The Polish Composers' Union invites you to a virtual meeting in memory of Roman Berger, an outstanding composer and philosopher of music, Honorary Member of the Polish Composers' Union. The meeting and promotion of the album with his music will take place on the Zoom platform on Thursday, 27 May 2021 at 4.00 p.m. Each meeting participant will receive a copy of the CD as a gift.
The event dedicated to the memory of the artist, who died on 22 December 2020 at the age of 90, will be attended by his relatives and close collaborators. One of the highlights of the meeting will be the promotion of the album with Roman Berger's monumental Missa pro nobis, published just before the composer's death by the Polish Composers' Union together with the National Centre for Culture and co-financed by the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport.
The link to the zoom platform will be made available on Wednesday, 26 May 2021.
In the album essay, the composer wrote: "The (confidential) message that the Polish Composers’ Union was going to release my Missa pro nobis on CD moved me greatly, [...] Classical (and even more pop) music, especially sacred compositions, are not written for our own pleasure (“so that it feels nice,” as stated in Sławomir Mrożek’s Émigré). I therefore took this message as an expression of the PCU management (presided over by Mieczysław Kominek) solidarity with the message of my work, intended as a response to St John Paul II’s ‘commandment’ which the Holy Father put forward in the context of the 50th anniversary of the Holocaust (let me quote from memory): 'Let people dare to sing today, as long as their song will be a lament, a protest, or a sign of hope'".
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