February25 2023 (Sat)
7:30 PM

Czech Philharmonic: Concert with residents of the season

B. Martinů, R. Schumann

Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall | Classical Music

120 minutes | Available

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Date: February 25, 2023 | 19:30 (Sat)
Venue: Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall
Duration: 120 minutes
Status: Available
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Famous Czech mezzo-soprano is joined by the most acclaimed Czech Philharmonic under baton of Sir Simon Rattle

Magdalena Kožená has included songs by Bohuslav Martinů on the program of her special concert to draw attention to the beauty of this seldom heard music. Simon Rattle has a similar motivation with Robert Schumann, whose music is not often heard at the Rudolfinum.

“To me, Schumann is the perfect essence of everything one understands by the word Romanticism. His music is deeply passionate and communicative, but it never descends into self pity. I don’t think there are many more moving compositions than the Adagio of Schumann’s Second Symphony. Unlike Mahler, he never gets caught up with himself emotionally, but the music he produces is like a crystal-pure extract. It is one of the loveliest symphonies I know, and one of the most difficult to perform”, says Sir Simon Rattle.

Program:

  • Bohuslav Martinů
    Nipponari – Seven songs to Japanese lyric poetry for female voice and small orchestra, H 68
  • Bohuslav Martinů | arranged for orchestra by Jiří Teml
    Songs on One Page, H 294
  • Robert Schumann
    Genoveva, Op. 81, overture to the opera
  • Robert Schumann
    Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61

Performing: 

Magdalena Kožená - mezzo-soprano
Simon Rattle - conductor
Czech Philharmonic

Important:

The concert season of the Czech Philharmonic