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The Sound of Bohemia

Bedřich Smetana: Moldau (Vltava) from “Ma Vlast”
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony #9 in E minor “From the New World”, Op. 95
Leoš Janáček: Sinfonietta

Anima Eterna Brugge/Jos van Immerseel
Bruges, Concertgebouw, 13 March 2015

Jos van Immerseel and Anima Eterna Brugge have long since gone beyond exploring the Baroque and Classical eras. Their “historically aware” performances from the last fifteen years now range from Monteverdi to Gershwin. Based on the use and implementation of historically accurate instruments and performance techniques, as well as extensive and critical archival research, their projects have often warranted a fascinating, at times revelatory rediscovery of familiar scores. Their current “Sound of Bohemia” heard at a concert in Bruges focuses on the three most significant Czech composers – Smetana, Dvořák and Janáček – and covers a time span of roughly fifty years. All three are presented with one of their most popular works: The Moldau (1874), the Ninth Symphony “From the New World” (1893), and the Sinfonietta (1926).
Read the full review on Classical Net