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concert Semyon Bychkov conducts Dvořák, Smetana, and Martinů Concert for the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of Czechoslovakia

Concert for the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of Czechoslovakia

Semyon Bychkov conducts Dvořák, Smetana, and Martinů Concert for the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of Czechoslovakia

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"It’s not a question of quality," says Semyon Bychkov about the distinctive sound of his ensemble, "it’s a question of identity.... The Czech Phil had their own tradition from an earlier time: how they play their instruments, what the instruments should sound like. You can hear it in the string sound, in the wind sound." When Bychkov left his post as Chief Conductor for the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, the great Soviet-born conductor intended only to take guest conductorships—but in 2018, a personal invitation from the musicians of the Czech Philharmonic made him reconsider.

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Cast

  • Ivo Kahánek | Pianist
  • Michael Kroutil | Timpani

Program

  • František Škroup, Kde domov můj (Where My Home Is): Czech national anthem
  • Bedrich Smetana, The Bartered Bride
    • Overture
    • Polka
    • Furiant
    • Skočná
  • Bohuslav Martinů, Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano, and Timpani, H. 271
    • 1. Poco allegro
    • 2. Largo
    • 3. Allegro
  • Antonín Dvořák, Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"
    • 1. Adagio - Allegro molto
    • 2. Largo
    • 3. Scherzo
    • 4. Allegro con fuoco
  • Johannes Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor
  • Antonín Dvořák, Slavonic Dances, Op. 72
    • 2. Dumka. Allegretto grazioso (E minor)
  • Antonín Dvořák, Slavonic Dances, Op. 46
    • No. 1 in C major (Furiant)

Details

  • Venue: Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall (Prague)
  • Production date: 2018
  • Recording date: 2018
  • Duration: 1 h 51 min
  • Production: © Czech Philharmonic
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