variations on the Czech national anthem for solo violin
Kde domov můj (Where Is My Home)
virtuoso variations on the Czech national anthem
for solo violin
The leading Czech violinist Pavel Šporcl (1973) dedicated his virtuoso variations on the Czech national anthem to “his homeland”. The song Kde domov můj (Where Is My Home) comes from Josef Kajetán Tyl’s play Fidlovačka aneb Žádný hněv a žádná rvačka (Fidlovačka or No Anger and No Brawl) premiered at the Estate Theatre in Prague on 21 December 1834. The music was composed by František Škroup. The song quickly gained nation-wide popularity and was made into the national anthem. The anthem only uses the first verse of the song (the words and melody are included in the preface to this edition of sheet music).
In his foreword, Pavel Šporcl provides violinists with guidance on how to interpret the piece: “… The base plan of the composition, which should always be maintained in interpretations, consists of the introduction, the theme, variations Nos. 1, 3 and 6 (of eight in total), and the finale. It is up to the musician to choose which of the other variations to include in a concert performance…”
Šporcl also recorded his variations on the Czech national anthem – the CD was released by Šporcl Arts Agency s.r.o. in 2016.
H 8039 • ISMN 979-0-2601-0846-2
Price: EUR 9.95