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The pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach very often seduce experienced and less experienced musicians to various „comments“, or adjustments. Also the excellent conductor Leopold Stokowski dealt with their arrangements; the arrangements of the Toccata for Organ and Fugue in D minor, or Passacaglia in C minor for Orchestra are top of his activities in this respect. Also Krzysztof Penderecki responded to the era of J. S. Bach. This author belonged at first to the rawest experimenters, however gradually his rhetoric returned to the great models from the past. The segmented Concerto Grosso No. 1 is an outstanding example for this. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a grandmaster in the field of full length ballets. His last Opus in this genre is the Nutcracker, inspired by the Christmas Tale after the original by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann – one of the most-loved ballet pieces ever.

Slovak Philharmonic
James Judd conductor
Petr Nouzovský cello
Eugen Prochác 
Ján Slávik cello

Johann Sebastian Bach / Leopold Stokowski  Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582
Krzysztof Penderecki  Concerto Grosso No. 1 for Three Cellos and Orchestra
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker, Act 2. (ballet), Op. 71

Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic
6th December 2018 and 7th December 2018 at 7 pm


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