Jan A. P. Kaczmarek premieres a new piece
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Jan A. P. Kaczmarek premieres a new piece - 8.07.2011
‘Jankiel’s Concerto’ refers to Poland’s national epic ‘Pan Tadeusz’
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Listen to the interview with Poland’s Oscar-winning composer of film music about his new orchestral piece.
Jankiel in the title is one of the characters in ‘Pan Tadeusz’ by the Romantic writer Adam Mickiewicz. In it, this Jewish inn-keeper, the master of the dulcimer, plays a medley of Polish patriotic tunes which opens with a joyous polonaise in praise of the Constitution of the Third of May 1791 and ends with the Dąbrowski Mazurka (Poland is not yet lost), a song which later became Poland’s national anthem.