Passion, emotions, character – this is Antonín Dvořák and his 2nd Symphony in the interpretation of Musica Florea performing on period instruments and creating sound you're definitely not used to! Let’s give Dvořák’s music new life. Be part of our new CD!
Author: Musica Florea, z.s.
Prague, Czech Republic
The new CD will be recorded live during our concert on 3rd November 2016 at 9:30 PM at the church of St. Simon and Jude (Dušní Street, Prague 1). We will perform the complete 2nd Symphony by Antonín Dvořák. Do you want to join us?
More that twenty years ago, we fall in historically informed performance of early music. We want the music to sound in a way that might have in the era it was composed in. We want to get closer to the original intent of the composer. So when studying a new piece of music, we do not simply look into the score but we try to kind of look behind the curtain, to understand the circumstances of the creation, the context. That’s why we play on period instruments or copies thereof, study period sources and we try to bring the emotions hidden in the original scores to life and share them with the audience. And we have enormous fun doing it.
It is very important for us to get back to our roots. Antonín Dvořák is one of the most significant Czech composers and a flagship of our music legacy even in an international context. But our goal is to play Dvořák in a way nobody knows these days. All institutions invented by men, relationships, even friendships need a reform from time to time – vital impulses for its renewal. Otherwise their beauty fades away; they become unbearable and dysfunctional in the end. And it applies to interpretation of music, bar none.
The recording of Dvořák’s 2nd Symphony on period instruments and historically informed performance is challenge for us to discover the nature of romantic interpretation of the 19th century. Above all, it’s about searching and finding the truthfulness and originality, based on human nature that also includes mental ability to be creative. Romantic music is full of passion, emotions and colourful. And in the field of reviving its original spirit, Musica Florea belongs to pioneers inland.
We would like to record step by step all Dvořák’s symphonies. We begun with his Seventh and Eight, which you can find on one CD, and last year the First was recorded. We have set our goal to record one symphony every year and create a complete set. Will you go for it with us?
The Musica Florea ensemble was founded in 1992 by the cellist and conductor Marek Štryncl as one of the first serious initiatives in the field of stylistically-informed performance in the Czech Republic. In their attempt to get as close to the original as possible, the orchestra offers the public experience the true magic of early music.
From baroque to romanticism, our work stems from love to music and the serious research alike: the indispensible foundation of the ensemble’s work and the guarantee of its reputation lie in playing on original instruments or copies thereof, undertaking historical research based on studies of period sources and aesthetics. We revive forgotten performing styles and methods.
The repertoire of Musica Florea and Collegium Musicum choir includes chamber music as well as orchestral concertos, and monumental works in the genres of symphonic music, opera, and oratorio. In cooperation with Hartig Ensemble – Dances and Ballets of Three Centuries, we managed to stage various period operas and ballets. In 2014, we have founded Florea Theatrum, mobile baroque theatre that allows us to perform almost everywhere.
The Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic supports pr project of performing Dvořák’s 2nd Symphony in historically informed form in concert on 3rd November 2016 in Prague. But that’s just the beginning of the journey. To complete our goal and release a representative record, we need more financial support. Please, help us to create this world premiere of authentic recording of Dvořák’s work, so that it can be available for broad audience. Let´s capture the emotions of Dvořák’s music, it’s worth it!
And here we go - our new record is out! You can await your rewards. Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts, we wouldn´t succeed without you!More
For lovers of Antonín Dvořák and his music, we have added new rewards. How about to start a collection of his symphonies with us? We plan to record them all. When you pre-pay the new CD, you can get the last one with the 1st Symphony or even all the three symphonies we have already recorded for…More