Works by Josef Suk, Bohuslav Martinů & Antonín Dvořák
Prague Symphony Orchestra · Tomáš Brauner (Conductor) · Danae Dörken (Piano)
Fantastic Scherzo, op. 25
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1, D major, H. 149
Symphony No. 9, E minor, op. 95
"From the New World"
PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
TOMÁŠ BRAUNER Conductor
DANAE DÖRKEN Piano
In the symphony "From the New World", the fascination of the vast landscape of the summer quarters in the Czech emigrant village of Spillville in Iowa can be found just as much as that of the technology that inspired the railway fan Dvořák. He spent many hours at the New York railway stations. Yet all the African-American and Native American melodies that he lovingly transformed into his musical language sound, in a wondrous way, quite familiarly Bohemian. The small country of the Czech Republic has a great musical tradition, and so in 2024 there are no less than five commemorations of important composers. The Prague Symphony Orchestra and its principal conductor Tomáš Brauner are true "native speakers" of this music. We remember the 150th birthday of the late Romantic composer Josef Suk, who was more than Dvořák's son-in-law, with a lively Scherzo. He is followed by Bohuslav Martinů, who died in exile in Switzerland 75 years ago and whose rich oeuvre is increasingly proving to be a treasure chest. The young German-Greek pianist Danae Dörken makes a guest appearance with his first, classicist piano concerto.
Tickets: € 29 – € 99
Introductory lecture: 6.15 p.m., Fördererlounge