NewsA tasty treat after three centuries
Add date: Friday, 25 March 2016
The internal struggle of St Anthony, the first and the most famous hermit, his journey toward holiness presented in the form of a dialogue between the protagonist, an Angel and Jesus Christ himself – who support him on his road – and the personified Penance were a basis for the libretto of the oratorio by Michele Falco, discovered now after three centuries. Fabio Biondi and his Europa Galante ensemble restored the Oratorio di Sant'Antonio to the world and yesterday captivated the audience gathered in the Krakow Philharmonic.
Add date: Thursday, 24 March 2016
Carlo Gesualdo’s music is not performed often in our country, but it has gained a group of devout fans. Yesterday they were up for a great treat: a set of responsories (albeit performed without the repetitions mandated by the liturgy), published when the author’s life was coming to an end in 1611. During yesterday’s concert, the pieces were performed by the Capella Cracoviensis choir, led by Jan Tomasz Adamus.
Add date: Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Rinaldo Alessandrini appeared in the collective awareness of Polish music lovers some 25 years ago as an author of a new, fresh and innovative interpretation of Monteverdi’s madrigals, brought to life by his ensemble, Concerto Italiano. Over a decade later, the artist became a regular guest of the Misteria Paschalia festival. Yesterday, he had brought with him one of Scarlatti’s oratorios, the rare Cain overo il primo omicidio.Last Words for a great start
Add date: Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Jordi Savall, a recurring guest without whom it is hard to imagine the Misteria Paschalia Festival, surprised us all. This time he did not bring a syncretic project with him, but a classical concert programme, performed with his Le Concert des Nations ensemble – the orchestral version of Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour On the Cross,performed for the inauguration of the Festival.
Add date: Monday, 21 March 2016
Over the course of the upcoming week, Krakow will once again become the world capital of early music, as the 13th edition of the Misteria Paschalia Festival is starting today. We are going to witness many musical emotions and exaltations: the audiences in Krakow are going to listen to the most prominent artists who work with early music. Ladies and Gentlemen, we are beginning one of the most widely recognised early music festivals in Europe, which will accompany us during the entire Holy Week and Easter.