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Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra

Łukasz Borowicz  direction
Rafał Blechacz  piano 

A tribute to Polish music past and present with conductor Lukasz Borowicz and pianist Rafal Blechacz.

Lukacz Borowicz, Rafal Blechacz
Lukacz Borowicz - DR / Rafal Blechacz © Marco Borggreve

Programme

Palester Wedding dances, excerpts from The Song of the Earth
Tansman Symphony No. 3 « Concertante » for violin, alto, cello, piano and orchestra
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 11

This Parisian concert reunites three Polish musical names past and present: the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, which has an impressive repertoire and musical heritage; conductor Łukasz Borowicz, a friend of the composer Krzysztof Penderecki; and pianist Rafał Blechacz, winner of the prestigious Chopin International Piano Competition, who cites Chopin as one of his favourite composers. Chopin’s classically constructed but headily romantic Concerto No. 1 will round off the evening , but we will also hear works by two other Polish musicians: an excerpt from a ballet by Roman Palester (1907-1989), pianist and composer of numerous film scores, and symphony by Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986), whose extensive catalogue (opera, symphonies, chamber music) and friendships with some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century (from Ravel to Bartók, Prokofiev, and Hindemith) secure him a place as a beacon of modern music.

Production Philharmonie de Poznan
En partenariat avec l’Institut Polonais de Paris et la Société Chopin à Paris

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