Classical Art Events in Prague Programme – March 2017
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Prague March Classical Art Programme
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There are lots of city symphonies have been composed by different composers. They have been composed for both getting know the city and immortalizing the city, that can carry you- art lovers to another world. This month we will mention about classical music pieces about the cities.
It is the symphony composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart also known as ”Symphony No. 38 in D major K. 504”. Prague Symphony whose premiere was on 19th October 1787 in Prague lasts approximately 35 minutes.
”Prague Symphony” has three movements:
- Adagio – Allegro
- Andante sol minör
- Finale: Presto
Symphony No. 38 in D major K. 504 ”Prague Symphony” (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart):
The symphony, composed by Turkish pianist and composer Fazıl Say, was composed on ”Konzerthaus Dortmund”s request in Dortmund, Germany. Its premiere was on 13 March 2010 in Dortmund, although that year İstanbul was one of the European Capital of Culture, since the political authority gave it the thumbs down, they didn’t let him play his symphony in the opening ceremony. Its Istanbul premiere was on 25 December 2010.
Istanbul that has got seven hills so called ”City with Seven Hills” that’s why the symphony has got seven parts and lasts approximately 50 minutes.
- Sultan Ahmet Mosque
- Well-dressed young girls on the Island ferry
- On those going to Anatolia from the Haydarpasha Station
- Alem night
Fazıl Say is Giving Information About İstanbul Symphony – Documentary (Fazıl Say):
Georges Bizet, French composer, lived between 1838-1875 (36 years) and composed ”Roma Symphony” also known as ”Symphony in C major” 11 years long (between his 22-33). Although he finished his ”Roma Symphony” while he was still alive, he didn’t realize it and continued making alteration due to his dissatisfaction. ”Roma Symphony” composed by Bizet had its premiere in the capital of Italy, Rome in 1875 – after Bizet’s death.
That art piece consists of four parts and lasts about 35 minutes.
- Andante tranquillo, leading to an Allegro agitato
- Scherzo – Allegretto vivace
- Andante molto
- Finale: Allegro vivacissimo
Symphony in C major “Roma Symphony” (Georges Bizet):
”Paris Symphony”, also known as ”Symphony No. 31 in D major K. 297/300a”, composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart while he was 22 had its premiere in the capital of French, in 1778. In its first time, it was described as a failure but then it has got people’s attention.
The Symphony consists of three parts and last about 19 minutes.
- Allegro assai
Symphony No. 31 in D major K. 297/300a, ”Paris Symphony” (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart):
There are two works of art for London. The first one is ”Symphony No. 104 in D major H. 1/104” which is the last symphony of its Australian composer Joseph Haydn. It’s known as ”London Symphony” and its premiere was in London in 1795.
It consists of four parts and lasts approximately 28 minutes.
- Adagio – Allegro
- Menuetto and Trio: Allegro
- Finale: Spiritoso
Symphony No. 104 in D major H. 1/104, ”London Symphony” (Joseph Haydn):
The other symphony for London is ”A London Symphony” also known as ”Symphony No. 2” that was composed by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. Its premiere was in London in 1914.
The symphony consists of four parts and its first version lasts approximately 1 hour and 2 minutes but last version of it, which was composed in 1933 is 20 minutes shorter than the previous one.
- Lento – Allegro risoluto
- Scherzo (Nocturne)
- Finale: Andante con moto – Maestoso alla marcia – Allegro – Lento – Epilogue
Symphony No. 2, ”A London Symphony” (Ralph Vaughan Williams):
So, about this month’s event…
Favourite Event of the Month
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra – Mozart – Mahler – Mácal
- Genre: Concert
- Performers: Zdeněk Mácal (Conductor) & Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
- Symphony no. 38 in D major, “Prague” K 504 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
- Symphony no. 1 in D major, “Titan” (Gustav Mahler)
- The Event Place: Rudolfinum (Rudolfinum)
- Date/Time: 6 March 2017, 19:30
- Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes (20 minutes intermission)
I highly recommend you to get the chance to watch ”Prague Symphony” which was composed by Mozart for Prague; mill cannot grind with water that is past.
Enjoy the show,