Polish Music Newsletter Vol. 19, no. 10

PMC News

Upcoming Polish Music Events in L.A.

On November 2, all fans of Polish music are invited to a private “Meet The Maestro” gathering with composer, conductor and virtuoso, Krzesimir Dębski and his wife, vocalist Anna Jurksztowicz. This sparkling evening will feature conversation with artists, an interlude performance of film music, as well as wine and hot hors d’oeuvres. Conducted mostly in Polish, English translation will be provided as needed. The event will benefit the Polish Music Center at USC and will take place on Saturday, 2 November 2013, at 7 p.m. at an exclusive Beverly Hills residence. Directions to the house will be provided upon making a reservation.

Saturday, November 2, 2013 | 7:00 p.m.
Meet The Maestro: Private gathering with Krzesimir Dębski & Anna Jurksztowicz
Regular admission: $50/person or $75/couple
Admission for Modjeska Club members: $25/person or $40/couple
Cash preferred, or checks can be made out to the USC Polish Music Center
RSVP via e-mail: polmusic@usc.edu (with “Debski” in the subject line) or call the PMC at 213-821-1356

Although the official Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles concludes on October 17, this “Holiday of Polish Cinema” will continue with a final music-themed double feature documentary screening and panel discussion at USC on November 3. In collaboration with the USC Thornton School of Music and School of Cinematic Arts, the Polish Film Festival presents Please find – Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (V. Rotter-Kozera, 2012), an in-depth exploration of Górecki and the unprecedented fame that followed the world’s discovery of his Third Symphony, and Why Competitions? (C. Jezior, 2011), a discussion of the Chopin Competition in Warsaw and the merits of competitive music making in general. A panel discussion with USC film and music faculty to follow the screenings.

Sunday, November 3, 2013 | 3pm & 4:45pm
Polish Music Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion at USC
3pm: Please find – Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (91 min.)
4:45pm: Why Competitions? (78 min.)
Ray Stark Family Theatre – George Lucas Building (SCA 108), USC School of Cinematic Arts
900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Admission: FREE, campus parking: $10
For more info: polmusic@usc.edu or 213-821-1356

2013 Paderewski Festival In Paso Robles: Nov. 7-10

The 2013 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles features a series of concerts and other events, including a documentary film screening of Paderewski—The Man of Action, Success and Fame, an exhibit on Paderewski’s Heart, a piano master class, and a lecture on Paderewski in Paso Robles. This year’s performers include the Panic Duo in a program of violin and piano works by Dębski, Szymanowski and Wieniawski; a Jazz and Film Music Concert featuring Krzesimir Dębski and Anna Jurksztowicz with Darek “Oles” Oleszkiewicz and friends; the Youth Piano Competition Winners’ Recital; and the Gala Concert of solo piano works by Chopin and Paderewski with Karol Radziwonowicz, piano.

Thursday, November 7

Polish Chamber Music Concert with the Panic Duo
Featuring the Los Angeles-based Panic Duo of Pasha Tseitlin – violin and Nic Gerpe – piano, performing works by Dębski, Szymanowski and Wieniawski
Venue: Cass Winery Barrel Room, Paso Robles
Time: 6:00 p.m. No host reception; 6:30 Concert; Optional dinner buffet to follow
Admission: $20/$30/$50/$60

Friday,  November 8

Piano Master Class with Karol Radziwonowicz
World renowned Polish pianist Karol Radziwonowicz provides individual instruction for winners of the Paderewski Festival Youth Competition and other local pianists. Free and open to the public
Venue: Park Ballroom, Paso Robles
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Admission: FREE

Jazz and Film Music Concert with Krzesimir Dębski & Friends
Featuring Krzesimir Dębski – violin/piano, Anna Jurksztowicz – vocals, Darek “Oles” Oleszkiewicz – bass, Darryl Munyungo Jackson – drums, and Larry Koonse – guitar in a program of Polish jazz and film music
Venue: Park Ballroom, Paso Robles
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $10/$20/$30 Tickets

Saturday, November 9

Documentary Film Screening: Paderewski—The Man of Action, Success and Fame
Based on archival footage, this film explores the rich life and career of Paderewski as an artist, statesman and humanitarian. Directed by Wiesław Dąbrowski
Venue: Park Cinemas, Paso Robles
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Admission: FREE

