The first part of Folklore Art City will be staged today

The first part of Folklore Art City will be staged today

The Folklore Art City project focuses on classical music based on traditional folklore. The project builds on the previous original one named Folklore and Feelings. This evening, classical music will meet with folklore in Era Café; we will listen to works by Antonín Dvořák, Klement Slavický and Leoš Janáček, with the appearance of opera singers Aneta Podracká Bendová and Eva Marie Kořená.

The first part of Folklore Art City will feature two Brno-born singers: Aneta Podracká Bendová and Eva Marie Kořená. Eliška Vomáčková will take care of the piano accompaniment. During the evening, we will hear a selection of Moravian Duets and Four Duets by Antonín Dvořák, a song cycle named Ej, srdenko moje [Ay, My Heart] by Klement Slavický and a selection of Moravian folk poetry in the songs of Leoš Janáček.

The event will take place today, i.e. 25 April 2019, at 7:30 pm in the Café Era in Brno.

Evening programme:

Antonín Dvořák

Four Duets: Věneček [Wreath]

Moravian Duets: A já ti uplynu [And I Will Flow Away from You]

Klement Slavický

Ej, srdenko moje cycle:

Nad Strážnicú jasno [Clear Sky above Strážnice]

Šohajku s modrýma očima [Young Man with Blue Eyes]

Těžko temu kameňovi [That Stone Has a Hard Life]

Pověz mi, má milá [Tell Me, My Dear]

Studená rosenka [Cold Dew]

Byla sem ešče malá [I Was Still a Little Girl]

Leoš Janáček

Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs:

Láska [Love]

Stálosť [Loyalty]

Komu kytka [For Whom is the Flower]

Slzy útěchou [Tears of Consolation]

Vzkázání [Message]

Kvítí milodějné [Graceful Flowers]

Koníčky milého [Horses of my Beloved Boy]

Záře od milého [Glow from my Beloved Boy]

Komáři se ženili [Mosquitoes Got Married]

Tužba [Desire]

Pérečko [A Plume]

Muzikanti, co děláte [Musicians, What Are You Doing]

Antonín Dvořák

Moravian Duets:

Holub na javoře [A Pigeon on a Maple Tree]

Skromná [A Modest Girl]

Dyby byla kosa nabróšená [If the Scythe Was Sharp]

Prsten [A Ring]

Zajatá [Captivated]

Photo from archives of the artists

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