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Saturday, 19 October 2019

Learning about Czech music: talks and lectures from U3A, and Divas and Scholars

Composer Leos Janacek collecting folk songs in 1906
Composer Leos Janacek collecting folk songs in 1906
You are never far from some Czech music, the Royal Opera has a new production of Janacek's Jenufa next year with Asmik Grigorian and Karita Mattila, and Garsington Opera is presenting Dvorak's Rusalka next summer with Natalya Romaniw in the title role. There is a chance to learn about and explore Czech music at two events in the coming weeks.

I will be giving my talk Another kind of Nationalism: the development of the Czech string quartet at the U3A London Region's Music Day at Kings Place on 9 November 2019. I will be talking about how the development of the Czech string quartet is paralleled by the development of a sense of Czech national identity. Other talks during the day will talk about Smetana, Dvorak, and much more - programme [PDF], booking form.

Before then, Divas and Scholars is presenting The Women in Czech Opera at the The Club at the Ivy on 21 October 2019, when soprano Samantha Crawford and pianist Lada Valesova perform arias and talk about the fascinating female roles in Czech opera. Full information from the Divas and Scholars website.

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