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Concert of the Year of Czech Music 2014

Friday, 31 October 2014 19:30

Karlovy Vary spa III

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CONCERT OF CZECH MUSIC

JAN KLUSÁK: Concerto grosso for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and strings

JOSEF MYSLIVEČEK: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in C major

Antonin Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 8

Jamník - cello

Conductor Petr Altrichter

Concert with songs exclusively Czech authors, is another major contribution Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra for this year's Year of Czech Music. The evening starts song Concerto grosso per Flute, Oboe, clarinetto, corn, Fagott e archi contemporary Czech composer Jan Klusák (* 1934). Concerto grosso for brass quintet and strings written by the author, the original name of John Philip Porges, in 1957, the premiere took place on February 21, 1961 in Olomouc, Moravian Philharmonic performance.

Klusákův compositional style first influenced interwar classicism, during the 60s arrived at the starting points, which marked a turning point in his style and orientation of which was musical poetry of the Second Viennese School, compositional principles and techniques atonality and serialism, dodecaphony. Gradually, he began to use the elements of aleatory and minimalism. All these directions were in Czechoslovakia dehonestovány, this music is played here and information about world events were almost zero.

August 1968 marked the standardization Husak regime composer as politically undesirable person and his activities were being phased out. The composer, however, ceased to compose and occasionally managed some of this new state formation. Jan Klusák wrote a great deal of incidental music from the 60s was applied in the film - as a composer and as an actor.

Then you will hear the Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in C Major Joseph Mysliveček (1737 - 1781), a prominent Czech composer Classical period. Mysliveček, who in 1763 left permanently in Italy, spent his career as a composer dizzying, leaving a vast work.

He composed nearly thirty operas, oratorios ten, a number of symphonies, concertos, Overture and quantity of chamber and sacred music. He was called the "divine Čech" (Il Divino Boemo). Many works have not survived or have not yet been discovered. Manuscripts are spread around the world in various archives and private collections. Concerto for Cello in C major is preserved in an undated manuscript in the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna.

A lot of respect for Joseph acted Mysliveček Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who knew his work in early childhood during their concerts. Both composers also met several times.

The climax of the concert will be the Eighth Symphony in G major by Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904), one of the greatest composers of all time, the world's most famous and most performed Czech composer ever. His symphonic opuses are the world leaders and are a normal part of all the major shows of symphonic music.

The Eighth Symphony is for many decades rewarding part of the repertoire of symphony orchestras. Dvořák created it in 1889, when his creative imagination literally bubbling with ideas unreal. With work on the symphony began on August 26, the score finished November 8, 1889, and the premiere performance took place on February 2 next year under the Artistic concert talks at the Rudolfinum.

In popularity and frequency of operation achieves Dvorak's "Eighth" almost to the New World Symphony. It is part of the joy and wellbeing. Dvorak greater part of the work created in high, middle beloved nature, which undoubtedly positively affected his inventiveness. Each of the four movements has a distinctly different character, and the final sentence is the supreme testimony of Dvorak's compositional virtuosity. The entire fourth part is literally inundated with new ideas and culminates in a unique, heroic massive celebration supremely optimistic life view.

As a soloist introduces young Czech cellist Jamník. Graduate of the Prague Academy of Performing Arts completed his studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig and at the University der Künste in Berlin. There abolvoval studies with Prof. Jens Peter Maintz, in which since 2013 operates as an assistant. He is currently writing a dissertation on the topic of Dvorak's cello concert at the Prague Academy of Music.

A number of different prices, it should be noted that in 2006 Jamník was the winner of the 58th International Music Competition of the Prague Spring, where he won many other awards. As a soloist invite Jamník to cooperate renowned orchestras, not only Czech, with whom he performed not only at home and in Europe, but also in Israel, Japan and the United States.

The cellist is also a sought-after chamber musician, in addition to other files often act in a duo with pianist Ivo Kahánek. On several recordings, including issued on CD the complete works of Antonín Dvořák Cello and Orchestra.

Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by the conductor Peter Alrichter. Studied at the Conservatory in Ostrava with the game on the French horn and conducting, in which he continued at the Janacek Academy in Brno, where in addition to the orchestra and studied choral conducting.

As a student Academy won second prize and special prize from the French Association of Composers at the World Competition for Conductors in Besançon. After graduating from the Janáček Academy became assistant conductor at the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, perform the same function then continued with the principal conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Václav Neumann. Subsequently, he worked as a conductor with the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK, with the latter two later as chief conductor.

The most important stages in the career of Peter Altrichter include eleven leadership Southwest German Philharmonic Orchestra of Constance, where he served as artistic director and principal conductor, and was also the head of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, which he joined after ten years of Czech colleague Libor Pesek.

As a guest conductor Altrichter around the world with the world's leading orchestras, as well as on a number of the world's most important festivals.

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