Concerto Militaire

04/04/19, 19:00


Grand Concerto for cello and orchestra (“Concerto militaire”)


Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 100


Petr Nouzovský cello

Brno Philharmonic

conductor Case Scaglione


  • A monumental 1847 concerto (performed here in a critical edition) by the master of operetta melodies and one of the most celebrated cello virtuosos of his time • The work’s subtitle references the military, percussive final movement of the concerto • With Petr Nouzovský, fresh recipient of a Classic Prague Award for the recording of the year (a CD with the complete works for cello and orchestra by Bohuslav Martinů) • Prokofiev’s symphony written in summer 1944 and reflecting his impressions of the war; a humanist drama about “the greatness of the human spirit”, victorious over evil • Under the baton of the young American conductor, Case Scaglione, a regular guest at the Brno Philharmonic and the new chief conductor of the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn