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Music At The Prague Castle: Palchebel, Mozart and Vivaldi

Prague, St. Georges Basilica (Kláster sv. Jirí na Prazském hrade) — Main Hall

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About the Event

Experience the long‐awaited concert featuring the enchanting melodies of classical music composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Vivaldi, and Johann Pachelbel. Immerse yourself in the exquisite sounds that will fill the air at Prague's cherished and internationally acclaimed St. Georges Basilica. Discover the timeless beauty of these musical masterpieces in this highly‐anticipated event. Don't miss the opportunity to be captivated by the mellifluous tunes that will resonate through the historic walls of this magnificent venue.

Program

  • Johann Pachelbel – Canon – Canon in D
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Divertimento D‐Dur KV 136
  • Antonio Vivaldi – Four Seasons(Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter)
Program is subject to change

St. Georges Basilica (Kláster sv. Jirí na Prazském hrade)

Saint George´s Basilica is the oldest church that survives within the Prague Castle, a palatial complex in the Czech capital, and houses the tombs of the ruling Premyslid dynasty. The foundations date back to 920 AD, but the present-day, terracotta-coloured Baroque façade of the church was installed in the 17th century, whilst the Romanesque interior was retained. In the 1970s the Basilica was adapted to accommodate the Czech National Gallery's collection of Bohemian art. The building also serves as a concert hall, popular for its excellent acoustics and mystical atmosphere.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Perhaps the most important composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer of the late 18th century. Born in 1756 in Salzburg, he showed prodigious musical talent from childhood. Beginning at five years of age, he composed more than 600 works, including concertos, symphonies, religious works and operas before his premature death at the age of 35. Hi influence over successive generations cannot be overestated - Ludwig van Beethoven wrote of Mozart "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years”. Despite the immense success of his compositions, and the acclaim he received across Europe, Mozart achieved little financial security and rwas buried in an unmarked grave in Vienna's St Marx Cemetery.

Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi went down in history as a creator of the instrumental concert genre and the father of orchestral music. He was born in Venice on the 4th of March 1678. Vivaldi was a weak and sickly child suffering from asthma, however could not stop him from devoting himself completely to music. His father, Giovanni Batista a professional violinist, taught his elder son Antonio to play the violin. With his father young Antonio met the best musicians of Venice of that time and gave concerts in local churches. He also worked as a violin teacher and later as a music director at the orphanage Ospedalle della Pieta. Meanwhile he composed concertos, sacred works and vocal music and in 1713 he achieved great recognition with his sacred choral music. Vivaldi got captivated by the world of opera and worked both as opera composer and impresario at the Teatro San Angelo. In 1717 he obtained a prestigious position by the prince court in Manua as a director of secular music and worked there until around 1720. During that time he composed his world-renowned masterpiece The Four Seasons. In the 1730's his career dwindled as his music became unfashionable and the great composer died in poverty. It took the world two centuries to rediscover and reevaluate Vivaldi’s music, as it was buried into oblivion after his death. In the early 20th century many previously unknown works were found and immediately captured the hearts of the music lovers.

Johann Pachelbel

Johann Pachelbel was a German composer and organist of the late 17th century. He is well know for bringing the South German organ at its peak. In fact, he was considered one of the greatest composer of the middle Baroque era for his sacred, secular, chorale and fugue music. Today, he is best known for the Canon in D, as well as the Chaconne in F minor and the Toccata in E minor for organ. Furthermore, his music can be defined as uncomplicated, lucid, that explores many variations of form and techniques as well as instrumental combinations.

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St. Georges Basilica (Kláster sv. Jirí na Prazském hrade), Jiřská 33, Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic — Google Maps

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