BBC Symphony Orchestra - Kaderabek, Dvorak, Martinu, Janacek
BBC Symphony Orchestra under Jiri Belohlavek in Czech music. Jiri Kaderabek: C for orchestra. Dvorak: The Golden Spinning Wheel. Martinu: Rhapsody Concerto. Janacek: Taras Bulba.
Live from the Barbican Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Jiri Belohlavek conducts an all-Czech programme. Two of these works hark back to ancient myth: one tells of a Golden Spinning Wheel that mysteriously reveals a treacherous deed, the other of a Ukrainian Cossack Knight, Taras Bulba, who fights against oppression. Martinu's Rhapsody Concerto for viola and orchestra has a warm and very Bohemian lyricism, while Jiri Kaderabek's work which opens the concert shows a brand-new face of Czech music, urban and streetwise. This newly commissioned piece has a very simple starting point - the C major scale.
Jiri Kaderabek: C for orchestra (BBC commission: world premiere)
Dvorak: The Golden Spinning Wheel
Martinu: Rhapsody Concerto
Janacek: Taras Bulba
Maxim Rysanov (viola)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
conductor Jiri Belohlavek.