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Katowice | Polish Music Too Little Known


The next concert from the cycle "Polish music too little known" will take place on December 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. the NOSPR chamber hall in Katowice. The programme will include compositions by Józef Świder and Grażyna Bacewicz.

Józef Świder (born in 1930) belonged to the generation of Penderecki, Górecki and Kilar, but in the years of the avant-garde sonorism he remained faithful to neoclassicism. He also never gave up on postromantic expression. He is usually associated with choir music, as he wrote about 300 compositions for vocal ensembles, but his output in other genres is also impressive – three operas, numerous oratorio and cantata works, and over 80 instrumental pieces, including many valuable pieces for wind instruments.

The programme of the Thursday concert will feature a seven-part Mini-Quintetto, composed – as if in defiance of avant-garde trends – tonally, with the classical rules of counterpoint and reference to various traditions and idioms. We will also hear the composer's Scherzo for flute and guitar, coming from the last period of his life, Andante for oboe and piano, an early work found after the composer's death, as well as Improvisation for clarinet and piano.

The repertoire will be complemented by Grażyna Bacewicz's Quintet for Wind Instruments, which was written during the postgraduate compositional studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris under the direction of prof. Nadia Boulanger. Bacewicz received for her work the first prize at the competition for composers of the Paris Society Aide aux femmes de professions libres. The concert will be performed by: Maria Grochowska (flute), Piotr Pyc (oboe), Roman Widaszek (clarinet), Marek Barański (bassoon), Mariusz Ziętek (French horn), Wanda Palacz (guitar), Eugeniusz Knapik (piano).

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: http://www.nospr.org.pl/