Ivo Josipović
Ivo Josipović

Diabolezza for Piano

Publisher: Croatian Music Information Centre
Publish year: 2006

Edition type: score

Price: 9,29 

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printed edition
Catalogue type:
soloistic music
Number of pages:
Book height:
32 cm
Publication language:
croatian, english
About the music edition:
Legal scholar and composer Ivo Josipović (1957) took his bachelor’s and doctorate in law at the Faculty of Law in the University of Zagreb. He also took a degree in composition at the Music Academy in Zagreb, having been taught by Stanko Horvat. He also did further law studies at distinguished institutions and universities abroad. In 2003 he was elected a member of the Croatian parliament, and from 2010 to 2015 he held the office of President of the Republic of Croatia. His composing oeuvre, consisting of fifty or so works, encompasses orchestral, concertante, vocal, vocal and instrumental, chamber and solo works. "Diabolezza is the name of a dance that used to be practiced in Istria and Primorje between the 17th and the 19th centuries, mostly at weddings and festivals. Neither the melody nor the movements of the dance have been preserved, but stories of a rhythmical, cheerful and festive dance have remained. The title, however, also reveals a certain “barbaric and pagan” character, which is very characteristic for the mixture of old Slavic beliefs and Christianity. The composition represents the author’s perception of the legendary old dance.” (Ivo Josipović)