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Wrocław | Chopin's Songs

NFMDuring the concert on Independence Day at the National Forum of Music in Wrocław, we will listen to masterpieces of Polish music. On 11 November 2021 at 7.00 p.m. will hear pieces by two Romantic composers and one of the works of an artist living in the 20th century, whose output is only now gaining due recognition in Poland. The event will be graced by the superb singer Olga Pasiecznik.

Stanisław Moniuszko went down in music history as the father of the Polish national opera. During the concert, the West Side Sinfonietta will perform the majestic Polonaise from the opera The Countess. Then we will hear music created by Mieczysław Weinberg, born in Warsaw in 1919, whose life was very turbulent. During the war, Weinberg escaped to Minsk, Tashkent, and then to Moscow, where he stayed until the end of his life and where his work received considerable recognition. His Neoclassical Concertino in G minor for violin and string orchestra op. 42 is a light, unpretentious and melodic three-movement work written in 1948.

We will also listen to compositions by Fryderyk Chopin. The collection entitled Songs, Op. 74 was published ten years after the Chopin’s death and contains nineteen miniatures written in the years 1827–1847. Julian Fontana, Chopin’s friend and confidant, was responsible for publishing and editing these works. The composer wrote them only to Polish texts, and the author whose lyrics he most readily used was Stefan Witwicki.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/en/