So far, the concerts from the "Musica-ars amanda" series have mainly presented symphonic repertoire, but the current epidemiological situation has prompted the Krakow Philharmonic to look for chamber music scores. On 28 January 2021, pieces by world-famous Polish composers of the 20th century will be presented by the Philharmonic string orchestra and flautist Magdalena Di Blasi under the baton of Tomasz Chmiel. Transmission on YouTube at 6.00 p.m.
We will hear works by Grażyna Bacewicz, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Tadeusz Baird and Wojciech Kilar, inspired by early or folk music. Despite many apparent similarities, at the root of each work lies a different story and it should be read in a different context.
Two of them – Baird's Colas Breugnon (1951) and Bacewicz's Divertimento (1965) belong to the movement known as neoclassicism. Górecki and Kilar are a generation of artists for whom neoclassicism was just a page from history. In the 1960s, they belonged to a group of composers creating avant-garde, very radical and sonorous works with shocking sound. Three Pieces in Old Style (1963) were written by Górecki in the midst of that period of rebellion against tradition. However, they also turned out to be a harbinger of the composer's new, individual style, the main features of which were the simplification of the musical language and…. return to tradition. Wojciech Kilar followed a similar path from the avant-garde to the style called by some Polish minimalism, and the breakthrough in his work was the famous Krzesany. It initiated a series of "Tatra" works, culminating in Orawa – apart from film music, one of the most frequently performed works by Kilar.
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