CLARIPIANO DUO

Concert Atelier of the Society of Slovene Composers

19. April 2024
7.30 pm
Slavko Osterc Hall, Slovenian Philharmonic
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Dušan Sodja, clarinet
Tatjana Kaučič, piano

Programme:
Uroš Krek: Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano
Janez Matičič: Canto rapsodico for clarinet and piano*
Lojze Lebič: Invocation (à Primož Ramovš) for Clarinet and Piano
***
Nenad Firšt: Diary for Clarinet and Piano*
Corrado Rojac:
Indaco e rame for Clarinet and Piano*
Tadeja Vulc: Trio “Infinity” for Clarinet, Piano and … a fly

* dedicated to Claripiano Duo
** premiere performance

Now in its 58th season, the chamber music cycle Concert Atelier is the oldest concert series organised by the Society of Slovene Composers and another essential nexus of contemporary musical creativity in Slovenia. Conceptually slightly different from sister event Night of Slovene Composers, it offers a blend of brand-new Slovene works and contemporary classical music from Slovenia and other countries, with an emphasis on less well known and rarely heard compositions. The latest programme draws on the treasury of chamber works by some of the most important names in twentieth-century Slovene music, balancing them with three premiere performances. The challenge that the Concert Atelier presents to performers season after season has this time been accepted by Dušan Sodja and Tatjana Kaučič, otherwise known as Duo Claripiano, ambassadors of contemporary Slovene music who are known for their musically exciting and sensitively intimate performances.
Over the course of their rich, 30-year career, the two musicians have woven precious ties with many Slovene musicians. These include a long friendship with Uroš Krek, a composer committed to classical perfection and distinguished by his personal and sincere musical expression, who has remained faithful to the aesthetic foundations of compositional poetics and technical mastery. We will hear his Sonatina  from 1984.
The duo also collaborate regularly with Lojze Lebič, a composer with a far-reaching international reputation whose distinctly personal musical language runs the gamut from violent impetuosity to meditative restraint. On the concert they will interpret his Invocation (à Primož Ramovš) for Clarinet and Piano.
Duo Claripiano also inspired the atmospheric miniature Canto rapsodico  (2005) by Janez Matičič, a highly original composer torn between past and present whose musical language is distinguished by originality, curiosity, unpredictability, inner turmoil and childlike playfulness.
The successful instrumental duo are still very much in favour with composers today. New works have been written for them on this occasion by Nenad Firšt, who, despite his use of modern techniques, successfully maintains contact with the audience through the directness of his expression and, from Trieste, Corrado Rojac, primarily known as a concert accordionist but also a composer well versed in contemporary syntax.

Before the start of the concert there will be a discussion with the artists and performers at 7.00 pm.

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