Premieres at Poznań Spring

The 44th edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Music “Poznań Musical Spring” was held on March 23-30, 2015. Showing a great respect for tradition, the festival program reminded audiences of the works that constitute the canon of Polish twentieth century music, but also presented new compositions by young composers and highlighted interesting phenomena in music currently being created by both Polish and foreign artists. As always, admission to all concerts during the week of the “Poznań Musical Spring” was free.

Premieres are an important part of all festivals of new music, and so it is with the Poznań Spring. This year, audiences heard 9 new works for the first time by the following Polish composers:

Ewa Fabiańska-JelińskaHommage a Marc Chagall  for string quartet (2014/2015): premiered on 3/27 by the NeoQuartet

Barbara Kaszuba—Innuendoes for piano solo (2014/2015): premiered on 3/24 by Tomasz Sośniak, piano

Monika Kędziora—inter-in-supra fanfare for wind orchestra (2014): premiered on 3/28 by Orkiestra Reprezentacyjna Sił Powietrznych with Major Paweł Joks, conductor

Martyna Kosecka—Passaggio II for bass (2014-2015): premiered on 3/26 by Szymon Guzowski, bass

Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz—Memories from VN for cello and piano (2014): premiered on 3/27 by Izabela Buchowska, cello and Jakub Tchorzewski, piano

Piotr MossBerceuses pour Hugo for two flutes (2012): premiered on 3/25 by Łukasz Długosz and Agata Kielar-Długosz, flutes

Bogusław Schaeffer—Kwartet na cztery altówki (2011): premiered on 3/29 by Lech Bałaban, Kamil Babka, Beata Żołnierczyk and Andrzej Hop, violas

Katarzyna Taborowska—Abstrakt for four violas (2014/2015): premiered on 3/29 by Lech Bałaban, Kamil Babka, Beata Żołnierczyk and Andrzej Hop, violas

Zdzisław Wysocki—Sonatina quasi una fantasia op. 75 na altówkę i piano (2014): premiered on 3/26 by Ewa Guzowska, viola and Maria Koszewska-Wajdzik, piano

Audiences also heard two premieres by foreign composers:

Alex Stein—Nocturne and Aubade (2015): premiered on 3/27 by Izabela Buchowska, cello and Jakub Tchorzewski, piano

Tom Sora—Habe Mut, dich deines eigenen Verstandes zu bedienen! for two guitars (2014/2015): premiered on 3/26 by Martin Steuber and Johannes Öllinger, guitars

[Source: wiosnamuzyczna.pl]