Marjan Kozina Hall 

Slovenian Philharmonic

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Slovenian Philharmonic Choir

Instrumentalists from the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra

Martina Batič, conductor

Tatjana Kaučič, piano

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Uroš Krek 

Selection from the choral opus

Komitas:

Miserere, Amen, Sanctus

Krzysztof Penderecki:

Psalms of David

Alfred Schnittke: 

Voices of Nature

Edvard Grieg: 

Four Psalms, Op. 74

Franz Schubert: 

Psalm No. 23, D 706

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The choir and instrumentalists of the Slovenian Philharmonic under the baton of the choir’s conductor Martina Batič will present a varied programme that includes a selection of choral works by Uroš Krek, Psalms of David by Penderecki and Schnittke’s Voices of Nature, on the one hand, and Grieg’s Four Psalms and Schubert’s Psalm No. 23, on the other. The stylistic contrast between Romanticism and modernity is moderated by an interesting transition – a selection of movements from the opus of Soghomon Soghomonian, more commonly known as Komitas. Together with numerous other Armenian intellectuals and artists, the Armenian priest became a martyr of the genocide under Turkish rule during the First World War. He is recorded in music history as the founder of the Armenian national music school and one of the pioneers of ethnomusicology, having transcribed over three thousand Armenian and Kurdish folk songs and dances. He studied music in Berlin and, with the performances with his choir, earned the respect of many European composers, including Debussy in particular.

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