July16 2019 (Tue)
7:00 PM

Prague Castle Organ Concert - St. Vitus Cathedral

Miroslava Svobodová - Organ Recital

St. Vitus Cathedral - Prague Castle | Classical Music

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Date: July 16, 2019 | 19:00 (Tue)
Venue: St. Vitus Cathedral - Prague Castle
Duration: 70 minutes
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Group discount 10+ people

Admire the sound of the Molzer organ with 4 500 pipes in St. Vitus Cathedral

While exploring Prague and Prague Castle area, visit the 9th edition of an international organ evenings festival taking place in the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral.

Program:

  • Petr Eben (1929-2007)
    Due preludi festivi
  • Bedřich Antonín Wiedermann (1883-1951)
    Elegy

  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
    Sonata No. 6 in D minor "Vater unser im Himmelreich"
    Choral (Andante sostenuto. Allegro molto)
    Fuga  (Sostenute e legato)
    Finale (Andante)

  • César Franck (1822-1890)
    Fantasy in C major

  • Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
    Cathedrales, op. 51
    24 pieces de fantaisie

  • Léon Boellmann (1862-1897)
    Suite Gothique, op.25
    Introduction-Choral
    Menuet gothique
    Priere a Notre-Dame
    Toccata

Organist: 

Miroslava Svobodová

She started to play piano in her home town Znojmo (Czech Republic – Moravia) and continued her music studies at the Music Conservatory in Brno – organ and composition. She graduated of both. She become a student of the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague in 1979. She studied organ with prof. M. Šlechta and V. Rabas.

She finalised her postgradual studies at the Academy of the Performing Arts in 1989 – the harpsichord under the guidance of Prof. Giedré Lukšaité-Mrázková.

She took part in many international competitions and after 1989 (Velvet Revolution) was at many interpretative courses under the guidance of many well known organists.

She was invited to co-operate with the Prague Symphonic Orchestra and the Prague Radio Orchestra at the recording of The Miracle of Our Lady (a Czech-language opera cycle in 4 parts, each of one act, by Bohuslav Martinů to a libretto by the composer) which was conducted by Mr. Jiří Bělohlávek. This recording won Prix Caecillia de L’Union de la presse musicale Belge in 1985.

She performs in the Czech Republic and also abroad at the festivals eg. Göttinger Orgeltage, Prague Spring etc. Svobodová recorded Baroque music at the historical instruments for the Czech Radio Station.

She has been teaching at the Music Conservatory in České Budějovice since 1989. Her students are among succesful musicians who continued their studies at he Academy of Performing Arts in Prague or who continued their studies abroad. She collaborates closely with the South Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and also with many famous soloists.

About festival:

The Molzer organ, containing 4,500 pipes, offers the listener a rich, romantic sound. Since the St. Vitus Cathedral is used only for liturgical and touristic purposes, this festival is a unique opportunity to hear the full capacity of this instrument.

The festival consists of 4 festival evenings - each of them starting at 7pm. 

Important:

  • We recommend to arrive 40 minutes before the concert because of the security check within the Prague Castle area!
  • The concerts have no intermission. 
  • Dress code: casual / smart casual

Visit Prague Castle area with a guided tour.