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Czech Philharmonic

Saturday, October 27, 2018 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Semyon Bychkov by Sheila Rock, Alisa Weilerstein by Harald Hoffmann / Decca
Hearing a great orchestra perform Dvořák is memorable, but to experience a legendary Czech orchestra play his music is unforgettable. Two Dvořák masterpieces—the warmly expressive Symphony No. 7 and impassioned Cello Concerto—are each imbued with his hallmark lyricism and warm color. Not a single note in is misjudged in a symphony where form and melody come together brilliantly, while the Cello Concerto’s virtuoso passages for the soloist thrill and its elegiac tone touches the heart.

Part of: Concertos Plus


Czech Philharmonic
Semyon Bychkov, Music Director and Chief Conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, Cello


Cello Concerto
Symphony No. 7

Event Duration

The printed program will last approximately 100 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.

Pre-Concert Talk

Pre-concert talk at 7 PM with Paul Berry, Adjunct Associate Professor of Music History, Yale University.
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Dvořák’s Cello Concerto 

Dvořák’s Cello Concerto is a moving memorial to Josefina Kaunitzová, his sister-in-law and former love. Impassioned, with an abundance of virtuoso turns for the soloist, the concerto’s central movement features one of the composer’s most emotional passages: a quotation of one of his songs that Josefina loved. In a stunning dramatic gesture, he inserts an elegiac interlude in the midst of the otherwise energetic finale, a parting tribute to a departed love.

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