Andreas Delfs, conductor
MOZART Symphony No. 38, “Prague”
GRIEG Holberg Suite
DVOŘÁK Czech Suite in D major, Op. 39
Popularly known as the “Prague Symphony,” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s composition premiered on January 19, 1787, in the fashionable city due in part to the composer’s immense popularity there. Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite, a suite of five movements based on 18th-century dance forms, was written in 1884 by Grieg to celebrate the 200th birthday of the Danish-Norwegian humanist and playwright Ludvig Holberg. Antonin Dvořák’s Czech Suite incorporates themes of Czech folk dances – a fitting tribute to the Czech composer’s tremendous pride in his motherland.
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