Janáček philharmonic OstravaKoncerty3rd subscription concert in Opava

3rd subscription concert in Opava

Change of program and performers

G. Ligeti
Concerto Românesc

R. Glier
Concerto for Color Soprano and Orchestra in F minor, Op. 82

S. Rachmaninoff
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30


Nicola Proksch – soprano
Alexander Romanovsky – piano
Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava
Petr Popelka – conductor


The Romanian concert of 1951 is based on the responses of authentic folk music. In his native Transylvania, Ligeti met musicians with animal masks playing violin and bagpipes as a child. His work reflecting these experiences was premiered only twenty years after its writing.

The monumental Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in D minor by Sergei Rachmaninov is regarded as one of the author’s masterpieces. The composition has the usual form of a solo romantic concert with three sentences, but in orchestration and conception brings a number of innovative practices. Today, this piano concert is one of Rachmaninoff’s most-played opuses.