Martin Leginus

Antonín Dvořák / Karel Jaromír Erben

Thursday, May 18, 2023, 7:00 PM, C Popular Cycle
Concert Hall of SPh,
Price: 16, 13 €
Slovak Philharmonic
Martin Leginus
Božidara Turzonovová narrator
Antonín Dvořák The Water Goblin, Op. 107
The Noon Witch, Op. 108
The Wild Dove, Op. 110
The Golden Spinning Wheel, Op. 109
Karel Jaromír Erben Ballads

After returning from the United States, Antonín Dvořák surprised the until then “anti-program” public with a cycle of four excellent symphonic poems based on the ballads of Karel Jaromír Erben. Dvořák studied the poetry collection Kytice (Czech for bouquet) for several years. The result are four compositions. In 1884, enchanted by Erben, Dvořák composed the full-length cantata The Spectre’s Bride.
Martin Leginus has been working at Slovak National Theatre since 2006, where he currently conducts six works. He made his debut with the Slovak Philharmonic in the 2020/2021 season.