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Tribute to Zdeněk Tylšar

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Tribute to Zdeněk Tylšar

Church of St. Barbara, Kutna Hora, 7:00 PM

Saturday Jul 08

Czech mu­si­cians have al­ways man­aged to carve out ex­cep­tional ca­reers for them­selves both on Eu­ro­pean and global plat­forms. Along­side world-renowned com­posers, a range of per­form­ers have also en­joyed great fame and ado­ra­tion in­ter­na­tion­ally. Dur­ing the sec­ond half of the 20th cen­tury and spilling over into the first part of this one, horn player and long­stand­ing soloist at the Czech Phil­har­monic and later at the Czech Na­tional Sym­phony Or­ches­tra, Zdeněk Tylšar eas­ily ranked among such artists. A multi-award win­ner at pres­ti­gious com­pe­ti­tions in Mu­nich, Geneva and the Prague Spring, Zdeněk also per­formed so­los with highly ac­claimed or­ches­tras and con­duc­tors, not to men­tion record dozens of con­cer­tos for the French horn. Ow­ing to their fi­nesse, such record­ings of­fered ex­em­plary ma­te­r­ial not only for all of his stu­dents but also for per­form­ers of other brass in­stru­ments. He also ex­celled and be­guiled as an or­ches­tral player, whose sound formed an es­sen­tial part of the en­tire or­ches­tra.
This con­cert pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity for Tylšar’s grad­u­ates and for­mer col­leagues to pay trib­ute to their teacher, whose un­timely death took the world by sur­prise eleven years ago. Our hats also go off to the man who in­ter­na­tion­alised the phrase “Czech Horn School”.


  • Maurice Ravel
    Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • František Stamic
    Double Echos for 6 French Horns
  • Antonín Rejcha
    Two French Horns and Bassoon Op.93
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Toccata and Fugue in D minor for Organ
  • Georg Friedrich Händel
    Allegro from Water Music
  • Félix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
    "Angel" from Elijah
  • Charles Marie Widor
    Toccata from Symphony No. 5
  • František Xaver Thuri
    Missa Sancti Huberti for French Horns and Organ


  • Members of leading Czech orchestras, a mixture of graduates and colleagues of Zdeňek Tylšar
  • Aleš Bárta, organ
  • Lumír Vaněk, basoon