Updates: 21.10.2021 00:24
Released: 21.10.2021, 00:24
Prague – American writer Dan Brown, among others the author of the world bestseller Master Leonard’s Code, will be reading from his book The Wild Symphony in Prague today. His performance will be part of the performance of his musical composition of the same name by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra (ČNSO) in Prague’s Municipal House. Actress Czech Děrgelová takes care of the Czech version of the text. The conductor will be Kryštof Marek.
Brown, who will present his compositional debut, will introduce the audience to the stories of Maestro Myšák and his animal friends. The book offers a special format based on an illustrated image publication combined with the possibility of listening based on the acquired application via a QR code. In addition to the illustrations, the selected animals are represented by the musical vision of the author, who performed the orchestra immediately after reading the text. Making the book a concert was Brown’s idea.
Brown’s novels are published in approximately 60 languages worldwide, selling 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 him for believing the background to the story. 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. He gained a reputation especially for his 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.