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INAUGURAL CONCERT CELEBRATING THE CZECH REPUBLIC CHAIRMANSHIP IN THE VISEGRAD GROUP

MUSIC OF THE CENTRAL EUROPEAN REGION – THE V4 COUNTRIES

 

16.12.2019 – Monday -  19.00

Prague Castle - Spanish Hall

 

A concert on the occasion of 30 years of democracy and 15 years of the Czech Republic’s membership in the EU

Co-organizer: Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí, Správa Pražského hradu

 

This concert is held with the support of the Visegrad Fund.

 

JANÁČEK PHILHARMONIC OSTRAVA (CZ)

MARIA WŁOSZCZOWSKA (PL) – violin

GUSTÁV BELÁČEK (SK) – baritone

ZSOLT HAMAR (HU) – conductor

MAREK VAŠUT (CZ) – presenter

 

This celebratory concert on the occasion of the Chairmanship of the Czech Republic in the V4 countries group will offer compositions by Central European composers presented by top performers from the same region. It will be based on the renowned contemplative Biblical Songs by Antonín Dvořák, performed by the Slovak baritone Gustáv Beláček, and the famous concerto by Henryk Wieniawski will be performed by the Polish violin star Maria Włoszczowska. The evening will start and end with two engrossing orchestral compositions, Carnival by Dvořák and Prometheus by Liszt, presented by the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava conducted by the famous conductor Zsolt Hamar. This concert is held with the support of the Visegrad Fund.


Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904):

Carnival, overture, Op. 92

 

Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880): 

Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Romance. Andante non troppo
  3. Allegro con fuoco. Allegro moderato a la Zingara

 

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): 

Biblical Songs, Op. 99 - A cycle of 10 songs from the Book of Psalms in the translation of the Bible of Kralice. Instrumentation by Jarmil Burghauser and Jan Hanuš.

  1. Darkness and thunderclouds are round about Him - Oblak a mrákota jest vůkol něho 
  2. Lord my shield, my refuge and hope - Skrýše má a pavéza má Ty jsi
  3. Hear, oh hear my prayer, Lord - Slyš, ó Bože! Slyš modlitbu mou
  4. Oh, my shepherd is the Lord - Hospodin jest můj pastýř
  5. Songs of gladness will I sing Thee - Bože! Bože! Píseň novou
  6. Hear, oh Lord, my bitter cry - Slyš, ó Bože, volání mé
  7. By the shore of the river Babylon - Při řekách babylónských
  8. Oh, Lord, have mercy and turn Thou Thy face to me - Popatřiž na mne
  9. My eyes will I to the hills lift up - Pozdvihuj očí svých k horám
  10. Oh, sing unto the Lord a joyful song - Zpívejte Hospodinu píseň novou

 

Ferenc Liszt  (1811-1866):

Prometheus. Symfonická báseň č.5

 

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