Philharmonia - Janacek, Dvorak, Mozart
Live from The Royal Festival Hall.
Presented by Martin Handley
The Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Edward Gardner, perfrom Dvorák's Symphony No 7, Janácek's Sinfonietta, and are joined by pianist David Fray in Mozart's Piano Concerto No.22 in E flat, K.482.
Janácek's Sinfonietta and Dvorák's Symphony No.7 are both pieces suffused with musical references to the Czech nation. Janácek was inspired to write his Sinfonietta, scored for 14 trumpets, after listening to brass bands performing in his native Czechoslovakia. Dvorák explained his motivation for writing his seventh symphony in equally patriotic terms: 'What is in my mind is Love, God, and my Fatherland'.
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22 in E flat, K.482
8.30 pm - Music Interval
Dvorák: Symphony No.7
David Fray (piano)
Edward Gardner (conductor).