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2017 marks Geraldine Mucha's centenary!

Article to be published in Musical Opinion Oct - Dec 2017 Issue: 'Behind the Iron Curtain: The Undiscovered Music of Geraldine Mucha'

Centenary Concert of Geraldine's works to be held in Prague at the Academy of Music, (HAMU), including En Los Pinares, Overture to the Tempest and more.

The CD Release 'Macbeth and Other Works' is now available from ArcoDiva and other good online outlets.



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February 24, 2017: The Stamic Quartet performed Mucha's "Quartet No. 1" during a concert from 7:30 pm at the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington, UK. Further information about the concert can be found on the Leamington Music website.

The Gold Coast Chamber Players performed Geraldine Mucha's "For Erika" as part of two concerts featuring the works of female composers for piano, strings, and voice. The concerts were held at 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto, California and at 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Lafayette Library Community Hall in Lafayette, California. More information about the Gold coast Players and the concerts can be found by visiting the Gold Coast Chamber Players website.

Soon to be released:
A new CD of music by Geraldine Mucha, the first of two to be issued by Arco Diva, Prague.

Recordings: At the end of August 2015, the Hradec Králové Philharmonic, once again under the direction of Andreas Sebastien Weiser, recorded the overture "The Tempest " and the " John Webster Songs". The soprano soloist was Irena Troupová.


Concert:
The world premiere of the overture ,"The Tempest ", was performed by the Solway Sinfonia at a concert given in Gatehouse Parish Church, Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland, on March 22nd. 2015. The conductor was Geoffrey Keating. The score for the performance was specially prepared from Geraldine's manuscript by orchestra member, Helen Keating. The concert was attended by Geraldine's son, John Mucha and his wife Sarah. The Czech Honorary Consul General in Edinburgh, Dr. Paul Millar, was also in the audience.

The second premiere of the evening was 'The Tempest' Overture by Czech/Orcadian composer Geraldine Mucha, the score of which had been prepared by Helen Keating from manuscripts. Here, surely, was Prospero as the powerful central figure: magus and magician, overseeing storms, dances and amorous encounters before relaxing, his life's work complete, into tranquillity, fulfilment and peace. How different from Coriolan's tragic conclusion, where the stillness is that of the grave. The rustic sub-theme popped up in cheerful peasant dances, contrasting blithely with whistling wind and crashing waves. Our audience, which included relatives, friends and supporters of Mucha, plus the Czech Consul-General, heard the orchestra tackling some demanding passages with courage and gusto. Link to Full Concert Review at Solway Sinfonia



Recordings:

In January 2014 the Hradec Králové Philharmonic, conducted by Andreas Sebastien Weiser, recorded the suite from the ballet"Macbeth ", and the Piano Concerto with Patricia Goodson as soloist. The recordings were made in the Hradec Králové Philharmonic Hall.



Recordings:

In January and May 2015, Patricia Goodson recorded the shorter solo piano pieces as well as the Variations on an Old Scottish Song.

In March 2015, The Prague Wind Quintet recorded Geraldine's Wind Quintet.

In January 2015, the Stamic Quartet recorded the First and Second String Quartets. They were joined by Vilém Veverka (oboe) and Jíři Hudec (contrabass) to record The Epitaph.

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