There are orchestras that encapsulate in their sound the memories collected and passed down by musicians over years of concerts. In Prague, on January 4, 1896, on the podium of the Czech Philharmonic's first concert was Antonín Dvořák, and the orchestra played his compositions, including Symphony No. 9 From the New World, written by the Czech composer during his stay in the United States. Fascination with and sensitivity to the sound worlds of East and West will accompany the Czech Philharmonic throughout its more than 100-year history.
With Semyon Bychkov - Conductor principal since 2018 - the orchestra has for the past two years devoted itself to the symphonies of Gustav Mahler, who in 1908 had conducted the Czech Philharmonic itself for the first performance of his Seventh Symphony. Of his Sixth Mahler said he would propose "enigmas" to future generations, perhaps in symbols, such as the three hammer blows in the Finale, or in the tensions that earned it the nickname Tragica.
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The current season is Semyon Bychkov's fifth as Principal Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic. The first season with Bychkov included an international tour to London, New York, and Washington. The following year the orchestra completes the Tchaikovsky Project, with the release of a 7-disc box set and a series of international residencies, as well as the commissioning of 14 new works that...Read More