A Recital of Richard Novák on the occasion of his 90th birthday

A special evening on the occasion of the life jubilee of an important singer will bring - at the request of Richard Novák - a selection of songs by Johannes Brahms.

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  • Duration of the programme 1 hour 30 minutes


Johannes Brahms
Vier ernste Gesänge, op. 121
O wüßt ich doch den Weg zurück, op. 63 č. 8
Geheimnis, op. 71 č. 3
Alte Liebe, op. 72 č. 1
Feldeinsamkeit, op. 86 č. 2
Bei dir sind meine Gedanken, op. 95 č. 2
Sapphische Ode, op. 94 č. 4
Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht, op. 96 č. 1
Wir wandelten, op. 96 č. 2
Wie Melodien zieht es mir, op. 105 č. 1
Ständchen, op. 106 č. 1
Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen, op. 32 č. 2
Wehe, so willst du mich wieder, op. 32 č. 5
Von ewiger Liebe, op. 43 č. 1
Die Mainacht, op. 43 č. 2
Unbewegte laue Luft, op. 57 č. 8 


Richard Novák bass

Miroslav Sekera piano

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Rudolfinum — Suk Hall

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From 5.15 pm, a small Prelude takes place in Suk's hall before the concert with the participation of Richard Novák (moderated by Petr Kadlec).


Richard Novák  bass
Richard Novák
Miroslav Sekera   piano
Miroslav Sekera

He is playing the piano since he was three years old when his talent found an excellent teacher Professor Zdena Janžurová. Along with the piano began studying violin. Thanks to the art of playing the piano while the violin was chosen to play a little Mozart in the Oscar-winning movie "Amadeus" director Milos Forman. Playing both instruments devoted to its adoption at the Prague Conservatory, where he decided only to study piano. He was accepted into the class of Eva Boguniová. Throughout the studies also attended the class of Martin Ballý. He continued at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague by Miroslav Langer. In 2002 he won the International Brahms Competition in Portschach, Austria. In 2006, he was released a solo CD by Multisonic the support of Czech Music Foundation parts J. Brahms, D. Scarlatti, M. Moszkowski. For contemporary Boston composer Joseph Summer in the USA recorded three CDs issued by Albany Records recording company and Navona Records. In 2013 he recorded with violinist Josef Špaček CD for Supraphon. He regularly cooperates with Czech Radio, he performed as a soloist with the Prague Symphony Orchestra. He regularly works with the mezzo-soprano Dagmar Pecková or hornist Radek Baborák.

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