Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra
Koncertna dvorana Vatroslav Lisinski.jpg
Founded1871
Principal conductorDawid Runtz
Websitewww.zgf.hr

The Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra (Croatian: Zagrebačka filharmonija) is an orchestra based in Zagreb, Croatia. It was officially founded on the 30 November 1919.[1]

History[edit]

The origins of the orchestra can be found in the opera ensemble of Zagreb's national theatre. In the 19th century, musical ensembles in Zagreb were mostly unorganized, until in 1870, Ivan Zajc established an ensemble for the national theatre.[2] He organised and conducted a professional concert on the 25 February 1871, in Stanković's theatre (the present-day building of the Zagreb Assembly).[3] The orchestra performed a Quodlibet, a style of composition where melodies and motifs from a range of pieces would be combined into a single performance.

A symphony in 1916 marked a historical performance in Zagreb's musical history. The symphony of young Croatian composers (Croatian: Simfonijski koncert mladih hrvatskih skladatelja) showcased a wide range of composers from the country, including Dora Pejačević. [4] They played at the Croatian National Theatre.

After WWI, significant changes were brought to how Zagreb's musical ensembles were organised. In 1919, at the encouragement of violinist Dragutin Arany, the Filharmonic Orchestra was officially founded by some musicians of the opera ensemble.[5] The name changed to Zagreb Philarmonic Orchestra on the 3rd of October, 1920.[6]

The orchestra performing at the concert 'May the cross preserve your name'


Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alić, Marsela (2020-11-29). "Osnovana je Zagrebačka filharmonija (1919.)" [On this day, in 1919, The Zagreb Philharmonic was established]. Povijest (in Croatian). Retrieved 2021-10-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Kovačević, Krešimir (1977). Muzička enciklopedija [Encyclopedia of Music] (in Croatian) (Second ed.). pp. 750–751.
  3. ^ Munjin, Bojan. "Hristofor Stanković - the man who built Zagreb's first theatre". Portal of Serbs in Croatia.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Matasović, Trpimir. "Where were you in 1916?". Zarez - Dvotjednik za kulturu i društvena zbivanja. Retrieved 2021-10-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "HRVATSKA BAŠTINA – Zagrebačka filharmonija" (in Croatian). Retrieved 2021-10-24.
  6. ^ Haluza, Jana. "150 years of musical embrace in Zagreb". www.matica.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2021-10-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)