Captivated by Dance and Magic

30. duben 2018

Rudolfinum, 30 April 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Public dress rehearsal at 9:30 a.m.


Veřejná generální zkouška

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Symphonic Scherzo
Vítězslav Novák
: Piano Concerto in E minor
Claude Debussy: Jeux, poème dansé (Games, danced poem)
Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, ballet suites nos. 1 and 2

Ondrej Lenárd – Conductor
Jan Bartoš – Piano

The hundredth anniversary of the death of French composer Claude Debussy will be commemorated by the performance of the dance poem Jeux (Games), the premiere of which in Paris in 1913 was overshadowed by the scandal associated with the performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, another work composed for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes.

Fun fact:
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was popularised by Walt Disney Studio’s 1940 film Fantasia, where Mickey Mouse plays the title role. Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony and Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain can also be heard in the film.

The famous symphonic scherzo The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, written by Debussy’s younger contemporary Paul Dukas and inspired by Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s ballad, will open principal conductor Ondrej Lenárd’s programme.

It will be followed by Vitězslav Novák’s early Piano Concerto as interpreted by the excellent Czech pianist Jan Bartoš. The programme will culminate with the suite from Maurice Ravel’s monumental ballet Daphnis et Chloé.

Ticket prices: 440 / 390 / 350 / 310 / 180 / 100 CZK

The concert takes place under the auspices of the French Ambassador to Prague


Ambassade de France à Prague

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