The last concert of the artistic season 2018/2019 at the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin will take place on 14 June 2019 at 7:00pm featuring works by Richard Strauss, Richard Wagner and Mieczysław Karłowicz.
The last Polish Romantic – if we look both at his work and life – was Mieczysław Karłowicz. The 32-year-old composer, who died tragically in an avalanche in the Tatra Mountains, left a relatively small number of works. One of his early pieces is Bianca da Molena Op. 6 – music for the drama White dove by Józef Nowiński. A special place in Karłowicz's oeuvre is occupied by six symphonic poems. The first piece in this genre, Returning Waves Op. 9, was written after the death of his father and sister. According to Karłowicz, the composition is to reflect the changing moods of a man depressed by his fate.
Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss, another representative of the late Romantic period, have a similar tone. Works of Richard Wagner are the quintessence of German Romanticism in music. The reformer of opera and the creator of musical drama in his stage works eagerly reached for German mythology and medieval legends. In the final of the concert, the Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Rune Bergmann will perform the Overture to the Wagner's opera The Mastersingers of Nuremburg.
More information at: https://filharmonia.szczecin.pl/pl