Bacewicz | Szymanowski | Różycki | Karłowicz
Concert “Bacewicz | Szymanowski | Różycki | Karłowicz” 19 January at the Polish Radio Concert Studio. Featuring Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra conducted by Marek Wroniszewki and violinist Piotr Pławner, winner of a number of national and international competitions.
During the January concert, we will hear masterpieces of programme music of the Polish Neo-Romantism – the 1900 Stańczyk symphonic scherzo by Ludomir Różycki, referring to Matejko’s famous painting and the history of the royal jester (with the motif of a krakowiak introducing the Krakow milieu), and the brilliant Eternal Songs symphonic triptych by Mieczysław Karłowicz, with a poetic programme signalled by “Young Poland” titles (“Song of Eternal Longing,” “Song of Love and Death” and “Song of Omnipotence”). This is one of the most personal compositional statements of the prematurely deceased artist, a testimony to the enormous scale and originality of his talent.
“The whole is terribly fantastic and unexpected…”, Karol Szymanowski wrote in a letter to Stefan Spiess about his Violin Concerto No. 1, being composed in 1916. The brilliant work stands as the creative apogee of this period and still inspires admiration with its original form and texture, subtlety of sound, and an unusual oneiric aura. All these advantages will be revealed by the performance of the excellent violinist Piotr Pławner, winner of the 10th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition, today one of the leading Polish violinists. The concert will be led by Marek Wroniszewski, a talented conductor of the young generation, recognised by the jury as the best Polish participant of the 10th International Grzegorz Fitelbelrg Competition in Katowice.