Composers’ Portraits: Hendrich & Szostak

Since 1988 the Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP) had organized a cycle of concerts presenting contemporary Polish composers. This year’s 24th edition of the series presented concerts on December 1 and 2 featuring works by Paweł Hendrich and Zdzisław Szostak. Leading Polish artists are invited to participate in presenting seminal works by each composer to the public, which also has a chance to discuss the music with the composers. These concerts are also recorded for the Polish Radio archives.

The December 1 concert featured chamber music by Paweł Hendrich, including Drovorb for clarinet, French horn, violin, viola and cello (2013), Kioloik for flute solo (2012), Accant for solo accordion and computer (2014), Ertytre for solo cello (2013) and Emergon for winds, brass, percussion and piano (2011).

Zdzisław Szostak’s works were presented on December 2, including Improvisation and Dance for solo guitar (2002), Scherzo and Tarantella for flute and piano (2009), Scherzo and Tocattina for bassoon and piano (2006), Recitativo e berceuse for violin and piano (2010), Introduzione e quasi valse for cello and piano (2010), and Adagio and Rondino for trombone and piano (2011). All concerts were held at the Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury in Warsaw.