Savin’s Musical Biography and Extracts from His Correspondence

  • Suzana Ograjenšek University of Cambridge, Clare Hall
Keywords: Risto Savin, correspondence, Ljublja- na Opera, Maribor Opera, Slovene Vocal Quintet, Slavko Osterc, Ludvik Zepič, Makso Pirnik, Pos- lednja straža (‘The Last Watch’), Lepa Vida (‘Fair Vida’), Matija Gubec, Gosposvetski sen (‘Gospa Sveta’s Dream’), Čajna punčka (‘Tea-Doll’)

Abstract

Savin’s surviving correspondence serves as a source for the composer’s general biography as well as his music activities. At a rough estimate it comprises around 3000 documents; those devoted to music, including drafts, number over 550. This material, in connection to other new discoveries, offers a starting point for a new, updated music biography of Friderik Širca – Risto Savin. It helps chart four periods of Savin’s composing creativity, which are defined differently from the periodization by Dragotin Cvetko.

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Author Biography

Suzana Ograjenšek, University of Cambridge, Clare Hall
Suzana OGRAJENŠEK je članica kolidža Clare Hall Univerze v Cambridgeu in umetniška sodelavka Arhiva izvedb grške in rimske drame Univerze v Oxfordu. Z nalogo o glasbeni korespondenci Rista Savina je diplomirala na Oddelku za muzikologijo Filozofske fakultete v Ljubljani, nato pa doktorirala na Univerzi v Cambridgeu na temo oper G. F. Händla in Kraljeve akademije za glasbo v Londonu v 1720-tih. Je urednica knjige Antična drama v glasbi za moderni oder (s Petrom Brownom, Oxford University Press, 2010), avtorica več člankov v The Handel Cambridge Encyclopedia in trenutno zaključuje izdajo opere Il pastor fido HWV 8a za Hallische Händel-Ausgabe. Tudi kot sopranistka se v veliki meri posveča baročni glasbi. Sodelovala je s priznanimi dirigenti kot so William Christie, Ivor Bolton in Chri- stopher Hogwood. Njena diskografija vključuje DVD Monteverdijevega Kronanja Popeje z Williamom Christiejem pri Virgin Classics (2012). Za arhiv Radia Slovenija je posnela repertoar Savinovih skladb, med njimi prve izvedbe nekaterih nemških samospevov.
Published
2012-12-01
How to Cite
OgrajenšekS. (2012). Savin’s Musical Biography and Extracts from His Correspondence. Musicological Annual, 48(2), 19-52. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.48.2.19-52
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