December16 2019 (Mon)
7:00 PM

Music Of The Central European Region

Czech Touches of Music Festival 21st Edition

Prague Castle Spanish Hall | Classical Music

100 minutes | Not available

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Date: December 16, 2019 | 19:00 (Mon)
Venue: Prague Castle Spanish Hall
Duration: 100 minutes
Status: Not available
Group discount 10+ people

Compositions by A. Dvořák, H. Wieniawski, F. Liszt presented by elite Central European performers & Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava

This celebratory concert on the occasion of the Chairmanship of the Czech Republic in the V4 countries group offers compositions by Central European composers presented by elite Central European performers.

The program includes the renowned contemplative Biblical Songs by Antonín Dvořák, performed by the Slovak baritone Gustáv Beláček. The famous concerto by Henryk Wieniawski will be performed by the Polish violin star Maria Włoszczowska.

The evening will commence and end with two engrossing orchestral compositions, Carnival by Antonín Dvořák and Prometheus by Ferenc Liszt, presented by the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava conducted by the famous conductor Zsolt Hamar.

Program: 

  • Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904): Carnival, overture, Op. 92
  • Henryk Wieniawski (1835–1880): Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22
    Allegro moderato
    Romance. Andante non troppo
    Allegro con fuoco. Allegro moderato a la Zingara
  • Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904): Biblical Songs, Op. 99
    A cycle of 10 songs from the Book of Psalms in the translation of the Bible of Kralice. Instrumentation by Jarmil Burghauser and Jan Hanuš.

  1. Darkness and thunderclouds are round about Him (Oblak a mrákota...)
  2. Lord my shield, my refuge and hope (
Skrýše má a pavéza má Ty jsi)
  3. Hear, oh hear my prayer, Lord (
Slyš, ó Bože! Slyš modlitbu mou)
  4. Oh, my shepherd is the Lord (
Hospodin jest můj pastýř)
  5. Songs of gladness will I sing Thee (
Bože! Bože! Píseň novou)
  6. Hear, oh Lord, my bitter cry (
Slyš, ó Bože, volání mé)
  7. By the shore of the river Babylon (
Při řekách babylonských)
  8. Oh, Lord, have mercy and turn Thou Thy face to me (
Popatřiž na mne...)
  9. My eyes will I to the hills lift up (
Pozdvihuji očí svých k horám)
10. Oh, sing unto the Lord a joyful song (
Zpívejte Hospodinu píseň novou)

  • Ferenc Liszt (1811–1866): Prometheus. Symphonic poem No. 5

Performing: 

Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava (CZ)
Zsolt Hamar (HU) – conductor

Soloists: 

Maria Włoszczowska (PL) – violin
Gustáv Beláček (SK) – baritone
Marek Vašut (CZ) – presenter

Important: 

  • One 20 min.intermission
  • Dress code: smart casual 

This concert is held with the support of the Visegrad Fund.

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