April20 2023 (Thu)
7:30 PM

Czech Philharmonic, Daniel Harding

R. Schumann

Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall | Classical Music

120 minutes | Available

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Date: April 20, 2023 | 19:30 (Thu)
Venue: Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall
Duration: 120 minutes
Status: Available
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R. Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri, Op. 50, oratorio

The oratorio Paradise and the Peri was Schumann’s ticket to a place in the company of the greatest composers. Its success was so enormous that it catapulted him overnight from the status of a provincial composer to that of an international star. More than just a critical success, the work was so loved by the public that it got more than 50 performances in the first years after its premiere.

About it, Schumann said he had wanted to write an oratorio “not for the choir, but for happy people.” And upon hearing it, Richard Wagner respectfully complemented Schumann: “Not only do I know this beautiful poem; it has even passed through my musical thoughts. But I never found the form that would let me transform it into the language of music. I am therefore sincerely glad that you have found that form.”


Christiane Karg - soprano
Andrew Staples - tenor
other singers TBA

Prague Philharmonic Choir
Lukáš Vasilek - choirmaster
Daniel Harding - conductor
Czech Philharmonic


Prague classical music

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