This evening at 7.30 p.m., the Embassy of Slovakia and the Košice State Philharmonic, together with soloist Dalibor Karvay (in the photo), celebrate Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day through an exceptional experience performed by great Slovak artists who will present parts of works by composers J. Cikker, W.A. Mozart and D. Shostakovich.
The event will take place in the Chamber Hall of the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid. Tickets are available at a symbolic price at this link.
Ján Clkker (1911-1989) was a Slovak composer and music teacher. He had a significant impact on the development of musical drama in the 20th century. In his operatic work, he was mainly concerned with the hidden aspects of life and the human psyche. Memories Opus 25 for wind quintet and string orchestra from 1947 is a work with strong emotional undertones and one of his most performed works.
The Concerto for violin and orchestra №. 3 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) is a work in which the orchestra plays an important role, not only in the total parts, but also in the solos.
Dmitrl Shostakovlch’s Chamber Symphony Opus 110a for strings is composed by the arrangement for orchestra of his String Quartet № 110. This arrangement was created by the Russian conductor and violinist Rudolf Baráaj. The quartet, which was created in only 3 days, is one of the most emotional and personal works of the 20th century.