A Letter to the Immortal Beloved

Sunday 26th September 2021, 7:30 PM
Slovak Philharmonic Small Hall

A Letter to the Immortal Beloved


Jana Kurucová – mezzosoprano
Juraj Hollý – tenor
Róbert Pechanec – piano
Martin Huba – narrator


Ludwig van Beethoven
– Adelaide, Op. 46
– Lieder (6), Op. 75
– An die Hoffnung, Op. 94
– Quatre ariettes italiennes, Op. 82


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One day after Beethoven died a letter to an immortal beloved was discovered in the secret drawer of his writing desk. To this day no one has found out to whom the composer wrote this winsome declaration of love, which has become the object of interest of writers of thousands of articles, studies and books. Among at least ten potential addressees the most remarkable are the sisters Therese and Josephine Brunswick and their cousin Giulietta Guicciardi, who were Beethoven’s pupils of piano playing in the manor in Dolná Krupá close to the town of Trnava.
Martin Huba, a member of the Drama Company of the Slovak National Theatre, will read from perhaps the most famous letter in the world cultural history. His reading will alternate with Beethoven’s marvelous songs about love, rarely heard in Slovakia, delivered by the Slovak singing stars Jana Kurucová and Juraj Hollý, known mostly from prestigious German opera stages.

Jana KurucováJuraj HollýRóbert PechanecMartin Huba


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