The festival follows the footprints of last year’s successful event featuring three foreign radio symphonic orchestras from Germany, Hungary and Netherlands. This year the programme offers six concerts of classical music, from Baroque to contemporary compositions, some of which haven’t been played in the Czech Republic yet.
The pieces will be performed by radio orchestras from Warsaw and Katovice, Czech Radio Symphonic Orchestra, Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice and Talich Chamber Orchestra. All concerts will be broadcast by Czech Radio
Due to the current 200th anniversary of Frederic Chopin, the organisers want to highlight this illustrious composer as well as his successors. Therefore they decided that 2010 will be the year to present a cross-section of Polish music of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries with the added bonus of a symphonic confrontation between well-known pieces and those that are only rarely performed.
Czech Radio Symphonic Orchestra will perform Liszt, Chopin, Bartok or Ravel while Polish orchestras will introduce some names and pieces that are likely to be new for Czech audiences. Famous Czech composers Smetana and Janáček will be performing alongside Lutoslawski or Noskowski. Musicians from Katowice will interpret an outstanding piano concert by Paderewski, a composer whose geniality is comparable to Liszt, Schumann or Brahms (this evening will also feature Dvořák’s English Symphony).
Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice under the button of Marek Ivanovič and Talich Chamber Orchestra led by Petr Vronsky will introduce contemporary classical music in Martinů Hall, performing works of Kilara, Pärt, Zemka, Widlak, Nowak and others.
More information at www.rozhlas.cz/rozhlasovypodzim/portal/