Czech Philharmonic Variations

Czech Philharmonic ⬩ Variations

Listeners can look forward to the overture of the opera L'anima del filosofo, ossia Orfeo ed Euridice by the Austrian composer Joseph Haydn, arias from operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Beethoven's Symphony No.5. The orchestra will be accompanied by soprano Kateřina Kněžíková and the winner of the Jiří Bělohlávek Prize, tenor Petr Nekoranec.


Joseph Haydn
L’anima del filosofo, ossia Orfeo ed Euridice, overture to the opera, Hob. XXVIII/13

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arias from the operas Così fan tutte, K 558, Don Giovanni, K 527, and La finta giardiniera, K 196

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67


Kateřina Kněžíková soprano
Petr Nekoranec tenor

Tomáš Netopil conductor

Czech Philharmonic

This selection of pieces by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven can without exaggeration be called a celebration of classicism. Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) was neither the first nor the last composer to set the famous story of Orpheus and Eurydice to music. His predecessors in this regard include Claudio Monteverdi, while Jacques Offenbach did the same after him. The selection of arias from the operas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) illustrates the composer’s path towards absolute compositional mastery. While the comic opera La finta giardiniera (The Pretend Garden-Girl) is the work of an eighteen-year-old youth, Così fan tutte and Don Giovanni are some of the best of the genre and represent the culmination of the famous composer’s fruitful collaboration with his long-time librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. Ludwig van Beethoven’s (1770–1827) fifth symphony needs no introduction. The leitmotif of the so-called Fate Symphony is the idea of the struggle of mental forces with a metaphysically understood fate full of crises and pain. The result is the search for inner harmony and peace.

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