In 2020, 160 years have passed since the birth of the great composer of Slovene origin Hugo Wolf. The latter was born in Slovenj Gradec in 1860. Father Philip, who loved music at home, was his first music teacher. As a 15-year-old, he decided to study at the Conservatory of Music in Vienna. As a composer, he devoted himself primarily to self-singing and created a series of collections of poems, with which he became famous throughout 1894. In 1895 he wrote operas Der Corregidor and many other works. He was dubbed "Wagner Songs" or song lyricist at the height of his creative powers. Although he was overcome by illness in 1903, in his works in which he achieved complete unity of songs and tunes, he still radiates his power today.
During the year of the neighborhood Dialogue between Slovenia and Austria, we will present our diverse but closed European cultural space through various events. Hugo Wolf is a personality who, in the year of inter-neighborhood dialogue at the level of culture, connects both countries and nations, as he is a Slovenian composer who has created his greatest works in Austria, and at the same time, with his awareness of Slovenian roots, has erected a monument to the Slovene classical music heritage.