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Night of Slovenian Composers

16. March 2017
Knight's Hall, Križanke

Andrej Kopač, violin

Matej Haas, violin

Milan Nikolić, bassoon

Klemen Golner, piano

Beata Ilona Barcza, piano

 

Programme:

Blaženka Arnič Lemež: Scherzo for violin and piano*

Vladimir Batista: Jupiter in Libra for violin and piano*

David Beovič: Hic et nunc for Bassoon and Piano*

Pavel Dolenc: Rapsodia Slovenica for Violin and Piano*

Nenad Firšt: Sixth day for Violin and Piano*

Robert Kamplet: Secret and near for Violin and Piano*

Tina Mauko: Dženaza for Violin and Piano*

Marko Mihevc Muni: Fagin for Bassoon and Piano*

Igor Štuhec: Piece for Violin and Piano*

Helena Vidic: Sirius for Bassoon and Piano*

*premiere performance

 

The thirty-second edition of Slovene Music Days highlights both the very latest Slovene musical creativity and works by Slovene composers of the generation that left its mark, in particular, on the period between the two world wars and formed or influenced a series of contemporaries and successors. The introduction to this year’s traditional festival of Slovene music is Slovene Composers’ Night, consisting exclusively of premiere performances and thus offering a glimpse of the contemporary music that is being created here and now in Slovenia. The concert programme is shaped by compositions for instrumental duos that will be given their premiere performances by outstanding interpreters of the middle and younger generations. Works for violin and piano are contributed by the Vienna-based composer, teacher and pianist Blaženka Arnič-Lemež (1947), the composer and violinist Vladimir Batista (1959), who is particularly active in jazz circles, the composer Pavel Dolenc (1968), whose oeuvre consists principally of choral and chamber music, the president of the Slovene Composers’ Society (DSS) Nenad Firšt (1964), who has dedicated a large part of his extensive and multifaceted compositional oeuvre to the violin, Robert Kamplet (1971), who is also active as a teacher, the young pianist and composer Tina Mauko (1982), and Igor Štuhec (1932), a member of the “Pro musica viva” group of composers who heralded new musical currents in the 1960s. The programme also includes the premiere performances of works for bassoon and piano by the composer and teacher David Beovič (1977), Marko Mihevc (1957), who teaches composition at the Ljubljana Academy of Music, and the youngest member of this selection, the composer and conductor Helena Vidic (1987).

 

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