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In the Intoxicating Glow of the Moon (Troupová & Šembera & Louženský et al.)

16 / 10 / 2022 at 19:30

05 Troupova Sembera

On 16 October 1912, a major work of the 20th century was premiered in Berlin: the Pierrot Lunaire cycle by Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg. We will perform it on the day exactly 110 years later and complement the concert with a cycle by Alexander Zemlinsky, a friend and great promoter of Schoenberg’s music.

For this concert, we have also commissioned a new piece for the identical instrumentation as Pierrot Lunaire, but with a male voice, by the young Czech composer and award-winning baritone Vojtěch Šembera, who will sing it himself in the premiere. The solo part in the works of A. Schönberg and A. Zemlinsky will be taken by the renowned interpreter of 20th century music, soprano Irena Troupová, who will be accompanied by leading Czech instrumentalists under the direction of conductor Petr Louženský.


  • Alexandr Zemlinsky: Sechs Lieder op. 22
  • Vojtěch Šembera: Commissioned piece (premiere)
  • Arnold Schönberg: Pierrot Lunaire op. 21


  • Irena Troupová – soprano
  • Vojtěch Šembera – baritone
  • Petr Louženský – conductor
  • Daniel Havel – flute
  • Jan Mach – clarinet
  • David Danel – violin / viola
  • Balázs Adorján – violoncello
  • Jan Dušek – piano

The works will be performed in German and accompanied by Czech subtitles.


The Concert Season 2022 is held under the auspices of the Minister of Culture Mgr. Martin Baxa and council member of the capital city of Prague MgA. Hana Třeštíková.

Novoměstská radnice

Karlovo nám. 1
Praha 2, 120 00 Česká republika
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