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07
April 2017
Friday
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław

Leszek Możdżer plays Gershwin

Performers:

Marek Moś – conductor
Leszek Możdżer – piano
Andrzej Bauer – cello
Cezary Duchnowski – electric cello
NFM  Boys' Choir
Małgorzata Podzielny – artistic director
NFM Wrocław Philharmonic

Programme:

G. Gershwin Rhapsody In Blue
***
G. Pstrokońska-Nawratil Assisi – concerto for cello, boys' choir and orchestra

The commissioning of Assisi  of Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil  was co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage as part of the Collections-Composers Commissions programme run by the Institute of Music and Dance 

Chór Chłopięcy NFM, fot. Łukasz Rajchert

On January 7, 1924 Gershwin began composing his rhapsody, it was premiered on February 12 at New Yorks Aeolian Hall with Gershwin as the soloist and Paul Whiteman conducting. The original sketches were written in a score for two pianos with one representing the solo and the other the accompanying orchestra. The instrumentation was completed only a week prior to the premiere. The word blue in its title naturally calls to mind the Blues, which the piece employs in various aspects of its musical vocabulary, but fundamentally this is a symphonic work. Gershwin had declared that it was his intention to break down misconceptions about the limitations of jazz.

The clarinets opening wail and the accented theme in the winds that shortly follows contains much of the raw material for the piece. During the first rehearsal, it is rumored that clarinetist Ross Gorman fused the notes into a sweeping ribbon of pitches, perhaps as a joke. That opening glissando has become characteristic of American music. Two-thirds of the way through the piece Gershwin wrote a piano cadenza, which during the first concert he improvised, playing from blank pages. Gershwin then brings his masterpiece to a close with what is arguably the most beloved fifteen minutes in American music.

Sfinansowano ze środkow:
Tickets:
SEAT TYPE KINDS OF TICKETS PRICES
VIP
  • VIP
  • VIP & VIP room
100 PLN
200 PLN
zone I
  • Normal Ticket
  • Reduced Ticket
80 PLN
60 PLN
zone II
  • Normal Ticket
  • Reduced Ticket
60 PLN
40 PLN
zone III
  • Normal Ticket
  • Reduced Ticket
40 PLN
25 PLN

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