Paderewski Heart Exhibit
Venue: Studios on the Park, Paso Robles
Timing: 12:00 a.m.
Admission: FREE

Youth Piano Competition Winners Concert
Venue: Paso Robles Inn Ballroom
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Admission: FREE

Gala Concert with Karol Radziwonowicz, piano
Venue: Paso Robles Inn Ballroom
Time: 7:00 p.m.  wine reception;  7:30 Concert
Admission: $15/$25/$35 Tickets

Sunday, November  10

Paderewski in Paso Robles: Vineyard Tour and Lecture
Featuring a tour of Paderewski’s former vineyards with wine tasting and a lecture by Marek Żebrowski
Venue: EPOCH Estate Wines
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Admission: Complimentary with VIP ticket only

For tickets and information visit www.paderewskifest.com or call 805 235-5409.

Recent Donations to the PMC

from Anne Appleton-Strakacz

Another fascinating donation from long-time PMC friend and supporter, Anne Appleton-Strakacz (daughter of Paderewski’s personal secretary and goddaughter to Paderewski), has arrived at the PMC. It is a clutch of books from the personal libraries of Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Helena Liibke, who served as personal secretary to Paderewski’s wife, Helena. Many of these books are extremely rare and all of them very interesting, shedding some light on the literary interests of Paderewski and his household. Here is the list, beginning with the author, title and publisher. Additional comments on selected items follow, as appropriate.

Aloys Fornerod: Henryk Opienski. Éditions Spes, Lausanne, 1942. The book is inscribed to Helena Liibke by the author. Henryk Opieński (1870-1942) was a musicologist and composer who studied in Paris and, was a close friend of many of Paderewski’s friends (Władysław Górski, Zygmunt Stojowski, etc.). Opieński became especially close to Paderewski after he permanently settled in Morges, Switzerland in 1926 and frequently visited Paderewski’s residence, Riond Bosson, near Morges throughout the 1930s.

Simone Giron: Le Drame Paderewski. Éditions de l’Épée, Genève, 1948. Simone Giron’s parents were good friends of Paderewski, but she was a troublesome personality who often showed up at Paderewski’s residence uninvited. This rambling and breathless account of various incidents from Paderewski’s life is anything but fair or true.

Władysław Kocent-Zieliński & Władysław Kierst, Editors: Podręcznik do Korespondencyi Kupieckiej w pięciu językach: polskim, rosyjskim, niemieckim, francuskim i angielskim [The Handbook for Tradesmen Correspondence in Five languages: Polish, Russian, German, French and English]. Warszawa, Szyller i Syn, 1902. Inscribed in pencil to Helena Liibke by an unidentified donor. As Madame Paderewska’s secretary, this unique dictionary of business terminology in five languages would have proved very useful throughout Liibke’s two decades with the Paderewski family in Switzerland and later, in America, when Liibke lived with the Strakacz family.

Adam Mickiewicz: Pisma Adama Mickiewicza [Works by Adam Mickiewicz]. Volume I-II-II-IV. Edited by Józef Kallenbach. Wydawnictwo Marjan Haskler, Warszawa-Kraków-Lwów-Poznań. [Undated, probably 1890s]. Each of the four volumes signed by Helena Liibke and dated “1934.” It is likely that these volumes belonged to Madame Paderewska and were given to Liibke following Helena Paderewska’s death in January 1934.

Ferdinand Hoesick: Miłość w życiu Zygmunta Krasińskiego [Love in Zygmunt Krasiński’s Life], Volume I & II. Drukarnia Granowskiego i Sikorskiego, Warszawa 1899. Paderewski was very interested in Zygmunt Krasiński (1812-1859), a great literary figure ranked together with the other two bards of Polish Romanticism, Adam Mickiewicz and Juliusz Słowacki.

Zygmunt Krasiński: Irydyon. Foreword by Piotr Chmielowski. Drukarnia Granowskiego i Sikorskiego, Warszawa 1898.

Adam Mickiewicz: Dzieła Adama Mickiewcza—Poezye pośmiertne. Wydanie zupełne przez dzieci autora dokonane. [Posthumously Published Poetry by Adam Mickiewicz. A complete edition prepared by the author’s children]. Volume V. Księgarnia Luksemburska, Paryż, 1880. Paderewski lived in Paris in the late 1880s and throughout the 1890s, and befriended Mickiewicz’s family there, especially his oldest daughter, Maria, known as “Mariotka.” Born in Paris in 1832, she died there in 1922, having corresponded with Paderewski regularly. Quite possibly Paderewski either bought this book shortly after it was published or received it from Mickiewicz’s children.

