Pavel Svoboda, Adam Suk / varhany

16/06/24, 19:00

Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský
Toccata in C major
John the Baptist Vaňhal
Fugue in C major
Bedrich Smetana
Prelude (Six Preludes for Organ 1846)
Giovanni Battista Ferrini
Ballo di Mantova (the oldest treatment of the theme from the Vltava by B. Smetana)
Bohuslav Martinů
Vigil for the organ
Miloslav Kabeláč
Fantasy in D minor op. 32, No. 1
Peter Eben
Moto ostinato (Sunday Music)
Fantasy I: Oh, Great God
Antonin Dvorak
Prelude in A minor
Leoš Janacek
Adagio I (Two Pieces for Organ)
Postlude "Organ Solo" (Glagol Mass)

Organist Pavel Svoboda and his master student Adam Suk will present works by composers from the 17th to 20th centuries. The vast majority of them are Czech authors, starting with Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský, through Jan Křtitel Vaňhal and Antonín Dvořák to Leoš Janáček, Bohuslav Martinů, Miloslav Kabeláč and Petr Eben. A specialty of the program is the inclusion of little-known and almost unperformed organ compositions by Bedřich Smetana from his youth. Perhaps an even greater rarity is the Ballo di Mantova by Giovanni Battista Ferrini, an Italian organist and composer of the first half of the seventeenth century, in which the attentive listener immediately identifies the foreshadowing (probably completely unconscious) of the main theme of Smetana's most famous symphonic poem Vltava. An organ improvisation will also be part of the concert.