Dvořák, Kabeláč and Shostakovich
Jakub Hrusa conducts the Philharmonia in music by Dvorak, Kabelac and Shostakovich.
Recorded at the Royal festival Hall, London on 22 November.
Presented by Martin Handley
Jakub Hrůša conducts the Philharmonia in music by Dvořák, Kabeláč and Shostakovich.
Kabeláč: The Mystery of Time
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvořák: Slavonic Dances, Op.46
Simon Trpčeski piano
Jakub Hrůša conductor
Jakub Hrůša conducts music by two of his Czech fellow-countrymen, alongside Shostakovich’s ever-popular Second Piano Concerto.
Before Dvořàk’s ebullient first set of Slavonic Dances, the work that set him on the road to international success, Jakub Hrůša introduces the music of a less familiar compatriot, Miloslav Kabeláč. Acknowledged as a worthy 20th century successor of Dvořàk, Kabeláč was silenced by the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
The Mystery of Time distils into 25 minutes a musical vision stretching ‘from the infinite past to the infinite future’. Ethereal sounds emerge tentatively out of nothing, repeated motifs build up layers in a slow, inexorable crescendo, and then subside back into silence.