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Petr Popelka’s performance of Gurre-Lieder now available to watch on NRK

You can now stream Petr Popelka’s performance of Gurre-Lieder on Norwegian’s NRK website, recorded live from Prague in June 2023. Stream here.

Petr Popelka conducted more than 250 musicians in Arnold Schönberg’s monumental Gurre-Lieder at the Litomyšl Festival in the Czech Republic, and repeated the programme at the Musica non grata Festival in Prague. Both concerts formed part of Czech Radio’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

Under Popelka’s direction, both his Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and Norwegian Radio Orchestra, joined forces with the Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno, and Slovak Philharmonic Choir for the concerts – which marked the end of Petr’s three-year term as Chief Conductor with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.