PRSO at the Dvořák Prague Festival
Dvorak’s early Concerto for Cello and Piano in A Major was heard in a later orchestral arrangement by the leading expert on Dvořák’s music Jarmil Burghauser. The soloist was the successful young Czech cellist Tomáš Jamník, who has long been proponent of incorporating this concerto into the standard solo cello repertoire.
The programme included a work that was extraordinarily popular with audiences by Dvořák’s pupil and son-in-law Josef Suk, the suite from incidental music to Zeyer’s dramatic fairytale Radúz and Mahulena, and Brahms’s equally popular Tragic Overture. The Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra performed under the baton of the British conductor James Judd.