Programme offers — Jitka Hosprová
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Programme offers

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Jitka Hosprová

viola

Maurizio Sciarretta

violin

The collaboration of Jitka Hosprová and brilliant Italian violinist Maurizio Sciarretta brings to life the legendary duo of two Italian giants, violin virtuoso Salvatore Accardo and virtuosic violist Luigi Alberto Bianchi, who taught both musicians the secrets of top-quality interpretive arts.

On various European music festivals, Jitka and Maurizio have jointly performed recitals and also played accompanied by significant Italian orchestras. In spring 2016 in Imola, they performed, among other pieces, the Sinfonia Concertante by W. A. Mozart under the conducting of Vladimir Ashkenazy.

The duo offers both well-known masterpieces for violin and viola, such as the compositions by Alessandro Rolla, Johan Halvorsen and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and premiere performances of pieces for violin and viola from the modern world repertoire.

Repertoire

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)String Duo No. 1, K. 423
Allegro, Adagio, Rondeau
Jiří Gemrot
(*1957)
Invention for violin and viola
Allesandro Rolla
(1757 – 1841)
Duo Concertant, Op. 4, No.2
Bohuslav Martinů
(1890 – 1959)
Three Madrigals for violin and viola
Poco Allegro, Poco Andante, Allegro
Alessandro Solbiati
(*1956)
Dodici Lieder da “Winterreise”
di F. Schubert per violino e viola (2010-2012)
Johan Halvorsen
(1864 – 1935)
Passacaglia for violin and viola

Programme with Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-flat major, K. 364
Sylvie Bodorová (1954*)Bern Concerto "Silberwolke"
Jaz Coleman (1960*)Three Meditations on Compassion II

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Jitka Hosprová

viola

Kateřina Englichová

harp

Jitka Hosprová and Kateřina Englichová met in 2000 while recording the CD Rhapsody for Arco Diva recording company. Apart from solo viola pieces, the album also featured a brilliant recording of B. Britten’s Lachrymae for viola and harp. Later on, the artists added some original, already existing compositions for viola and harp to their joint repertoire, inspiring Czech composers Zdeněk Lukáš, Emil Viklický and Josef Vejvoda to write new works of music.

Jitka’s and Kateřina’s CD Chanso Dans La Nuit, released on Supraphon recording label, features masterpieces of French impressionism, adapted for harp and viola. This repertoire also constitutes their recital Chanson Dans La Nuit, which offers new and original renditions of famous compositions played on different instruments.

Repertoire

Zdeněk Lukáš
(1928 – 2007)
Hosprenglico for viola and harp, op. 328
Sonata per viola sola, op. 243
Preludio
Interludio
Moto perpetum
postludium a finale
Arnold Bax
(1883 – 1953)
Fantasy Sonata for viola and harp

Lachryamae

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
(1809 – 1847)
Prelude for viola and harp
Benjamin Britten
(1913 – 1976)
Harp solo
Benjamin Britten
(1913 – 1976)
Lachrymae for viola and harp

Chanson Dans La Nuit

Marin Marais
(1656 – 1728)
Five Old French Dances
Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685 – 1750)
Solo Viola Suite BWV 1007
Prelude, Sarabande, Minuet
Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685 – 1750)
Sarabande of the Partita BWV 1002, for solo harp
Gabriel Fauré
(1845 – 1924)
"Aprés une rêve" for viola and harp
Henri Vieuxtemps
(1820 – 1881)
Capriccio in C minor for solo viola
Maurice Ravel
(1875 – 1937)
"Pavane pour une infante défunte"
Pavane for a Dead Princess for viola and harp
Carlos Salzedo
(1885 – 1961)
"Chanson dans la nuit" – Song in the Night for solo harp
Claude Debussy
(1862 – 1918)
"Beau soir" – Beautiful Evening
Romance
Claude Debussy
(1862 – 1918)
Prélude "La fille aux cheveux de lin"
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair for viola and harp
Zdeněk Lukáš
(1928 – 2007)
Duo Hosprenglico

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Jitka Hosprová

viola

Ludmila Peterková

clarinet

Ivo Kahánek

piano

The remarkable instrumental combination of three brilliant players, Jitka Hosprová – viola, Ludmila Peterková – clarinet, Ivo Kahánek – piano, who joined to perform Mozart’s famous Kegelstatt Trio, K. 498, offers a unique experience, combining three worlds – the world of the strings, the winds, and pianos. Composers who found inspiration in Mozart’s courage to explore this instrumental combination have exposed the infinite variety of timbres and original technical possibilities of the instruments.

