24. August
at 20.30
Mestni muzej (City Museum) - Ljubljana

ALL ABOUT BEETHOVEN (Austria, Slovenia)

Friedrich Kleinhapl, cello
Andreas Woyke, piano

Interprets: Saša Pavček and Klemen Janežič
Text edit: Heidrun Maya Hagn
Text translation: Tina Bernot



Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827), selected Sonatas for Cello and Piano
Dialogue between Franz Schubert and the famous piano maker Nannette Streicher

Internationally established cellist Friedrich Kleinhapl and his german colleague Andreas Woyke, accompanied by two Slovenian famous actors, will perform a music-literary program dedicated to Beethoven’s genius and the tragedy of the composer’s deafness, meaningfully titled A roaring silence. Beethoven’s selected compositions will be interwoven with dialogue, between Franz Schubert and the famous piano maker Nannette Streicher, about the master’s personality.

The door opens a tiny crack. Two piercing black eyes in an ugly red face full of pockmarks, the black hair shaggily hanging onto the face, look out for unwanted guests. Then the door opens and a small, inconspicuous, badly dressed figure enters the room. His piano playing drives his audience to unconsciousness. With his “Ode to Joy” he entwines the whole globe, reveals visions of another world to menkind!

After Beethoven´s funeral procession Franz Schubert and the famous Viennese piano maker Nannette Streicher meet. Over a glass of wine a conversation about Beethoven and all the myth surrounding the titan, unfolds.

Nannette Streicher is not only an artist. She is a woman, who has learned how to assert in a men´s world and who knows the hidden truth behind the surface. She reveals the other part of Beethoven´s personality, the brilliant merchant and strategist, the Napoleon of music, who virtuously knows how to play simultaneously on all the different keyboards. Was he really the democrat he pretended to be? Was he really the fighter for freedom we take him for?

Performance takes a capturing look behind the myth of Beethoven. “All About Beethoven” breaks with clichés and give rise to some fascinating new perspectives on this titan.

Friedrich Kleinhapl completed his studies with Philippe Muller in Paris. He also received important artistic impulses from Claudio Abbado, Yehudi Menuhin, Paul Tortelier and Tibor Varga. He has been performing as a soloist and chamber musician in major musical centers in Europe, North and South America, as well as in China, Japan, and The Emirates. Since 1998, he performs on a precious violoncello from the Austrian National Bank’s instrument collection. The artist´s international breakthrough occurred in October 2007 when he performed with the Mariinsky Orchestra under the direction of Valery Gergiev. The famous Russian conductor described Friedrich Kleinhapl as one of the most promising talents of a new generation. Aside from standard pieces, Kleinhapl’s repertoire also contains contemporary work. From 2003 onwards, Friedrich Kleinhapl and the German pianist Andreas Woyke have been performing as a duo. His considerable discography focuses on this duo as well as on solo pieces with orchestra. In 2015 Friedrich Kleinhapl, his wife Heidrun Maya Hagn and Andreas Woyke founded „Get a Hearing“ – association of artists supporting children with hearing loss.

Andreas Woyke performs all over the world as a soloist and chamber musician. In addition to his long term partnership with cellist Friedrich Kleinhapl he performed as a soloist with international orchestras conducted by renown conductors as Joao Carlos Martins, Kazushi Ono, or Gerard Korsten, at venues as Town Hall New York, Sala Sao Paulo, Gasteig Munich, and many others. Among a number of duo CDs with Kleinhapl, he released two solo albums „Festas Suramericanas“ (Villa-Lobos and Ginastera) and „Braiding Chopin“ (Chopin and Woyke’s own jazz influenced compositions) in 2018. He teaches chamber music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, and in international masterclasses.

Saša Pavček is a theatre and film actress, eminent member of the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana, poet, essayist, playwright, and professor at the Academy of Theater, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana, where she graduated in 1983. In 1986 and 1987 she studied in Paris, performed bilingual recitals of Slovenian poetry and played in the Théâtre Arcane. So far, she has played over 120 different roles in theater, film, and on television. She has received 27 awards and nominations, including: The Borštnik Ring Award (2017), the Prešeren Foundation Award (2000), Vesna for supporting film role (2011), Golden Bird for dancing (1982), the Peace and Friendship Among Nations Literary Award (Iran, 2008) for the radio play Aria, the Umberto Saba Award for the play Al en al dva? (Italy, 2004), several nominations for the Grum Award, desetnica award, and the Mira Award. In 2005 she published the debut of dramas and essays Na odru zvečer (On Stage in the Evening), 2010 poetry collection Obleci me v poljub (Dress Me in a Kiss), 2014 fairy tale Zakaj je polje jezero (Why the Field is a Lake) and 2018 poem Rumi in kapitan (Rumi and the Captain). Most of her works have been translated into foreign languages, in book editions they were published in Buenos Aires and Banja Luka. The plays were staged at home and abroad. From 2017 to 2019, she was the president of The Slovenian Association of Dramatic Artists and the person responsible for the Jernej Šugman Fund. She is a member of The Slovene Writers’ Association, and also works for organizations Slovenija bere (Slovenia Reads), Lahko branje (Easy Reading), and Slovenia Transplant.

Klemen Janežič is a theatre actor who received his master’s degree in the art of movement in 2016 with dance butoh performance Torso under the mentorship of Prof. Tanja Zgonc, for which he received academic Prešeren Award. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana. He also collaborates extensively with other public and independent productions (Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, Mini Theater, Ljubljana City Theater, Glej Theater, SSG Trieste, Anton Podbevšek Theater, Flota, Institute 0.1, etc.). He has collaborated with established directors and choreographic names such as Tomaž Pandur, Ivica Buljan, Jernej Lorenci, Aleksandar Popovski, Matjaž Farič, Tanja Zgonc, SU-EN, as well as directors of the younger generation like Tin Grabnar, Luka Martin Škof, Jana Menger, Marko Čeh, Juš Zidar and Eva Kokalj. Already during his studies, he became interested not only in acting, but also in dramaturgy, directing, and choreography, so in recent years he has increasingly devoted himself to authorial projects.

Admission free. Free tickets can be picked up the last hour before the concert at the entrance to the City Museum. The number of seats is limited, so we advise you to arrive a little earlier.

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