At the start of his tenure with the Czech Philharmonic in 2018, Semyon Bychkov initiated the commissioning of 14 composers – 5 international and 9 Czech – to write pieces to be performed by him and the Orchestra over a number of seasons.

On 8 December, they give the world premiere of Detlev Glanert’s Prague Symphony sets fragments of texts by Franz Kafka to music. Read more about the piece as well as Bychkov’s relationship to Glanert’s music here.