NOTE! This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

Like most websites, we use cookies to facilitate online booking and to ensure we give you the best possible experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume you're happy to receive cookies. You can learn more about changing your settings in our Privacy Policy.

Accept & close
February 2019
7:00 PM
NFM, Chamber Hall
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław



NFM Ensemble:
Marcin Danilewski – violin
Wojciech Hazuka – violin
Artur Tokarek – viola
Wojciech Fudala – cello
Krzysztof Karpeta – cello
Janusz Musiał – double bass


P. Szymański A Kaleidoscope for M.C.E. for solo cello   
K. Penderecki String Quintet 'Notes from an Unwritten Diary' 
E. Sikora Titane for solo double bass  
W. Lutosławski  Sacher Variation for solo cello 
I.F. Dobrzyński  String Quintet No. 1 in F major  op. 20


This project is part of the commemoration of the centennial of the regaining of independence and rebuilding Polish statehood

NFM Ensemble / fot. Sławek Przerwa

NFM Ensemble invites you to a meeting with Polish chamber music. An unusual kaleidoscope of sounds and musical styles awaits the listeners. The programme of the evening consists of a works by five native composers representing different generations. Performed by the chamber musicians of the National Forum of Music, both compositions by famous composers of the 20th and 21st centuries will be performed, as well as a work by Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński – the master of Polish chamber music of the Romantic period.

Full of extraordinary energy, the Kaleidoscope for M.C.E. by Paweł Szymanski was created in 1989 when the composer was 35. The work, according to its title, is based on the continuous processing of the motive that begins it, which in the further progress not only undergoes rhythmic modifications, but also shimmers with various colours. There are various possibilities presented by the cello technique. Witold Lutosławski also wrote a solo composition for this instrument. He composed his Sacher Variation in 1975 at the request of Mstislav Rostropovich. The legendary cellist needed a repertoire he could perform at the concert on the 70th birthday of Paul Sacher, the Swiss conductor and patron, known for his cooperation with Béla Bartók. As a result, Rostropovich commissioned several composers to write works for solo cello, in which only 6 pitches were to be used, forming the name of the dedicatee (eS, A, C, H, E, Re). Apart from Lutosławski, the challenges were taken, among others by Henri Dutilleux and Pierre Boulez. Another solo work to be presented during this evening of Polish chamber music will be the work for double bass Titane by Elżbieta Sikora - belonging in the realm of compositions for students of music commissioned by the director of the Conservatoire in Angouleme, Jacques Pési. Sikora's aim was to give the young performers of Titane interpretative freedom and an opportunity to present unconventional performance techniques.

The fullness of the sound of the string quintet will be revealed in two contrasting compositions by Krzysztof Penderecki and Felix Ignacy Dobrzyński. The first of these composers in his String Quintet "Cards from an Unwritten Journal" returns to various stages of his own artistic language development. In Penderecki’s oeuvre, this unique composition is therefore nothing more than an extraordinary dialogue with himself and the tradition of chamber music. From this tradition also grows the work of Dobrzyński, Chopin’s school friend. Dobrzyński became famous as one of the best composers of the 19th century writing for small instrumental ensembles (he is also the author of, among others, works for orchestra). His Piano Quintet in F major is an artistic reaction to the defeat of the November Uprising and a manifestation of the composer's courage – despite the risk resulting from the political moods, in the third movement Dobrzyński quoted the melody of Mazurek Dąbrowskiego, a military song that was to become Poland’s national anthem in 1918.

  • VIP ticket
50 PLN
  • Normal ticket
  • Reduced ticket
  • NFM for Young Musicians
35 PLN
25 PLN
10 PLN

Similar events

March 2019 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
NFM, Red Hall
Springtime Melancholy | Wajnberg, Zarębski
April 2019 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
NFM, Chamber Hall
A White Rose
April 2019 | Friday
Chamber concerts
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
Piano Recital of Ewa Pobłocka
Bach | Das Wohltemperierte Klavier
April 2019 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
The Triumph of Love
May 2019 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
NFM, Chamber Hall
A Landscape Without You
Last tickets: 30
May 2019 | Wednesday
Chamber concerts
NFM, Red Hall
Mozart | Missa brevis
May 2019 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Violin sonatas | Bomsori Kim & Rafał Blechacz
June 2019 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
NFM, Chamber Hall
Chamber Concert
June 2019 | Sunday
Chamber concerts
NFM, Red Hall
Kreutzer Sonatas
June 2019 | Wednesday
Chamber concerts
NFM, Red Hall
Haydn, Mozart, Schubert | Piano Trios

NFM – City of Wrocław institution of culture co-managed by:

Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.