Ensemble „Artemision” : Klaudia Matlak – baroque violin, Julia Karpeta – viola da gamba, Paulina Tkaczyk – harpsichord and traverso flute 

The program of the concert consists mainly of French and Polish music due to King John III Sobieski and his wife's tastes. Thanks to his love for Marie Casimire de La Grange d'Arquien, known as Marysieńka”, who was fascinated by King Louis XIV's royal court, Sobieski was tied to a pro-French faction and the French court. Hence, the program features French music (J. M. Hotteterre or M. Marais) for a reason: these are the pieces that „Marysieńka” was fond of and often listened to. French and Polish music provided inspiration for G. Ph. Telemann as well. He came in contact with local dance music – both in its court and folk form – while travelling in Poland and referred to it in many of his works, some of which will be presented in the concert. Anonymous pieces written in honour of John III Sobieski arranged for violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord will crown the concert.


J.M. Hotteterre, M. Marais, J.M. Leclair, G.Ph. Telemann

Detailed program:



G.Ph. Telemann (1681-1767)

„Concerto Polonois” TWV 43:G7: Polonaise

violin, viola da gamba, b.c

J.M. Hotteterre (1674-1763)

„Pieces a deux Flutes” in D Major Premier livre

violin, flute, viola da gamba

J.M. Leclair (1697-1764)

Trio Sonata in D Major

violin, viola da gamba, b.c.

M. Marais (1656-1728)

„Les Folies d’Espagne” Deuxieme livre Pieces de viole

viola da gamba, b.c

G.Ph. Telemann

Trio Sonata in G Minor

violin, viola da gamba, b.c.


Three Songs on John III Sobieski:

- Sobieski's March, As He Called His People to Arms  

- Obertas. As Sobieski Arranged Things in His Mind

- Mazurka. Sobieski Leading the Way

violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord



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