The Mysterious World of Steven Isserlis
Rudolfinum, 27 November 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Maurice Ravel: Boat on the Ocean
Henri Dutilleux: Tout un monde lointain…, Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra
Antonín Dvořák: The Water Goblin, Symphonic Poem, Op. 107
Antonín Dvořák: The Golden Spinning Wheel, Symphonic Poem, Op. 109
Tomáš Brauner – Conductor
Steven Isserlis – Violoncello
The concert brought to you by the main guest conductor Tomáš Brauner and leading British violoncellist Steven Isserlis promises to bring together French and Czech music.
Steven Isserlis performs with the word’s leading orchestras, such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and the Cleveland Orchestra. He is a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
Henri Dutilleux composed Tout un monde lointain… for the legendary Russian violoncellist Mstislav Rostropovich.
Ravel’s impressionistic miniature will precede the best work for violoncello and orchestra by the classic of French music of the second half of the twentieth century, Henri Dutilleux, whose piece Tout un monde lointain… (A Whole Distant Word...), taken from Baudlaire’s “The Flowers of Evil”, ushers in its mysterious atmosphere.
Two of four symphonic poems based on a collection of ballads Kytice (Bouquet) by Karel Jaromír Erben, which set off Antonín Dvořák’s final creative period, will comprise the second half of the programme.
Ticket prices: 440 / 390 / 350 / 310 / 180 / 100 CZK
The concert takes place under the auspices of the British Ambassador to Prague