Jan Kučera, Jan Ryant Dřízal, Jiří Gemrot, Sylvie Bodorová: A Bohemian Pilgrim (world premiere)

15 June 2018, Castle Courtyard, Litomyšl Smetana’s Litomyšl A Bohemian Pilgrim, Cantata for narrator, baritone, children’s choir, mixed choir and orchestra to a libretto by Vojtěch Stříteský and poems by František Hrubín, Jiří Orten, Josef Václav Sládek, Josef Kainar, Karel Hlaváček, Josef Hora and Jaroslav Seifert (world premiere to a commission from the 60th year of the Smetana’s Litomyšl National Festival on … Read more

Petr Fiala: Introduction and Tango (world premiere)

On 18 January in the St Agnes Convent, violoncellist Petr Nouzovský and accordionist Ladislav Horák gave premiere to Introduction and Tango, a new piece by composer and choirmaster Petr Fiala (*1943). The concert was a part of the chamber series held by the Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK. The two-part composition was written directly for these two leading Czech instrumentalists, … Read more

Petr Wajsar: The Rest Is Song (world premiere)

Petr Wajsar (*1978) is a highly popular author at the Prague Spring festival. This year only, the festival gave world premiere to two of his compositions – besides Harpsycho, the compulsory piece for the 2nd round of the cembalo competition, it was The Rest Is Song, performed on June 1 at The Trade Fair Palace by … Read more

Jan Kučera: Beer Oratorio (world premiere)

Pivní oratorium (Beer Oratorio) by a composer and conductor Jan Kučera (*1977) received its premiere during the final concert of the 38th year of the Pardubice Music Spring International Festival, which took place on 10 May at the Suk Hall of the House of Music in Pardubice. Commissioned by the festival whose aim is to annually … Read more

Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra: premieres of the pieces by Martin Kumžák, Petr Wajsar and Jan Kučera

Three new pieces by three Czech composers received their world premiere on this year’s first concert of Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra’s “New Horizons” subscription series. During the performance of the works by Martin Kumžák, Petr Wajsar and Jan Kučera, which are all written for a string quartet and orchestra, was the Radio orchestra accompanied by the Prague-based crossover … Read more