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Hope for Prague – Richter’s Vivaldi Recomposed and Smetana’s Vltava

Daniel Hope and the Epoque Orchestra play Max Richter’s ‘Vivaldi Recomposed.’

A magical night on the Vltava river in Prague in September 2020, in the midst of the global pandemic, a message of hope resounded from the heart of Prague. British violinist Daniel Hope’s performance on a specially-constructed floating stage on the Vltava river had an air of magic about it: together with Prague’s Epoque Orchestra, he gave a stunning rendition of composer Max Richter’s contemporary re-imagining of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons to an audience on the river, bridges, and embankments of the grand old city. The concert, dubbed ‘Prague Sounds’ captured the imagination of the world’s media and provided proof that music, high artistry, and shared cultural experience can shine a light even in the darkest of times.

Bedřich Smetana / Jiří Slavík: Moldau on Moldau
Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi Four Seasons
Kurt Weil: September Song
Antonín Dvořák: Humoreska

Daniel Hope (Violin)
Jiří Slavík (Conductor)
Epoque Orchestra

Directed by Adam Rezek

A project by Marek Vrabec, Prague Sounds s.r.o.
© photos by Petra Hajska

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