27/06/22, 19:00

Magdalena Kožená / mezzo-soprano
Sir Simon Rattle / piano
Giovanni Guzzo / violin
Rahel Maria Rilling / violin
Amihai Grosz / viola
Dávid Adorján / cello
Kaspar Zehnder / flute
Andrew Marriner / clarinet

Ernest Chausson: The Eternal Song Op. 37
Igor Stravinsky: Three Songs to the Lyrics of William Shakespeare
Richard Strauss: Three of Ophelia's songs from Hamlet
Maurice Ravel: Malagasy Songs
Johannes Brahms: Five Songs of Ophelia
Johannes Brahms: Two Songs for Singing, Viola and Piano
Leoš Janáček: Rhymes for Singing, Clarinet and Piano
Antonín Dvořák: My song sounds like love to me again, Wide sleeves, My heart often, Mourning girl, When my old mother, String tuned (selection of songs from opuses no. 2, 55 and 73 edited by Duncan Ward)

This year's grand culmination will take place in a beautiful concert hall in Zlín with rare guests led by the festival's patron, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožena. She is not only a great singer, but she can also build her concerts perfectly in terms of dramaturgy. It will be no different this time: in addition to her partner Sir Simon Rattle as pianist Magdalena, she invited her friends, excellent soloists in their fields, who together form a completely unique group working exclusively on this chamber project. The pearl will be several of Dvořák's songs, which were arranged especially for this ensemble by the English composer and conductor Duncan Ward, or Janáček's Rhymes, which Magdalena found in adaptation for voice, piano and clarinet: "Everyone knows Rhymes in their final choral version, but for clarinet and piano. It is almost never done this way; I'm looking forward to showing them to the festival audience! "