June28 2024 (Fri)
7:00 PM

J. S. Bach, M. Reger, V. Novák

Max Reger Music Festival

St. Peter Church na Poříčí | Classical Music

60 minutes | Available

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Date: June 28, 2024 | 19:00 (Fri)
Venue: St. Peter Church na Poříčí
Duration: 60 minutes
Status: Available
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Visit organ recital at St. Peter Church hidden from the crowds yet not far from the centre

Program: 

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):
    Prelude and fugue in D major 
    Chorale overture Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
  • J. G. Walther (1684 - 1748): Variations on the Chorale Jesu meine Freude
  • J. G. Rheinberger (1839 - 1901):
    Duet in F major
    Prelude in C minor
  • Max Reger (1873 - 1916):
    Chorale overtures (Op. 135a):
    Jesus meine Zuversicht
    Wer nur den lieben Gott…
    Scherzo (12 Stücke Op.65)
  • Alexander Guilmant (1837 - 1911): O filii
  • Vítězslav Novák (1870 - 1949): Prelude to a Wallachian song
  • Charles Tournemire (1870 - 1939): Chorale improvisation on Victimae paschali laudes

Performing: 

Aleš Nosek - organ 

The organist Aleš Nosek (born 1982) began studying organ at The Conservatory in České Budějovice in Miroslava Svobodová’s class. He continued his studies at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with Pavel Černý. From 2012 to 2014 he studied a Master’s degree in organ interpretation at Hochschule für Katolische Kirchenmusik in Regensburg (Germany) with doc. Gerhard Siegel, which he finished with a degree Master of Music – Orgel. Between 2019 and 2022, he completed certificate studies in the field of organ improvisation with Professor Markus Ruprecht. In 2014 he won the second prize at an International Organ Competition in Ružomberok (Slovakia).

Apart from the Czech Republic he attended several organ courses abroad with J. Tůma P. van Dijk, H. Vogel, L. van Doeselaar, D. Bauer, S. Baier, K. Brindorf, E. Bellotti, T. Ospital, Olivier Latry. He performed concerts in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Lithuania and Italy. He made recordings of Guths’ organs in Krušovice, Čistá near Rakovník and Srbeč for Český rozhlas 3 (Czech Radio) - Vltava broadcast about an organ maker family the Guths from Čistá.

The archive of ČRo3 owns his recordings of the organs in Vyšší Brod and Zábřeh na Moravě as well. Under the project “Organs of the Litoměřice Diocese” he has been working on representative recordings of the organs from the north of the Czech Republic for the Litoměřice Diocese. The first one was an instrument made by W. Sauer in the Diocese of All Saints Church in Litoměřice (released in 2014). On this recording he presents an instrument made by A. Tauchman, located in St. Lawrence Church in Jezvé.

Aleš Nosek is an organist of St. Bartholomew Kathedral in Pilsen and also teaches at the art school in Pilsen. He is the dramaturg of international organ festivals in his hometown and in Pilsen.

About the festival: 

The Max Reger Music Festival, founded on the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth, aims to educate audiences about Reger's genius, his famous and lesser-known works, and, of course, to introduce listeners to the historical and musical context of Reger along with other important composers. 

Important: 

  • No assigned seating, seating on first come – first served basis
  • Dress code: casual 
  • No intermission
  • Program subject to change

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