Add date: Monday, 22 February 2016
Ottavio Dantone and his Accademia Bizantina ensemble are well known to Polish listeners – and those in Krakow in particular. This time, at the conclusion of the Misteria Paschalia festival, the Italian musicians will present one of George Frideric Handel’s last masterpieces – the oratorio Belshazzar. The outstanding artists will be accompanied – not for the first time – by the excellent Capella Cracoviensis choir.
Add date: Monday, 15 February 2016
For one hundred hears, he was famous mainly because Johann Sebastian Bach travelled 400 km and took advantage of the trust of his superiors, in order to listen to him play for three months. Today, Dieterich Buxtehude, the famous organist from Lübeck, speaks with his own voice. It is a singing voice – not that of an organ – since we have long known that as a composer, he did not limit himself to keyboard instruments, but that vocal music was an important part of his work. It’s not surprising that Bach found it difficult to leave Buxtehude – there was no better model for his own work. During the festival, the old master’s music will be presented by an ensemble that feels right at home in a Bach repertoire – Vox Luminis, who are making their debut at Misteria Paschalia.Requiem – a reopening
Add date: Monday, 8 February 2016
Marc Minkowski has surprised us before with his offbeat renditions of works by Bach and Mozart’s "Great Mass in C minor". Offbeat, but always striking and thought-provoking via the new interpretive spaces they open. On his pulpit now is the most “flagship” work that we can imagine – and just as genius: Mozart’s "Requiem".Michele 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.