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June 2020
7:00 PM
Main Hall, reversed stage
plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław

The Clash of Eras


Martina Filjak – piano
Szymanowski Quartet:
Agata Szymczewska – violin
Robert Kowalski – violin
Volodia Mykytka – viola
Monika Leskovar – wiolonczela


J.S. Bach / F. Liszt Prelude and Fugue in A major  BWV 543
K. Szymanowski String Quartet No. 1 in C major op. 37
A. Dvorák Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major  op. 81, B. 155

Szymanowski Quartet / fot. Małgorzata Popingis

We invite you to a concert featuring works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Karol Szymanowski and Antonín Dvořák in the interpretation of the Szymanowski Quartet and Martina Filjak. The artists will present compositions of classical music legends, and thanks to the compilation of various works the audience will be treated to a fusion of genres and musical tastes.

This time, the National Forum of Music will host the charismatic pianist Martina Filjak. The artist is highly regarded for her impeccable technique and exceptional musical sensitivity. She has impressive achievements to her credit in the form of numerous record releases and prestigious awards resulting from her cooperation with the most outstanding conductors and instrumentalists. During this concert, the pianist will perform with the Szymanowski Quartet. The ensemble is characterized by perfect craftsmanship, superb interplay between the musicians and sophisticated interpretation of works. The artists perform in the best concert halls and take care to preserve the great traditions of the string quartet, while searching for new ways of expression.

At the concert, musicians will present compositions by outstanding classical music virtuosos. In the beginning, we will listen to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, a work that was created when the composer was court organist for the Duke of Saxony. The piece, which was originally intended for the organ, will be presented in Ferenc Liszt’s transcription for piano. The work is full of fast figurations and variable motifs. The programme will also include Karol Szymanowski’s First String Quartet in C major. This almost impressionistic musical landscape was admired by Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, claiming that: “...none of his works has yet breathed such heat of the South”, although the author himself was not very fond of the piece. The concert will be crowned with Antonín Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A major, inspired by Czech folklore. The composition captivates with its mature view of folk music, extraordinary inventiveness and a sense of freedom.

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