January29 2025 (Wed)
7:30 PM

Czech Philharmonic, Simon Rattle

A. Dvořák, H. Krása

Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall | Classical Music

90 minutes | Available

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Date: January 29, 2025 | 19:30 (Wed)
Venue: Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall
Duration: 90 minutes
Status: Available
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Czech Philharmonic is joined by mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená on stage of Dvořák Hall

Czech star, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená and the song repertoire are match made in heaven. She will present selections from Dvořák’s Evening Songs along with songs by the Theresienstadt composers Hans Krása and Gideon Klein. Crowning the Czech programme will be the orchestral rhapsody Taras Bulba by Leoš Janáček.

Antonín Dvořák wrote his Evening songs for voice and piano. At first, Magdalena Kožená performed them that way, but she later asked the Czech composer Jiří Gemrot to orchestrate them. The result is the selection to be heard on these subscription concerts along with two more songs from Dvořák’s Op. 2. Jiří Gemrot also orchestrated Gideon Klein’s Lullaby, while Hans Krása’s Four Orchestral Songs are heard in their original instrumentation. “I’m very curious about what the songs will sound like and how much they will please the public,” say Magdalena Kožená.


  • Antonín Dvořák | arranged for orchestra by Jiří Gemrot
    Evening Songs
    When I was looking to the sky, Op. 31
    The trees fell silent, Op. 9
    I dreamt last night, Op. 3
    I am that knight, Op. 3
    When God was in a happy mood, Op. 3
    Oh what a lovely, golden dream, Op. 2
    My heart often broods in pain, Op. 2
  • Hans Krása
    Four orchestral Songs, Op. 1
  • Gideon Klein | arranged for orchestra by Jiří Gemrot
  • Leoš Janáček
    Taras Bulba, rhapsody for orchestra


Magdalena Kožená - mezzo-soprano

Simon Rattle - conductor
Czech Philharmonic


Prague classical music