NewsMichele Falco’s The Oratorio on St Anthony will play in Krakow on the 24th of March
Add date: Monday, 1 February 2016
It is a paradox, but one known for a long time: Baroque music has taken on the role of contemporary music. How? First, it speaks to us in a language that turns out to be very attractive and very much contemporary – meeting modern needs. Second, it provides a new repertoire – allowing audiences to experience the shiver of emotion in discovering completely unknown works, seemingly fresh, as if we were keeping track of the premieres of truly new compositions.The dark music of the dark prince
Add date: Monday, 25 January 2016
1611 was the year in which the world of music already knew several ground-breaking works – the first opera spectacles had taken place in Florence and Mantua, and Monteverdi, in addition to L’Orfeo, had already presented his great Vespers (1610). However, the publication of the Prince of Venosa, Carlo Gesualdo, electrified musicians. All of this despite the fact that the life of the introverted aristocrat was nearing its end, and that his work seemed to belong to a vanishing era.God was not far away after all
Add date: Monday, 18 January 2016
Alessandro Scarlatti is perceived to be an author who pushed opera into uncharted waters, shaping forms and sensitivity of the 18th century. The masterpiece of one of the most important composers in the history – Cain overo il primo omicidio (Cain, or the First Homicide) will be heard during the Misteria Paschalia Festival.Marcin Świątkiewicz - the winner of Polityka`s Passport in the classical music category
Add date: Wednesday, 13 January 2016
His musical sensitivity and erudition, dazzling interpretations, and versatility which allows him to be an outstanding soloist and a valued member of Baroque ensembles in Poland and abroad have earned Marcin Świątkiewicz the Paszport Polityki (Polityka's Passport) award in the classical music category. Congratulations!
Add date: Monday, 11 January 2016
"Around 1785, the canon of Cadiz commissioned Haydn to compose instrumental music referring to the seven last words of Jesus Christ on the cross, which would fit the annual ceremony in the city’s cathedral during Lent”, the composer’s biographer, Georg August Griesinger, noted in 1810. That is how one of the most exceptional instrumental music cycles in the history – The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour On the Cross – Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze – was created.