A3: In the rythm of dance

Hector Berlioz
Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9

Camille Saint-Saëns
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in F major, Op. 103

Leonard Bernstein
Divertimento for Orchestra

Maurice Ravel
La Valse, choreographic poem for Orchestra


Jasminka Stančul – piano
Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava
Jacek Kaspszyk – Conductor


One of the most sought-after Polish conducters of the present day brings a whirling mixture of dance rythms. Berlioz’s brilliant vision of Roman carnivals actually uses material from the carnival scene of his own opera Benvenuto Cellini. Bernstein designed his Divertimento as an anthology of his favorite dances, while Ravel, in his poem La Valse, uses the Viennese Waltz for expression of slightly ironic honour. Saint-Saëns’s piano concerto, sounding quite exotic, was created on a summer holiday in Luxor and will be performed by a star of the Serbian piano school Jasminka Stančul.