Prague Spring Night: Fibich, Suchon, Janacek
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A concert with the Slovak Philharmonic and the Slovak Philharmonic Choir in the beautiful Smetana Hall. It's a dialogue between two classics of Czech and Slovak music of the twentieth century – Eugen Suchon and Leos Janacek. For the shaping of Slovak cultural identity, the Psalm Of The Carpathian Land has in many ways a great importance, and Janacek’s Sinfonietta falls within the first decade of the independent Czechoslovak state. 1892 saw the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of the philosopher John Amos Comenius. For the occasion, Zdenek Fibich composed his Comenius Festival Overture op. 34.