing the time span from the 19th–21st centuries, the choir´s repertoire also includes compositions from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods. The ensemble is made up of professional singers working under the direction of conductor Lukáš Vasilek. The Martinů Voices appear regularly at the Czech Republic´s major music festivals including the Prague Spring, Dvořák Prague Festival, Strings of Autumn, Saint Wenceslas Music Festival, or Lípa Musica, among others. Apart from its own concert programmes which constitute the core of its creative endeavour, the choir has likewise been involved in a number of joint projects with this country´s orchestras and conductors. Martinů Voices have recorded seceral CD albums - the most recent was in 2016 -  a recording of Jakub Jan Ryba´s cantata Stabat Mater (Nibiru Publishers) which earned them the Diapason d´Or choice (April 2017).
Lukáš Vasilek - choirmaster, conductor

Soloists: 

Grażyna Biernot - soprano
Miroslav Sekera - piano

Please note:

The concert has a 15 minutes intermission.
Change of program is reserved.

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