František Brikcius


Newsletter 24 (January 2012)

Invitation: Concert "Brikcius in Řetězová VII." - František Brikcius: Czech Cellist & Hana Anděrová: Niece of Jaromír Weinberger - Final Concert "Weinberger Tour" (Prague, Pálffy palác, 2007)

  You are invited to the concert "Brikcius in Řetězová VII." of the Czech Cellist František Brikcius held on Saturday 21st January 2012, 7pm, at the Gallery Art Space Řetízek ("The House of the Three Wild Men", Řetězová 7, Praha 1, downstairs).

  Cellist František Brikcius will play 7 Ricercari for cello solo by Domenico Gabrielli (1659 - 1690), III. Suite C-dur for cello solo, BWV 1009, by J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750), Paduana for cello solo by Arthur Honegger (1892 - 1955), written shortly after the end of the Second World War and Stopy (2004) for cello solo by Irena Kosíková. Next concert "Brikcius in Řetězová VIII." (Anna Brikciusová - cello) will be held on Saturday 18th February 2012.

  Tickets (200 CZK) and reservations (603 865 126, 603 879 564) at the door. In the cooperation with concert gallery Art Space Řetězová 7. More details on websites , , and (FaceBook event here).

Saturday 21st January 2012, 7pm, Art Space Řetězová 7 ("The House of the Three Wild Men", Řetězová 7, Praha 1, downstairs, Czech Republic).


Competition: Win 2 x 2 free concert tickets "Brikcius in Řetězová VIII." - DUO BRIKCIUS, Anna Brikciusova: Czech Cellist - opening concert "Duo Brikcius - 2 Cellos Tour" (Prague, Stone Bell House, GHMP, 2008)

  Win 2 x 2 free concert tickets "Brikcius in Řetězová VIII." hosting Czech cellist Anna Brikciusová, held on Saturday 18th February 2012 in Prague, by answering following question:

Who are cellists Anna Brikciusová and František Brikcius, founders of cello chamber ensemble Duo Brikcius?
  1. Cello twins
  2. Cello siblings
  3. Cello blood brothers
Contest is over, lucky winners are P. Č. from Prague 5 and M. V. from Prague 9.

Partner of the Month:  Art Space Řetězová 7 Art Space Řetězová 7 (Řetězová 7, Praha 1, suterén)

  Concert gallery Art Space Řetězová 7. - Art Space Řetězová 7 (Řetězová 7, Praha 1, suterén)

Art Space Řetězová 7
Wednesday - Saturday: 12noon - 18pm
"The House of the Three Wild Men", downstairs
Řetězová 7, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00, Czech Republic
Tel. +42 (0) 603 865 126, +42 (0) 603 879 564

  Concert gallery Art Space Řetězová 7 is co-organiser of projects "Prague - Brno: 6 Contemporary Composers for Cello solo in the interpretation of František Brikcius", "Tartini's L'Arte dell'Arco in the Interpretation of František Brikcius", "Duo Brikcius - 2 Cellos Tour" and concert series "Brikcius in Řetězová".

Meet ... Composer Gideon Klein

Gideon Klein (6 December 1919, Prerov - January 1945, Fürstengrube)

Gideon Klein
(*6. 12. 1919 - †?. l. 1945)

  Czech pianist and composer of Jewish origin Gideon Klein, was born on 6th December 1919 in Přerov in Moravia. At age six he began to study piano with the head of the local conservatory.

  When he was eleven he travelled every month to Prague to have piano lessons with Růžena Kurzová (1875 - 1938), the following year he moved to Prague to live with his older sister Eliška Kleinová (1912 - 1999). In the fall 1938 Klein entered the Master School of the Prague Conservatory studying piano with Prof. Vilém Kurz (1872 - 1945) and the Charles University in Prague to study philosophy and musicology. For a short time he was taking lessons in composition with Alois Hába (1893 - 1973) at the Prague Conservatory.

  In 1940 he had been granted a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music in London, but anti-Jewish legislation denied permission to travel to London. He graduated from the Master School in one year, but he wasn't allowed to continue with his studies when the Nazis closed all institutions of higher learning and banned all Jewish activities. Until his deportation he managed to perform as a concert pianist under the pseudonym Karel Vránek.

  In December 1941, along with thousands of other Prague Jews, Gideon Klein was deported by Nazis to Terezín concentration camp. During his first few months in Terezín, despite of inhuman conditions there, he continued composing, organizing artistic events and encouraging his fellow prisoners Pavel Haas (1889 - 1944) - former pupil of Leoš Janáček, Hans Krása (1899 - 1944), Sigmund Schul (1916 -1944), James Simon (1880 - 1944) and Viktor Ullmann (1898 - 1944) - Arnold Schoenberg's pupil, to continue composing.

  On 16th October 1944, together with many of his colleagues, he was transported to Auschwitz (Osvětim) and from there to Fürstengrube, a coal-mining labour camp for men, near Katowitz in Poland. It is presumed that he was murdered there at the end of January 1945.

  Most of the works were saved by his sister Eliška Kleinová, who survived Auschwitz. Rediscovered Klein's compositions in June 1990, in Prague, includes the Duo for violin and cello written in 1939 - 1940 and over fifty years published by composer Vojtěch Saudek (1951 - 2003), grandnephew of Franz Kafka.

  For more about Gideon Klein visit and .

Call for ... Happy New Year 2012
! : Czech Cellist František Brikcius - PF 2012

ŠŤASTNÝ NOVÝ "Festival Brikcius" ROK 2012!
HAPPY NEW "Festival Brikcius" YEAR 2012!
BONNE "Festival Brikcius" ANNÉE 2012!
FELICE "Festival Brikcius" ANNO NUOVO 2012!

Česká violoncellistka Anna Brikciusová - Šťastný nový rok 2012!
Česká violoncellistka Anna Brikciusová - Šťastný nový rok 2012!
Česká violoncellistka Anna Brikciusová - Šťastný nový rok 2012! - František Brikcius: Czech Cellist (CV, Pictures, Repertoire, Projects, CD, Duo, Download, Contact, News, Links)

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Česky ... - František Brikcius: český violoncellista - Novinky 24 (leden 2012, pozvánka: "Brikcius v Řetězové VII.", soutěž: vyhrajte 2 x 2 volné vstupenky, partner měsíce: Art Space Řetězová 7, poznejte ...: skladatel Gideon Klein, oznámení ...: Šťastný nový rok 2012!, přihlašte se do mailing listu, ...)

English ... - František Brikcius: Czech Cellist - Newsletter 24 (January 2012, invitation: concert "Brikcius in Řetězová VII.", competition: Win 2 x 2 free concert tickets, partner of the month: Art Space Řetězová 7, meet ...: Composer Gideon Klein, call for ...: Happy New Year 2012!, join mailing list, ...)