Archive for October, 2010

Today (October 29th) marks the 223rd anniversary of the world premiere of Mozart´s opera Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre in Prague.

mozart2It is hard to believe that during his short life he composed 626 works which form one of the pillars European cultural heritage rests upon. In 1786 the Marriage of Figaro was performed in Prague with a great success and in January 1787 Mozart visited Prague for the first time to personally conduct the performance.
He became fond of Prague not only because of an unexpected response his music met with, but also thanks to the hospitality of the Dušek’s family he visited in the Villa Bertramka. Prague was the source of inspiration for the Symphony in D dur, No. 38, called “Prague”. When Mozart died on 5 December 1791 the members of Prague orchestra of the St. Nicholas church gave a stately farewell to the genius.“My Praguers understand me” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was heard to say after Don Giovanni was premiered with a ground-breaking success in Prague Nostic Theatre on 6 September 1791 and he was right to say so. Although it has been more than 2 and a half century now, the tunes of Mozart music can still be heard high above the red roofs of the Prague Lesser Town and in the winding

streets of Prague Conservation Area.

“Home is not the place where you live, but the place where people understand you.”

(Christian Morgenstern)

 

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  • Business center
  • Fitness center with aroma steam bath
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By Becca Hensley

The walls don’t talk at Prague’s Aria Hotel they sing. Or, in some cases, they emit euphonious melodies, release dulcet string trio tones, expel an occasional canorous crescendo perhaps even spew an unplugged pizzicato. You might not heed the cacophony at first, but sit down in the lobby of this music-themed hotel, delicately entrenched in the ancient Malá Strana district, and you’re certain to hear something.

Of Mozart, who adored Prague and visited first as a child prodigy, Emperor Joseph II said, “Too many notes.” The people of Prague disagreed and rejoiced when he premiered “Don Giovanni” in the city in 1787. Today, Aria Hotel honors him with a two-bedroom suite that overlooks

the Baroque, Eden-like Vrtbovska Garden, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage site. A vision of romantic interiors, the Mozart room has surround-sound stereo, controlled by a computer program loaded with Mozart music. A painting depicting Mozart adorns the wall. Mozart would have expected nothing less: He always said Prague was the only city that truly understood him.

But Mozart’s not the only musician celebrated at Aria Hotel. The 52-room hotel takes the history of music, a history closely tied to Prague itself, very seriously. The Czech kingdom, after all, was the musical heartbeat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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