Lutosławski Piano Duo (Emilia Sitarz and Bartłomiej Wąsik) will perform compositions by Roman Maciejewski on March 30, 2016 in the Warsaw Rising Museum.
Maciejewski's style blends neoclassicism with folk influences and bears traces of his fascination with ideas of creating a modern national style realized by Karol Szymanowski. He studied with Stanisław Wiechowicz and Kazimierz Sikorski. His many compositions include orchestral and chamber works, piano pieces and many transcriptions for two pianos. He composed also music for ballets, as well as theatre productions of Ingmar Bergman, including Camus's Kaligula. The Requiem, which he composed for several years and dedicated to the war victims, is regarded as the crowning piece in his ouvre. It calls for very large performing forces and is rarely performed.
The concert is organized by the Warsaw Rising Museum, PWM Edition and Polish Radio Programme 2.