Tag: Zuzana Růžičková

Thursday, May 31, 2012: How to Remember Terezín

Editorial: Terezín: How to Remember, Honor, Inspire Terezín. The mere mention of the name of this former Nazi work camp north of Prague can raise the hairs on the back of your neck. How, then, are we to react to the music composed by the artists imprisoned there, and the musicians who performed it? How can we in 2012 appropriately recognize their their example, the gift they left us –…

Friday, May 4, 2012: Back and Forward

Looking Back, Striving Forward: Historic Concert May 15 You can witness a unique concert Tues, May 15 as part of the annual Prague Spring International Festival 2012. Sitting in the audience at the Church of St Simon and St Jude, you will be able to look both back in history and forward to the future. That’s because this concert offers the world premiere of Vit Zouhar’s Days, the 2012 Terezín…

Tuesday, February 14, 2012:Love Story

A Love Story: Meet Mr Kalabis Although some musicologists regard Viktor Kalabis (1923-2006) as the most influential Czech composer of the second half of the 20th century, the world didn’t start to know his name and his music until the fall of the communist regime. Symphonies, concertos, two ballet scores, and nearly 100 opuses, as well as compositions for the piano and other instruments, came from this single Czech composer…