Baroque Music Days of this year are dedicated to the Czech baroque - will resound the Czech music, language, perform Czech musicians. Festival “Baroque Music Days in Rezekne” is an unique event in the measure of Latvia and the world. The mission of the festival has always been providing the opportunity for the audience to experience and enjoy the compositions, which in the form of transcripts have laid in the shelves of libraries for centuries. Here resounds the music that has stayed silent for more than 200 or 300 years. This year also, Baroque Music Days will bring to the light the compositions that will be the discovery for both listeners and musicians themselves.
The festival “Baroque Music Days in Rezekne” in 2015 is supported by the Ministry of Culture, State Culture Capital Foundation, Rezekne City Council, the Embassy of Latgale GORS, Český Hudební Fund, Czech Foreign Ministry, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Latvia, Kultur Basel, Pro Helvetia.
15.09.2015. 18.00 The Embassy of Latgale GORS Small Hall
ALENA HÖNIGOVÁ. Concert of the Piano Music
“Eisenberg Quartett” (Czech Republic)
Vincent Flückiger (Switzerland), sample musician and composer
Alena Honigova (Czech Republic), historic piano
"Eisenberg Quartett" (Czech Republic), period instruments
Jana Chytilova, Jirzi Sycha – violin, Ivo Anyzh – alto, Ilze Grudule – chello.
Soloists: Isabella – Alena Honigova (Anna Hlavenková), Fernando – Daniel Issa, Rikardo – Jaromir Nosek (Jaromír Nosek), Bruno – Javier Hagen;
Orchestra: Jana Hitilova (Jana Chytilová), Jirzhi Sycha (Jiří Sycha) – baroque violins, Ivo Anyzh (Ivo Anýž) – baroque alto, Ilze Grudule – baroque cello, Alena Henigova (Alena Hönigová) – historic piano.
Opera „Murder for Revenge” first was produced during the international festival “Musical Summer of Jezezhi” (Hudebni léto v Jezeri) in the castle of the count Lubkowicz in 2013 – the year of the 200th anniversary of the chapel master and composer Johann Joseph Rosler.
As in the Baroque Music Days in Rezekne, one of the main goals of the “Musical Summer of Jezezhi” is to reveal the forgotten music sheets of the past centuries. One of these is the opera-parody “Murder for Revenge” – rediscovered after 200 years of laying in the shelves of the library. This is the year, when it will be passed for the assessment to the audience of Rezekne.
The owner of the Jezerzhi castle – count Lubkowicz – plays a very significant role in the history of music: he was not only an outstanding expert of the music of that time, but also was appearing in the center of the greatest musical events as one of the most generous patrons. Not in vain, the String Quartet Opus 18 by Beethoven was dedicated to this exact man and the premiere of his Symphony No. 3 was conducted for the elite audience exactly in the theater of Jezerzhi castle. Not in vain, Gluck spent many of his summers at the guest apartments of Jezerzhi castle. At that time, in the orchestra of the count Lubkowicz played the best musicians from Bohemia and Vienna. Nowadays, the descendants of the count are also great appreciators of the music and passionate attendants of the “Musical Summer of Jezezhi” festival.