= 2018 =

27. 3.

10:00
= 2018 =

28. 3.

19:30
Prague – Municipal House
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Programme

  1. Stabat mater op. 58

    Antonín Dvořák

About the concert

Dvorak’s Stabat mater is an extremely suggestive musical setting of a text describing the suffering of a mother whose son is dying on the Cross, yet it is also a timeless, universally valid testimony of human sorrow and hope. Seen in the context of the composer’s other writings, this work offers the first tangible proof of his religious devotion. Dvorak’s simple, unassuming faith, one of the chief attributes of his entire subsequent oeuvre as well, gave rise to a work of profound contemplation. Even despite its monumentality, Stabat mater touches every one of us as a gently human work, filled with humility before a higher Order. Characteristic for the whole work is its unusually sublime musical expression, its solemn intellect, free of any form of triviality or superficial effects. The score is particularly valued for its beauty, deliberately drawing on the combination of human voices and rich orchestral colour. The entire structure of the piece, divided into ten parts, represents a majestic, expressive arc, extending from the image of death and suffering, and feelings of apprehension and painful meditation, to the final, life-affirming catharsis. Although the literary source of the oratorio speaks of the darker aspects of human life, the overall tone of the work – and this is typical of Dvorak – is generally positive. Despite the personal tragedy he had experienced shortly before, the composer refuses to allow despair to overwhelm him; his music reflects neither resignation nor hopelessness. In this, Dvorak’s masterpiece, we look through a veil of tears and see faith in life. (www.antonin-dvorak.cz/en/stabat-mater)

Dates

  • = 2018 =

    27. 3.

    10:00

    Praha

    Obecní dům

  • = 2018 =

    28. 3.

    19:30

    Praha

    Obecní dům

Venue

  • Obecní dům

    nám. Republiky 5, 111 21 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia

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