March08 2023 (Wed)
10:00 AM

Final rehearsal in Rudolfinum: Czech Philharmonic, Tom Borrow

L. van Beethoven, W. A. Mozart

Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall | Classical Music

90 minutes | Available

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Date: March 08, 2023 | 10:00 (Wed)
Venue: Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall
Duration: 90 minutes
Status: Available
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A must-see in Prague: visit a morning final rehearsal of the Czech Philharmonic in splendid Dvořák Hall in Rudolfinum

The early Romantic Hebrides Overture, Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, and our “own” Prague Symphony by Mozart are featured on a stylistically varied program led by the young Russian conductor Maxim Emelyanychev, who will be making his Czech debut at the Rudolfinum. The pianist Tom Borrow already played at the Rudolfinum last season.

At the time, Tom Borrow played Mozart, standing in for the originally scheduled soloist. This time he will present himself playing Beethoven, whose Fourth Concerto is a work on the cusp of Classicism and Romanticism.

“There’s a certain bitter-sweet quality,” says Borrow. “On the surface it seems very positive and joyful, especially in the third movement, but right from the start, from the first movement and even though it’s written in a major key, the seeming positivity covers an ache of sadness. I have come to this concerto for the first time during this past year or so, and the process of learning it has been such a pleasure. There is so much to discover. The great challenge is to make the most out of the passagework—there are so many subtleties that must be acknowledged and sometimes enhanced. I hope I will manage to rise to the challenge.”


  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
    The Hebrides, Op. 26, concert overture
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Symphony No. 38 in D major, K 504, “Prague”

* Since this is a rehearsal, there might be change in the program.


Tom Borrow - piano

Maxim Emelyanychev - conductor
Czech Philharmonic


Prague classical music

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