27. 01. 2022
19:00 p.m.
Dům kultury města Ostravy
from 190 CZK

C2 On a Folk Note

Leoš Janáček
The Lachian Dances, selection JW VI

Zoltán Kodály
Dances of Galánta

Béla Bartók
Transylvanian Dances, Sz. 96, BB 102

Mieczysław Weinberg
Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, Op. 47, No. 1

George Enescu
Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A major, Op. 11


Jan Maxián – moderator
Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava
Gabriel Bebeselea – conductor


Leoš Janáček belongs to significant Czech composers whose work was heavily inspired by folklore. Janáček was a passionate collector of folk songs and dances. He wrote down the tunes and worked them into his compositions. He wrote The Lachian Dances under the influence of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances and Smetana’s Czech Dances. The inspiration by folk music is the common theme of this concert. Similar, almost scientific approach to folklore and collection of folk songs was also shared among other important figures of European music – Hungarian composers Béla Bártok and Zoltán Kodály or Romanian composer George Enescu, whose key piece Romanian Rhapsody was inspired by Romanian folk music.

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