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

Jan Ryand Dřízal: Lekce Váchal (world premiere)

The BERG orchestra gave world premiere to a new piece by one of the most successful Czech composers of the young generation, Jan Ryant Dřízal. Lekce Váchal for countertenor and orchestra was performed on September 25 at the hall of the Masaryk Dormitory in Dejvice, Prague. The title refers to the composition’s two main sources of inspiration: Lekce Faust, … Read more

Kateřina Horká: Mosaic (world premiere)

At the fifth of eight concerts of Podkrkonošské hudební léto festival, world premiere was given to Mosaics, a piece for violin, clarinet and piano by composer Kateřina Horká (*1993). A young student of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague wrote it in autumn 2016, encouraged by the festival’s directress, violinist Ludmila Pavlová. The 15-minute-long piece in 3 movements was … Read more