Czech Philharmonic Tomáš Netopil

Czech Philharmonic ⬩ Tomáš Netopil

One of several Czech programmes this season will offer works that are less often played, but beautiful nonetheless: Janáček’s Ballade of Blaník and Dvořák’s Slavonic Rhapsody as examples of Czech patriotism, and as a counterbalance the world premiere of Bimetal—a double concerto for two trombones and orchestra by Miloš Orson Štědroň.


Leoš Janáček
The Ballad of Blaník, a symphonic poem for large orchestra after Jaroslav Vrchlický

Miloš Orson Štědroň
Bimetal. Double Concerto for 2 trombones and orchestra (world premiere)

Antonín Dvořák
Three Slavonic Rhapsodies, Op. 45


Lukáš Moťka trombone
Robert Kozánek

Tomáš Netopil conductor

Czech Philharmonic

About his composition, Štědroň wrote: “The title Bimetal is a bit of a wordplay—besides referring to the instrumentation with two trombones, it also refers to a well-known phenomenon of physics. The principle of the bimetallic strip is based on the specific properties of two different kinds of metal, and in particular their differing thermal expansion. I wanted to carry over this principle of action and reaction into the world of music and to take advantage of the enormous instrumental possibilities of two trombones in the form of a double concerto that offers ‘combat’ as well as harmony.”

Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall

1/19/2023 Thursday 10:00 AM
Dress rehearsal
1/19/2023 Thursday 7:30 PM
1/20/2023 Friday 7:30 PM
1/21/2023 Saturday 3:00 PM

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