Jan Václav Hugo Voříšek: Symphony in D major, Op. 23
Convent of Saint Agnes, Prague – 21 December 2020
Marek Šedivý – conductor
The Symphony in D major was the only symphony to come from the pen of Jan Václav Hugo Voříšek. Tuberculosis ended his life at the tender age of 34. Even so, during his stay in Vienna he managed to develop into a famous artistic personality. He was renowned as a pianist, composer, music teacher, composer, important co-contributor to the first historical concerts and, at the end of his life, as the Emperor’s court organist. His symphony presents one of the most important links between Viennese Classicism and Czech Romanticism.