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PROJECT: Stolen?

Saturday, 6. September
Union Hall at 19.30
Maribor

Project author:
Richard Tognetti
Co-director:
Jure Ivanušič
Author of the arrangements: Nejc Bečan
Video: Allcomb d.o.o.

Performers:

Richard Tognetti - solo and lead violin
FESTIVAL MARIBOR ORCHESTRA
Jure Ivanušič – dramatic interpreter
Ernest Šarközi – cimbalom
Per Rundberg – piano
Gypsy Devils
Hugo Wolf Chamber Choir
and many others

 

Program to include:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 ´Eroica´ (2. movement -  Marcia funèbre) (1804)
Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen, Study for 23 Solo Strings, Op. 142, TrV 290, AV 142 (1945)
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 (1867)
Richard Strauss: An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64 (1915)
Johann Sebastian Bach: ´Es ist genug´ (Choral from the Cantata No. 60) (1707-1745)
Alban Berg: Violin Concerto (4. movement - Adagio) (1935)
Richard Wagner: Tristan and Isolde (Prelude and Love death) (1862)
Bernard Hermann: Vertigo (insert from the film score) (1958)
Antonin Dvořák: Trio for piano, violin and violoncello No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, B. 166 ´Dumky´ (Lento Maestoso) (1891)
John Williams: E.T.(insert from the film score) (1982)
Gustav Holst: Planets, Op. 32 (1. movement – Mars) (1916)
Hanz Zimmer : Gladiator (insert from the film score) (2000)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47 (1937)
James Horner: Troy (insert from the film score) (2004)
Niccolò Paganini / E. Šarközi: Caprice No 24 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 (1819)

Spirit: Taurus, Led Zeppelin: Stairway to Heaven, Down Under: Kookaburra, Verve/The Rolling Stones: The Bittersweet Symphony …

 

After starting from Nothing in 2011 and then having Everything in 2012 it seems only natural that the theme of Tognetti's 2014 project and the leading theme of the festival is – theft. Someone's abundance is always someone else's temptation! Music is no exception and judging by history's numerous examples of stolen... erm... borrowed melodies, phrases, tunes, themes, and ideas the composers obviously find it very hard to resist it! Just ask Handel, who borrowed from just about everybody (a common practice in baroque, one has to add in his excuse), only to become the one Brahms, Beethoven or Schoenberg borrowed from. Not even Bach or Mozart could keep away, nor did Strauss, or Schubert or Sibelius, not to even mention Stravinsky - a self-styled musical kleptomaniac!
Who knows how much less masterpieces we would have to enjoy today if the composers could do what the rich and beautiful can: build walls, install cameras and let their Dobermans off leash. But just because they can't, does this make stealing... erm... borrowing less of a crime? And us who so obviously enjoy the stolen goods innocent? If so, what the heck are the policemen doing in our concert hall?!


 

Festival Maribor 2014 , 5. – 11. September

 

 

 

Festival Maribor is happy to announce that the renowned Australian violinist Richard Tognetti returns to the festival! The charismatic leader of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, who is praised by the critics for his inspired programming and unrivalled creativity, energy and individuality has managed to bring Maribor into the spotlight of the European festival season, placing it side by side with some of the most important European musical cities.

 

 

 

His unique, almost revolutionary programming extends across centuries, styles and genres, creating a fertile ground for musical cross-pollinating. Paired with a

 

line-up that can't be found anywhere else as the acclaimed musicians from all over the world, members of exceptional Slovenian and foreign orchestras are hand-picked by the festival's organizers, forming various chamber and orchestral ensembles as well as the core of the Festival Maribor Orchestra in accord with the program, it became the Festival Maribor's formula for success.

 

 

 

To prove the above, we can proudly announce that the renowned web portal CultureTrip ranked Festival Maribor among the ten best European festivals this year.

 

 

 

Being aware that we have to live up to such high standards, we happily present this year's rendition of the festival. It's main theme (with variations, of course) can best be described using the title of one of this year's concert highlights: ”Stolen?”

 

 

 

Is music property? Under what circumstances can music be considered as stolen? How many melodies, which we recognize as a masterpiece by a certain composer, have actually been borrowed, appropriated, even stolen? Our search for answers took us onto a badly marked and winding path of authorship in music. Opening new ways to look at the tensions between copyright law, musical meaning and artistic freedom it became one of the artistic challenges of this year's festival.

 

 

 

We are sure we won't be able to find all the right answers. But we are sure we will offer unforgettable concert experiences, with our musical kaleidoscope forming magical images out of fragments from borrowings in classical music, the postmodern music collages and all the way to DJs remixes.

 

 

 

Welcome in the creative chaos of the Festival Maribor 2014!