From the French salons

Duration: 1 h 10 min
live music-dance performance

Aco Biščević tenor and pianist

Alberto Pagani dancer

Vocal group Ana Kodelja, Matika Ravnik, Klara Ravnik, Kaja Tomšič, Nataša Kocjančič, Saša Poljanec

Today we are used to listening to music only in concert halls, but a lot of music was created to be performed in different environments. What would you expect when visiting a social salon in Paris in the early 20th century? Lots of art. So intimately close that you could hear the breath of the singer and smell the sweat of the dancer. Painters, dancers, patrons, aristocrats, singers, literati and others met in the intimate rooms of wealthy hosts. There they sang and danced, ate and discussed, made love and got drunk, created and argued. Anyone could sing, play an instrument, recite or dance. Salons were a place where visitors filled their spirits with art, sharpened their minds in conversation and enjoyed wine. Thoughts, words, music, movement, images were connected in an artistic social event. Music and dance project with music by French composers - Brings the experience of such an intimate gathering from French salons.


  • Mel Bonis: Prélude Op.10

  • Erik Satie: Chanson / Chanson

  • Jean-Baptiste Wekerlin: Rossignolet / Nightingale

  • Gabriel Fauré: Chanson d'amour

  • Cécile Chaminade: Viens, mon bien-aimé / Come, my dear

  • Reynaldo Hahn: À Chloris / For Chloris

  • Cécile Chaminade: Sombrero

  • Claude Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin / The girl with flaxen hair

  • Mátyás Gyorgy Seibe: Marguerite (French folk song)

  • Reynaldo Hahn: Ô fons Bandusiae / Source of Bandusium

  • Benjamin Godard: Amour fatale / Fatal love

  • Reinhold Glière: From Douze Esquisses / Twelve Sketches (No. 9 and 11)

  • Georges Aperghis: Récitation pour vox seule / Recitation for solo voice (No. 9)

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau: Tristes apprets (from the opera Castor et Pollux)

  • Reynaldo Hahn: Le Rossignol des lilas / The nightingale among the lilies

Aco Bišćević

graduated from the Ljubljana Academy of Music in music pedagogy. At the Mozarteum in Salzburg, he received a master's degree in singing with Elisabeth Wilke and Breda Zakotnik and harpsichord studies with Wolfgang Brunner. As an opera and concert singer, he is active throughout Europe with conductors such as Michael Hofstetter, Theodor Guschlbauer, Jordi Savall, Federico Maria Sardelli, Reinhard Goebel, Vittorio Ghielmi, Ingo Metzmacher, and as a choir member also with Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, Nikolaus Harnoncourt. He made his debut in opera houses and festivals at the Scala in Milan, the Comic Opera in Berlin, the Prinzregententheater in Munich, Innsbruck, Ljubljana, at the Salzburg Annual Games, Trame Sonore Mantua, Styriarte in Graz, Valle d'Itria in Martina Franca, the Royal Chapel in Versailles , SNG Opera and Ballet of Ljubljana, at the Royal College in London and elsewhere. Bišćević devotes himself to historical performance practice, where he sings and accompanies himself on the piano at the same time. He is recognized and appreciated as the evangelist in Bach's Passions.

Alberto Pagani

is an Italian contemporary dancer. He devoted himself to martial arts for a long time, and in 2012 he started studying ballet in Siena. After his studies, he was attracted to modern dance. After completing his studies at the contemporary dance academy SEAD - Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, he performed in several productions of the gala games in Salzburg and performed alongside Cecilia Bartola, Luca Salsa, Francesco Mela, Lawrence Zazz, Tobias Moretta, Edith Clever and Peter Lohmeyer. He participated in the productions of directors Robert Carsen, Robert Wilson, Michael Sturminger and Shirin Neshat, and in the projects of conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Marc Minkowski and Gianluca Capuano. He has also collaborated with choreographers including Hillel Kogan, Paul Blackman, Christine Gouzelis and Michikazu Matsune.

Production: Carmina Slovenica in collaboration with Maribor Puppet Theater - Minoriti Cultural Quarter

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