December12 2024 (Thu)
7:30 PM

The Four Seasons from Venice and Buenos Aires

Czech Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall | Classical Music

90 minutes | Available

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Date: December 12, 2024 | 19:30 (Thu)
Venue: Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall
Duration: 90 minutes
Status: Available
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What do Antonio Vivaldi and Ástor Piazzolla have in common? Both composers wrote music about the four seasons

The programme is based on a musical part but also on a spoken word that will be given in Czech language only. The programme will not be supplied with English subtitles.

Czech renowned violinist Josef Špaček will join with a small string ensemble in playing one movement from each of Vivaldi's concertos and Piazzola's entire composition.

He will build a bridge from Italy to Argentina joining Antonio Vivaldi and Ástor Piazzolla. Both composers wrote music about the four seasons. There is hardly anyone in the world who doesn’t know Vivaldi’s famous violin concertos, first printed in 1725 with an interesting dedication: to Count Václav Morzin, a native of Italy whose domain was in Bohemia near Vrchlabí… We will hear one section from each of Vivaldi’s concertos for a bit of Spring, a bit of Summer, a bit of Autumn, and a bit of Winter. Ástor Piazzolla, king of the Argentine tango, wrote his four seasons almost a quarter of a millennium after Vivaldi, between 1965 and 1969. We will hear Piazzolla’s whole work arranged for solo violin and small string ensemble.


Czech Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Marko Ivanović - conductor

Petr Kadlec - guide
Josef Špaček - violinist


  • Dress code: smart casual
  • 20 min. intermission
  • Please note that the price of the ticket includes service fee of 10%

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