Ravel. Debussy. Beethoven
18:00 Welcome drink and the exhibition tour
18:30 Stories from the Arts — the curators of the Lobkowicz Music Collection reveal its treasures through enthralling story-telling
19:00 Concert in the Imperial Hall
20:15 Meeting the artists and the orchestra over the cup of wine with refreshment provided by the Head Chef of the Lobkowicz Palace
"A musical instrument should be a means to reach a higher state of expression and emotion."
Ravel and Debussy: two names that best represent the French music scene of the early 20th century. Each of them developed their own unique style: Ravel excelled in elaborate details, while Debussy's fleeting harmonies were close to the style described as musical Impressionism. However, both composers rejected the Impressionist label, even though they are often mentioned in the history of music as the most important representatives of this trend. Without doubt, both significantly influenced the shape of music in the 20th century.
Ludwig van Beethoven played a similarly formative role in the 19th century — and in the development of European music in general. His symphonies are regarded as one of the absolute pinnacles of classical music. Nine masterpieces in this genre secured Beethoven forever the title of one of the greatest symphonists ever. The Symphony No. 2 in D major does not yet bear all the hallmarks of the composer's later more romantic style, but it does offer a unique insight into his still purely classical early work.
Charming and extraordinarily gifted: these are some of the attributes that music critics ascribe to the harpist Emmanuel Ceysson. A successful member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and an award-winning soloist, he showed his extraordinary talent from early on: age 16, he impressed the teachers at the entrance exams at the Paris Conservatoire. The winner of competitions, such as the ARD Munich and the USA International Harp Competition, he has performed with a number of orchestras, including the Bavarian Radio Orchestra and the Orchester National de Lyon.
He has given solo recitals in the most prestigious halls: in Vienna's Konzerthaus, London's Wigmore Hall and Munich's Gasteig. He is a visiting teacher at the Sibelius Academy and the Mannes School of Music.
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