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How Hungarian are Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály? How Romanian is George Enescu? How Czech is Bohuslav Martinů? Is Stravinski the most Russian of Russian composers, as Rudolf Barshai claims? Agnese Egliņa, the author of the programme’s concept, explains, “You will hear passionate and romantic, as well as theatrical and terpsichorean, pieces by Bartók, Enescu and Kodály, whose works are adorned with folklore elements. You will also hear Martinů and Schulhoff’s compositions, imprinted with traces of Czech cultural history. To expand the programme, we have also included Stravinsky – a citizen of the world.” Notably, all the composers were born at around the same time, the end of the 19th century, yet they all took completely different paths. Dancing, legends and revues – a brilliant evening of chamber fireworks!
19.00 / Thursday / Riga, The Great Guild
Mārtiņš Circenis - Principal
Jānis Semjonovs - Bassoon
Jānis Porietis - Principal
Ieva Upatniece - Principal
Agnese Egliņa - piano