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Ensemble

Woman for all Seasons

GERALD FENECH returns to
Festival Maribor in Slovenia

 

I've been attending Festival Maribor in wonderful North Western Slovenia for over five years now, and each time I am thrilled by the high quality of the music making and the originality of productions on offer. This year (8-18 September 2015), the indefatigable and enigmatic Australian violinist and conductor Richard Tognetti was again at the helm of the festival and the results were mouth wateringly stimulating.

Tognetti chose the theme 'Woman' for this year's series of concerts and the discoveries were hugely interesting. The opening concert was a true joy and featured Béla Bartók's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta as well as Beethoven's immortal Violin Concerto as well as a little known work by Kaija Saariaho, the Emilie Suite, composed in 1952...

Copyright © 8 October 2015 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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SLOVENIA

BELA BARTOK

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

ANTONIO VIVALDI

GIOVANNI GABRIELI

JEAN SIBELIUS

FRANZ SCHUBERT

PHILIP GLASS

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

ERWIN SCHULHOFF

AUSTRIA

JOHANNES BRAHMS

SERGEI PROKOFIEV

CLARA SCHUMANN

ANTONIN DVORAK

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

FRYDERYCK CHOPIN

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