Henryk Sienkiewicz: Pisma Henryka Sienkiewicza. Potop. [Works by Henryk Sienkiewicz.The Flood]. Volume I & II. Gebethner i Wolff, Warszawa i Kraków, 1908. The two volumes bear signs of heavy usage and each has an inscription (possibly in Helena Paderewska’s hand): “Bibljoteka I. J. Paderewskiego, Riond Bosson, Morges” [The Library of I.J. Paderewski, Riond Bosson, Morges].  Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916) was a famous writer of heroic historical novels about Poland’s glorious past. A recipient of the Nobel Prize in 1905, he was a close friend of Paderewski and visited him in Switzerland on many occasions to organize relief for Poland during the first two years of World War I.

Grzegorz z pod Racławic: Wieczory pod lipą czyli Historya Narodu Polskiego. [Evenings under the Linden Tree or History of the Polish Nation]. Wydawnictwo Himmelblaua, Kraków 1873. This is a popular account of Polish history written by Lucjan Siemieński under his nom de plume, Grzegorz z pod Racławic. First published in 1845, this is the 10th, expanded and corrected edition. Paderewski may have acquired this book during his studies at the Warsaw Conservatory in the 1870s, as history of Poland was one of his favorite subjects.

From Marek Tomaszewski

Marek Tomaszewski, renowned Polish pianist currently residing in Paris, sent the PMC a new and fascinating recording of Tomaszewski’s arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. The CD is published by AGORA S.A. and can be purchased at www.marektomaszewski.com.

Stravinsky’s iconic original orchestral score also exists in a piano four-hand version, which was published in Paris in 1913. Tomaszewski’s transcription for solo piano rises to the challenge of compressing this very rich and complex score to one instrument and one performer. The intricate rhythmic patterns and dense chordal textures as well as more mellifluous passages where orchestral color is paramount are, actually—almost miraculously—rendered by Tomaszewski in a beautifully sonorous recording. For those who’d like to see Marek Tomaszewski’s performing this pianistic feat, fragments of his version of The Rite of Spring can be found in Jan Kounen’s film, Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky.

Recorded and mixed at Polish Radio, this CD comes in an elegant booklet amply illustrated with photographs of Mr. Tomaszewski and program notes in English, French, German and Polish.

From Janusz Wawrowski and Magdalena Rucińska

Following an enthralling performance at the Muzyka na Szyczytach Festival in Zakopane, Poland, virtuoso violinist Janusz Wawrowski and music organizer Magdalena Rucińska provided the PMC with a copy of the excellent new recording, Aurora (EMI Music Poland 12978892). Named for the Roman goddess of dawn, the recording provides a beguiling program of music for violin and piano by Karol Szymanowski, Maurice Ravel, Eugène Ysaÿe, and Witold Lutosławski. Recorded in the Lutosławski S-2 studio in Warsaw, the program is expertly yet intimately performed by Wawrowski and pianist José Gallardo.

An interesting, 6-minute promotional video sampling of their recording session and interspersed with the interviews by both artists (in English with Polish voiceover) can be accessed at: www.youtube.com.

From Danuta Sztencel

Also at the Muzyka na Szyczytach [Music on the Heights] Festival in Zalopane, Artistic Director Danuta Sztencel welcomed PMC Assistant Director as a special guest and provided the PMC with several of the informative 2013 Festival programs, including extensive notes in both English and Polish, as well as the recording Obrazki ze Szczytów [Sounds from the Heights] (DUX 0981). Featuring a selection of “greatest hits” from previous Festivals, the recording includes works by Mussorgsky, Mahler, Villa Lobos, Bach and others, with performers including: Sebastian Bernatowicz – piano, Sławomir Berny – percussion, Jacek Hołubowski – accordion, Józef Michalik – bass guitar, Marek Nemtusiak – clarinet, Michał Poniżnik – clarinet, Joanna Słowińska – vocal, Przemysław Sokół – trumpet, Mariusz Stępień – clarinet/soprano saxophone, Jakub Sztencel – clarinet/bass clarinet.

