Festival Czech Touches of Music 22th Year
Sts.Peter and Paul Church in Mělník |
70 minutes |
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Concert in the church of St. Peter and Paul in Mělník promises a unique experience. Leading soloists, choir and orchestra of the National Theater in Prague will perform the first part of the Oratorio Saint Ludmila by Antonín Dvořák, called "In the courtyard of Mělník Castle".
The story of Oratorio St. Ludmila takes place in the courtyard of the Mělník castle, in the Beroun forests (Tetín) and further in Velehrad. This year´s 1100th anniversary of the assassination of St. Ludmila and 180 anniversary of the birth of A. Dvořák, who premiered the work himself in Leeds, encourages the presentation of this vocally instrumental work in its original places.
Antonín Dvořák: Part I of Oratorio for soloists, choir and orchestra op. 71 to the Czech text by Jaroslav Vrchlický "In the courtyard of the Mělník castle"
Markéta Böhmová - soprano
Václava Krejčí Housková - alt
Jaroslav Březina - tenor
Jaroslav Patočka - bass
Jaroslav Kyzlink - conductor
Orchestra and choir of the Opera of the National Theater in Prague
The international music festival Czech Touches of Music is among the seven greatest festivals of classical music in the Czech Republic. Its aim is to offer audiences valuable musical experiences while listening to top repertory compositions as well as interesting compositions that are not performed so frequently.
The festival’s dramaturgy has a unique concept based primarily on classical music, namely orchestral, chamber and recital works, and ancient music. The popular series is represented by crossover concerts. The festival regularly introduces special programme projects – exclusive concerts as part of the cycles entitled Prague Castle Music, Gems of Russian Music, Music of the V4 Countries, Concert for Children and Parents, and multi-genre projects involving literature, film, the creative arts and architecture.
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The castle over the river, vinyeards covering the south side of the hill and the tower of Sts. Peter and Paul church from the 14th century are impressive. The church itself is one of the oldest churches in Bohemia founded around the year 1000 and rebuilt many times.