Certain parts of this program are not currently available

concert Semyon Bychkov conducts Dvořák — With Augustin Hadelich Czech Philharmonic: 2023-24 season opener

Czech Philharmonic: 2023-24 season opener

Semyon Bychkov conducts Dvořák — With Augustin Hadelich Czech Philharmonic: 2023-24 season opener


The Czech Philharmonic performed their first concert in January 1896 under the baton of Antonín Dvořák himself at the Rudolfinum in Prague. Fittingly, they open their 2023-24 season in the very same hall with a grand celebration of the legendary Bohemian composer, joined by maestro Semyon Bychkov and violin virtuoso Augustin Hadelich! The program begins with the enchanting concert overture In Nature's Realm, followed by the exquisite Violin Concerto in A minor—written during Dvořák's Slavonic period, when he broke from Germanic tradition and incorporated folk elements into a distinctive Czech style—with the solo role interpreted by Hadelich, one of today's most in-demand concert performers. Finally, Bychkov leads the orchestra in Dvořák's Eighth Symphony in G, suffused with color and warmth. Its final movement begins with a trumpet fanfare, about which the great Czech conductor Rafael Kubelik quipped: "Gentlemen, in Bohemia the trumpets never call to battle—they always call to the dance!"

Photo: Semyon Bychkov © Petra Hajská



  • Antonín Dvořák, In Nature's Realm (concert overture), Op. 91, B. 168
  • Antonín Dvořák, Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53 (B. 108)
    • 1. Allegro ma non troppo
    • 2. Adagio ma non troppo
    • 3. Finale: Allegro giocoso ma non troppo
  • Carlos Gardel, Por una cabeza
  • Antonín Dvořák, Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
    • 1. Allegro con brio
    • 2. Adagio
    • 3. Allegretto grazioso
    • 4. Finale: Allegro ma non troppo


  • Venue: Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall (Prague)
  • Broadcast date: Sept. 29, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
  • Production date: 2023
  • Replay available until: September 29, 2026
  • Duration: 1 h 47 min
  • Production: © Euroarts
This video is reserved for our subscribers. In just a few clicks, you can be one of them.

Appears in

You might also like

More info coming soon!
Semyon Bychkov conducts Smetana's Má vlast
Semyon Bychkov conducts Smetana's Má vlast

Czech Philharmonic: Velvet Revolution Concert 2020