Brno-Praha-Hollywood

Franz Schreker
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Jaromír Weinberger
Pavel Haas
Viktor Ullmann

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Dirigent: Karl-Heinz Steffens
Dramaturg: Beno Blachut ml.

Soprano: Jana Sibera

Koncertní misrt: Radovan Šandera
Orchestr Státní opery

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Programme was compiled by Karl-Heinz Steffens, the music director of the State Opera and aims to show the diversity of the works and lives of the composers featured within the Musica non grata project. From the Scherzo tristeby Pavel Haas, who was murdered in Auschwitz; through Jaromír Weinberger’s operetta Frühlingsstürme (Spring Storms), whose premiere in Berlin in 1933 starred the celebrated Czech soprano Jarmila Novotná; to the Brno-born composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s music for the Hollywood blockbuster The Sea Hawk. Composing film music earned Korngold double Film Academy Award (Oscar) for "Anthony Adverse" (1936) and "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938).

The concert also closes the first "season" of the Musica non grata project.

Programme

Pavel Haas: Scherzo triste, op. 5 for orchestra
Viktor Ullmann: Slawische Rhapsodie for Orchestra and Saxophone obbligato, op. 24
Franz Schreker: Der ferne Klang, Interlude

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Jaromír Weinberger: Six Czech Songs and Dances for Orchestra and Violin -1.
Andante rubato — Affettuoso
Jaromír Weinberger: Frühlingsstürme (Spring Storms)
- Sitzt man nachts mit einer Frau beim Tee
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
- Mariettas Lied — Glück, das mir verblieb
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk, suite for orchestra