Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Polish 'Musical' Reconnaissance - Present And Past - Two And One Half Weeks Before The Start Of European/Eurasian Autumn (September 1)

Sound Chronicle of the Warsaw Autumn 2006:

CD No. 1 (polmic 019): Salvatore Sciarrino Quaderno di strada, Krzysztof Penderecki Canticum Canticorum Salomonis, Tristan Murail Winter Fragments

CD No. 2 (polmic 020): Peter Eötvös Atlantis, Eugeniusz Knapik Introduction to Mystery

CD No. 3 (polmic 021): Augustyn Bloch The Layers of Time, Bogusław Schaeffer Musique pour orchestre d’ínstruments à cordes, Krzysztof Knittel St. Matthew Passion

CD No. 4 (polmic 022): Luigi Nono Das atmende Klarsein, Agata Zubel Symphony No. 2, Zbigniew Bujarski Peirene

CD No. 5 (polmic 023): Zbigniew Bagiński Circulations, Zbigniew Penherski Little ‘Autumn’ Symphony, Caspar Johannes Walter Luftspiegelung, Anna Zawadzka-Gołosz The Suite of Space, Nicolaus A. Huber Herbstfestival

CD No. 6 (polmic 024): Jerzy Kornowicz Scenes from Boundless Realms, Gérard Grisey Échanges, Jacek Kochan Alsamples

CD No. 7 (polmic 025): Cezary Duchnowski The Beard, Sławomir Kupczak Anafora V, Magdalena Długosz Silent Asphodels, Roderik de Man Chordis Canam, Alex Buess Khat

CD No. 8 (polmic 026): Paweł Mykietyn Sonata for Cello Solo or with Live Electronics, Magdalena Długosz Abamus, Jarosław Siwiński Polish Songs, Younghi Pagh-Paan Tsi-Shin-Kut, Andrzej Dobrowolski Music for Strings, Two Groups of Wind Instruments and Two Loudspeakers

CD No. 9 (polmic 027): Krzysztof Meyer String Quartet No. 12, Aleksander Lasoń String Quartet No. 6, Tadeusz Wielecki Hazard and Necessity

CD No. 10 (polmic 028): Alexander Shchetynsky Chamber Symphony, Bernd Alois Zimmermann Omnia tempus habent, Joanna Woźny Return, Enno Poppe Öl

CD No. 11 (polmic 029) - fringe events (excerpts of the concerts organised by the Youth Circle of the Polish Composers’ Union - young composers’ carte blanche): Paweł Przezwański It’s Getting Light, Tomasz Praszczałek L’una vuota, Michał Ossowski In brevi, Dariusz Przybylski Sequenza quasi una fantasia, Jacek Wiktor Ajdinović String Quartet No. 2 ‘Futurum’, Marcin Gumiela String Quartet, Wojciech Blecharz Vespertinus, Krzysztof Jędrasik Four Songs about Love, No. I: Time

Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej


"The history of the Polish musical Baroque opens with Mikołaj Zieleński’s monumental collection Offertoria et Communiones totius anni, published in 1611 in Venice. In his compositions, written for use during the whole liturgical year, Zieleński applies the polychoral technique characteristic of the Venetian school with Giovanni Gabrieli as its main representative. The mass cycles by two other eminent Polish composers of this period, Marcin Mielczewski and Bartłomiej Pękiel, also draw on the Italian style of the period. Pękiel was also the author of the first Polish oratorio, Audite mortales, frequently compared with Claudio Monteverdi’s best known works such as the famous Vespro della Beata Vergine. The new Baroque concertante style found its outstanding reflection in the instrumental works of Adam Jarzębski, violinist in the king’s ensemble, whose Canzoni e Concerti a Due, Tre e Quatro Voci cum Basso Continuo are on a par with the contemporary concertos by Italian composers."

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