Lucian Marija Škerjanc – Festive Ouverture
Witold Lutosławski – Cello Concerto
César Franck – Symphony in D minor
An interesting programme has been prepared by the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, including also the work by a Slovenian composer. Lucijan Marija Škerjanc (1900–1973) was a universal personality active as a composer, teacher, pianist, conductor, music reviewer as well as public authority. His style is of Late Romanticism, what is demonstrated also by his Festive Overture from 1932. Witold Lutosławski (born 100 years ago) is a founding figure of the 20th century Polish music. He composed his Cello Concerto for his friend and an excellent performer Mstislav Rostropovich and today it can be found in the repertory of many prominent soloists. Impressive Symphony in D Minor by the Belgian César Franck is today one of the most frequently recorded symphonic works of Romanticism. Slovenian Philharmonic, belonging to one of the world’s oldest orchestras (its predecessor was founded in 1701), will accompany ‘one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists’ as Gramophone Magazine has hailed the soloist Johannes Moser.