Thu, 12. 4. 2018, 7:00 p.m. (6:15 p.m. TALKING ABOUT MUSIC) - Series B
B6 MUSIC OF PAST CENTURIES
R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, opera suite
J. S. Bach: Concerto for Oboe in D minor BVW 1059
J. Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73
Soloist: Vladislav Borovka, oboe
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conductor: Tomáš Hanus
The opera Der Rosenkavalier is a Mozartian-style relaxed and light-hearted spectacle depicting the frivolous life of Viennese high society. Richard Strauss agreed to the Rosenkavalier suite being published in 1945, but it was the conductor Artur Rodzinski who arranged it.
Johannes Brahms's Second Symphony is often denoted as the 'Pastoral' due to its celebration of nature. It was written in 1878 during the composer's stay in the Alps.
The conductor Tomáš Hanus appears more frequently with orchestras abroad than in this country, an exception being the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic to which he returns every year.