During the next edition of the "Stage for Polish Music" programme of the Institute of Music and Dance, we will be able to listen to the works by Tadeusz Szeligowski, Grażyna Bacewicz, Wojciech Kilar, Michał Spisak and Aleksander Tansman performed by the excellent group Gruppo di Tempera. The concert will take place on 20 February 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Feliks Nowowiejski Warmian-Masurian Philharmonic.
Chamber works for wind instruments, although definitely less popular than those intended for string ensembles, were written by the greatest composers: Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. It is no wonder that in the 20th century neoclassical artists were eager to reach for this instrumental ensembles. Quintets for wind instruments by Polish artists have many common features, and at the same time each of them is marked by the unique character of its creator.
Tadeusz Szeligowski's Qiuntet for Wind Instruments seduces with a serene, almost fairy-tale atmosphere from the first bars. A year older, the Wojciech Kilar's Quintet is distinguished by its tireless motor skills and melodic references to folk music. "This is the first piece that can be read as a text which credibly represents the composer's style," wrote Małgorzata Gąsiorowska, a biographer of the artist, about the Quintet for Wind Instruments by Grażyna Bacewicz. The work was written during a scholarship in Paris, and the Society Aide aux femmes de professions libres distinguished it with the first prize in the Competition for composers. The classical Quintet for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon by Michał Spisak – honorary citizen of Dąbrowa Górnicza – is considered by researchers to be one of the best Polish wind quintets. The lively La danse de la sorcière from the ballet La Jardin du paradis by Alexander Tansman will finish the concert.
More information at: https://filharmonia.olsztyn.pl/koncert/scena-dla-muzyki-polskiej-gruppo-di-tempera/