In addition to Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, the program also includes a pair of compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The festival, which is a tribute to the work and personality of composer Antonín Dvořák, began on September 6. Among other things, he offered those interested the performances of the Vienna Philharmonic, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and a concert by pianist Boris Giltburg.
According to the organizers, today’s farewell to this year’s Dvořák Prague will have the character of a real grand final. The Czech Philharmonic and the Schiff’s resident artist will join forces. “He will introduce himself not only as a pianist, but for some, perhaps a little surprisingly, also in the role of a conductor,” we warn the organizers.
In Dvořák’s Rudolfinum Hall there will be a prelude to Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, which premiered in October 1787 at the nearby Nostic Theater. This will be followed by Mozart’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 20 in D minor.
The full conclusion of the festival will belong to the first series of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances. “This performance, together with the certificate of the second series of Slavonic Dances performed by the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra with Jakub Hrůša, will be an incredibly first performance of this work in orchestral form in the history of the festival,” say the organizers.