Silesian Quartet Performs Górecki

A chamber concert entitled “Kwartet Śląski / To co najlepsze. Polska i świat” [Silesian Quartet / All the best. Poland and the World] will be given by the Silesian Quartet on April 8 at the National Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio (NOSPR). The program will include Beethoven’s famous Grand Fugue in B-flat major, op. 133 and H. M. Gorecki’s String Quartet No. 3.

The String Quartet No. 3 was composed during the last period of Górecki’s life (1933-2010), in which he mostly composed chamber music. The peak of this period is represented by three string quartets, commissioned by the famous Kronos Quartet. The String Quartet No. 3, subtitled “…Songs are sung…,” was locked in Górecki’s drawer until 2005, when the composer decided to show it to the public. The piece is dominated by slow tempos, except the middle section which brings a contrast with a quote from the String Quartet No. 2 of Karol Szymanowski. The title was taken from a poem by Velimir Khlebnikov, which is present in the score as a motto.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
Silesian Quartet / All the best. Poland and the World

National Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio
plac Wojciecha Kilara 1, 40-202 Katowice
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