Mozart’s music like it sounded in his times….


1.9.2006, 19.30 Carolinum


Divertimento F mayor KV 138

Horn Quintet E flat mayor  KV 407

Little night music KV 525


OTA BARTOŠ – classicist violin

JAN ŠIMON, JAROSLAV PÁVÍČEK – classicist viola

JOSEF ŠPAČEK – classicist violoncello

ZDENĚK DIVOKÝ – natural horn




Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

In 2006 the whole cultural world remembers that it is the 250th anniversary of the birth of W. A. Mozart whose life and work are essentially connected to Prague.

Mozart had a special relationship with Prague and its people. The audience here celebrated their Figaro with the much deserved reverence he was missing in his hometown Vienna. His quotation "Meine Prager verstehen mich" (My Praguers understand me) became very famous in the Bohemian lands. Many tourists follow his tracks in Prague and visit the Mozart Museum of the Villa Bertramka. In the later years of his life, Prague provided Mozart with many financial resources from commissions. In Prague, Don Giovanni premiered on October 29, 1787 at the Theatre of the Estates. Mozart wrote La clemenza di Tito for the festivities accompanying Leopold II's coronation in November 1790.



Zdeněk Divoký

born in 1954, Zdeněk Divoký studied horn at the Brno Conservatoire and the Janáček Academy of Music and Arts under Professor František Šolc. In 1973 he joined the Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra and several years later, in 1979, Zdeněk became a member of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. A laureate winner of competitions in Munich, Markneukirchen and Prague, Zdeněk combines his present position in the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra with a teaching post at the Prague Conservatoire. He is presently a member of the Prague Horn Trio and the Czech Wind Harmony. Recordings for Supraphon, Hänssler, Pony Canyon, Naxos. Under accompaniment of the Czech Chamber Orchestra he has recorded a solo CD "Horn concertos by Antonio Rosetti". He specializes himself for playing on natural horn.


The PRO ARTE ANTIQUA PRAGUE, chamber ensemble of members of the Czech Philharmonic, is one of the most important Czech ensembles, which has chosen to follow the path of authentic early music interpretation.

This ensemble was founded in 1984 by Jan Simon and it continues the started tradition of the world-wide known ensemble called PRO ARTE ANTIQUA, which, during its existence (1933-1974), performed many concerts at home and abroad and completed a number of recordings and radio productions. The continuation of both ensembles is not only abstract: Jan Simon, St. performed as a member of the former group, playing violin da gamba since 1944. PRO ARTE ANTIQUA PRAGUE tries to maintain all attributes of authenticity by utilizing period music materials, instruments, strings and gut strings, old tone even the method of completion of parts by decorations. Its goal is to interpret the music such as it was performed by the best professionals of its period: with an entire range of affects and variation of skill. The ensemble has performed many successful concerts on renowned stages and festivals both at home and abroad (Japan, Europe), as well as working with television and radio. It has recorded over 20 CDs for the Czech and foreign companies that are highly regarded by audiences and critics alike.




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