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Music of the Duchy of Carniola in the second half of the 18th century

17. April 2016
19.00
Ptuj Castle, Slavnostna Dvorana (Festival Hall)

Ensemble Musica Cubicularis:
Bernarda Bobro, soprano
Bojan Čičić
, baroque violin
James Toll
, baroque violin
Domen Marinčič
, baroque cello
Tomaž Sevšek
, harpsichord, positive organ

Programme:

Johann Georg Zechner (1716–1778): Concerto in F major for harpsichord, two violins and bass

Jakob Frančišek Zupan (1734–1810): Ergieße, mein Mund / Fill My Mouth
(Aria Germanica de B. M. V. pro Adventu)
Sey gegrüßt, du Brunn der Gnaden/ Hail, Fountain of Grace
(Aria Germanica de B. M. V.)

Amandus Ivančič (1727–1758): Symphony No II in A major for two violins and bass

Anton Tomaž Linhart (1756–1795): Lied/ Song (Aria)
An Liebchen/
To My Sweetheart (Aria)

Georg Christoph Wagenseil (1715–1777): Concerto in B flat major for harpsichord, two violins and bass

Unknown composer (second half of the 18th century): Quando cessabis a malo/When Will You Turn From Evil? (Aria in F de Tempore)

Mavricij Pöhm (1749–1803): Beata nobis gaudia/Blessed Joys To Us Again (Aria de Immaculata)

With this concert, Slovene Music Days visits Ptuj, the oldest documented town in present-day Slovenia. Above the town stands the castle, where a valuable permanent collection of more than 300 musical instruments is on view. In the magnificent setting of Ptuj Castle’s Festival Hall, the ensemble Musica Cubicularis offers us the opportunity to discover some lesser known music from the Slovenia of the second half of the eighteenth century. The programme consists of music by Slovene composers and by other composers who worked in what is today Slovenia in the eighteenth century. The majority of these compositions are also preserved in manuscript form in valuable collections in Ptuj and Novo Mesto. Musica Cubicularis is an ensemble largely dedicated to the discovery and interpretation of the older musical tradition in Slovenia and to its performance on historically authentic instruments. For the sixth year in a row the ensemble will be also presenting music connected with Slovenia as part of the “Harmonia Concertans – Early Music in New Square” concert series organised in conjunction with the Institute of Musicology, part of the Research Centre of the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts. Musica Cubicularis is a dynamic ensemble whose size and composition varies. This time it is appearing as an international vocal and instrumental ensemble featuring the outstanding soprano Bernarda Bobro, who has appeared on the most prestigious opera and festival stages. She will sing four religious arias – two in German and two in Latin – and German settings of two poems by Anton Tomaž Linhart. Alternating instrumental pieces with songs, the programme also includes two concertos for harpsichord, two violins and bass and a symphony for two violins and bass. The baroque violins are played by the Croatian virtuoso Bojan Čičić, one of the most promising baroque violinists, and the British violinist James Toll, who has worked with many leading orchestras in the United Kingdom. The ensemble also includes two leading Slovene interpreters of early music, Domen Marinčič, on this occasion playing the baroque cello, and the harpsichordist and organist Tomaž Sevšek.

 

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