From Prof. Krzysztof Baculewski

During PMC Assistant Director Krysta Close’s time at the 2013 Warszawska Jesień [Warsaw Autumn] Festival this September, composer and musicologist Prof. Krzysztof Baculewski provided not only keen insights into various aspects of the Festival and the Polish contemporary music scene in general, but also generous access to Festival events, a 2013 Program and several recordings to add to the PMC collection.

The recordings include a CD devoted to Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński featuring Emilian Madey – piano, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Łukasz Borowicz – cond. (CHANDOS 10778), Bóg się rodzi featuring Camerata Silesia and Kwartet Prima Vista (DUX 0300), and Oj maluśki, maluśki of Baculewski’s Christmas carol arrangements featuring Camerata Silesia (MUSICON 013).

From Amb. Katarzyna Skórzyńska and the Paderewski Institute of Diplomacy

Building upon previous cooperative efforts, the Paderewski Institute of Diplomacy’s Director, Amb. Katarzyna Skórzyńska, invited PMC’s Krysta Close to the Institute for meetings as well as a gathering of diplomats, artists and other friends of the Institute during her time in Warsaw.Cementing the two organizations’ mutual interests, Close was presented with several DVD copies of the new documentary film “Paderewski – człowiek czynu, sukcesu i sławy” [Paderewski—The Man of Action, Success and Fame], directed by Wiesław Dąbrowski. Already slated for screening at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 9 during the 2013 Paderewski Festival, these copies of the film are a welcome addition to the PMC’s ever-growing audiovisual collection.

From the Janusz Prusinowski Trio

After their rousingly successful opening concert of the EUropean Jazz @ UCLA Festival on October 10 in Los Angeles, the Janusz Prusinowski Trio presented the PMC with two of their recent recordings: Mazurki (Słuchaj uchem, 2008) and Knee-Deep in Heaven (Słuchaj uchem, 2013). Combining the ancient sounds of village life, the romantic inspirations of Chopin and the avant-garde complexities of modernity, these albums exude a rhythm of Poland that defies contemporization and simply draws the listener in for a closer listen.

Thank you to all of our donors for these wonderful addition to the Polish Music Center collection! Dziękujemy

Lutoslawski Year 2013

Derwid ‘Sunspots’ Premiered on CD Accord

El Derwid – Plamy na słońcu [Sunspots]
The Travelling Circus (1957); One stop further (1961); Childhood days (1962); The Witch (1957); Love and the World (1958); Golden Slippers (1960); Distant journey (1957); Today I await no one (1959); At the Funfair (1958); Sunspots (1961); I’ll be around (1964)
ElettroVoce Duo: Agata Zubel, vocals and Cezary Duchnowski, piano/computer; Andrzej Bauer, cello
Accord ACD 192 (2013)

Well known each in their own right as creators and performers of classical music, the trio of Agata Zubel, Cezary Duchnowski and Andrzej Bauer has been collaborating on performances of Witold Lutoslawski’s pop hits written under the pseudonym Derwid since 2008. However, is the premiere recording of these rarely-heard, mostly dance songs. According Ewa Szczecińska of Ruch Muzyczny (No. 15 – July 20, 2008):

The Derwid’s songs have been treated with confidence and originality in keeping with individual artistic temperament yet with respect for prototypical conventions by the ElettroVoce Duo and Andrzej Bauer. In turn this formation’s trademark relies on a sense of detachment and irony, typical of humour in our part of Europe. What does it depend on? Popular hit songs: yes, but slightly distorted, camp. Waltzes and ‘waltzettes’, foxtrots and ‘foxtrotettes’, all bathed in references to popular styles of music making from the 1950s – a role performed by the phenomenal members of the ElettroVoce Duo – Agata Zubel, both in terms of acting and singing, and Cezary Duchnowski who sketches a smooth fabric of lyrical charme with the aid of a computer and who also surprises us with his fiery piano renditions of jazz (with a pinch of salt, of course!).

In the end, everything boils down to the subtleties of good taste – balancing on the edge of kitsch and putting kitsch in brackets. It must be said that in this wordplay of lyrical clichés both the master Lutosławski as well as the authors of these new arrangements have shown true artistry. This material should be released immediately on disc!

