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DVOŘÁK'S MARATHON OF SONGS
Premiere May 1, 2014, 3.00 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
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DVOŘÁK'S MARATHON OF SONGS - Premiere May 1, 2014

Premiere May 1, 2014, 3.00 PM - Antonín Dvořák Theatre

A six-hour marathon during which the complete Dvořák’s song work with piano accompaniment will be heard

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After a ten-year break, the Year of Czech Music will be held again in 2014, commemorating anniversaries of significant Czech composers, whose life path was defined by number four in the dates of birth and death. Apart from Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884), Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) and Josef Suk, mainly Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) belongs among these authors, while 110 years will elapse since his death on 1 May 2014.

The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in cooperation with the Czech Radio will pay tribute to Dvořák's legacy with a six-hour marathon on the day of the composer's death, during which the complete Dvořák’s song work with piano accompaniment will be heard in four hour sessions with three breaks ( 15.00-16.00 , 16.30-17.30 , 18.00-19.00 , 19.30-20.30 ). The project will be performed in the building of the Antonín Dvořák Theatre, the world's only opera scene carrying Dvořák's name.
The basic principle of the project is to present all ninety- four songs in the original version, whether in critical editions or manuscripts in the original languages​​: in addition to the songs composed on Czech texts, the program will cover several works originally composed for German texts
 

PROGRAM
 
1st cycle
Cypresses: arrangement for tenor, baritone and piano, based on words by Gustav Pfleger-Moravský
Two songs for baritone and piano, based on words by Adolf Heyduk
Songs for voice and piano, based on words by Eliška Krásnohorská
The Orphan: for voice and piano,based on a ballad by Karel Jaromír Erben
Rosemary: songsfor voice and piano, based on a poem by Karel Jaromír Erben
 
2nd cycle
Songs from the "Dvůr Králové" Manuscript for voice and piano
Four Songs on Serbian Folk Poems translated by Siegfried Kapper
Evening Songs: songs for voice and piano, based on poems by Vítězslav Hálek
 
3rd cycle
Three Modern Greek Songs for voice and piano translated by Václav Bolemír Nebeský
Gypsy Songs: songs, based on poems by Adolf Heyduk for voice and piano 
Six Songs for voice and piano on words by Gustav Pfleger-Moravský
Two Songs on folk lyrics for voice and piano
In Folk Tone: collection of Slavonic and Czech folksongs
 
4th cycle
Four Songs: song collection for voice and piano, based on words by Otilie Malybrok-Stieler
Love Songs: song collection for voice and piano, based on words by Gustav Pfleger-Moravský
Lullaby for voice and piano
Song of the Smith of Lešetín: for voice and piano, based words by Svatopluk Čech
Biblical Songs: song collection for voice and piano, based words of The Bible of Kralice
 
Performers

Soprano / Pavla Vykopalová
Mezzosoprano / Jana Kurucová  
Tenor / Jaroslav Březina  
Bass / Jan Martiník  
Baritone / Tomáš Král  
 
Piano accompaniment / Martin Kasík, Róbert Pechanec a Alexandr Starý

 

Date Time Stage Type Detail Tickets
May 1, 2014 3.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatrePremiereshow detail

The play is no longer in our repertoire.

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Róbert Pechanec (Piano accompaniment), Jaroslav Březina (Performers)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Róbert Pechanec (Piano accompaniment)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Róbert Pechanec (Piano accompaniment), Jana Kurucová (Performers), Pavla Vykopalová (Performers)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Martin Kasík (Piano accompaniment), Pavla Vykopalová (Performers)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Martin Kasík (Piano accompaniment)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Martin Kasík (Piano accompaniment), Jana Kurucová (Performers)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Martin Kasík (Piano accompaniment), Tomáš Král (Performers)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Alexandr Starý (Piano accompaniment), Jan Martiník (Performers), Jana Kurucová (Performers), Tomáš Král (Performers), Pavla Vykopalová (Performers)
Photo by: Martin Popelář