Thu, 7. 3. 2024, 19.00 hrs
A5 FROM THE NEW WORLD
Venue: Zlín Congress Centre | Organizer: Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů, o.p.s. |
Carnival, concert overture, Op. 92
Concerto for two pianos and orchestra, H. 292
Symphony No. 9 in E-minor, Op. 95, „From the New World“
SIVAN SILVER piano GIL GARBURG piano
FLORIAN KRUMPÖCK conductor
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
The pianists Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg, partners in music and in life, are the two main faces of tonight’s concert, falling as it does on the birthday anniversary of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, and thus presenting a wholly Czech programme of works by Antonín Dvořák and Bohuslav Martinů with a nod of recognition to both composers’ association with the “New World”.
The two Israeli pianists, who have performed in the world’s most prestigious venues in some 70 countries on five continents, play Bohuslav Martinů’s Concerto for Two Pianos, written during the composer’s emigration period in America. Martinů gave both instruments a solo, or perhaps quasi-dualist, role since both players share the role equally and, apart from a few minor exceptions, constantly play together as if in tandem.
Martinů’s concerto is framed on either side by two much-loved pieces by Antonín Dvořák – the rousing Carnival concert overture which had its premiere in the year Dvořák left America, and the iconic New World Symphony, one of the best-known stalwarts of the Czech musical canon across the continents with its sweeping undertones of the composer’s yearning and pining for home.