Though right in the center of the group of countries that defined the western musical tradition, Czech composers often felt like outsiders looking in. Perhaps it was this strange perspective that led to these four composers producing what has been thought to be some of the most original and influential works of the early 20th century.
Leon Botstein shares the stories behind the music in a lively 30-minute Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 7 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Free for all ticket holders.
Vítězslav Novák – In the Tatras
Bohuslav Martinů – Symphony No. 3
Josef Suk – Fantastic scherzo
Erwin Schulhoff – Symphony No. 5