The three musicians share passion for unusual compositions and joy of playing music.

Repertoire

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)Kegelstatt Trio, K. 498 for clarinet, viola and piano
Rebecca Clarke
(1886 – 1979)
Duo for viola and clarinet
Max Bruch
(1838 – 1920)
8 Stücke (8 Pieces), Op. 83 (1910)
Jean Françaix
(1912 – 1997)
Trio for clarinet, viola and piano

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Jitka Hosprová

viola

Lubomír Brabec

guitar

Legendary Czech guitar player Lubomír Brabec asked Jitka Hosprová to engage in collaboration, creating an incredibly interesting instrumental combination, popular especially in the music of the Romantic era.

The then composers with deep understanding of the virtuosity and technical possibilities of both instruments enabled today’s audience to take a look back and experience the atmosphere of salon concerts of high artistic quality. The players’ long-time collaboration was intensified by the recording of their joint CD Transformations on Multisonic label. The album features celebratory melodies and compositions for viola, guitar and orchestra.

Repertoire

Franz Schubert
(1797 – 1828)
Sonata in A minor for viola and guitar “Arpeggione”
1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio
3. Allegretto
Alessandro Rolla
(1757 – 1841)
Capriccio for solo viola
Fernando Carulli
(1770 – 1841)
Duetto for viola and guitar
Largo and Rondo
Fernando Sor
(1778 – 1839)
Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9 for solo guitar
Nicolo Paganini
(1782 – 1840)
Sonata per la Grand Viola e Guitarre, Op. 35

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Jitka Hosprová

viola

Ladislav Horák

accordion

Inspired by the exceptional compositions of Eduard Douša and Astor Piazzolla, the two original instrumentalists created a programme for the unusual combination of viola and accordion. Their repertoire contrasts popular pieces of the Baroque period and today. The programme also brings an interesting genre overlap based on classical music. The musicians have dozens of successful concerts and radio and TV recordings and shows to their credit.

Repertoire

Antonio Vivaldi
(1678 – 1741)
Adagio, Allegro
Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685 – 1750)
Charles Gounod
(1818 – 1893)
Ave Maria
Astor Piazzolla
(1921 – 1992)
Ave Maria
Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685 – 1750)
Suite in G major Prelude
Sarabande, Minuet - solo viola
Prelude and Fugue in C major - solo accordion
Eduard Douša
(*1951)
Quattro Jazz – Esercizi (I. Prologue, II. Homage to Morricone, III. Motorico, IV. Sorry Blues)
Astor Piazzolla
(1921 – 1992)
Cuatro Estaciones Portenas (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter)
Antonio Vivaldi
(1678 – 1741)
Winter (I. Allegro) solo accordion
Eduard Douša
(*1951)
Violac (I.Swingy, II. Slowly, III. Fast)
Astor Piazzolla
(1921 – 1992)
Noche, Violentango

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Jitka Hosprová

viola

Kateřina Englichová

harp

Carlos Jans

flute

The Trio Bohemia Luxembourg came into being as a combination of three strong personalities – two from the Czech Republic and a flutist from Luxembourg. Although their bond is their spontaneous love of chamber music, the ensemble draws also on the valuable historical ties between the two countries which, in the 14th century, were governed by the same highly successful dynasty. The trio performs not only on their “Home ground” in the Czech Republic and in Luxembourg, but also in other countries. Its members have a number of recordings to their credit. The trio has become a source of inspiration to living composers who have been writing works for this combination of instruments.

Repertoire

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)Trio Sonate for flute, viola and harp, KV 423
Arnold Bax
(1883 – 1953)
Elegiac Trio for flute, viola and harp
Claude Debussy
(1862 – 1918)
Sonate pour flute, alto et harpe
Sophia Gubaidulina
(1931*)
Garten von Freuden und Traurigkeiten
André Jolivet
(1905 – 1974)
Petite suite pour flute, alto et harpe