18. 05. 2023
19:00 p.m.
Gong, Dolní Vítkovice
from 320 CZK

M3 The closing concert

Gija Kancheli
Nu.Mu.Zu.

Franz Schubert
Unfinished Symphony no. 8 in B minor, D. 759

Jan Novák
Dido

 

Václava Krejčí Housková – mezzo-soprano
artistic presentation in act
Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno – men’s choir
Petr Fiala – choirmaster
Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava
Andrey Boreyko – conductor

 

Nu.Mu.Zu was written by Georgian composer Gija Kancheli in 2015. He died four years later. He originally studied geology, but later switched to the Tbilisi State Conservatoire and devoted himself fully to music. He made his living as a composer of film and stage music. When the conflict between Russia and Georgia flared up after the collapse of the USSR, he fled to Germany and later lived in Belgium. His compositions contain elements of Georgian folk music, jazz and Russian composers of the last century, such as Shostakovich. Nu Mu Zu was created by order of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the Belgian National Orchestra. It was premiered in America.

The second piece to be performed at the final concert at the Gong is the Eighth Symphony by Franz Schubert, a talented composer who died when he was only thirty-one. Even so, he left behind a vast work collection of around a hundred pieces. He never completed his “Eighth” and it was not discovered until ten years after his death.

The evening will be closed with the composition Dido by the Czech composer Jan Novák, who lived between 1921 and 1984 and is one of the most important representatives of the inter-war generation. He wrote the cantata Dido in 1967 on the occasion of the centenary of the founding of the first Czech classical grammar school in Brno. All his life he loved Latin and culture in general. That’s why Dido. And that’s why in Latin.

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