Time. It flows so fast that it is impossible for us to stop in this rush. We lose precious moments irrevocably. In this chaos of events though, it is good to pause and simply enjoy the moment. A great opportunity for reflection will be the meeting with the work of those who have gone down in the history of music, and those who today create the new history of the present.
Past and future is not a coincidence for the programme, which will soon be regaled to us by a superb trio: Łukasz Długosz, Agata Kielar-Długosz and Marek Toporowski. The outstanding musicians, who concert with the best artists around the world, have prepared works by Baroque and contemporary composers for the evening at the NFM. Playing together, they will create a peculiar bridge safely leading us from the times of the distant past to what is just waiting for us now.
There are well-known names on one bank. The Italian Concerto by Johann Sebastian Bach, due to its lively character, belongs to the most popular keyboard works of the Leipzig cantor. The programme also includes sonatas by Georg Philipp Telemann – an artist who composed his first opera as a twelve-year-old and fought with his own family to continue his musical career. Then – Antonio Vivaldi and his Concerto for flute, oboe and bassoon in G minor, which will be performed the version for two flutes and harpsichord. Meeting with the works of these three composers is a precisely tailored lesson in the history of music and the highest guarantee of unforgettable experiences.
At the other, not so distant, bank – contemporary Polish composers of classical music. Less than a month after its October premiere, listeners at the National Forum of Music will surely enjoy listening to Frisium by Krzysztof Baculewski. There will also be a song by an excellent Wrocław composer and teacher, known for her tendency to paint with sounds: Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil. During the concert, the musicians will present her latest work, written for two flutes and harpsichord.
The past meeting the future is not always harmonious. This may change when the new refers to the achievements of the past with due deference. Music lovers visiting the NFM will be able to experience it for themselves and fearlessly cross the bridge of time.