Euroregion Elbe/Labe

Irena Troupová (soprano), Marek Štilec (conductor)

Krása - Zemlinsky - Beethoven

At the opening concert of the 22nd Czech-German Culture Days, three symphonic compositions by Hans Krása, Alexander Zemlinsky and Ludwig van Beethoven will be performed by the oldest symphony orchestra in the Czech Republic: the West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Marienbad . Hans Krása (1899–1944) came from a German-Czech-Jewish family. He studied music with Alexander Zemlinsky (1871–1942), who was director of the New German Theater in Prague. And it was precisely Zemlinsky who conducted Krása's first composition. Krása became internationally known with his symphony for small orchestra, in the last movement of which he set a text by A. Rimbaud to music. The children's opera »Brundibar« is one of his best-known works. Zemlinsky's Sinfonietta op. 23 premiered in Prague in 1935. Although both composers represented the latest musical directions that shaped European music in the first decades of the 20th century, their way of thinking is based on the principle of dealing with a specific topic, as represented by Ludwig van Beethoven at the turn of the century with rich symphonic works.


Entry: 150-350 CZK

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Note: All events of the 22nd Czech-German Culture Days 2020 will take place UNDER RESERVATION. Please note the current reports on the homepage as well as the general regulations regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.


Nordböhmisches Theater
Lidické náměstí 1710/10
40001 Ústí nad Labem