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It is one of the most arranged works in music history and the original is almost less well known than the outstanding arrangement by Maurice Ravel: the "Pictures of an Exhibition" by Modest Mussorgsky. Nikola Djoric devotes herself to the highly romantic repertoire and plays the original notes - but not on the piano.

Nikola Djoric is a young and aspiring musician who has made a name for himself in the major concert halls of Europe and the world, starting in the Austrian capital Vienna. He plays an instrument made especially for him whose image has only recently improved: the accordion. When the Serbian-born musician literally takes his instrument to his chest, he takes us into unimagined spheres of sound, can be frightened by volume and enchant us with the finest melodic lines. The extreme agility of the accordion allows him, especially during Mussorgsky's musical tour through an exhibition, to illuminate the hidden and unheard lines, arcs and sounds of the original score.

It is his claim to involve the listener in the events, to bring him into his emotional world and yet to make him his very individual thoughts and ideas. The pictures in an exhibition provide plenty of opportunity for this: the cramped gnome, the jumping chicks taking their first steps, the bustling hustle and bustle at the market, the freezing cold and suffocating darkness of the catacombs and the stomping kicks of the Baba Yaga.

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26. Apr

Pictures – a world between two hands

It is no understatement to say that the accordion is one of the most underrated instruments in the world of music. This exciting instrument is often reduced to the stereotype squeeze box employed by itinerant musicians to play old favourites ...

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26. Apr

Pictures – a world between two hands

It is no understatement to say that the accordion is one of the most underrated instruments in the world of music. This exciting instrument is often reduced to the stereotype squeeze box employed by itinerant musicians to play old favourites ...