Czech Philharmonic Manfred Honeck

Czech Philharmonic ⬩ Manfred Honeck

Manfred Honeck is a regular guest of the Czech Philharmonic, and he is planning a Wagner concert with the outstanding baritone Matthias Goerne. Besides an overture and arias from Richard Wagner’s operas, the concert will feature the Fourth Symphony by the composer Franz Schmidt, who experienced playing cello under the baton of Gustav Mahler.

Duration of the programme 1 hour 50 minutes


Richard Wagner
King Mark’s monologue from Act II of the opera Tristan und Isolde (11')

Richard Wagner
"Ride of the Valkyries" from Act III of the opera Die Walküre (5')

Richard Wagner
“Wotans Abschied und Feuerzauber”, Wotan’s aria from Act III of the opera Die Walküre (15')

— Intermission —

Franz Schmidt
Symphony No. 4 (46')


Matthias Goerne baritone

Manfred Honeck conductor

Czech Philharmonic

“With the musicians of the Czech Philharmonic, I like not only to perform familiar symphonic works, but also to join with them in revealing works to the Czech public that are still relatively new to them. His Fourth Symphony is undoubtedly a masterpiece. Its immediate, tragic inspiration was the death of Schmidt’s adult daughter. Although the symphony presents interpretive difficulties, it is exceptionally accessible to audiences. I hope you will enjoy our performance of it”, says Honeck.

Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall

1/11/2023 Wednesday 7:30 PM

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1/12/2023 Thursday 7:30 PM

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1/13/2023 Friday 7:30 PM

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