September06 2020 (Sun)
8:00 PM

Ivo Kahánek

Dvořák Prague Festival 2020

Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall | Classical Music

120 minutes | Not available

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Date: September 06, 2020 | 20:00 (Sun)
Venue: Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall
Duration: 120 minutes
Status: Not available
Group discount 10+ people

A. Dvořák’s piano music is as firmly a part of the Dvořák Prague Festival as his symphonic, vocal-instrumental or chamber works

And today there is perhaps no more capable interpreter of Dvořák’s piano music than Ivo Kahánek, who recently won a BBC Music Magazine Award for his recording of Dvořák’s Piano Concerto.


  • Antonín Dvořák: Poetic Tone Pictures, Op. 85, B. 161
  • Antonín Dvořák: Suite in A major, Op. 98, B. 184
  • Antonín Dvořák: Silhouettes, Op. 8, B. 98


Ivo Kahánek - piano

Todays programme features three major works that represent important items among Dvořák’s piano compositions. The thirteen-movement cycle Poetic Moods (1889) reveals Dvořák’s creative thought on a large scale – a complete performance takes about fifty-five minutes. The work captivates listeners with its constant alternation of lyrical passages and energetic climaxes. Each of the pieces can be played alone, but when played together they reveal the composer’s masterful ability to combine them into a unified whole. A less conspicuous counterpart to Poetic Moods is titled Silhouettes, and it will be heard at the evening’s conclusion. The twelve pieces are more like miniatures than little composition, with unifying musical themes that run through them. Between the two cycles is the Suite in A Major, which is also familiar from its orchestral version. With its five contrasting movements that create a remarkably unified whole, the Suite serves as the linchpin of the programme.

Please note: 

  • Please note that tickets for this concert will be assigned to you by the organizer within 48 hours of placing your order. You will receive your tickets by e-mail.
  • Dress code: dark suit. No jeans, shorts and trainers allowed.
  • Printed tickets required
  • The purchased vouchers cannot be returned or exchanged.
  • For the concerts of Dvořák Prague Festival, no discounts are provided.

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