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Prague Spring 2019: Tribute to the theremin

Rudolfinum, Alšovo nábřeží 79/12, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00

  • Music
  • classical music

When?

  • Fri 24. 5. 2019 20.00

The theremin is an electronic musical instrument which, one hundred years since it was first introduced, continues to evoke a sense of awe. It is played without physical contact, only via the movement of the performer’s arms, hands and fingers. In this year’s Prague Spring programme it will figure in two concerts, each time in a slightly different guise. This evening the theremin will feature in the classical music genre – in Bohuslav Martinů’s famous Fantasia and in the world premiere of a work by young Czech composer Jakub Rataj. The following day, in the informal setting of the Royal, the theremin will be spotlighted in music that crosses various genres.

Program

  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in G major Op. 17/5 Hob. III:29
  • Bohuslav Martinů: String Quartet No. 3 H 183
  • Jakub Rataj: æther (world premiere of a work commissioned by the Prague Spring)
  • Bohuslav Martinů: Butterflies and Birds of Paradise H 127
  • Bohuslav Martinů: Fantasia for Theremin, Oboe, String Quartet and Piano H 301

Interprets

  • Carolina Eyck - theremin
  • Alžběta Jamborová - oboe
  • Karel Košárek - piano
  • Bennewitz Quartet

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Information source: www.festival.cz