The concert brought to you by the main guest conductor Tomáš Brauner and leading British violoncellist Steven Isserlis promises to bring together French and Czech music. Ravel’s impressionistic miniature will precede the best work for violoncello and orchestra by the classic of French music of the second half of the twentieth century, Henri Dutilleux, whose piece Tout un monde lointain… (A Whole Distant Word...), taken from Baudlaire’s “The Flowers of Evil”, ushers in its mysterious atmosphere. Two of four symphonic poems based on a collection of ballads Kytice (Bouquet) by Karel Jaromír Erben, which set off Antonín Dvořák’s final creative period, will comprise the second half of the programme.
Boat on the Ocean
Tout un monde lointain…, Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra
The Water Goblin, Symphonic Poem, Op. 107
The Golden Spinning Wheel, Symphonic Poem, Op. 109
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