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UMWO: Music for Prague - Thursday, September 29th, 2011

UMD School of Music presents:

UMD Wind Orchestra: Music from Prague

Michael Votta, music director

Thursday, September 29, 2011 8:00 pm - Dekelboum Concert Hall

The University of Maryland Wind Orchestra presents a program entitled Music from Prague that explores the music of Czech-born composer Karel Husa. In addition to his prize-winning works for string ensemble and symphony, Husa has made significant and extensive contributions to the wind repertoire - one of the few composers of his generation to do so. In addition, the program of Music from Prague features works by Robert Kurka and Lubos Fiser. Learn more about these composers and their works in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library through writings, recordings, and scores:

Karel Husa - Music for Prague

   Books: this collection of essays on conducting the wind orchestra by Eric L. Hinton includes thoughts on the Introduction and Fanfare from Music for Prague 1968 by Karel Husa    Recordings    Scores

Robert Kurka - Suite from The Good Soldier Schweik

   Recordings    Scores

Lubos Fiser - Report

   Recordings

   Streaming audio: Listen to recordings of pieces featured on this program on Naxos Music Library and Classical Music Library

AUDIO CLIP:Excerpts from 'Toccata and Chorale: Vivace from Karel Husa's Music for Prague