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A society for all aspects of Czech and Slovak classical music

T he Dvořák Society for Czech and Slovak Music is devoted to the musical arts of all Czech and Slovak composers and performers, past and present. The Dvořák Society aims to encourage performances and promote interest in this respect. It publish articles and information about all aspects of Czech and Slovak classical musical life and holds lectures: and it gives direct financial and other support to worthy causes. > more + 

Dvořák Portrait


Bohuslav Martinů, composerJiří BělohlávekLeoš Janáček, composer
Vítězslava Kaprálová, composer, conductorLudmila Peterková, clarinettistPetr Eben, composer, organist, pianist
Erwin Schulhoff, composer, pianistGabriela Beňačková-ČápováBedřich Smetana, composer

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/ On-line resource: Antonín Dvořák and His Legacy

Lion The Dvořák Society has funded the translation from Czech into English of a website devoted to Antonín Dvořák compiled by Ondřej Šupka, giving an invaluable information source for English-speaking members and the general public

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^ Posted 19 May 2017
Leoš Janáček's Kát’a Kabanová returns to Opera Holland Park, London 2017
This season OHP are producing and performing a revival of their production of Leoš Janáček’s Kát’a Kabanová.
OHP say, ‘One can’t help but sympathise deeply with Kat’a as she journeys through internal conflicts of love, adultery, innocence, guilt… feelings heightened by the claustrophobia of a repressed society. Gradually descending into madness, Kat’a’s story ends as she commits suicide in a moment of heart-breaking pathos – the composer’s Madama Butterfly’.
Janáček’s distinctive score brings the drama to life, replete with traditional Czech folk styles and lyricism. A revival from 2009, Fuchs’s production was hailed at the time as ‘not simply the highlight of Holland Park’s season, [but] the highlight of the summer’ (Anna Picard, Independent).
Kát’a Kabanová runs from 15–28 July 2017, at Opera Holland Park in Holland Park, London.
For more information visit the OHP website:
>  http://www.operahollandpark.com/kata-kabanova-2017/

^ Posted 15 May 2017
Jagthuis Festival, 19-21 May 2017
We have received notification of the Jagthuis Festival, a Dvorak Festival in the Netherlands from 19-21 May 2017, or rather a festival about Dvorak and his students (and their students). There are several interesting premières, including Rubin Goldmark (student of Dvorak in New York) – piano trio; works by Emil Hlobil and Viktor Kalabis for Cembalo (‘klavecimbel’) and chambermusicplayers; the string quartet by Emil Burian.
The festival takes place in The Jagthuis, Middenweg 88, Nederhorst den Berg (which is 30 minutes drive from Schiphol Airport)
Jagthuis Festival, 19-21 May 2017
> www.jagthuis.nl
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