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Libor Pešek conducts Dvořák: Stabat Mater

The Prague Symphony Orchestra's Dvořák Cycle Vol. V

Libor Pešek conducts Dvořák: Stabat Mater The Prague Symphony Orchestra's Dvořák Cycle Vol. V

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Libor Pešek conducts the Prague Symphony Orchestra in Dvořák's Stabat Mater, a masterpiece marked by the mourning and the pain of the Czech composer.

Born into a humble family settled in Nelahozeves, a village near Prague, Antonín Dvořák left school at the age of 11 to learn his father's trades, butcher and innkeeper. Thankfully, Antonín's precocious musical gifts are quickly noticed, and the young boy is sent to study at his uncles's plance in Zlonice, then to Prague from 1857 onwards. Playing the viola in the Prager Kappelle's orchestra, Dvořák familiarized himself with the classical and contemporary masterworks. Enjoying a well-established reputation from his peers and the internation audience, Dvořák is in his lifetime a Major figure on the musical scene. Invited in Germanay, in France, in the United Kingdom and in the United States, Dvořák eventually went back to his homeland to manage the Conservatory of Pragua. Dvořák, who died in 1904, left a considerable oeuvre which has ever since been performed on the stages worldwide.

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Program

  • Antonín Dvořák, Stabat Mater, Op. 58, B. 71
    • 1. Stabat Mater dolorosa
    • 2. Qui est homo, qui non fleret
    • 3. Eja Mater, fons amoris
    • 4. Fac, ut ardeat cor meum
    • 5. Tui nati vulnera
    • 6. Fac me vere
    • 7. Virgo virginum
    • 8. Fac, ut portem Christi morten
    • 9. Inflammatus et accensus
    • 10. Finale: Quando corpus morietur

Details

  • Directed by: Rodney Greenberg
  • Venue: Alte Oper (Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Production date: 1993
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min
  • Production: © RM Arts
  • Available version(s): EN

Casting

  • Eva Urbanova | Soprano
  • Katerina Kachlikova | Contralto
  • Stephan Margita | Tenor
  • Peter Mikulas | Bass
  • Prague Symphonic Choir
  • Pavel Kuhn | Chorus director
  • Prague Symphony Orchestra
  • Libor Pešek | Conductor

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