MUSICA NON GRATA - Music by Terezín Composers

State Opera

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Opening concert of the Everlasting Hope music festival in cooperation with Musica non grata.

The concert Music by Terezín Composers from a cycle Musica non grata is also a first concert in cooperation with the music festival Everlasting Hope.

The concert opens with pieces by Pavel Haas – The Study for string orchestra, an impassioned statement composed during his incarceration in the Theresienstadt camp-ghetto, a year before his death. Amidst the uncertainty as to what the future would bring, he wrote a piece comparable with the greatest 20th-century works of music. The concert will also feature his Suite transcribed for oboe and strings by Ondřej Kyas.

There is also on the programme an arie from Viktor Ullman’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis (The Emperor of Atlantis). Unlike other Terezín composers pieces, his opera was never performed in the concentration camp as a parable about a mad dictator conceived in Theresienstadt was too evident. Both the composer and the librettist, Petr Kien, were murdered in Auschwitz.

The presenter of the evening will be Martina Kociánová.


Pavel Haas: Study for string orchestra
Oboe: Vilém Veverka

Pavel Haas: Suite for oboe and string orchestra (Suite for oboe and piano, Op. 17, orchestrated by Ondřej Kyas)

A. Dvořák: Serenade for strings (Honor tu Karel Ančerl)

Gideon Klein: Partita pro strings orchestra
short reading: texts by Arnošt Lustig

A. Dvořák: Songs my Mother taught me, (for orchestra)
Sings: Jaroslav Březina

Viktor Ullmann: Der Kaiser von Atlantis (The Emperor of Atlantis)

Drummer Girl: „Hallo, hallo"
Sings: Jana Sibera

Bubikopf: „lst's wahr, dass es Landschaften gibt"
Sings: Jana Sibera

Death: „Das waren Kriege" (Honor to Karel Berman)
Sings: Pavel Švingr

Emperor: „Der Kriegt ist aus"
Sings: Miguelangelo Cavalcanti

Finale „Komm, Tod, clu unser werter Gast"
Sing: Jana Sibera, Jana Sýkorová, Miguelangelo Cavalcanti, Pavel Švingr, Jaroslav Březina

Approximate running time
1 hour 40 minutes, 1 intermission 15 minutes

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