Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall |
120 minutes |
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J. V. H. Voříšek, a native of Bohemia, spent most of his life in Vienna, where he worked his way up to the position of organist to the imperial court, and his music was a departure point for leading Romantic composers. It is in his piano music that we first encounter the term “impromptu”, a genre later closely associated with Franz Schubert and Frédéric Chopin. Appearing with Collegium 1704 will be the new winner of the prestigious Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, which focuses on historical instruments this year. On 16 October 2023, the orchestra will announce the name of the soloist and which Chopin concerto will be played.
Václav Luks | conductor
Laureate of the Chopin Piano Competition 2023
Collegium 1704 is a Prague-based highly acclaimed Baroque orchestra established in 2005 by the conductor and harpsichordist Václav Luks. The orchestra & vocal ensemble present famous orchestral and choral works by well-known composers as well as long-forgotten and now rediscovered treasures of the Baroque repertoire. The ensemble has been successfuly promoting work of Czech masters like Jan Dismas Zelenka and Josef Mysliveček.
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The main Dvořák Hall is considered as one of the most beautiful concert halls in Prague with excellent acoustics particularly suitable for symphonic and oratorial, as well as chamber music. There is also a magnificent organ in the Dvořák Hall. Festive atmosphere and great classical music and jazz concerts in Rudolfinum will not let you forget this exceptional venue.
The elegant Neo-Renaissance building of Rudolfinum was built between 1876-1884. It was conceived as a multipurpose cultural center with concert and exhibition halls. The building was taken under the patronage of the heir of the Habsburg throne, the archduke Rudolph after whom the building was named.
Between 1919 and 1941 Rudolfinum served temporarily as an assembly hall of Czech Parliament. Since then it has functioned as a concert hall, exhibition space, and a seat of the Czech Philharmonic. Two concert halls stage the most prominent classical music concerts such as the Dvořák Prague or Prague Spring festivals.
In 1896 the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák conducted Czech Philharmonic performing his Symphony No. 9 "From the New World". That´s how the history of Czech Philharmonic, Rudolfinum and Dvořák Hall began...
Disabled entrance: on the left side entry door