Closing Ceremony of the 7th Festival

The Novi Sad Wind Quintet performed at the closing of the 7th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum. At last night’s concert, this ensemble created a real musical journey through various compositional poetics, melodic and rhythmic patterns, genres.

First, we had the opportunity to hear the interpretation of Beethoven’s overture Coriolanus Op. 62 in the transcription of Joachim Linkelman. The precision and compactness of the ensemble have been expressed with the initial chords, and with the heroic character of the work consistently presented. In the year when we mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of the great composer, the beginning of the concert had one symbolic note. In the composition La cheminée du roi René by Darius Milhaud through seven movements, each instrument emphasized its expressiveness, eloquence and suggestive melodic line, and when the witty glissando on the clarinet was heard, Gershwin’s famous Rhapsody in Blue began. We moved to Hungary through the Régi Magyar táncok of Ferenc Farkas, which uniquely represent the musical history and folklore of this country, and the last composition on repertoire, Malando’s Tango Ole Guapa, with a seductive dance rhythm, was ideal for the end of the concert.

This year’s Festival, although in a different edition due to the epidemiological situation, seems to have managed to adapt to the new circumstances. Live broadcasts of the concerts were another challenge whose artistic potential we hopefully managed to convey to the audience.

Author: Katarina Lazarevic Sretenovic
Translation: Ljubica Guzvic
Photo: Darko Riot Andrić