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When: 25. 8. 2018 at 20:30

The research, revitalization, promotion and presentation of Croatian and European musical heritage are the primary objectives of the “Projekt Lazarus” which are being realized through two main processes; exploring yet undiscovered musical literature from 16thto 18th century in cooperation with experts for that period, and modelling professional ensemble necessary for the preparation and presentation of musical pieces. Also, “Projekt Lazarus” is focused on the performance of works that are rarely performed as well as those that have not yet been recorded.

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Ticket price: 12 EUR - 25 EUR

Festibus: Departure at 17:45 (Hala Tivoli). Price: 10 €.

Projekt Lazarus (HR)

Tanja Rupnik, Tanja Ruždjak: soprano

Nikolina Virgej Pintar: mezzo-soprano

Siniša Galović, Ivan Martinčić: tenor

Matija Meić, Robert Palić: bass

Darijan Ivezić: artistic leader and conductor

Martina Mičija Palić: artistic collaborator and producer

 

Brevis et facilis pslamorum, baroque revival from Hvar

 

Artists' message to visitors

European cultural heritage is a unique civilization and a historical treasure trove of scientific and artistic achievements, incomparable on a world scale. It is up to us to ensure that this richness of spirit is continually nourished, revived, and perpetuated as a pledge for the future, as a pledge for the coming generations. With this paradigm, the Projekt Lazarus seeks out the importance of cultural heritage of the late Renaissance and Baroque in the creation of a unique European identity, based on the foundation of humanism and enlightenment, on whose wings lies our European future.

 

About project

The research, revitalization, promotion and presentation of Croatian and European musical heritage are the primary objectives of the “Projekt Lazarus” which are being realized through two main processes; exploring yet undiscovered musical literature from 16thto 18th century in cooperation with experts for that period, and modelling professional ensemble necessary for the preparation and presentation of musical pieces. Also, “Projekt Lazarus” is focused on the performance of works that are rarely performed as well as those that have not yet been recorded.

Projekt Lazarus (HR)

On the Croatian music scene since 2013 operates a new professional ensemble called “Projekt Lazarus”, whose unusual name hides the main objective of this ensemble – the revitalization of Croatian musical heritage. “Projekt Lazarus” has been established within the association of Croatian Music Centre by initiator and founder of the ensemble bass Robert Palić, a member of the Opera of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb.

Concert programme

Damjan Nembri (1584-1648?)

Brevis et facilis psalmorum

Dixit Dominus / Laudate pueri / Laetatus sum / Nisi Dominus / Lauda Jerusalem / Magnificat

 

 

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Ivan Lukačić (1584-1648?)

Sacrae cantiones

Quam pulchra es / Canite et psallite

 

 

Vinko Jelić (1596-1636?)

Parnassia militia

Audivi vocem / Domine Dominus noster

 

 

Ivan Šibenčanin (1640?-1705)

Laudate pueri

 

With the program Brevis et facilis psalmorum we will present the book of psalms of the Italian-Croatian composer Damjan Nembri, born in Hvar in 1584. The collection was published in Venice by Bartolomeo Magni in 1641. In addition to Nembri, we will present the motets from the collection Sacrae cantiones (1620) by Ivan Lukačić, the spiritual concerts from the collection Parnassia militia (1622) by Vinko Jelić and one of the few preserved compositions by Ivan Šibenčanin Laudate pueri.

 

The collection Brevis et facilis psalmorum consists of six compositions: psalms Dixit Dominus (Psalm 110 (109)), Laudate pueri (Psalm 113 (112)), Laetatus sum (Psalm 122 (121)), Nisi Dominus (Psalm 127 (126)), Lauda Jerusalem (Psalm 147 (146-147) and Magnificant (Luke, 1, 46-55). It was published, according to the custom of the time, in five separate volumes: Cantus, Altus, Tenor, Bassus and Bassus pro Organo. The note on the cover stating that these were 'short and easy psalms' must be regarder in the context of the practice of church music in Venice at the beginning of Seicento, i.e. as a signal to the performing musicians that the compositions are, at least on the most obvious level, written in the late-renaissance style. The texts of Nembri’s psalms however, do not belong to the narrow post-Tridentine and counter-reformational canon, which was also the case with the majority of psalms performed in Venice as well as other parts of the Croatian coast from Istria to Dubrovnik.

The 'short and easy psalms' concentrate musically on the striking and functional exchange of solo and tutti passages. A note entitled Avertimento a Lettori, printed at the end of each of the five volumes in the Collection, points out different possibilities for performing the psalms, as well as various musical solutions. From this note we can see that Nembri allowed his compositions to be performed in the more contemporary baroque style as well. The successive use of late-renaissance and baroque stylistic devices (the so-called stile misto, as it was called in the theory of music of that time) is akin to the techniques of early baroque composers active in Croatia (e.g. Ivan Lukačić, Tomaso Cecchini), the harmony reflects the style of Venetian church music of the second and third decades of the 17th century, and the structure shows the influence of Claudio Monteverdi and his vespers from the collection Sanctissimae Virgini Missa senis vocibus ad ecclesiarum choros ac Vesperae pluribus decantandae (Venice, 1610). Damjan Nembri was a master of polyphony, confident in handling complex harmonic situations, and his organ continuo is playful, demanding and inventive. The collection Brevis et facilis psalmorum is one of the most significant monuments of Croatian baroque music. (text: Ennio Stipčević)

Lyrics can be found in Concert leaflet

Venue

Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenska Bistrica Castle

The Slovenska Bistrica Castle is the central town building and an example of large lowland castle formations in Slovenia. The earliest documented use is dated 1313.

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The price of coach provided for all concerts from Ljubljana and Zagreb is 10€. Departure from Hala Tivoli and Lisinski Hall.