Feel the incredible atmosphere of the St. Vitus Cathedral while listening to the organ concert.
The Molzer organ, containing 4,500 pipes, offers the listener a rich, romantic sound. Since the Cathedral is used only for liturgical and touristic purposes, this festival is a unique opportunity to hear the full capacity of this instrument.
Cesar Franck - Choral III. in A minor
Robert Führer - Three pastoraí preludes
Josef Krejci - Adagio op. 8
Josef Klicka - Legende in B minor op. 98
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger - Sonate in D minor no. 11, op. 148
I. Agitato II. Cantilene III. Intermezzo IV. Fuge
Alexandre Guilmant - Sonate op. 42
Bohumir Rabas studied organ at the Prague Music Conservatory with Dr. Josef Kubane and at the University of Performing Arts in Prague under the guidance of Dr. Jiri Reinberger. As a student of the Conservatory was the youngest participant in the first Organ Competition of the International Prague Spring Festival in 1958. He has participated in numerous organ competitions. He became a laureate of the International Organ Competition in Geneva in 1962. One of his achievement is participation in the final part at the Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig 1964. He was teaching organ and improvisation at the Music School in Prague. He is an organist in the ceremonial hall of the Old Town Hall and in St. Nicholas Church in Prague's Old Town Square. He performs at the graduation ceremony in Bethlehem Chapel (Czech Technical University in Prague). His repertoire includes all stylistic periods, but he prefers romantic and impressionistic compositions. He includes often compositions of contemporary Czech composers such as Petr Eben, Klement Slavicky, Miloslav Kabelac and others.
He recorded an entire organ composition by Karel Odstrcil Prints in Stone, Flame Toccata per un'orecchio. In the song Vox Humana, which is a dialogue between the organ and the male voice co-operated with an excellent Czech actor Radovan Lukavsky. He made many recordings on historical organs in the country for Czech recording companies (Supraphon and Panton). It is worth mentioning the extensive recording of Passion Symphony Belgian composer Paul de Maleingreaua on the organ in Olomouc (church of St. Moritz) for the Czech Radio. He recorded the Concerto in G minor by G. F. Händel for Czech TV. Rabas plays with orchestras, soloists and choirs, he attended many concerts at home and abroad.
The concert has no intermission.