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Warsaw | Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra and Piotr Pławner: Glass and Brahms

Piotr Pławner - one of the most outstanding and creative Polish violinists will perform together with Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra as a violinist and a conductor on the 28th of January 2022 at 7 p.m. in Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw. Music of Johannes Brahms and Philip Glass will be performed.

The last of Brahms’ four symphonies was premiered less than two years before his death – like many of his late works, it too is pervaded by melancholic mood, especially present in the intensely moving first movement. Despite its traditional architectonics, the entire symphony contains several innovative and original formal elements. It is counted among major items in the canon of late-Romantic symphonic music and is regarded as Brahms’s most significant achievement in orchestral music.

Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 2 of 2009, entitled American Four Seasons, intentionally refers to the similar famous cycle by Antonio Vivaldi. Here, however, there are four separate movements dedicated to the seasons (preceded by a prologue and divided by “song” interludes), rather than separate concertos.

Pławner a winner of the International Henryk Wieniawski Competition in Poznań in 1991 (ex aequo with Bartłomiej Nizioł) and laureate of many other prestigious competitions and awards has with an impressive concert and recording output. “He is one of the greatest talents of our time. He is a genius who can arouse even the most austere audience with his demonicity, bravura and virtuosity!” – the great Yehudi Menuhin spoke of him with delight.

Piotr Maculewicz

Financed by Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

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