Thu, 7. 5. 2020, 7.00 p.m.
A7 TALENTINUM - alternative date 28. 8. 2020
WEBER: Clarinet Concerto no. 1 in F minor, Op. 73
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez
KATEŘINA PAŠKOVÁ, clarinet
PATRIK SEDLÁŘ, violin
CARLOTTA DALIA, guitar
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ PHILHARMONIC
JOSEF KURFIŘT, conductor
The opening concert in the 25th round of our Talentinum International Music Festival for Young Concert Artists features a varied programme of works performed by a number of very promising musicians.
Carl Maria von Weber's Clarinet concerto is undoubtedly one of the most consummate compositions of its kind and, tellingly, also one of the most popular. Written in 1811, it was dedicated on completion - as were all Weber's clarinet compositions - to Heinrich Baermann, one of the instrument's leading virtuosos of his time. This early Romantic piece is performed tonight by Kateřina Pašková, currently studying at the Akademia Muzyczna in Katowice.
Another work held in high repute among musicians and audiences alike is the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius's Violin Concerto in D minor, also dedicated to an eminent musician, the prominent violinist Willy Burmester. However the work, one of the most accomplished Romantic violin concertos, was premiered by another celebrated maestro - the Hungarian violinist of Czech descent Victor Nováček. Performing the work for us tonight in Zlín is Patrik Sedlář, who has already notched up many achievements in his career as a performing artist.
Our final piece tonight is Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, undoubtedly one of the best known and quintessential compositions for guitar. Since the time it was written in 1939, the work with its echoes of Spanish folk music has been played countless times at the world's most prestigious venues. Tonight's performer is the Italian guitarist Carlotta Dalia, laureate of many prestigious musical competitions.
At the podium is Josef Kurfiřt, a native of Liberec, whose professional career is most closely associated with his work on the stage in Plzeň and Liberec.