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Oslo Kammerakademi - Böhmen & Mähren

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Oslo Kammerakademi plays music from Bohemia and Moravia.

Franz Krommer (1759 - 1831), who grew up in Kamenice, was later in life most active as a musician and conductor in Hungary and Vienna. He wrote many compositions for wind instruments, including about a dozen partita for wind octet. The degree of virtuosity he demanded of the wind players is striking, and it says something about the high standard of the wind players for whom Krommer composed.

The Czech composer Gideon Klein's homeland was invaded by the Germans in 1938, and the Jews were eventually deported. Like several other artists, Gideon Klein was deported to Terezin, which was a macabre combination of concentration camp and propaganda showcase for the Nazi treatment of Jews in occupied territories. The composer took a very active part in the cultural life of Terezin until he was deported to Auschwitz and later perished in the Fürstengrube.

Antonin Dvorák wrote his Serenade for wind instruments with direct references to Mozart. In the slow movement of the serenade, we clearly recognise the adagio in Mozart's Gran Partita. In addition to the work being inspired by classical models, one can clearly hear signs of the use of folk music from Moravia and Dvorák's native Bohemia.

Last Updated: 04/13/2024

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