"Spanish Serenade" by Tatiana Mikova Featured on "Performance Today" (American Public Media)

Los Angeles, CA, February 19, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Czech composer Tatiana Mikova to feature her chamber piece for nonet, “Spanish Serenade” on America’s most popular classical music program, “Performance Today.” Her performance airs on Monday, February 19, at 9:00am EST.

The Work: “Spanish Serenade”

“Spanish Serenade” is a unique blend of Spanish rhythm and phenomenal Czech musicality. Tatiana Mikova composed the work in the fall of 2003 for an event in Switzerland. In 2004, the renowned Czech Nonet - a chamber music ensemble with 100 years of tradition, recorded the work. The Czech Nonet regularly performs the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, Louis Spohr and Johannes Brahms.

Another notable Mikova piece is “Fantasia on Moravian Themes” - a composition for nonet inspired by her birthplace, Morava.

The Composer: Tatiana Mikova

Mikova uniquely bridges the two worlds of classical and film composition. She is recognized for her classical composition skill as well as instrumentation knowledge.

Composing and arranging her own music for film and TV since 2001, Mikova’s repertoire includes several feature films, shorts and documentaries. The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra performed Mikova’s scores in Smecky studios in Prague.

While Mikova writes in a vast array of genres and instrumentations (symphony orchestra, world, electronic instruments and their combination), her aesthetic favors drama and dark genres.

Program Details:

Date: Monday, February 19
Time: 9:00am EST
How To Tune In: Performance Today’s website

Playlist/Hour 1:

Alexander Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 in D major: Movement 2 Scherzo: Allegro
Takacs Quartet
Album: Borodin String Quartets

Alexander Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy, Op. 54
Svetlana Smolina, piano; Christopher O'Riley, piano; Elmer Churampi, trumpet
Tippet Rise, LLC, The Olivier Music Barn, Fishtail, MT

Alexander Borodin: String Sextet in D minor
Daniel Hope, violin; Benny Kim, violin; Philip Dukes, viola; CarlaMaria Rodrigues, viola; Eric Kim, cello; Keith Robinson, cello
Savannah Music Festival, Trinity United Methodist Church, Savannah, GA

Virgil Thomson: Plow That Broke the Plains Suite
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Neville Marriner, conductor
Album: Virgil Thompson: Music for Film, "The River" & "Plow That Broke the Plains"

Nora Holt: Negro Dance, Op. 25, No. 1
Helen Walker-Hill, piano
Album: Kaleidoscope: Music by African-American Women

Black History Spotlight: Nora Holt

Playlist/Hour 2:

Bedrich Smetana: Ten Czech Dances: The Bear
The Czech Nonet
Album: Smetana: Ten Czech Dances; Trojan

Franz Liszt: Venezia e Napoli
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Rockport Music, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

Tatiana Mikova: Spanish Serenade
The Czech Nonet; Vladimira Klanska, conductor
Arco Diva studio in Domovina, Prague

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, "New World": Movements 3 & 4
New York Philharmonic; Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, New York City, NY
Tatiana Mikova, composer
Tomas Nohal
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Tomas Nohal, manager