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Celebrating 100 years since Czech independence

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Czech independence Semyon Bychkov conducts the Czech Philharmonic in Smetana and Dvořák including the Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein.

As part of the celebrations marking 100 years since Czech and Slovak independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Czech Philharmonic and their newly-appointed Chief Conductor and Music Director Semyon Bychkov bring and all-Czech programme to the Duke's Hall at the Royal Academy of Music. Semyon Bychkov also holds the RAM's Otto Klemperer Chair of Conducting and RAM students will be sharing the stage with the Czech Philharmonic for the first piece, Smetana's The Bartered Bride Overture to get the celebrations off to a suitably jolly start.

Martin Handley presents.

Smetana: The Bartered Bride Overture
Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104
Dvořák: Symphony No 7 in D minor, Op 70
Semyon Bychkov conductor

Alisa Weilerstein (cello)
Czech Philharmonic
Academy string, woodwind and brass students
Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • František Jan Škroup

    Kde Domov Muj (Where is my Home)

    Composer: Josef Kajetan. Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Orchestra: Royal Academy of Music. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
  • Anonymous

    The National Anthem

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Orchestra: Royal Academy of Music. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    The Bartered bride - opera B.143 vers. definitive in 3 acts i Overture

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Orchestra: Royal Academy of Music. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Concerto in B minor Op.104 for cello and orchestra

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
  • Träd

    Komari se zenili / The Gnats' Wedding

    Ensemble: Musica Bohemica. Conductor: Jaroslav Krček.
    • Ballads and Legends.
    • Supraphon.
    • SU 4191-2.
    • 14.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony no. 7 in D minor Op.70

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic dances - series 2 Op.72, orch. i no.10 [series 2 no.2] in E minor

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
  • Johannes Brahms

    3 Hungarian dances [nos 5-7], arr. for orchestra i no.5 in G minor

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Songs My Mother Taught Me, Op 55 No 4

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim. Singer: Anna Netrebko.
    • In the still of the night; Anna Netrebko, Daniel Barenboim.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 21.

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