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Michael Sanderling conducts Dvořák

Fri, 23. May 2025 | 19:30 UhrKKL Luzern, Konzertsaal

6.30 PM | CONCERT INTRODUCTION BY DR. FELIX DIERGARTEN (in German)

Program
  • Antonín Dvořák (1841 ‒ 1904)

    • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 33

  • Antonín Dvořák

    • Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, ‘From the New World’

Nachtkonzert / Night Concert

Jesuitenkirche Luzern | circa 10 pm (included in ticketprize, please bring ticket along)

Choir

Prague Philharmonic Choir

Conduction

Lukáš Vasilek

 

Antonín Dvořák
In Nature’s Realm

Bohuslav Martinů (1890 ‒ 1959)
Four Songs of the Virgin Mary

Petr Eben (1929 ‒ 2007)
Cantico delle Creature

 

A unique Dvořák celebration. On one side, the rather rarely heard Piano Concerto is on the programme; on the other, the popular Ninth, the ‘Symphony from the New World’. While the Piano Concerto may adhere, aesthetically speaking, to the classical three-movement structure, it defied the prevailing zeitgeist of the day: the piano does not play a highly virtuosic, technically dazzling dominant role, but is an equal partner with the orchestra in the development of the themes. A truly symphonic concerto. Dvořák wrote his Ninth in distant New York, far away from his homeland. Was it homesickness that influenced his composition? His commission was actually to write a symphonic work based on American folk-style melodies. However, a Bohemian-Moravian sound increasingly came to the fore; it is no surprise that the work ultimately became one magnificent musical hymn to Dvořák’s Czech homeland.

A unique Dvořák celebration, bringing together Dvořák’s Piano Concerto and the ‘Symphony from the New World’: one work less well-known, the other extremely popular the world over.

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