Chopin music festival set to kick off
PR dla Zagranicy
The 11th edition of the “Chopin and his Europe” festival is set to start on Saturday.
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The festival will include 32 concerts, and will host several world-renowned performers playing “well-known and little-known masterpieces of European music from Bach to Mahler”, the festival’s organisers said.
The “hits” played at the festival will include works by Beethoven, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski, Rachmaninov, Paderewski, Sibelius and Elgar in masterful renditions; Polish music from Chopin, Ogiński, Dobrzyński, Kurpiński, Szymanowski, Wolff and Lipiński.
The festival will also include world premieres of works by Paweł Szymański and Andrzej Czajkowski.
This year’s edition follows a successful model established in previous years, and will take an open-minded and curious look at the 19th century to get a feel for its legacy and the role played in it by the Festival’s patron – Polish composer Frédéric Chopin.
“Without doubt, the highlights of the Festival will be such events as Philippe Giusiano’s performance of Dobrzyński’s Variations on ‘La ci darem la mano’; Matthias Goerne’s vocal recital with Piotr Anderszewski; the Freiburger Barockorchester’s appearance with Telemann’s Concerto Polonaise in B-flat major, along with three Bach concerti, one of which we will hear on a piano from Chopin’s time; and a recital by Sol Gabetta, the winner of an award for her wonderful recording of Chopin’s ’Cello Sonata in G minor, who will be playing at the Chopin and His Europe Festival for the first time," the organisers said.
Polish President Andrzej Duda is the honorary patron of the festival.
The festival will run between 15-29 August. (rg/rk)