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“AULODIE” by Peter Ruzicka for the First Time in Slovenia

Under the direction of Peter Ruzicka the oboist Albrecht Mayer and the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the Slovenian premiere of Ruzicka‘s work “AULODIE” for oboe and chamber orchestra, composed in 2011, on 7 April 2016 at the Cankar Centre (Gallus Hall) in Ljubljana. A further performance of “AULODIE” will be given one day later, 8 April 2016 (7:30 PM), with the same interpreters at the Gallus Hall.

The world premiere of the oboe concerto was given during the course of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival on 5 August 2011 in Salzau. In this concert Albrecht Mayer was also the soloist, accompanied that time by the Orchestra of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. “AULODIE” is a commissioned work by the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.

Peter Ruzicka comments on “AULODIE” as follows:
“My oboe concerto AULODIE, composed in 2011, is made up of seven scenes merging into each other of various densities, durations and instrumental balance. The sound formation accompanying the solo instrument consists of 20 strings, 3 percussionists, harp, piano and celesta. All seven scenes begin with an identical musical shape. This opens up the space for ‘sound discourses’ which only seem to receive the impulse for their continuation whilst they are actually sounding.
‘Aulos’ was an ancient Greek instrument that was played at special occasions: as a pugnacious working song, mourning song, wedding music, dance of weapons or at satyr plays that could end up in a wild frenzy. In AULODIE, too, emotional borderline situations determine the seven scenes of the composition. In so doing, the music often seems to pause, listening to itself in retrospect, pointing out events that have sounded previously. AULODIE is perhaps the work of mine that is most ‘like a novel.’”

7 April 2016
Cankar Centre, Gallus Hall, 7:30 PM
Slovenian premiere: Peter Ruzicka
“AULODIE” for oboe and chamber orchestra
Albrecht Mayer (oboe)
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
Peter Ruzicka (direction)


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