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Czech Philharmonic • Daniel Harding


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Schumann’s oratorio Paradise and the Peri stands apart from the usual oratorio repertoire because of its secular subject matter that was so typical of the German composer. Its beautiful melodies and loftiness of expression are definitely worthy of attention, and especially when performed by wonderful soloists and an excellent choir.

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Programme

Robert Schumann
Das Paradies und die Peri, Op. 50, oratorio

Performers

Christiane Karg soprano
Andrew Staples tenor
other singers TBA

Prague Philharmonic Choir
Lukáš Vasilek choirmaster

Daniel Harding conductor

Czech Philharmonic

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Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall

20 Apr 2023  Thursday 7.30pm
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21 Apr 2023  Friday 7.30pm
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22 Apr 2023  Saturday 3.00pm
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Price from 220 to 1100 CZK

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Customer service is available on weekdays from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Customer Service of Czech Philharmonic

Tel.:  +420 227 059 227

E-mail: info@czechphilharmonic.cz

Customer service is available on weekdays from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

The oratorio Paradise and the Peri was Schumann’s ticket to a place in the company of the greatest composers. Its success was so enormous that it catapulted him overnight from the status of a provincial composer to that of an international star. More than just a critical success, the work was so loved by the public that it got more than 50 performances in the first years after its premiere. About it, Schumann said he had wanted to write an oratorio “not for the choir, but for happy people.” And upon hearing it, Richard Wagner respectfully complemented Schumann: “Not only do I know this beautiful poem; it has even passed through my musical thoughts. But I never found the form that would let me transform it into the language of music. I am therefore sincerely glad that you have found that form.”

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