February28 2024 (Wed)
7:30 PM


Collegium 1704

Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall | Classical Music

120 minutes | Available

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Date: February 28, 2024 | 19:30 (Wed)
Venue: Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall
Duration: 120 minutes
Status: Available
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Beethoven's Third Symphony delivered by the Baroque orchestra Collegium 1704 in Dvořák Hall

Beethoven’s heroic Third is famous for the circumstances of its original dedication to Napoleon. Beethoven crossed out the dedication after Napoleon declared himself Emperor and replaced it with a dedication to his patron, the music-loving Prince Joseph Franz Maximilian von Lobkowicz. At Jezeří Castle, a Lobkowicz family estate, the Eroica supposedly received its first non-public performance in a chamber arrangement.

The Eroica was ahead of its time, and it radically prefigured the future developments of the symphonic genre. Pavel Vranický (Paul Wranitzky) worked closely with Beethoven and was an influential figure in Vienna’s musical life at the turn of he 18th and 19th centuries. He was a sought-after conductor and wrote more than 50 symphonies, many of which have programmatic designations. La Tempesta is named for the evocative depiction of a storm in the third movement.


  • P. Vranický
    Symfonie d moll
    La Tempesta
  • L. van Beethoven
    Symphony Nr. 3 E flat Major
    Eroica, Op. 55


Václav Luks | conductor
Collegium 1704

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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  • Please note that the price of the ticket includes service fee of 10%

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