[Source: cdaccord.com.pl]

Four Stars for Lutosławski CD

Witold Lutosławski: Opera Omnia 3
Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994): Preludes and Fugue (1972); Double Concerto for Oboe and Harp (1980)
Nicholas Daniel, oboe, and Lucy Wakeford, harp; Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra; Ernst Kovacic and Nicholas Daniel, conductors
Accord ACD 166-2 (2011)

The Wrocław Philharmonic’s recording of Lutosławski’s Preludia i fuga under the baton of Ernst Kovacic did not inspire reviewer Piotr Wolanin (Muzyka 21, September 2013), who observed that maestro Kovacic only “minimally contributed” to the creative interpretation of the freely-improvised sections of Lutosławski’s work. Mr. Wolanin found the conductor’s hands-off approach regrettable, especially since Preludia i fuga was recorded by Lutosławski and Warsaw Chamber Orchestra and could be used as a source for study and inspiration.

On the other hand, the Wrocław Phil’s interpretation of Lutosławski’s Double Concerto for Oboe and Harp—led by the soloist, Nicholas Daniel—received the highest marks. “The English musician had acquitted himself superbly in his double role. His part was hypnotizing from the first sounds emerging from silence (Rhapsodico), only to charm with lyricism and trembling (Dolente), or even shock with the cacophonous braying (Marciale e grotesco).” Mr. Wolanin concludes that “for Preludes and Fugue one ought to give three stars, and for the Double Concerto, five; so, on average, this is a four-star recording.”

This 2-CD set is the third and latest installment in Polish label CD Accord’s “Lutosławski: Opera Omnia” series.

[Source: Muzyka 21pre-release]

Playful Lutosławski

Held from October 8-13, 2013 the Lutos at Saska Kępa Festival celebrated the generally lesser-known side of Lutosławski as a composer of popular music. Maria Pomianowska and her group opened the Festival with the October 8 concert, “Lutosławski, folk-style.” It was followed by the Marcin Olak Trio with a “Lutosławski, jazz style” on October 10. Lutosławski’s Children songs were heard in an October 12 performance by students from Warsaw’s ground and middle schools, accompanied by percussionists Piotr Domański and Piotr Iwicki. Janusz Radek, a charismatic vocalist and his band closed the Festival on October 13 with a concert of Lutosławski’s cabaret and stage songs, written under the pen name “Derwid.”

All concerts were held at the Klub Kultury Saska Kępa. Some of the events, including an evening of dancing, were free. The Festival was organized by the Fundacja Nowa Orkiestra Kameralna (FNOK) and co-sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Institute of Music and Dance, and Polish Authors’ Society, ZAiKS. Tomasz Kucharski, mayor of the Praga-South district of Warsaw, was the honorary patron of this Festival.

[Source: polmic.pl, fnok.pl]

14th Musical Confrontations Festival

Held throughout the month of October, the 2013 Musical Confrontations Festival highlights the 85th anniversary of the organizing body of the Festival, the Stawiska Artists’ Residence (pictured above), and the role it has played in Polish cultural and musical life. Because of this year’s Lutosławski’s centenary celebrations, the composer’s links to this residence are highlighted in concert programs scheduled during the next few weeks.

Music particularly favored by Lutosławski will be featured, including works by Bach, Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy and Szymanowski. Another interesting Festival program will recreate the 1942 concert Lutosławski performed as a pianist in Nazi occupied Warsaw.

Once owned by the Iwaszkiewicz family, the manor at Stawiska had previously hosted the Chopin-Szymanowski-Lutosławski Festival in 2007 and From Chopin to Lutosławski Festival in 2010.

[Source: polmic.pl]

Penderecki Celebrations

The Emanations of Penderecki

The first jubilee edition of the Emanacje [Emanations] Festival of concerts and opera performances honors the 80th birthday anniversary of Krzysztof Penderecki—patron of the European Music Centre in Lusławice and world-renowned composer and conductor associated with Kraków and Małopolska. From June to November 2013, weekends will resound with concerts in more than 40 locations throughout the Małopolska Region – from concert halls in major cities, through the most beautiful castles, mansions and palaces, the unique wooden interior small churches, museums and music centers.

