The ballads of Petrica Kerempuh

Nigdar ni tak bilo, da ni nekak bilo … / Never has it been so, that it hasn’t been somehow

The Ballads of Petrica Kerempuh by Miroslav Krleža, set to music by Croatian composers
Saturday, 23 September 2017, 20.30 hours

Kulturni dom Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica
Daniel Detoni, piano
Tomislav Fačini, conductor

Anđelko Klobučar: V megli
Claude Debussy: Berceuse héroïque, L. 132
Igor Kuljerić: V megli
Krsto Odak: Stric-vujc
Emil Cossetto: Ni med cvetjem ni pravice
Béla Bartók: Allegro barbaro
Milan Arko: Gumbelijum roža
Antti Auvinen: Obviously foreign infantry
Josip Štolcer Slavenski: Voda zvira
Uroš Rojko: Ognjeno morje*
Claude Debussy: Les soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon, L. 160
Igor Kuljerić: Gumbelijum roža

Miroslav Krleža’s masterpiece Ballads of Petrica Kerempuh is the common thread in the
programme of the Croatian Radiotelevision Choir, thoughtfully interwoven with piano music by
composers of many countries and the modern work of a contemporary Finnish artist. Petrica
Kerempuh, the Croatian Till Eulenspiegel, has inspired many Croatian contemporary composers
with its musicality and rhythm (it is written in the Kajkavian dialect). The selection of songs
about the folk trickster presents the history of the Croatian nation and addresses humanism.
The Croatian Radiotelevision Choir is dedicated to the nurturing of Croatia’s musical heritage and
to the performance of international music literature through their concert cycles and programmes
on Croatian National Television. The choir was established in the 1940s and has grown artistically
under the baton of conductors and composers such as Igor Kuljerić and Tonči Bilić.
This season’s artistic director and chief conductor is Tomislav Fačini.