Success at Geraldine Mucha's Centenary Concert, November 2017
Special thanks to the Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic, Marek Štilec, Alena Hellerová for their involvement.
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'
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.
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.
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
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
In January and May 2015, Patricia Goodson recorded the shorter solo piano pieces as well as the Variations on an Old Scottish Song.