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
14
April 2019
Sunday
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław

Stabat Mater II

Performers:

Andrzej Kosendiak – conductor
Wrocław Baroque Ensemble:
Aldona Bartnik – soprano
Piotr Olech – countertenor
Maciej Gocman – tenor
Jerzy Butryn – bass

 

Programme:

A.M. Bononcini Stabat Mater
E. d’Astorga Stabat Mater

 

Wrocław Baroque Ensemble / fot. Łukasz Rajchert

The image of Our Lady of Sorrows that we know from the Gospel, mourning the death of her son, has inspired and continues to inspire many composers to this day. The musical history of Stabat Mater dates to the 13th century, when a chorale sequence was created, the authorship of which was attributed to the Franciscan Jacopone da Todi for many years. In subsequent eras, this was a theme of interest to many composers, such as Antonio Vivaldi, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Karol Szymanowski or Arvo Pärt. Antonio Maria Bononcini and Emanuele d'Astorga also belong to this group.

Living at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries, Antonio Maria Bononcini enjoyed the recognition of his contemporary audience. He owed fame not only to music, but also his undoubted talent, which he developed with his older brother, Giovanni Battista. The elder Bononcini, also a composer of great talent, was already famous in Italy as a twenty-year-old and had already begun his international career: he was employed at the Vienna court of Emperor Leopold I. Soon, Antonio Maria followed that path: after some time, he went to Vienna and took the position of kapellmeister of the Emperor’s brother, Charles. It was there that he most likely created most of his most famous works, including the heartrending Stabat Mater, dated 1710. This extraordinary composition certainly confirms the words with which Padre Martini (father of musical historiography) defined Antonio Maria Bononcini "Noble, ingenious and endearing".

Stabat Mater by Emanuele d'Astorga is the most famous work by this composer. A native of Sicily and younger than Antonio Maria Bononcini, the composer was educated for only three years with Francesco Scarlatti (Alessandro Scarlatti’s younger brother). Because of his aristocratic origin, Baron d'Astorga created music mainly to his heart content, he never had to compose to earn a living. Like the members of the Bononcini family, he was appreciated not only by the Italian audience. He also presented his works abroad, in Austria and England. Stabat Mater by d'Astorga, which is a musical account of the suffering of the Mother of God after the death of Christ, was composed most probably in London, commissioned by one of the British music societies. This charismatic work is shrouded in legend thanks to the Romantic opera Astorga written in 1866 by Johann Joseph Abert. The libretto of the opera, whose main protagonist is an artist who lives a stormy life: army officer quenching rebellions in Sicily and at the same time ungrateful husband and father, was inspired by the life of d'Astorga. An important thread in the story is the transformation of the main character happening just after hearing Stabat Mater.

Tickets:
SEAT TYPE AVAILABILITY KINDS OF TICKETS PRICES
Zone I - level -1 Only a few seats left
  • VIP ticket
50 PLN
zone II - level -1 Only a few seats left
  • Normal ticket
  • Reduced ticket
  • NFM for Young Musicians
35 PLN
25 PLN
10 PLN
zone II - level 0 Available
  • Normal ticket
  • Reduced ticket
  • NFM for Young Musicians
35 PLN
25 PLN
10 PLN

Similar events

24
March 2019 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
Telemann – St Luke Passion
 
29
March 2019 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Sinfonia Buenos Aires
 
30
March 2019 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
A Romance with Beethoven
 
07
April 2019 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Red Hall
All Boccherini
 
12
April 2019 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Seven Songs of the Last Days
 
13
April 2019 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
The Cosmic Lives of Trees
 
Last tickets: 11
16
April 2019 | Tuesday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
J.S. Bach | St Matthew Passion
 
26
April 2019 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Smetana, Sibelius, Adams
 
Last tickets: 11
27
April 2019 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Red Hall
Timothy Chooi and NFM Orchestra Leopoldinum
 
05
May 2019 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
From Breslau to Vienna
 
10
May 2019 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
Oratorium Marianum
Simple Symphony
 
10
May 2019 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
The Sleeping Beauty
 
17
May 2019 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
Philharmonic Hall
A Dance for Strings
 
22
May 2019 | Wednesday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Bach – Mass in B minor
 
31
May 2019 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
The Carnival of the Animals
 
07
June 2019 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Confession of a Soul
 
14
June 2019 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Chopin, Mahler | Closing of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic Season
 
15
June 2019 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
Polish Baroque
 
22
June 2019 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Eroica
 
23
June 2019 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
From Viennese Classicists to Operetta Classics
 

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.