Musica non grata: Brno - Praha - Hollywood
Musica non grata is a project pursued by the National Theatre Opera, the
State Opera and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Prague.
Pavel Haas: Scherzo triste, op. 5 for orchestra
Viktor Ullmann: Slawische Rhapsodie for orchestra and saxophone, op. 24 (saxophone: Pavel Škrna)
Franz Schreker: Der ferne Klang, Interlude
Jaromír Weinberger: Six Czech Songs and Dances for orchestra and violin –1. Andante rubato — Affettuoso (solo: Radovan Šandera)
Jaromír Weinberger: Frühlingsstürme – Sitzt man nachts mit einer Frau beim Tee, aria Lydie
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt – Mariettas Lied — Glück, das mir verblieb
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk, suite for orchestra
Concert titled Brno-Prague-Hollywood will present the works of composers of
the first half of the 20th century, whose lives were fundamentally and also very
differently affected by the rise of Nazi power in Europe.
Programme was compiled by Karl-Heinz Steffens, the music director of the
State Opera and aims to show the diversity of the works and lives of the
composers featured within the Musica non grata project. From the Scherzo triste
by Pavel Haas, who was murdered in Auschwitz; through Jaromír
Weinberger’s operetta Frühlingsstürme (Spring Storms), whose premiere in
Berlin in 1933 starred the celebrated Czech soprano Jarmila Novotná; to the
Brno-born composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s music for the Hollywood
blockbuster The Sea Hawk. Composing film music earned Korngold double Film
Academy Award (Oscar) for „Anthony Adverse“ (1936) and „The Adventures of
Robin Hood“ (1938).
The concert also closes the first „season“ of the Musica non grata
Approximate running time – 1 hours 10 minutes, no intermission
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