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Just as the Czech Philharmonic has its artist-in-residence, chamber music is given a dramaturgical identity by the curator. This year the choice fell on the phenomenal German violinist Julia Fischer. In the first row of the Czech Chamber Music Society, she will perform with her ensemble as well as with the musicians of the Czech Philharmonic.

Julia Fischer is one of the most sought-after violinists of today. In addition to solo performances with world-class orchestras, she is also an enthusiastic chamber musician. She has built her concerts with a clear emphasis on Czech music, just like Sir András Schiff. On the occasion of the Year of Czech Music, the Belfiato Quintet also included Bedřich Smetana alongside Barber, Thomasi and Hindemith. Two hundred years since the birth of the founder of the Czech modern music tradition will also be commemorated by the great French piano Trio Wanderer. The Collegium Marianum does not venture into such novelties as Smetana. They will tempt you to the Baroque composers František Ignác Antonín Tůma and František Jiránek.

I1 — Czech Chamber Music Society • Belfiato Quintet


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Paul Hindemith 
Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2 (12')

Samuel Barber 
Summer Music for wind quintet, Op. 31 (15')

Henri Tomasi
Cinq Danses Profanes et Sacrées (12')

— Intermission —

Bedřich Smetana / arr. Karel Chudý 
String Quartet No. 1 in E minor “From My Life”, arranged for wind quintet (30')

Performers

Belfiato Quintet 
Oto Reiprich flute 
Jan Souček oboe 
Jiří Javůrek clarinet 
Jan Hudeček bassoon
Kateřina Javůrková French horn 

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I2 — Český spolek pro komorní hudbu • Julia Fischer Quartet


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K 465 “Dissonant” (25')

Leoš Janáček
String Quartet No. 2, JW VII/13 “Intimate Letters” (24')

— Intermission —

Bedřich Smetana
String Quartet No. 1 in E minor “From My Life” (30')

Performers

Julia Fischer Quartet
Julia Fischer violin
Alexander Sitkovetsky violin
Nils Mönkemeyer viola
Benjamin Nyffenegger cello

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I3 — Czech Chamber Music Society • Collegium Marianum


Dvořák Hall

What's on

František Ignác Antonín Tůma 
Partita in D minor (16')
Sinfonia in B flat major (11')

František Jiránek 
Concerto in D major for flauto traverso, strings, and basso continuo (10')

— Intermission —

František Ignác Antonín Tůma 
Sonata à quattro in A minor (6')

František Jiránek
Sinfonia in B flat major (9')
Concerto in G major for flauto traverso, strings, and basso continuo (11')

Performers

Collegium Marianum 
Lenka Torgersen concertmaster
Jana Semerádová flauto traverso, artistic director

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I4 — Czech Chamber Music Society • Trio Wanderer


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Bedřich Smetana
Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15 (30')

Bohuslav Martinů
Piano Trio No. 2 in D minor, H 327 (16')

Antonín Dvořák 
Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 “Dumky” (17')

Performers

Trio Wanderer
Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian violin
Raphaël Pidoux cello
Vincent Coq piano 

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I5 — Czech Chamber Music Society • András Schiff


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Antonín Dvořák
Serenade for winds, cello, and double bass in D minor, Op. 44 (23')

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 (34')

— Intermission —

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 38 in D major, K 504 “Prague” (30')

Performers

Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
András Schiff piano, artistic direction 

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I6 — Czech Chamber Music Society • Julia Fischer


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Johann Sebastian Bach 
Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra in D minor, BWV 1043 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K 219 

Josef Suk
Serenade for Strings in E flat major, Op. 6

Performers

Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Jeremias Pestalozzi violin
Julia Fischer violin, artistic direction 

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