Concert against totalitarianism

19:00 – Martinů Hall, HAMU, Prague

  • Bohuslav Martinů: Duo for Violin and Cello No. 1 in B 157
    Natálie Toperczerová – violin, Petr Nouzovský – cello

    • I. Prelude. Andante moderato Poco vivo
    • II. Rondo. Allegro con brio
  • Gideon Klein: Trio for violin, viola and cello
    Leoš Čepický – violin, Jakub Čepický – viola, Petr Hamerský – cello

    • I. Allegro
    • II. Lento – Variations on the theme of a Moravian folk song
    • III. Molto vivace
  • György Ligeti: Six bagatelles
    Tereza Tourkova – oboe, Daniel Havel – flute, Irvin Venyš – clarinet, Alina Konieva (Ukraine) – bassoon, Mikulas Koska – French horn

    • I. Allegro con spirito
    • II. Rubato. Lamentoso
    • III. Allegro grazioso
    • IV. Presto ruvido
    • V. (Béla Bartók in memoriam) Adagio. Mesto
    • VI. Molto vivace. Capriccioso


  • Oldrich František Korte: Philosophical dialogues for violin and piano
    Ludmila Pavlová – violin, Marcin Sikorski (Poland) – piano

    • I. Basic question
    • II. A period after an ancient story
    • III. Between happiness and truth
    • IV. The Answer
  • Pavel Haas: Study for strings
    String orchestra of students and teachers of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
    Jan Jakub Bokun (Poland) – conductor
    Leoš Čepický – concertmaster

  • Lukáš Matoušek: Fanfare of November 17th
    The Brass Ensemble of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
    Jiří Novotný – ensemble leader

Dana Kyndrová

OPENING 17.11. AT 6 PM

The exhibition includes photographs from the years 1990-1991, when the author devoted several months to capturing the turning point in our modern history, the end of the so-called temporary stay of Soviet troops in the territory of Czechoslovakia. Her aim was not to create a detailed and accurate chronicle of the departure itself, but she focused on capturing the atmosphere in the Soviet barracks, where the precursor to the collapse of the Soviet empire was visually concentrated for her. The misery and apathy of the rank-and-file soldiers amidst the dull, agitating communist backdrops thus not only symbolises the incipient agony of the totalitarian system, but also evokes sympathy for the common man, who is often a puppet of great political games. The exhibition also presents colour photographs, which is a surprise in a way, since Kyndrová processes her projects exclusively in black and white. Color here thus formally enhances the overall idea of the project; without it, we would not have realized how aggressive red and yellow dominate the agitational decor.