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New concert venue and a premiere. Lednice-Valtice Music Festival 2022 is over !!

Enthusiasm, joy and good mood carried through the 7th Lednice-Valtice Music Festival (LVMF). The organizers prepared eight classical music concerts, which took place from 24 September to 8 October 2022. As a result, the festival gained a new concert venue such as the Mansion Pohansko and the premiere of a music piece written for the festival. The whole programme highlighted the legacy of the Moravian Croats who lived in the territory of South Moravia in the past.   “I try to discover interesting buildings of the Lednice-Valtice area throughout the festival and make them accessible through music. Now, after six

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LVMF 2022 Opening Gala

Saturday’s opening of the 7th year of the Lednice-Valtice Music Festival was spectacular. On the spot, we were captivated by a unique performance of a composition by Johaness Brahms and Dora Pejačević. This great experience was mediated by the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of conductor Robert Kružík and soloists Dalibor Karvay and Vid Veljak. Thanks also go to our partners, without whom this opening ceremony would hardly have taken place. To the general partner of the festival ZFP Academy and also to the main partners of the concert Alcadrain and South Moravian Region. Many thanks to the Ministry

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The LVMF 2022 Jugoprolog project starts today – a show of Balkan music!

This year’s 7th year of the Lednice-Valtice Music Festival is approaching! The LVMF 2022 Jugoprolog project starts today – a show of Balkan music! On Friday 26th August  in Hlohovec and on Saturday 27th August in Charvátská Nová Ves, we will introduce you to the music that moves the Balkans! Promo video Jugoprolog LVMF 2022     Come and experience great bands for yourself!!                 The Serbian Bojan Ristic Brass Band, named after the bandleader of the same name, will present its music. He won the prize several times at the famous Guča

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Significance of the Artistic Decoration on Temple of Diana – Rendez-vous

Undoubtedly, Lednice-Valtice area is a landscape marked by many hunting lodges. One of them is Hardtmuth’s Temple of Diana – Rendez-vous near Valtice. Built between 1810 and 1813, its design deliberately imitates the Roman triumphal arches. There are also celebratory inscriptions to be read on the south: “To Diana, the goddess of the hunt, and her worshippers, Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein 1812.” On the north: “To you this house is dedicated, O shining sister of Phoebus, and may untouched the forest continue to grow in your honour.” Four allegorical figures of the daytime. Relief decoration by a Viennese

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We would like to thank the ambassadors of the countries of the former Yugoslavia and important people of cultural and political life for their beautiful words for our LVMF 2022 catalogue

Dear fans and attendants of the Lednice-Valtice Music Festival, In the neighbourhood of festivals larger in scope and history, this festival – now in its seventh year – is still a junior. But a junior that has looked around the world and found its way and its place. And the audience favour. After last year’s edition devoted to baroque music, this year will be lightened by romantic music and refreshed by lively rhythms. The programme will remind us of the past of the Moravian Croats who came to South Moravia in the sixteenth century. Fleeing from the Ottoman armies, they

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What else will this year’s festival offer you?

Accompanying program of LVMF 2022    1. Lecture | The arrival of the Charvatians in South Moravia 25th September 2022 | 14:00 | Havlíčkova Villa, Břeclav-Poštorná Reservations at prodej@lvhf.cz (Capacity 40 people), Entrance Fee Voluntary The lecture by the historian Miroslav Geršic explains the arrival of the Charvats in the Valtice region in connection with the Liechtenstein princely house. The expansion of the Ottoman Empire into the Balkans was main reason for the arrival of the Croats to the area of not only the then Lower Austrian Valtice. After the conquest of Constantinople (today’s Istanbul) in 1453, Belgrade in 1521 or the threat

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It worked for the third time, band Čechomor played with the Philharmonic at the LVMF in Valtice

Originally, the organizers of the Lednice-Valtice Music Festival prepared a joint concert of band Čechomor and the Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc in 2020 in the Valtice Castle Riding Hall. However, the coronavirus pandemic still postponed the concert. But the third attempt with the deadline was successful. The band and the Philharmonic came to picturesque Valtice on Friday, June 24, 2022, i.e. two years later. “We are happy that we finally managed to hold the concert after such a long time. We were looking forward not only to the organizers, but also to the musicians themselves and above all to the visitors who,

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Dora Pejačević and her Relationship to Czech Artists

Contacts, impulses, friendships   In the 19th century, the contacts of Croatian composers with Czech cultural centres and artists began to enrich Croatian music. One of the first Croatian composers to study in Prague was Vatroslav Lisinski (1819–1854) – the author of the first Croatian opera who, among other things, composed songs to texts by Czech poets. Ideas concerning national art from Czechia influenced the repertoire of Croatian choral societies and the Prague Conservatory became the place of education for several Croatian musicians. The composer Dora Pejačević (1885–1923), daughter of the Ban and Count Theodor Pejačević and the Hungarian Countess

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