Prague Spring Festival '19
Music by Haydn and Leopold Mozart with ensemble Les Arts Florissants at the Prague Spring Festival '19. Plus the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra with works by Janacek and Dvorak.
Haydn's Symphonies 82 and 83, from his set of Paris symphonies, as well as his Cello Concerto No. 2, plus Leopold Mozart's Symphony in B major with Les Arts Florissants. Plus Janacek's Sinfonietta and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Presented by Penny Gore.
Continuing with recordings taken at the Prague Spring International Festival earlier this year, today we hear works by Haydn - and a rare symphony by Leopold Mozart - with the specialist period-instrument French ensemble Les Arts Florissants, conducted by its founder William Christie. First comes Symphony No. 83, 'La Poule', 'The Hen', followed by the Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, with soloist Cyril Poulet, then Leopold Mozart's Symphony in B flat, and to finish, a work by Haydn again, his Symphony No. 82, 'The Bear'.
The afternoon finishes with more material recorded recently in the Czech Republic, featuring composers of this land. It's a concert given by the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Radek Baborák, starting with Janacek Sinfonietta and finishing with Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World'.
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 83 in G minor, Hob. I:83 ('La Poule')
Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major Hob. VIIb:2
Leopold Mozart: Sinfonia in B flat
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 82 in C, Hob. I:82 ('Bear')
Cyril Poulet, violoncello
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie, conductor
Leoš Janáček: Sinfonietta
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95 ('From the New World')
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Radek Baborák, conductor