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Ensemble

Freshness and Vitality

MIKE WHEELER listens to
the Czech Philharmonic

 

Do any members of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra play in a folk band when they're not at their day job? The irresistible sense of swing (not necessarily in the jazz sense) they bring to the dance rhythms behind so much of what they play is surely one of their defining characteristics. The firm underpinning coming from the double basses ranged across the back of the platform provided a springboard for their colleagues to play off, and the resulting freshness and vitality in the overture and two dances from Smetana's The Bartered Bride was infectious (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK, 21 April 2015)...

Copyright © 30 April 2015 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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CZECH PHILHARMONIC

BEDRICH SMETANA

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

ANTONIN DVORAK

NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL

NOTTINGHAM

UNITED KINGDOM

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

VIOLIN MUSIC

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