September24 2021 (Fri)
8:00 PM

Czech Philharmonic and Sir András Schiff

Dvořák Prague International Music Festival 2021

Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall | Classical Music

100 minutes | Available

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Date: September 24, 2021 | 20:00 (Fri)
Venue: Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall
Duration: 100 minutes
Status: Available
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The final concert of Dvořák's Prague Festival in Rudolfinum performed by the Czech Philharmonic and Sir András Schiff

Program: 

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni, Overture, K. 527
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
  • Antonín Dvořák: Slavonic Dances, series I, Op. 46, B. 83

Performing: 

Sir András Schiff - conductor, piano
Czech Philharmonic

About the artists:

Sir András Schiff

András Schiff has long been one of the most brilliantly shining stars among pianists. A native of Hungary, he lives mainly in Basel and Florence, and he is widely regarded as one of the great interpreters of the music of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods, although his vast repertoire extends into the music of the 20th century as well. He is a great lover of Czech music: his recordings for the ECM label include most of Leoš Janáček’s piano music, he frequently performs the chamber works of Antonín Dvořák, and he also instigated and financially supported the publication of a facsimile edition of Dvořák’s Piano Concerto in G minor. Schiff appears regularly on all of the world’s important stages, and he has an enormous discography to his credit including complete sets of the Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert piano sonatas. He teaches masterclasses at prestigious music schools, and he has also enjoyed success as a conductor. For his artistic activities, he has won countless awards, including a Grammy, a Gramophone Award, and the Order of the British Empire.

Czech Philharmonic

The Czech Philharmonic is the foremost Czech orchestra and has long held a place among the most esteemed representatives of Czech culture on the international scene. The beginning of its rich history is linked to the name of Antonín Dvořák, who on 4 January 1896 conducted the ensemble’s inaugural concert. Although the orchestra performs a broad range of the core international repertoire, it is sought out most often for its superb interpretations of the classics by the great Czech composers in a tradition built up by great conductors (Talich, Kubelík, Ančerl, Neumann, and Bělohlávek). In 2008 the prestigious magazine Gramophone ranked it among the twenty best orchestras of the world. One of the orchestra’s most important recent projects has recording Tchaikovsky’s complete orchestral works for the Decca Label with Semyon Bychkov conducting. Since the inception of the Dvořák Prague Festival, the Czech Philharmonic has been its resident orchestra, and since 2018 it has been a holder of the Antonín Dvořák Prize for promoting and popularising Czech classical music abroad and in the Czech Republic.

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