Czech Philharmonic John Eliot Gardiner

Czech Philharmonic ⬩ John Eliot Gardiner

The appearance by the English conductor John Eliot Gardiner is one of the highpoints of the season. He will lead the Czech Philharmonic in an all-Czech programme featuring Dvořák’s Fifth Symphony, and for Suk’s Fantasy he has invited the superb violinist Jan Mráček.

Duration of the programme 1 hour 40 minutes


Leopold Koželuh
Symphony No. 5 in G minor (22')

Josef Suk
Fantasy in G minor for violin and orchestra, Op. 24 (23')

— Intermission —

Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 5 in F major, Op. 76 (36')


Jan Mráček violin

John Eliot Gardiner conductor

Czech Philharmonic

“I have loved Antonín Dvořák all my life, and I am grateful to have he opportunity this time of playing his landmark Fifth Symphony, by which he assumed his place in the main current of symphonic composition of his day. Dvořák wrote it in just under six weeks, and in it he seems to have combined the enthusiasm of his early symphonies with the mastery of his maturity. We hear Dvořák as an enthusiastic youth full of life, full of desire for discovery of music, but we also find here a polished master in his approach to composition and to the handling of musical material. From a purely musical perspective and in the context of Dvořák’s life, I find the Fifth Symphony to be entirely unique, and I hope that together with the philharmonic, we will convey my special understanding of this music to you as well”, wrote Gardiner.

Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall

2/1/2023 Wednesday 10:00 AM
Dress rehearsal

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2/1/2023 Wednesday 7:30 PM

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2/2/2023 Thursday 7:30 PM

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2/3/2023 Friday 7:30 PM

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