– Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor,
– Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Manfred, Symphony in B minor, Op. 58
This year’s Dvořák Prague Festival is highlighting the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who shared with Antonín Dvořák not only a proximity of musical language, but also a personal friendship. Playing perhaps the most famous work by the Russian master and one of the most popular concertos in the worldwide piano literature, the Piano Concerto in B Flat Minor, will be the tremendously gifted soloist Kirill Gerstein, who just won the prestigious ECHO Klassik Award for his recording of this work. On the second half of the programme, the Czech Philharmonic and its chief conductor Semyon Bychkov will perform Tchaikovsky’s impressive but relatively seldom-heard Manfred Symphony. In the context of Tchaikovsky’s oeuvre, a performance of this work is a major event.
Dress code: dark suit
Door closes: 19:55
End of concert: 22:00