Lutosławski Quartet / fot. Sisi Cecylia
Lutosławski Quartet / fot. Sisi Cecylia
Chamber concerts
Rosamunde
15.12
Thu.
7:00 PM
NFM, Chamber Hall
Programme:

K. Szymanowski String Quartet No. 2 op. 56
F. Schubert String Quartet No. 13 in A minor D 804 'Rosamunde'

Performers:

Lutosławski Quartet:
Roksana Kwaśnikowska – 1st violin
Marcin Markowicz – 2nd violin
Artur Rozmysłowicz – viola
Maciej Młodawski – cello

Venue:
NFM, Chamber Hall
plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
Tickets:
from 20 to 55 zł

The concert of the Lutosławski Quartet will be a fascinating musical journey through time. It will begin with a meeting with the work of one of the masters of the Renaissance and will end with a performance of a work by a contemporary composer. Between them, there will be compositions by one of the classics of the 20th century and a composer working at the boundary of Classicism and Romanticism. Their works are connected together in a subtle way.

Orlando di Lasso is not only one of the most important late Renaissance composers, but also one of the greatest figures in the history of music in general. He was an incredibly prolific artist. Researchers estimate that he penned over two thousand compositions, and some of them still amaze listeners with their freshness, refinement and richness of invention. During the concert, the first two parts of Stabat Mater, arranged by Marcin Markowicz: Stabat Mater dolorosa and O quam tristia et afflicta, will be heard. The work of Alfred Schnittke was a part of a wider trend called polystylism, combining various, seemingly contradictory elements. This is also the case in the String Quartet No. 3, written in 1983. There are references to Lasso’s Stabat Mater, one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s string quartets, or to the works of Dmitry Shostakovich. These quotes are juxtaposed with fragments written in a completely modern style, using advanced colour techniques that enrich the sound and make it more attractive and therefore more expressive.

In the context of the concert programme, the most important in Schnittke’s work is the quote from the Grosse Fuge op. 133 by Ludwig van Beethoven. This surprising and forward-thinking work had been intended to be the last movement of the String Quartet XIII in B flat major op. 130, however the publisher, horrified by the degree of complication of this music, asked the composer to write a new finale, to which the artist agreed. Although the separately published fugue was lambasted by Beethoven’s contemporaries, the opinion about it changed at the beginning of the 20th century. Currently, the work is considered to be one of the most important and outstanding in the composer’s oeuvre. The German composer Jörg Widmann often refers the works of the author of the Great Fugue. His String Quartet No. 6 “Study on Beethoven” was created in 2019 and was dedicated to Anne-Sophie Mutter. In this work, the artist referred to the legacy of his great predecessor by introducing sharp contrasts between slow, lyrical episodes and fast fragments using dance rhythms.

Eine kleine Serenade
LutosAir Quinet / Piotr Sałajczyk / Aleksander Kobus
08.12
Thu.
7:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
Virtuoso Matinée
Sara Dragan / Sławomir Cierpik
08.01
Sun.
12:30 PM
NFM, Black Hall
Buy ticket
Last tickets!
Islands of Happiness
Szymon Komasa, Sophia Muñoz
12.01
Thu.
7:00 PM
NFM, Chamber Hall
Buy ticket
Last tickets!
Garrick Ohlsson Plays Chopin
 
26.01
Thu.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Rapsodie espagnole
Książek Piano Duo
09.02
Thu.
7:00 PM
NFM, Chamber Hall
Fantasy and Romances
Katarzyna Zdybel / Szczepan Kończal
23.02
Thu.
7:00 PM
NFM, Chamber Hall
Music of the Books of Jacob
Agata Zubel / Bastarda Trio / Lutosławski Quartet
05.03
Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
Matinée – Young Virtuosos
 
12.03
Sun.
12:30 PM
NFM, Chamber Hall
Meccore String Quartet
 
16.03
Thu.
7:00 PM
NFM, Chamber Hall
Trip to America – cancelled
German Brass
30.03
Thu.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
Polish Romanticism
Pujanek / Micker / Lisiecki / Bryła
13.04
Thu.
7:00 PM
NFM, Chamber Hall
DJ Lenar & Lutosławski Quartet
Lutosławski Quartet
23.04
Sun.
7:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
Modern Chat(ting)
Ignacy Lisiecki
27.04
Thu.
7:00 PM
NFM, Chamber Hall
Tansman Trio
 
11.05
Thu.
7:00 PM
NFM, Chamber Hall
Anne-Sophie Mutter Trio
 
16.05
Tue.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Apollon Musagète’s Highlights
Apollon Musagète
08.06
Thu.
7:00 PM
NFM, Chamber Hall

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. Learn more

Accept & close
Newsletter Melomana
We announce new concerts, we remind you about the start of ticket sales, we let you know about the last vacancies
Register