I’m Longing For…
Mate Bekavac and Friends

5th Winter Festival

21. January 2021
7.30 pm
Slovenian Philharmonic
29 €, 19 €

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MATE BEKAVAC, clarinet
IVAN KARIZNA, violoncello

J. Brahms: Scherzo from F-A-E Sonata for violin and piano
R. Schumann:
 Märchenerzählungen for clarinet, viola and piano, Op. 132
C. M. von Weber: Trio in G minor, Op. 63
C. Fruhling: Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 40
A. Babajanian: Piano Trio

The voice of yearning is like the wind filling the sails of our ship so that we can set sail for where we really have to go. “Since the very beginning, humanity has been characterised by yearning, but the Romantic period could perhaps be described as the cradle of yearning, since it was then that yearning became a kind of ideal for life. We can view the programme of this concert as four postcards from a time when the expression of yearning was more visible, perhaps even one of the most frequently portrayed emotions emanating from the language of Romantic music. Amid the well-known ‘Romantic cavaliers’ are a work that is particularly dear to me by Carl Frühlung, today a somewhat forgotten composer, and a masterpiece rarely performed in the Western world, Babajanian’s string trio, containing the national yearning of a country whose music, with its almost mystical, modally oriental hint of sadness and melancholy has been seeking consolation in vain for millennia…” writes internationally acclaimed Slovene clarinettist Mate Bekavac, who is famous for his thoughtful and authentic performances. He studied with Béla Kovács in Graz and completed his MA with Alois Brandhofer at the Mozarteum in Salzburg at the age of just 18. He then went on to study at the Juilliard School in New York with Charles Neidich and Michel Arrignon at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. As a soloist, he performs with Slovene orchestras and leading foreign orchestras. He also devotes particular attention to chamber music and is a guest at important festivals. He collaborates with finest musicians and performs under the baton of the most noted conductors. He is also himself a conductor, composer and teacher and is currently in his ninth season as the artistic director of the music subscription series of the Franc Bernik Cultural Centre in Domžale.

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