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Bydgoszcz | Organ as the lead instrument

FPOn 19 February 2021 at 7.00 p.m. Adam Tański will perfrom the music by Camille Saint-Saëns, Johann Sebastian Bach as well as his own composition on the 47-pipe organ of the I. J. Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz. The soloist will be accompanied by musicians from the Capella Bydgostiensis Chamber Orchestra of the Pomeranian Philharmonic.

Dedicated to the memory of Franz Liszt, Danse Macabre (The Dance of Death), Op. 40 is considered to be Saint-Saëns' most recognizable work. It is actually a waltz, showing the fantastic vision of the French symbolist poet Henri Cazalis. We will hear this piece in Adam Tański's organ transcription.

The organist's Folk Contradanses are an artistic reinterpretation of Kurpie folk dances. Their premiere took place at the "Etnosakralia Kurpiowskie" Festival in 2019, where folk musicians performed alongside professional artists, playing traditional versions of Kurpie dances in alternatim form. The work is usually performed with string quartet, but the composer made an arrangement for string orchestra with organ especially for the concert with Capella Bydgostiensis. 

According to Adam Tański's concept, the arrangement of the chorale from Bach's Heut ist, o Mensch, ein großer Trauertag cantata is an improvised dialogue between organ and string orchestra. The resulting largely improvised music will contrast with the first part of the programme.

More information at: http://www.filharmonia.bydgoszcz.pl/blog/wydarzenia/organy-roli-glownej/