Concert Church of St. Martin in the Wall Prague


St. Martin in the Wall Gothic Church

Yesterday evening I attended a concert at the Church of St. Martin in the Wall. The well-preserved church is described as a “nearly intact medieval work and rare example of valuable Romanesque and Gothic architecture”. The church’s excellent acoustics make it ideal for classical concerts.

Interior St. Martin in the Wall
History

In the 13th century, the south wall of the church was built next to Prague’s Old Town walls, hence the name “in the wall”. During the 14th and 15th centuries it was reconstructed as a Gothic church and now belongs to the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren.

Old Prague Music Ensemble
Old Prague Music Ensemble

The Old Prague Music Ensemble is one of the best string quartets – two violins, viola, and cellist – I’ve heard! Their performance was flawless as they played well-known pieces by Smetana, Vivaldi, Bach, Bizet, Mozart, Pachelbel, and Brahms. They also played a beautiful Adagio by Tomaso Albinoni, an Italian Baroque composer new to me. The violin and cello solos were fabulous!

St. Martin in the Wall
Prague to Rome

Can’t believe I’m leaving Prague tomorrow…. It was three beautiful weeks and I’m sad to go and will miss this city! More later from Rome with sizzling summer temperatures…

Ceiling St. Martin in the Wall Church