Among the performers at the 2013 Festival are both up-and-coming talented performers (Agata Szymczewska, Rafał Kwiatkowski, Maria Machowska, Łukasz Kuropaczewski, Bartłomiej Kokot, Jagoda Krzemińska) and those who have already made spectacular debuts recently—such as TWOgether Duo, winners of the Passport Award, or the Atom String Quartet, two-time honorees at the Fryderyk Awards. At the same time, the Festival also presents artists already recognized by music lovers all over the world (Kaja Danczowska, Agnieszka Rehlis, Łukasz Długosz, Michał Dworzyński, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Jacek Muzyk and Tomasz Stańko) as well as the top Polish ensembles: Motion Trio, Katowice City Singers’ Ensemble Camerata Silesia, Lutosławski Quartet, Beethoven Academy Orchestra, as well as the Choir and Orchestra of the Kraków Philharmonic and the Wrocław Opera, Batic Opera and Kraków Opera.

“Emanation” is both the name and the theme of the festival. The title comes from where the career of the Maestro began to explode: with a triple victory at the second Young Polish Composers’ Competition in 1959. Among the three winning works were Emanacje—a composition for two string orchestras by the then 25-year-old Penderecki. But this title also expresses the lofty goals of the Festival: enlarging the circle of concert participants throughout the region; developing potential new cultural centers and roads leading from the recognized centers of musical life to new places; creating economic opportunities in the region; and more. These goals all emanate from the heart of the Festival, which has indeed become the new musical heart for the region: the European Penderecki Centre for Music in Lusławice, Poland.

See the full calendar of upcoming events happening on October 3, 4, 5, and 19, as well as November 9 and 16 at: www.emanacje.pl.

[Sources: penderecki-center.pl, emanacje.pl]

Penderecki’s Birthday at Teatr Wielki

When Krzysztof Penderecki (b. Nov. 23, 1933) wrote the St. Luke Passion in the mid-1960s, he was concurrently engrossed with reading about the Inquisition. Out of this fascination, an opera about demonic possession was born—The Devils of Loudun—which was given its World Premiere at the Hamburgische Staatsoper on June 20, 1969. These “Satanic Verses” of Penderecki are the quintessence of what’s best about the composer’s work: biting sounds straight from opera buffa, dramatic arias and ariosos as if taken from the greatest examples of opera seria, dense instrumental spaces anticipating the Polish Requiem, electronic processing as a trademark of Polish sonorism. Simply put, this is a musical interpersonal cosmos. The strength of Keith Warner’s version is the image of evil crawling from person to person, engulfing all without exception, including people of faith.

On the occasion of his 80th birthday, the Polish composer has prepared a new version of the score of The Devils of Loudun in co-production with the Royal Danish Theatre, and the  world premiere took place in Copenhagen’s Det Kongelige Teater on February 12, 2013. As part of the birthday celebrations in Poland, the Polish premiere of this new version will take place at the Grand Theatre in Warsaw on October 2, 4, 6 and 8, 2013, performed by the National Opera.

Continuing the birthday celebrations, the National Theatre will also present a series of monographic concerts dedicated to the composer, entitled “PREMIERE PRELUDE PENDERECKI.” On October 1, the following works will be performed: Missa Brevis for acapella choir (2013); Divertimento per violoncello solo (1994); and Concerto for viola and orchestra (chamber orchestra version) (1983). Performers for the evening will be Marcin Zdunik – cello; Ryszard Groblewski – viola; the Polish Chamber Choir, Artistic Director and Conductor: Jan Łukaszewski; and Sinfonia Varsovia, Marek Moś – cond.  On October 5, the following works will be performed:  String Trio (1991) and Sextet for Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Clarinet and French horn  (2000). Performers include: Maciej Grzybowski – piano; Anna Maria Staśkiewicz – violin; Katarzyna Budnik – viola; Marcin Zdunik – cello; Radosław Soroka – clarinet; and Grzegorz Mondry – french horn.

October 1 | 9:00 p.m.
Polish National Theatre, Sale Redutowe
Plac Teatralny 1, 00-950 Warsaw
Info & tickets: teatrwielki.pl

October 2, 4, 6 and 8, 2013 | times vary
The Devils of Loudun (new version) – Polish premiere
Polish National Theatre, Moniuszko Auditorium
Plac Teatralny 1, 00-950 Warsaw
Info & tickets: teatrwielki.pl

October 5, 2013 | 9:00 p.m.
Polish National Theatre, Sale Redutowe
Plac Teatralny 1, 00-950 Warsaw
Info & tickets: teatrwielki.pl

[Source: teatrwielki.pl]

Penderecki in China

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