Bohuslav Martinů Days 2021 | Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
22. 11. 2021 / 7:30–9:15 p.m.
Rudolfinum, Dvořák Hall
Concert is co-organized by Czech Radio
Multitalented conductor, composer and pianist Jan Kučera numbers among the great promoters of the work of Oskar Nedbal. From the work of this extremely talented, today unjustly forgotten author of operettas and ballets he will present the suite from the ballet From Fairy Tale to Fairy Tale, full of lovely and novel ideas. Subsequently two leading figures of the radio symphony orchestra will step forward, concertmaster Vlastimil Kobrle and the principal second violin David Pokorný, who will perform the Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra by Bohuslav Martinů. This native of Polička wrote it in 1950 for two phenomenal young violinists, the twins Gerald and Wilfred Beal, who first presented the work in Dallas, USA. The evening under Kučera's baton will culminate with the dramatic yet melodic Symphony No. 4 from the Russian classic Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Oskar Nedbal From Fairytale to Fairytale, suite from the ballet
Bohuslav Martinů Concerto for Two Violin and Orchestra, H 329
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 f minor, op. 36
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jan Kučera conductor, Vlastimil Kobrle violin, David Pokorný violin