Jana Kurucová

Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina / Lúčnica Chorus

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:30 PM, BHS – Bratislava Music Festival
Concert Hall of SPh,
Price: 20, 16, 12 €
Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina
Lúčnica Chorus
Jean-Bernard Pommier,
conductor, piano
Elena Matušová, choirmaster
Jana Kurucová, mezzo-soprano
Ludwig van Beethoven

Peter Martinček van Grob

Coriolan, overture Op. 62
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major Op. 19
Symphony No. 4 In memoriam M. R. Štefánik premiere
Several times Ludwig van Beethoven reacted to political events of his time. He intensively perceived the actions of Napoleon Bonaparte. From the original enthusiasm contempt and scorn evolved. He presented his protest and humanism also in his overture to Collin’s drama Coriolan. On the contrary, his Piano Concerto in B flat major is a purely musically inspired piece and its concept is markedly joined with the technical reform of the hammerklavier, typical for Beethoven’s period. Civil interest in national history and presentation of the respect to man is explicit also in the Symphony No. 4 by Peter Martinček, dedicated to the memory of Milan Rastislav Štefánik. Peter Martinček composed the work for the outstanding Slovak vocal artists Jana Kurucová, who has been a soloist of the prominent Deutsche Oper Berlin since 2009.