Josef Špaček / violin, Vilém Vlček / violoncello, Miroslav Sekera / piano

17/06/24, 19:30

Josef Špaček / violin
Vilém Vlček / cello
Miroslav Sekera / piano

Bedrich Smetana
From the homeland, two duos for violin and piano
Leoš Janacek
Wandering of the soul, concerto for violin and orchestra (keyboard version by L. Faltus)
Bedrich Smetana / Fritz Kreisler
Bohemian Fantasy
Josef Suk
Love Song Op. 7
Antonin Dvorak
Serenade in E major op. 22 (arr. for piano trio)

Although the program of this concert features compositions by some of the most important Czech composers of the 19th and 20th centuries, only one of them will be heard in the form that was originally impressed upon it by its author. This is Smetana's famous duo Z domoviny for violin and piano. The remaining pieces are transcriptions for other instruments: Sukova's Love Song was originally created as the first of six pieces in the piano cycle op. 7 and had a similar fate to its famous predecessor, the Humoreska of Suk's teacher and later father-in-law, Antonín Dvořák, in that both quickly became famous in numerous arrangements for various instruments. Janáček did not finish his violin concerto The Soul's Journey and used the material from it in the opera From the Dead House, from which Leoš Faltus and Miloš Štědroň "dissectioned" it. And Dvořák's famous Serenade in E major op. 22 is originally intended for string orchestra. A special case is the Bohemian Fantasie of the prominent Austrian violinist Fritz Kreisler, consisting of variations on the second part of Smetana's duo Z domoviny.