Kurucová, Šporcl, Bárta, Lapšanský

29. 6., 20:00, Large Lutheran Church

Jana Kurucová / mezzo soprano
Pavel Šporcl / violin
Jiří Bárta / cello
Marian Lapšanský / piano

This year, the opening concert of the 19th annual Viva Musica! festival will be uniquely celebratory. We will not only be celebrating the opening of the festival, but also remembering the 30th anniversary of the birth of the Slovak Republic, and the identical span of time that has passed since the division of Czechoslovakia. Our celebration naturally must occur through the medium of music, and so we will remember this historical milestone via the music of Slovak and Czech composers. The works to be performed at the concert include Suchoň’s Sonatina for Violin and Piano Op. 11, Janáček’s Sonata for Piano 1. X. 1905, Dvořák’s Piano Trio in E minor No. 4, Op. 90 “Dumky”, and the folklore-inspired Variations on a Slovak Folk Song for Cello and Piano by Bohuslav Martinů among others. The performance of these excellent works will also be in a “Czechoslovak” spirit. Appearing at the concert will be the world-renowned Czech violinist Pavel Šporcl and the distinguished Czech cellist Jiří Bárta. Slovak artists will be represented by the accomplished mezzo soprano Jana Kurucová, soloist of the Staatsoper in Hamburg and currently the Slovak opera singer most in demand on European podia, and the pianist Marian Lapšanský, who for decades past has represented the best of Slovak piano art.


Martinů: Variations on a Slovak Folk Song for Cello and Piano, H.378
Dvořák: In Folk Tone, Op. 73
Suchoň: Sonatina for Violin and Piano, Op. 11 (ES57)
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Janáček: Sonata for Piano 1. X. 1905 in E-flat minor      
Schneider-Trnavský: Little Flowers (selection)
Dvořák: Piano Trio in E minor No. 4 “Dumky”, Op. 90 (selection)


We reserve the right to change the programme and performers.