Holy Thursday marks the beginning of the Paschal Triduum celebrated by Christians and this is reflected in the programme of the concert entitled Mater Dolorosa prepared by Les Talens Lyriques under the lead of their harpsichordist, Christophe Rousset.
Tomorrow (Good Friday, the 29th of March), at 10.50 p.m., TVP 2 will for the first time show the recording of a unique musical performance featuring St. Luke Passion, one of Krzysztof Penderecki’s most famous pieces, as directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna. Two premiere performances with audience participation took place on the 31st of March and the 1st of April 2012 at the Alvernia Studios near Krakow, the most state-of-the-art film studio in Poland.
“Krakow was one of the first cities to invite Savall, already in the 1970s,” Jesus Garcia Calero writes in today’s issue of ABC, one of the largest Spanish dailies. The journalist, staying in Krakow for the Misteria Paschalia, quotes the Catalan artist, who emphasises how great the Krakow audience is, that he feels are home here, and that he comes back for the festival almost every year, always with a special project.
On Holy Wednesday, thanks to Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, we could witness great emotions and much musical joy. These were provided by the charismatic Claudio Cavina, conducting the La Venexiana group, the Capella Cracoviensis chamber choir, and an array of outstanding soloists.