4th Polish Music Festival in Cracow


I don’t think anyone reading this blog actually listens to these webcasts but a promise is a promise, so here’s a quick list of the remaining live transmissions from the Polish Music Festival in Cracow:

11th Nov. (that’s today!) 19:25 (UTC+1)

a concert of light music (or, where it can’t really be called light, as in the case of Stefan’s aria, a concert of “greatest hits” of Polish music)

Stefan Kisielewski Cosmos I

Wojciech Kilar Vocalise from Polanski’s The Ninth Gate

Mieczysław Karłowicz Pamiętam ciche jasne, złote dnie op. 1 nr 5 (arr. by M. Lewandowski for tenor & orch)

Karol Szymanowski Młodości mej dla Ciebie bije żar – duet from the opera Hagith

Henryk Wars Piano Concerto

Grażyna Bacewicz Overture

Ludomir Różycki Caton’s Waltz from the opera Casanova (III act)

Stanisław Moniuszko Cisza dokoła… Stefan’s recitativo and aria from The Haunted Manor (III act)

Karol Szymanowski Od czasu gdym Cię ujrzał raz duet from the operetta Loteria na mężów (The Husband Lottery)

Władysław Szpilman Waltz in the old style

Wojciech Kilar Piano Concerto

performers: Katarzyna Jagiełło – soprano, Paweł Skałuba – tenor, Peter Jablonski – piano, Polish Radio Orchestra, Łukasz Borowicz – conductor

15th Nov. 19:25 (UTC+1)

Krzysztof Penderecki’s birthday concerto

pieces by Krzysztof Penderecki


Viola Concerto

Symphony no. 4


performers: Grigory Zhislin – viola, Tomasz Stańko – trumpet, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Peter Gülke – conductor

Polish Radio 2 live stream here.

I do hope that at a later date they’ll also air Mykietyn’s Passion, which is being given a second performance during the festival. It was first performed a couple of weeks ago at the Vratislavia Cantans festival in Wroclaw, and the reviewers were elated.

I should also add that the Polish Radio program has an empty spot on 12th November at 19:05. It just says “concert” but no details are given. The festival concert on that day starts at 19:30, so I don’t think they will be transmitting it. But one never knows…

  1. Jezetha
    11 November 2008 at 15:32

    I have an AGM at my daughter’s school tonight, otherwise I’d certainly have listened to – among other things – the orchestrated Karłowicz song, Maciek.

  1. 13 November 2008 at 23:45

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