The costumed performance, featuring period instruments, brought to life before the Viennese audience interesting aspects of mid-eighteenth century life in Dubrovnik and its Republic.

The Croatian-Austrian Society of Dubrovnik, in collaboration with the Dubrovnik branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation and the Croatian embassy in Vienna, with the support of the City of Dubrovnik and Dubrovnik-Neretva County organised a tour by members of the Sve ostalo je glazba (Everything Else is Music) association to Vienna featuring a music and stage performance of The Other Side of History programme in the Austrian capital.

The Other Side of History project showcases Dubrovnik’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage and puts music in the social and historical context of the time in which it was created. The costumed performance, featuring period instruments, brought to life before the Viennese audience interesting aspects of mid-eighteenth century life in Dubrovnik and its Republic.

The story revolves around a period piece, a fortepiano from the Viennese workshop of prominent instrument builder Anton Walter of which only ten are extant in the entire world. One of these is the Dubrovnik Walter, now owned by the Museums of Dubrovnik. The programme is supported by the City of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, the Croatian foreign and European affairs ministry, the Croatian embassy to Austria, the Tourism Board of the City of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Airport, the Museums of Dubrovnik, the Dubrovnik Summer Games and the Marin Držić Theatre House, and was performed in Vienna by members and associates of the Everything Else is Music association: Marojica Bijelić as Ruđer Bošković, project author and pianist Ivana Jelača who played solo on a replica of the Walter fortepiano and oboe player Stjepan Nodilo, who studied instrument history in Vienna.
(glasgrada.hr)