13. 01. 2022
18:00 p.m.
Dům kultury města Ostravy
from 150 CZK

E1 Young Soloists I

Antonín Dvořák
Rusalka’s aria from the opera Rusalka

Antonín Dvořák
Ježibaba’s aria from the opera Rusalka

Ruggero Leoncavallo
Mimi’s aria from the opera La bohème

Camille Saint-Saëns
Delilah’s aria from the opera Samson and Delilah

Jacques Ibert
Flute Concerto

Béla Bartók
Piano Concerto No. 1, Sz. 83, BB 91


Patrícia Smoľáková – soprano
Dominika Škrabalová – mezzosoprano
Eliška Honková – flute
Tomáš Vrána – piano
Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava
Stanislav Vavřínek – conductor


In somewhat unusual opera entrée of the concert, four arias of Dvořák, Leoncavallo, and Saint-Saëns’s will be performed by two students of vocal studies at University of Ostrava’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.

Ibert’s Flute Concerto from 1932 is his most widely known work. This brilliant piece is considered one of the hardest in the flute repertoire and the difficulty is precisely why it went unnoticed for years. Today, however, it is one of the most performed pieces for flute.

Most of Béla Bartók’s compositions for piano were intended for his own concerts. He discovered his personal compositional style that is already apparent in his Allegro Barbaro from 1911, in which he treats the piano as a percussion instrument. This style is also used in a very difficult First Piano Concerto from 1926. The composition expresses the author’s fascination with baroque music and with the use of its principles in modern modifications (counterpoint, emotional impression, scheme of three movements). The first performance in the USA in 1927 caused quite a stir. The critics even spoke about the most frightening deceit of the audience ever, about music guarded by a strongly charged barbed wire, etc.

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