Musical Stocktaking 2019: Zámečník, Emmert, Novák and Hartmann

20 February 2019, 1:00
Musical Stocktaking 2019: Zámečník, Emmert, Novák and Hartmann

Ensemble Opera Diversa introduces the Music Inventory, which has been traditionally dedicated to less renowned works, not only by Czech composers. This time, it also commemorates the anniversaries of the years 1939 and 1969. The programme features works by František Emmert, Evžen Zámečník, K. A. Hartmann and Jan Novák. The soloists of the evening are violinist Milan Paľa and pianists Kristýna Znamenáčková and Lucie Pokorná, the conductor is Gabriela Tardonová.

During the evening, a piece titled Concentus biugiis  by Jan Novák and a juvenile work by František Emmert called  Tamango will be featured in a diverse premiére. Elegia by Evžen Zámečník commemorates the legacy of Jan Palach, who deceased in January 1969. The sad anniversary of the German occupation of Czechoslovakia will then be referred to by an elegiac composition by K. A. Hartmann, in which we hear quotations from the Hussite song Kdož sú Boží bojovníci ["Ye Who Are Warriors of God"].

The concert is announced to take place on 12 March 2019 from 7 pm at the Convent of Merciful Brothers.

The featured soloists will be violinist Milan Paľa, pianists Kristýna Znamenáčková and Lucie Pokorná and concert master Jan Bělohlávek. The concert will be conducted by Gabriela Tardonová.


Evžen Zámečník: Elegia per Jan Palach for violin and strings 8'

Jan Novák: Concentus biugiis for piano four hands and timpani 21'

František Gregor Emmert: Tamango for strings and timpani 12'

Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Concerto funebre for violin solo and strings 20'

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