October 5, 2024 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm The Church of St. Martin in the Wall

October 5, 2024 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Duration : 60 min

The concert takes place in the Church of St. Martin in the Wall.

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The Best of Czech and World Classical Music


A beautiful programme by a string quartet composed of the leading Czech orchestras’ members. Captivating concerts in the intimate setting of the Church of St. Martin create a truly unique atmosphere as the church is located in an unusual place, a little hidden and aside the busy streets. The hall is heated and has excellent acoustics. The concert performed by the string quartet will surely impress you with their beautiful rendition of the world-famous classical pieces. All members of the quartet come from musical families, musical feeling thus runs in their blood. In particular, Jitka Balková represents the fourth generation of Czech musicians carrying the family’s musical legacy. The duration of the concert is approximately one hour.

Venue


The Church of St. Martin in the Wall is located near Narodní trida and has been preserved as an almost intact work of the Middle Ages – a rare example of valuable Romanesque and Gothic architecture. It was built in the twelfth century in the village of Ujezd, which became known as the Ujezd ​​of St. Martin. The church acquired its current name in the thirteenth century, when King Wenceslas I enlarged the castle and then surrounded it with a castle wall. The wall divided Újezd into two parts, the inner one became part of the Old Town of Prague. The greater part of Újezd ​​remained behind the walls and was destroyed by the construction of the New Town under Charles IV. The south wall of the church became part of the city wall – hence the name Church of St. Martin in the Wall. As it was common, the church was surrounded by a school and a cemetery which has a connection to one of the Prague´s legends.

Cast


Quartet cast:

First violin Zdenek Pechousek
Second violin Jitka Jirickova
Viola Jitka Balkova
Cello Jitka Malatkova

 

Programme:

Bedřich Smetana Vltava (The Moldau)
Antonín Dvořák Humoresque No. 7 (Op. 101), Symphony №9, “From The New World” – II – Largo, Slavonic Dance No. 8 Op. 46
Johann Pachelbel Canon in D major
Georges Bizet Intermezzo, Overture to the opera Carmen
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons – complete Spring and 2nd movement from Winter
Johann Sebastian Bach Air – Suite No.3 D major BWV 1068
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento in F major, K.138/125c
Tomaso Albinoni Adagio in G minor
Johannes Brahms Hungarian dances no. 5 in G minor and no. 6 in D major