The life of the composer Josef Fia Český was influenced by his friendship with the family of Wolfgan Amadeus Mozart. Vienna. He spent most of his life in Germany, Austria and Russia, where he worked as an oboist, cellist and composer. From his very rarely mentioned reference, it will be heard Stamic Quartet clarinets Kateřina Soukalová Clarinet Quintet in E flat major No. 1. The almost half of the concert also includes the almost unplayed viola quintet in E flat major op. 70 František Kramář Krommer.
“Although the musical public knows Kramář as primarily an author for wind instruments, we found it interesting to present music purely for strings in the context of the concert. From the listener’s point of view, this is clear, salon music aimed at the Biedermeier and reflecting the atmosphere of the Congress of Vienna. It was published in 1817 by André in Offenbach and Kramář himself considered it his main piece in the chamber area – as evidenced by the name Grand Quintetto. The quintet is five-fifthed and has a polonaise in place of the dance movement. He will also impress with the virtuoso part of the first violin, “Presents the work of the violinist Stamic Quartet and the festival director EuroArt Prague Josef Kekula. He takes over the viola part Karel Ploček.
The pivotal work of the clarinet repertoire, which Johannes Brahms created for clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld at the end of his life, will be performed by Kateřina Váchová and the Stamic Quartet. “Brahms is a matter of the heart for me. I wrote my doctoral dissertation on the chamber music of Johannes Brahms, which dealt with his sonatas, the trio, and the late clarinet quintet. I performed the work with various ensembles at home and abroad, and Stamic’s quartet will play it together for the second time, ” says clarinetist Kateřina Soukalová Váchová.