Reviews

A selection of articles about our festival, concert reviews and other interesting things from online sources.

If a festival should go out with a bang, then the concluding concert of Dvořák’s Prague was one for the ages.

Read the full review by frank kuznik here.


It’s been 33 years since The Cleveland Orchestra last played in Prague. That was at the Prague Spring festival under the baton of Christoph von Dohnányi, who once famously complained, “We give a great concert and George Szell gets a good review.” It was Szell who molded the orchestra into a world-class ensemble during his 24 years as music director, and it still bears his imprint. Austrian conductor Franz Welser-Möst, who has been at the helm since 2002, has made his mark as well, as he showed with deft handling of an all-Richard Strauss program at the Dvořák’s Prague festival.

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Nationalism is no sin at the Dvořák’s Prague festival, which opens every year on the composer’s birthday with a mission to celebrate and keep alive the legacy of Bohemia’s favorite son.

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You know the music is flowing and musicians are on the move again when an Italian orchestra inaugurates the new season in Prague. A good one, too – the Filarmonica della Scala, with no less a luminary than Andrés Orozco-Estrada on the podium.

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Buoyed by an enthusiastic hometown crowd, Hrůša came back for three encores (more dances, from Dvořák and Brahms). Literally jumping on the podium, he cut a much livelier figure than he did during his formative years in Prague. The orchestra was equally energized, reflecting a dynamic rapport and confirming a cultural connection that transcends borders and time. 

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