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Conductor Jiří Bělohlávek
„Only in fairy tales is the baton a kind of magic wand, capable of something supernatural. In reality, only a human being can endow it with magic, a person who knows in advance what he or she expects from the music and who can convey this knowledge to the players.“
The life story of Jiří Bělohlávek in eight chapters: Childhood and student times – In Brno. First Engagement – Chief conductor of the Prague Symphony Orchestra – The Czech Philharmonic. The First Time – On the youthful wave of the Prague Philharmonia – Ambassador of Czech Music – The Czech Philharmonic: The Second Time – Epilogue
Jiří Bělohlávek as an artistic chief and colleague. As an attentive performer of symphonies and operas. A conductor with an admirably wide repertoire. As an inspiring teacher and encouraging mentor.