Tag: learning about classical music

Secret Life of the Czech Philharmonic

The Czech Philharmonic strips down to jeans and trainers, to reveal top (musical!) secrets to a curious audience. Renowned conductor Jiří Bělohlávek, popular presenter Marek Eben, and leading scriptwriter/filmmaker Alice Nellis – together with the Czech Philharmonic – took the stage in February. But not for a normal concert. They were there to disclose the behind-the-scenes work of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier and Janáček’s Příhody lišky Bystroušky (The Cunning Little Vixen),…

Thursday, April 12, 2012: Diversifying Dvořák

Diversifying Dvořák: Beyond ‘Easy Antonín’ Finding concerts featuring works by Antonín Dvořák is no problem, especially in Prague. Posters and placards boast concerts daily by the famous Czech (along with other top names such as Mozart and Vivaldi) hoping, no doubt, to draw in the tourism crowds. But don’t be afraid to go a little beyond the short classical “easy listening” pieces such as his beloved “Humoresque” for the violin,…