Petr Bakla: Statements? (Czech premiere)

4 June 2018, Továrna, Prague IM/PATIENCE Petr Bakla: Statements? (Czech premiere) Bronislava Smržová Tomanová – soprano, BERG Orchestra, cond. Peter Vrábel

Petr Bakla: Statements? (Czech premiere)

4 June 2018, Továrna, Prague IM/PATIENCE Petr Bakla: Statements? (Czech premiere) Bronislava Smržová Tomanová – soprano, BERG Orchestra, cond. Peter Vrábel

Petr Bakla: String trio no. 2 (world premiere)

On 9 March at the Morat-Institut in Freiburg, ensemble recherche, top-class German contemporary music ensemble, gave world premiere to String trio no. 2 by Czech composer Petr Bakla. In the 2017 piece, the author asks the players to produce “an objective, pure sound”, devoid of any interpretational stereotypes, one he has since long found to be the “most … Read more

Petr Bakla: Last Piece (Mostly stepwise) – world premiere

The penultimate concert of this year’s MusicOlomouc contemporary music festival belonged to the Phace Ensemble (Austria). On October 9 in the Corpus Christi Chapel of the Art Centre of Palacký University, they performed five pieces including a premiere by Petr Bakla. Last Piece (Mostly stepwise) for clarinet/bass clarinet, violoncello and piano was written on the festival’s commission. The programme … Read more

Ostrava Days. Petr Bakla: Summer Work (world premiere)

The fifth day of the Ostrava Days presented a concert of the festival’s residential orchestra Ostravská banda held at the Triple Hall Karolina. Led by four different conductors – Petr Kotík, Joseph Trafton, Bruno Ferrandis and Carl Bettendorf – the ensemble played a program consisting of nine compositions, none of which was more than 15 years old. One of them … Read more

Ostrava days: premieres of pieces by Petr Cígler, Petr Bakla and Michal Rataj

As would be expected, the 10 days and 22 concerts of the 9th year of the contemporary music biennale Ostrava days included several Czech premieres. From those by Czech authors they were first of all the chamber Nothing is Free by Petr Cígler, September by Petr Bakla and The Long Sentence II by Michal Rataj. All of them were performed during … Read more