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Event Information:

  • Thu
    23
    Aug
    2018

    Chamber Classics: The Czech Connection (1)

    7:00 pmThe State Chamber

    In the appeasement crisis of the late 1930s Neville Chamberlain infamously described Czechoslovakia as ‘a far away country of which we know nothing’. Happily the wonders of Czech culture are better known to us now, and this concert celebrates it in music by two of the country’s greatest composers. Dvořák’s easy-going lyricism is in marked contrast to the spirit of the dramatic song cycle The Diary of One who Disappeared – a musical setting of anonymous poems published in a local paper about a farmer who falls for and runs off with a gypsy girl. Janáček’s passionate music expresses his feelings for his muse Kamila Stösslová – a much younger woman and another man’s wife: in quasi-operatic fashion the cycle captures all the drama of the text.

    Antonín Dvořák String Sextet in A major, Op. 48
    Antonín Dvořák Gypsy Songs, Op. 55
    Leoš Janáček The Diary of One who Disappeared

    Alison Rose soprano
    Madeleine Shaw mezzo soprano
    Andrew Tortise tenor
    Festival Chamber Soloists

    Tickets £25
    18 years and under £10

    Online booking is now closed. All remaining tickets are now available at Southwell Cathedral Shop. Please phone 01636 812933, or call in personally.

    Supported by a private sponsor