Add date: Monday, 2 March 2015
It is impossible to overstate the importance of the two Passions by Johann Sebastian Bach. Despite the differences, they both can be seen as the sum of the composer's experience, made up of dramatic music, with the highest scale of emotion, as well as of reflection music. To demonstrate their expressiveness, they use the entire entourage of composition techniques available in the late Baroque era.A lost picture
Add date: Monday, 23 February 2015
Jordi Savall does not need any recommendation – there is no better-known artist in the world of early music. In fact, his fame goes far beyond the circle of persons interested in music and reaches the borders of pop culture. Today Savall is a symbol of sophisticated initiation into high culture from its colourful and attractive, but partly mystical side.From Cinquecento, personally
Add date: Monday, 16 February 2015
Surprising? Naturally! But arrears will be caught up with. Huelgas Ensemble, masters of Renaissance music, will eventually perform in Krakow.Who are you?!
Add date: Monday, 9 February 2015
‘A short time, madam, and this young man will be the wonder and the admiration of Europe!’ that’s what Leonardo Leo, the Nestor of Neapolitan composers, is said to have exclaimed after his first contact with Niccolò Jommelli. Leo was right: it did not take long before Jommelli was considered to be the most excellent European composer by many people. And those were the days when Handel, Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi and Scarlatti created their masterpieces. A large part of the music of late Baroque and early Classicism was written by the composer who has become almost entirely forgotten today. Such is often the fate of innovators and creators of new qualities; those who continue their work are remembered better by future generations. Contrary to established beliefs, history is the most accidental and unfair judges of works of arts. Among the artists who became indebted to Jommelli there are Gluck and artists from the famous Mannheim school – the particularly characteristic achievement of the latter, the orchestral crescendo, was invented by Jommelli himself!An unusual trip into the world of early music. See the programme of Misteria Paschalia 2015
Add date: Friday, 30 January 2015
Seven days, seven concerts and a constellation of early music stars. This year’s edition of the festival will be a presentation of the heritage of European music from the Middle Ages till Classicism. The audience of Krakow will have an opportunity to see once more the outstanding musicians whom they particularly adore: Jordi Savall and Ottavio Dantone. Apart from them, Christopher Rousset and René Jacobs will perform in Krakow again. The musicians who will perform with their ensembles at the festival for the first time will be Diego Fasolis, Alessandro de Marchi and Paul van Nevel. All of this will happen in the atmosphere of Holy Week. Below you can find information about the unique and sophisticated repertoire of the 12th edition of the festival, which will begin on the 30th of March and will last till the 5th of April. We invite you to make an unforgettable trip into the world of early music together with us.