Updates: 02.10.2021 11:27
Released: 02.10.2021, 11:27
Prague – American writer Dan Brown, author of the world-famous bestseller The Code of Master Leonard, will read from his book Wild Symphony on October 21 at the Municipal House in Prague. The performance will be part of the performance of his musical compositions of the same name by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra (ČNSO). Actress Czech Děrgelová will take care of the Czech version of the text. The conductor will be Kryštof Marek, who will end up on his own pages CNSO orchestra.
“Musical and pictorial adventures not only for children. The author of the music reads excerpts from his books of the same name accompanied by an orchestra. The experience will be enhanced by a pictorial projection of rich illustration books,” said CNSO.
Brown, who envisioned his compositional debut, introduced the audience to the stories of Maestro Myšák and his animal friends. The book offers a special format based on illustrated image publications combined with listening options based on obtaining the application via a QR code. In addition to the depictions, the selected animals are also represented by the musical vision of the author, who realized the orchestra always immediately after reading the text. Making the book a concert was Brown’s idea.
“The idea came to me when I was a lot younger. It’s about thirty years old. My mom was a musician, a pianist and I also played the piano from an early age, I loved classical music. That’s why I wanted to make something from classical music for children. I grew up on Pete and the Wolf (composition by Sergei Prokofiev), on animals. I tried to write something similar that the children would enjoy, “he said in an interview with Právo.
Brown’s novels are published in about sixty languages around the world and have already sold over 200 million copies. In 2005, Brown was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. During his visit to Prague in 2014, he received the Luxor Book Palace bookstore award for the best-selling book of the decade, which became Master Leonard’s Code with more than 100,000 copies sold. Because of Brown’s book, academics and church experts criticized them for believing the background to the stories. According to the book, Ron Howard made a film in 2006 with Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Rene and Ian McKellen. The film generated over $ 750 million (15.1 billion crowns) in sales.
CNSO was founded in 1993 by trumpeter Jan Hasenöhrl together with conductor Zdeněk Košler. Over a quarter of a century, CNSO has become one of the most sought-after orchestras in Europe. They have gained a reputation especially for their versatile abilities in a wide range of genres, whether it is classical, film, jazz or musical music. The qualities of the Czech symphonists were also highlighted by the composer Ennio Morricone, who toured with the ensemble on several European tours and recorded the soundtrack to the film Eight Terrible in his Hostivař studio, for which he won the Golden Globe, the British BAFTA and the American Oscar.