The next concert of the Emanacje Festival will be filled with cello music, which occupied a special place in Krzysztof Penderecki's work. On 26 July 2020 at 7.00 p.m. in Lusławice, young generation cellists, graduates of the educational programmes of the European Music Centre, will perform together with the Polish Cello Quartet.
The composer's passion for the cello was born out of admiration for the art of several virtuosos, including Siegfried Palm and Mścisław Rostropowicz. The next concert will feature groundbreaking works, which represent the artist's significant gestures towards important events taking place in the history of Poland, as well as expressing the most personal feelings towards his loved ones.
Serenata for three cellos became a birthday present for his beloved wife, Elizabeth. Chaccone per archi, completed in 2005, was dedicated to the memory of the late Pope John Paul II and incorporated into the Polish Requiem. Almost 10 years after the premiere of the piece, the composer arranged it for 6 cellos. Agnus Dei for 8-voice choir a cappella was written in 1981 after the death of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, who was a close friend of the composer. Also a part of the Polish Requiem, the work was arranged for 8 cellos in 2007. The full, low sounds of the cello choir, derived from a nostalgic motif of a minor third, prompt reflections on final matters.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Detailed programme is available at: www.emanacje.pl