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December 2018
7:00 PM
NFM, Chamber Hall
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław

NFM Ensemble:
Marcin Danilewski – violin
Wojciech Fudala – cello
Janusz Musiał – double bass
Maciej Dobosz – clarinet 
Alicja Kieruzalska – bassoon
Mateusz Feliński – French horn


K. Penderecki Prelude for solo clarinet 
I.F. Dobrzyński Duo in F major  for clarinet and horn
B. Bartók Hungarian Folk Melodies for violin and cello  Sz. 53 (arr. K. Krauter)
M. Haydn Divertimento in C major for violin, cello and double bass MH 27
M. Arnold Fantasy for horn op. 88
T. Hauta-Aho Duettino for violin and double bass
P. Hindemith Plöner Musiktag: Zwei Duette  for violin and clarinet 
R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegel op. 28, TrV 171 (arr. F. Hasenöhrl)


The project is part of Poland regaining its independence centenary celebrations



Sponsor of concerts celebrating the centenary od Poland regaining its independence






NFM Ensemble / fot. Sławek Przerwa

Opening this evening’s performance will be a clarinet Prelude by Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the most loved and treasured Polish composers. Penderecki was born on November 23, 1933, in Dębica. He comes from a multi-cultural family with Armenian, German, and Polish roots. He started his musical training with piano lessons but was more interested in his father’s violin. As a student, he went to Kraków to study composition. From 1987 to 1990 he was the artistic director of the Kraków Philharmonic, and since 1993 he has been the artistic director of Festival Casals in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Starting in 1997 he became the music director of Sinfonia Varsovia, and in 1998 he began advising the Beijing Music Festival. Since 2003 he has served as the Artistic Director of the Sinfonia Varsovia. Hi most successful works include Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima (1960), St. Luke Passion (1966), Cello Concerto No.2 (1983) written for Mstislav Rostropovich, Polish Requiem (1984), Symphony No.3 (1995), Violin Concerto No.2 written for Anne-Sophie Mutter (1995), Symphony No.7 The Seven Gates of Jerusalem (1997) and the Double Concerto (2012). Also a prominent film composer, Penderecki wrote music for one full-length feature film The Manuscript Found in Saragossa by Wojciech Jerzy Has, and his work can also be found in Kubrick’s The Shining, Friedkin’s The Exorcist, The Mask by the Quay brothers and Shutter Island by Martin Scorsese.

Imagining a wily inde­pen­dent rogue who fol­lows his own paths, tells unpalat­able truths, takes jabs at con­ven­tional soci­ety and makes fools of pompous author­ity fig­ures, all while indulging in dirty humour is exactly what drew Richard Strauss to compose one of the finest examples of musical humour ever elaborated and it will be tonight’s finale!

Goethe famously said, “Eulen­spiegel: All the chief jests of the book depend on this: that every­body speaks fig­u­ra­tively and Eulen­spiegel takes it lit­er­ally.” Till Eulen­spiegel is more than a charm­ing rogue, and his 95 tales are more than an enter­tain­ing col­lec­tion of pranks. There is almost no mor­al­iz­ing in the book, Till Eulen­spiegel takes peo­ple at their word, and acts on what they actu­ally say, rather than what they mean, thumbing his nose at society.

Till Eulenspiegel, the man is something of a mystery, the last of the tales say he died in 1350 of the plague. However, some references remain impossible to verify and the lovable character he has become in Western traditions would probably have little in common with any flesh and blood man who might have lived. The name of popular German jester called Till Eulenspiegel or Master Tyll Owlglass, in modern German is translated as “owl mirror,” or “wise mirror,” from which has been inferred the sub-title, “wise reflection,” befitting to a collection of tales meant to edify the reader. In any case, this presumably historical figure whose escapades are greatly exaggerated made him a staple of Germanic folklore.



Alixandra Porembski, English Language Annotator

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