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Katowice | Anu Tali at NOSPR

NOSPRLudomir Michał Rogowski and Dora Pejačević will be the heroes of the next subscription concert at the NOSPR Concert Hall on 19 November 2021 at 7.30 p.m. The legacy of these two outsiders has only recently come back into favor with music lovers.

Ludomir Michał Rogowski was fascinated by psychology, the occult and Indian philosophy, worked with theatres, and produced his own literary works. Dora Pejačević was fluent in five languages, studied musicological, philosophical and political texts, and read classics in the original language. The output of both these indomitable turn-of-the-century personalities long remained forgotten.

The experimental musical language of Rogowski, a Lublin-born composer for whom Slavic culture possessed more links to the ancient East than to the West, failed to win approval in Poland, and the composer spent a considerable part of his life in a monastery in sunny Dubrovnik. There he wrote his Impressions of Dubrovnik, which will be performed during the concert. Although brought up in the family palace, Pejačević, who composed the first Croatian works for orchestra, took a critical view of the aristocracy, for which the sole concern was losing a game of bridge. A self-taught composer, she nursed wounded soldiers during the war and, seeing her relatives’ indifference to the suffering of her compatriots, abandoned the social elite for good. Her wartime experiences inspired her Symphony in F sharp minor, Op. 41, considered to be the first established Croatian symphony work.

That evening the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by the outstanding Estonian conductor Anu Tali. Editor Jakub Puchalski (Polish Radio Chopin) will discuss the pieces performed under her baton before the concert, at 6:30 p.m. in the NOSPR chamber hall.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Ticket Information: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/nospr-anu-tali