Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

The Czech Phil: Live in Your Living Room I

Igor Ardašev, The Czech Philharmonic & John Eliot Gardiner, Ondřej Vrabec
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The first part of our advent concert series with the Czech Philharmonic, LIVE on takt1 at the Prague Rudolfinum. The program spans a broad range from the early 19th century to 1950: Voříšek, Janáček and Martinů are major figures in the Czech school, and they certainly learned from one another. The Symphony in D Major by Jan Václav Hugo Voříšek belongs to the classical tradition, and bears clear hallmarks of the composer's enthusiasm for Beethoven. He died of pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of just 34 – Beethoven himself is said to have tried to save him by sending his own doctor to him, to no avail. By contrast, Leoš Janáček's Capriccio for Piano Left-Hand and Wind Ensemble is highly idiosyncratic. Piano and brass instruments are a rare combination; for this performance, Ondřej Vrabec, himself a horn player, takes to the conductor's podium. With powerful cymbal crashes and piano cascades, pianist Igor Ardašev and the Czech Philharmonic under Sir John Eliot Gardiner open Bohuslav Martinů's Sinfonietta "La Jolla", a musical farewell to neoclassicism where the piano grows from a solo instrument to a member of the orchestra. 


A production from Czech Philharmonic in cooperation with EuroArts.

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recorded at 11/29/2020, 08:15pm (CET)
Advent Concerts from Prague #1
The Czech Philharmonic & John Eliot Gardiner: Voříšek, Janáček, Martinů
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  • Interview with Václav Petr und Jan Mráček I
  • Interview with John Eliot Gardiner
  • Interview with Václav Petr und Jan Mráček II
Jan Václav Hugo Voříšek: Symphony D major, op. 23
  • I. Allegro con brio
  • II. Andante
  • III. Scherzo
  • IV. Allegro con brio
Leoš Janáček: Capriccio for piano left-hand and chamber ensemble
  • I. Allegro
  • II. Adagio
  • III. Allegretto
  • IV. Andante
Bohuslav Martinů: Sinfonietta „La Jolla“, H.328
  • I. Poco Allegro
  • II. Largo
  • III. Allegro