Mediaeval and contemporary music
Radio and TV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
Choir Carmina Slovenica
Soprano: Petja Ivanova
Conductor: Karmina Šilec
Program O Successores is a unique combination of east and west, of the past and the present music.
The music of Arvo Pärt, one of the most eminent composers of our age, and the sound of vocal mediaeval music are timeless, eternal and open. Being more than a 10 centuries apart, their sharing of common aesthetic values is amazing. At the same time, they are in constant confrontation as seen in Pärt's vocal drama Como cierva sedienta. The mediaeval songs of the western and eastern churches, the early polyphony of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, weightless Pärt's instrumental music - all these form an opus with new states. It can be inspiring, contemplative, causing tension as a consequence of challenge of the past and the present.