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Warsaw | Polish Music Scene: Mieczysław Weinberg

FNThe next concert of the "Polish Music Stage" programme will take place on 30 November 2021 at 7.00 p.m. at the Warsaw Philharmonic.  Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk (soprano), Anna Bernacka (mezzo-soprano) and Monika Kruk (piano) will present the songs of Mieczysław Weinberg.

Weinberg is an artist who spoke Polish until the end of his life. He was shaped by Polish culture and as a connoisseur of literature, he was looking for inspiration in Polish poetry. Weinberg's music, which is a testimony to the composer's European roots, although shaped artistically under the influence of the Russian school, remained Polish and Jewish. In his songs, one can hear characteristic motifs, bursts of energy, but also moments reminiscent of Schubert's work, very transparent and romantic. These features make up the composer's individual musical language, which sounds extremely authentic.

Apart from Weinberg's vocal lyrics, the concert will also feature Piotr Perkowski's Japanese Utas, composed to poems written between the 9th and 12th centuries. These poems, called Hyakunin isshū, are one of the most popular collections of poetry in Japan. The programme will also include Zbigniew Popielski's song cycle Do snu (To sleep).

The "Polish Music Scene" programme is organised by the National Institute of Music and Dance in collaboration with the Warsaw Philharmonic and financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Ticket information: http://filharmonia.pl/