27|05 Thursday
MSU | 8 PM

Franjo Bilić, harpsichord

The harpsichord is the only instrument in the history of music that has undergone a rise, a fall and a resurrection. During the Baroque period of music, it was one of the most popular musical instruments, only to fall into total oblivion during late Classicism and Romanticism. It was only in the 20th century that the interest in building and playing the harpsichord was renewed, and compositions were again written for it. Franjo Bilić will give a brief overview of contemporary music for this instrument through the pieces by Frano Đurović (1971), Tomislav Fačini (1975), Davor Bobić (1968), Alain Louvier (1945) and György Ligeti (1923–2006) and the first performance of the new piece by Ivana Kiš (1979).