Folklore is one of the greatest treasures of any nation. Folk tradition is like a fertile ground from which the characteristic image, word, smell and music of the given country grows. It is the pure foundation from which poets and music composers are inspired. Leoš Janáček and Bohuslav Martinů brought inspiration from Moravian folklore to perfection. An attentive listener can hear the echoes of the melodic dialect and the reflection of the realities of local life, people and landscape in each composition.
All three protagonists of this evening, although each of them lives in a different corner of the world, come from Moravia. Their roots grow from the same land as the roots of both composers. The charm of Moravian and Ukval folk poetry lies in the transparent simplicity of the musical motifs, which both have given a unique character. Originality and something extra that is familiar to each of us.