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Steam train for Antonin Dvorak

The international music festival Dvořák Prague this year issued a day before its opening ceremony on a discovery expedition the footsteps of Antonin Dvorak. This time, invites its fans to Sunday, September 4 at the historic journey by train with a steam locomotive to Dvorak's native Nelahozeves, where the famous composer 175 years ago on September 8 was born and spent the first twelve years of his life.

Steps lead visitors to the composer's birthplace and the church of St. Andrew, where the crust, still very young, Dvorak played the violin. The program also has a stop at Lobkowicz Castle, where he held a concert in bringing our leading pianists Ivo lamps, and David Marecek.
Organizers of Dvorak's Prague found inspiration in the concert program, which was held in Prague in 1889 as Dvorak's personal involvement, and as she had heard several of Dvorak's works for piano four hands: 1st Slavic Rhapsody, Slavonic Dance no. 8, Waltz in A major Nos. 1 and tulle overture to my home. And as usual, the participants prepared and dedicated to the interpretation of the festival musicologist Dr. David Beveridge.

Nelahozeves program starts at 11.00. Steam train will depart from Masaryk tanks in Prague and will be returning there.

Name of the municipality Nelahozeves, a small hamlet near Kralupy nad Vltavou, would certainly never penetrated beyond the borders of the Czech lands except for the fact that here the eighth Born in September 1841, one of the world's most important composers Antonin Dvorak. For the composer's later dizzying artistic career, however, were particularly crucial first musical ideas that gained at Nelahozeves. Production rural "bands" in the tavern his parents, his father play the zither, singing workers from Italy who had participated in the construction of railways, the music at Mass in the church. Andrew and inspiring personality of the local schoolmaster-musician Josef Spitze, all formed mycelium from which later germinated Dvorak's rich artistic heritage.

In Nelahozeves young Anthony she lived to the age of twelve, when he moved to nearby Zlonic. If it is known, his birthplace later visited several times. One of these visits took place on April 7, 1889, when the local castle participated in the concert assembled not only his own works; music production then prepare inmates of the local girls' institute. And this musical performance is inspired by a concert under the Footsteps of Antonin Dvorak.

Dvorak Prague Festival repaying the debt that we owe our greatest composers, including unrepeatable and charming authentic tours to places associated with the life of Dvorak. Since 2013, when the artistic director of the festival took Marek Vrabec, the cycle Footsteps AD became an important part of the festival and a charming overture.

In the authentic sounds Dvorak's music associated with these places. First Exploring Expedition led to Luzan, where Dvorak attended prominent patron Joseph cones, and voiced here Luzanska Mass. A year later, the festival-goers went to Zlonic where in the local church rang Dvorak's symphony "Zlonický bells". Last year, thanks to the willingness of the composer's family held a "visit" Dvorak at his beloved University in the villa Rusalka, and even there, in nearby churches in Třebska Dvořák's music sounded.

Dvorak Prague Festival, which this year for the ninth pays tribute to Czech genius Antonin Dvorak, will host the fifth and on September 24 the leading orchestras and soloists from home and high-end housing and renowned musicians from abroad. Opening gala concert will be one of the best European orchestras Sachsische Staatskapelle Dresden, conducted by Christian Thielemann. Besides residential Czech Philharmonic Orchestra will host the Rudolfinum, the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, ensemble Kremerata Baltica, Gidon Kremer or file Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under the direction of Antonio Pappano.
Festival evenings adorn soloists such as Boris Berezovsky, Hilary Hahn and Gil Shaham. The curator of chamber music series is the first foreign personalities, outstanding British violinist and popularizer of music events, Daniel Hope. This year the festival attracts a concert at St. Paul's Cathedral. Vitus Cathedral, where he will perform the British ensemble Tallis Scholars, together with a set of Martinů Voices led by Lukáš Vasilek, the Quartet Martinu and other Czech soloists. The program also has a program for family audiences and the debut of D-Day dedicated to young artists.

Source: tz, editorially modified

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