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Czech Philharmonic: Jakub Hrusa conducts Suk & Janacek

Czech Philharmonic
Jakub Hrusa

A night of Czech Music: Jakub Hrůša conducts Suk, Haas and Janáček:
This entire programme is somewhat in the spirit of Janáček. If one did not know that the composer of the Scherzo triste was Janáček’s pupil Pavel Haas, one might reasonably attribute it to Janáček himself. The colours of Pavel Haas’ piece seem to be an outgrowth of Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen, and the violin solo at the end foreshadows the next work on the programme, Taras Bulba. Suk’s Scherzo fantastique naturally follows in the compositional traditions of Dvořák, which Janáček also built upon, and we clearly find something like this in the Lachian Dances as well.

Repertoire

Josef Suk: Fantastic Scherzo, Op. 25; Leos Janacek: Taras Bulba, a rhapsody for orchestra; Pavel Haas: Scherzo Triste, Op. 5

Facts

Prog. No.
6807
Music genre
Orchestral Music
Length
54 mins
Director
Michael Beyer
Producers
Czech Philharmonic
Production year
2020
Format
HD