Prague Spring Festival '19
Music by Vosecek and Mozart with the Prague Philharmonia under Ben Glassberg from the Prague Spring Festival '19. And the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra with Bernstein and Mahler.
From the Prague Spring Festival '19 a concert featuring Mozart's Horn Concerto and Symphony No. 40 in G minor, starting with a piece by the Czech composer Šimon Voseček. Also, staying in the Czech Republic, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Mahler's Symphony No. 4 in G major, performed by the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Presented by Penny Gore.
Starting a week with material from the Prague Spring International Festival 2019, plus other material recorded recently in the Czech Republic, today we feature a concert with promising young British conductor Ben Glassberg. He was at the helm of the Prague Philharmonia, as part of the Prague Spring Festival earlier this year to conduct Hypnos, a piece commissioned for the occasion by Czech composer Šimon Voseček. Also in the programme were two works by Mozart, first his Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat, with Alexandre Collard as soloist, finishing with his Symphony No. 40 in G minor.
The afternoon continues with a recent concert given by the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by the Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno, with the American John Axelrod conducting Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, followed by Mahler's Symphony No. 4 in G, with soprano Chen Reiss as soloist.
Šimon Voseček : Hypnos (premiere of a work commissioned by the Prague Spring)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat, K. 417
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Alexandre Collard, horn
Ben Glassberg, conductor
Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major
Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno
Chen Reiss, soprano
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
John Axelrod, conductor