NewsSee the first official promotional spot for this year`s Misteria Paschalia Festival
Add date: Monday, 16 March 2015A great silence
Add date: Monday, 16 March 2015
The underground chapel in the Wieliczka Salt Mine is an unusual space, which is utilised in a special way by the Misteria Paschalia Festival. It is an ideal place for organising the concerts that require intimacy and the music that speaks to listeners in a silent voice and feels better in the dark than in the spotlight. And there is no work that suits these characteristics better than Leçons de ténèbres (‘Lessons of Darkness’) by composers of the French Baroque period.Benefits of paradoxes
Add date: Monday, 9 March 2015
Throughout the entire seventeen century, Rome was one great laboratory of the arts, out of which more and more works were coming. This is where Baroque was born in the field of arts, and music was developing equally spectacularly. You can say that the Papal capital gave the world two music genres: independent instrumental music and the oratorio. The key person in the history of the both of them was Bernardo Pasquini. His oratorio on the passion of Christ, La sete di Cristo (Thirsting Christ) will be the highlight of the Good Friday programme of the Misteria Paschalia.
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.