Songs of Wagner with Markéta Cukrová

16. únor 2023

St Agnes Convent, 16 February 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Paul Hindemith: Concerto for Woodwinds, Harp and Orchestra
Richard Wager/Hans Werner Henze: Wesendonck-Lieder
Dmitri Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony. Op. 110a

Robert Jindra conductor
Markéta Cukrová mezzo-soprano
Robert Heger flute
Zdeněk Rys oboe
Lukáš Dittrich clarinet
Milan Muzikář bassoon
Lydia Härtelová harp

Robert Jindra, the orchestra's principal guest conductor, has invited the leading Czech mezzo-soprano Markéta Cukrová. Together with her, he will present to the audience the famous Wesendonck Lieder, songs that Richard Wagner wrote to texts by Mathilde Wesendonck while he was working on the opera Tristan und Isolde. At the Convent of St. Agnes, the work will be performed in an original instrumentation created for chamber orchestra by Hans Werner Henze, one of the most important German composers of the last century. The evening will open with Paul Hindemith's Concerto for Woodwinds, Harp and Orchestra, featuring leading players of the Radio Symphony as soloists, and will close with Dmitri Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony. The famous work, which the Soviet composer composed as String Quartet No. 8 and incorporated a cryptogram of his name in the form of the notes D E flat C-H, has been arranged for string orchestra by the Russian conductor and violist Rudolf Barshai, a founding member of the legendary Borodin Quartet.

Ticket prices: 390 CZK | 290 CZK

The organizer reserves the right to change the program and performers.

author: SOČR
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