Tag: Marek Kopelent

The Devil is in the Dissonance

‘The devil is in the details’ is the idiom warning that the small details can make something difficult or challenging. And it applies to two memorable Prague Spring concerts with elements of musical dissonance. A historical landmark that has stood for over 700 years, St Agnes’ Cloister was built by a devout Bohemian princess. The building’s tripart windows and sconces stand as a testament to the Father, Son, and Holy…

Thursday, May 24, 2012: Marek Kopelent’s Night

Marek Kopelent’s Night The musical biography of Czech composer Marek Kopelent, although heart-breaking at times, also has its triumphs. So it was a pleasure to see Mr Kopelent recognized with his own “Evening with Marek Kopelent” concert May 16 as part of the 67th Prague Spring Festival. Even though, at this evening at St Agnes Convent, the honoree didn’t say a word. He let his music do the talking, music…

Tuesday, April 10, 2012: Spring Blue

Spring Blue The color blue has taken over the streets of Prague. Leaping from billboards, jumping from the sides of trams, enveloping bus stops, the blue is announcing to pedestrians and passersby that Prague Spring is bound to arrive soon — at least the musical spring. Since 1946 the blue and the elegant violin f-hole logo designed by the painter and typographer František Muzika have symbolized the most significant and…