Marjan Kozina Hall 

Slovenian Philharmonic



Slovenian Philharmonic Choir

Instrumentalists from the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra

Holger Speck, conductor



Joseph Haydn: 

from Four-Part Songs with Piano, Hob XXV/c:

Der Augenblick

Die Harmonie in der Ehe

Die Beredsamkeit

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Entflieh' mit mir, Op. 41, No. 2

Es fiel ein Reif, Op. 41, No. 3

Auf ihrem Grab, Op. 41, No. 4

Ruhetal, Op. 59, No. 5

Jagdlied, Op. 59, No. 6

Robert Schumann: 

from Romances and Ballads, Op. 145 and Op. 146:

John Anderson

Der Traum

Romanze vom Gänsebuben

Johannes Brahms:

Hanslickov valček, Op. 39

Ljubezenski valčki, Op. 52 (arr. Heribert Breuer)



German-speaking countries boast a long tradition of setting the work of their poets to music in both lieder and choral music. Members of the Slovenian Philharmonic will also explore this rich treasure trove of a cappella and vocal-instrumental music in a concert that leads listeners through more than a century of the creativity of German and Austrian Classical and Romantic composers, from Haydn’s songs with piano accompaniment, through Mendelssohn’s and Schumann’s a cappella choral works, to Brahms’s setting of Romantic poetry in the rhythm of the waltz with instrumental accompaniment. On this occasion, the interpretations will be prepared by German tenor and conductor Holger Speck, founder and artistic director of the Rastatt Vocal Ensemble and the Baroque ensemble Les Favorites. Speck gained an international reputation with stylistically and technically refined performances of music of various periods, with an emphasis on early music. He works as a lecturer at the University of Music in Karlsruhe, as well as being active as a singing teacher and concert singer.