Hradišťan & Jiří Pavlica

Mezinárodní hudební festival Český Krumlov – Pivovarská zahrada, Hradišťan & Jiří Pavlica, foto: Libor Sváček; box@fotosvacek.cz

The legendary folklore grouping Hradišťan & Jiří Pavlica prepared an original program for Thursday 2nd August for their performance at the Brewery Garden. “I called it Musical Dialogues and it contained three fields of topics about which we sang. The first were love songs, my own, or, for example, from Leoš Janáček’s collection. The second consisted in songs about time. That is looking back and remembering different important events which guided us through our history. Thus, we touched the ancient time of the roots of Great Moravia and the legacy of Cyril and Methodius, we also remembered the collector of folk songs František Sušil, from whose collections, for example, Bohuslav Martinů drew inspiration. The last field of compositions was based on a dialogue with the viewers and we played songs according to their wishes. And by one of the last songs of the evening, ‘Ach synku, synku’, loved by our first president, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, we honoured the 100th anniversary of the foundation of our state,” Jiří Pavlica, the leader of the ensemble, who besides singing and playing the violin, guided the audience through the entire evening, summarized the program of the concert. “The audience was very receptive today and reacted excellently. We really enjoyed playing here. I love the festival in Český Krumlov. It builds bridges between genres, it is open to other types of music than classical music, which is very good,” added Pavlica.   

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