The Prague Chamber Orchestra gave the world premiere of Pražské divertimento (Prague Divertimento) by the composer and visual artist Vladimír Franz. Apart from this four-movement piece, the program of the concert, which took place on 2nd February at the Rudolfinum’s DvořákHall, included music by J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart and P. I. Tchaikovsky.
“Prague. A city both magical and beautiful. The place where various energies’ lines of force intersect…” As the author puts it, the Prague Divertimento is based on a “confrontation-evolutionary principle” thanks to which the incorporated musical fragments (that have been inspired among others by classicism, the crooked little streets of Prague, dog’s barking or by the Jewish culture) may clash as well as synthesize with each other.
The Prague Chamber Orchestra was led by its concertmaster Alexej Rosík.
2 February 2016, Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague
Vladimír Franz: Prague Divertimento (world premiere)
Pracgue Chamber Orchestra, concertmaster: Alexej Rosík