On 25-26 November 2019, the TO-ON Concert Hall In Tokyo will host a presentation of the pianist Marek Bracha's original project "heritance: radiating piano", co-financed by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
The project "heritance: radiating piano" explores the influence of traditional music in Polish and Japanese piano literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. The phenomenon of the transposition of traditional Polish dances (polonaise, mazurka) into classical music in the works of Fryderyk Chopin, Mieczysław Weinberg and Karol Szymanowski is analyzed comparatively with the stylization of the Bugaku dance, one of the genres of the traditional Gagaku style, in the work of the outstanding Japanese composer Yoritsune Matsudaira (1907–2001) .
The project will also feature a conference devoted to interpretation problems in Polish and Japanese piano literature, organised in cooperation with Tokyo Piano Teachers' National Associatiation. The lectures will be accompanied by a recital by pianist Marek Bracha, featuring works by Fryderyk Chopin, Tadeusz Kościuszko, Maria Szymanowska, Józef Wieniawski, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Karol Szymanowski, Aleksander Tansman, Tadeusz Kassern, Władysław Szpilman, Mieczysław Weinberg, and Yoritsune Matsudaira. Marek Bracha will also lead master classes with the participation of young Japanese pianists aimed at familiarizing the idiom of Polish national dances and building long-term cooperation.
The project, organized by the "Sfera Harmonii" Foundation, is financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage under the Multiannual Program NIEPODLEGŁA for 2017-2022, as part of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute's grant programme "Cultural bridges".
Media patronage: Polish Music information Centre POLMIC.