Skip to main content

LEAMINGTON MUSIC FESTIVAL.

1-5-16. Attending Leamington Musical Festival Concert. Guarneri Piano Trio. At Royal Pump Rooms. Which Date Back - 1814. During World Two. The Czech Free Army were Based in Leamington. Between 1940-42. The Army Choir, Used to Rehearse at the Pump Rooms. Under Vilem Tausky.

Concert Begins with the Petr Eben Sonatina Semplice. Eben a Pianist in Chamber Music. Really Like The Pianist for the Guarneri Trio. Is Ivan Klansky. He His is So Involved in the Music. He his Professor at The Praha & Lucerne Music Academies. Dabbles as a Travel Expert. Arranges All the Trios Travel Schedules.

Music Continues with Leos Janacek Piano Sonata " From The Street ". Title Refers to a Incident. Between The German & Czech People in Brno. In October 1905. A Twenty Year Old Czech Joiner had Been Killed. Janacek Had Strong Czech & Slovak Feelings at this Time.

Then it is Variations on a Slovak Theme by Bohuslav Martinu. More of Him in Another Blog. Best Part of the Concert For Me. Was the Concert Etude on the Sea Shore By Bedrich Smetana. Felt I Was By the Sea. Even Though the Czech Republic is Land Locked.

Concert Ends with Dvorak Mazurek 049. Then the Piano Trio in C Minor By Josef Suk. The Trio alsi Includes Violinist Cenek Pavlik. Plus Cellist Marek Jerie.

The Leamington Festival was Over Five Days. Would Have Liked to Have Seen the Terezin Concert. Composers Featured Gideon Klein, Pavel Haas, Viktor Ullmann & Hans Krasa. Most of the Concert Musicians Being Czech. Though the Ensemble 360. Are Based in My Home City, Sheffield.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

FINE MAN.

25-11-16. The 25TH BCSA Annual Dinner. Hosted at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel. From 18-30. Orange Juice for Me. After Pivo, a Few Hours Earlier. Ready For Food. Talk with Friendly People. Among them Czech. Plus a Member of Czech Heritage. Often Seen at the Dvorak Society. People Here Also. From the Rest of the UK. Warwick, Tunbridge Wells, etc.

Meal Starts 19-45. On Table 11. Table Consists of Many Friendly & Outgoing. Young Slovak Students. Plus Czech & UK. Very Interesting Conversations. Meal Starts with Carpaccio Of Organic Salmon in Soy Sauce with Fennel & Pickled Ginger Salad, Wasabi Mayonnaise. Bread, Water & White Wine Accompaniment. Must Add Thanks of Wine Donated by Peter Major. Plus Pivo by Budweiser Budvar UK.

Meal Continues with Red Wine Braised Chicken with Portobello Mushroom & Mashed Potato. A Delight !.

To Finish Warm Apple Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream & Toffee Sauce. Coffee & Chocolates.

A Good Raffle with Prizes. Incl…

ALOIS NEBEL. Q & A.

1-3-17. Film Screening + Q & A. From the Films Director, Tomas Lunak. Film " Alois Nebel ". The Film Highlights. The Thorny Subject of Sudetenland. Near the Czech & Polska Border. It Centres on Loner, Train Employee, Alois Nebel.

I have Seen Before at Andel, Praha. No Hardship, Watching again. Still Find the Mental Health Issues, Difficult Viewing. Film is Dark in Nature. Though Captures Period in History Well. The Czech Republic as Moved on. Still can relate to Scenes. I have witnessed. While in the Country, Over the Years. Film Ends Well with Loves, Knowing Look.

Sheffield Showroom Organised Viewing Well. Much Thanks to Neil & Colleague. For Introductions & Translation.

Director Tomas Lunek is a Nice Man. Answers & Explains the Films Development. From Comic, Through Rotoscope Animation. I was under the Wrong Impression. It was Cutting Edge Technique. When it is Older. Even Used by Walt Disney. Film was a Labour of Love. Seven Years in the Making. Act…

I WAS SO GOOD. I KISSED MYSELF !.

25-2-17. Morning of "Night at the Opera ". Opus 47 By Dvorak " Bagatelles ", On Radio. Something Dvorak Knocked off. In Evenings, Playing with Friends. Very Much at Ease with Himself.

Arrive in Good Time for Sheffield Cineworld Screening. Of Metropolitan Opera Production. " Rusalka " By Dvorak. Live from the Big Apple. Late Entry to be Seated. Due to Tests on Live Feed from New York.

It is Very Impressive. Vast Stage on Large Screen. Healthy Cinema Audience. Opera Based on Mermaid Fairy Tale. First Act Begins after Overture. Water Nymphs Dance in The Lily,s . This May be Enough for Some Nymphs. Not Rusalka !. She has big Ideas of Being Human. Warned by the Water Sprite. It Will All End in Tears. Love For a Prince Wins Over. Rusalka Summons Witch " Jezibaba ". Potion is Supplied. Are You With Me So Far ?. Well it is a Czech Fairy Tale !. Alas, it Does Not End Pretty. What Opera Does ?. The Aria " Song To The Moon " is Sung in the First…