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HARPSICHORD AND TRAVERSO FLUTE

 



 1. „HARPSICHORD – THE KING OF BAROQUE INSTRUMENTS”

Paulina Tkaczyk – harpsichord


„In Spanish and in German”

The program of the concert shows two extremely different and yet interconnected worlds of music. On the one hand it reaches for baroque roots, on the other it presents elements of galante, empfindsamer Stil and Sturm und Drang styles. The richness of these two cultural traditions assumes a unique expression through masterly, expressive and harmonically exceptionally interesting compositions. The program includes works of both well-known composers and those who are only now being discovered, which additionally brings out its qualities and allows to show the various faces of harpsichord.

 Program:

P.A. Soler, A. Viola, C.Ph.E. Bach, Ch.S. Binder

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Detailed program:

 

 

P.A. Soler (1729-1783)

„Fandango”

harpsichord

A. Viola (1738-1798)

Sonata in D Major from Organa Hispanica collection

harpsichord

C.Ph.E. Bach (1714-1788)

Fantasia in C Major Wq 59/6 - H 284

harpsichord

Ch.S. Binder (1723-1789)

Sonata III in C Minor op.1

harpsichord

 

 

2. „SUN CAPTURED IN THE SOUNDS OF SPAIN AND ITALY”

Ensemble „Finesis Trio”: Katarzyna Puch – soprano, Małgorzata Włodarczyk – guitar and lute, Paulina Tkaczyk – harpsichord


The programme of the concert reflects the temperament of Italian and Spanish music disguised as musical forms and rhythms. It starts with Spanish songs dating back to the turn of the Renaissance and baroque era, which have recently been discovered in the Library of Catalonia by the „Finesis Trio” ensemble. One piece which is exceptionally interesting in terms of sound and rarely performed is Händel'sNo se emenderájamás, a peculiar Spanish cantata written for a choice of voices and instruments very unusual for its time: soprano, guitar and basso continuo. The lively and virtuoso Fandango and Chaconne – dances originally accompanied in Spain by castanets – represent various facets of music. An interesting point in our repertoire is one of Giordani's six sonatas written for the guitar and basso continuo – a very atmospheric, but at the same time energetic piece. Sor'sSeguidillas boleras, short songs tinged with humour and grotesque, touch upon serious matters as well.

 W programie:

G.F. Händel, L. Boccherini, T. Giordani, J. Duphly, F. Sor

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Detailed program:

 

 

Música Barocca Español

Spanish songs

soprano, b.c.

G.F. Händel (1685-1759)

„Fandango”

soprano, giuitar, b.c.

T. Giordani (ca. 1730-1806)

Sonata VI C Major

guitar, b.c.

J. Duphly (1715-1789)

Chaconne F Major (Troisième Livre)

harpsichord

F. Sor (1778-1839)

Seguidillas

soprano, guitar

L. Boccherini (1743-1805)

„Introduction and Fandango” from the guitar quintet in D Major, G 448

guitar, harpsichord

 

 

3. „SOBIESKI AND MARYSIENKA’S MUSIC PARLOUR – JOHN III SOBIESKI AT VIENNA”

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.

 Program:                               

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.

Anonim

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

 

 

4. „THE FOUR SEASONS”

Ensemble „Cantica Sacra”: Izabela Szlachta-Dowgiałło – violin, Paulina Tkaczyk – harpsichordrd


Who does not know Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons? Today it is the most popular and widely acclaimed Vivaldi's composition and a truly timeless work. The series of four concerts, adored in any form, will this time be presented in an innovative version for two instruments: the solo violin and harpsichord in the role of an orchestra. The music, which is the essence of the Italian baroque, charms the listener with a wide spectrum of tones, full of unusually skilled processions and emotions. It delights not only with exceptional virtuosity, but also with the captivating craftsmanship of melodic lines and unusual means of expression. Vivaldi appears as a perfect „natural painter”, who plays with colours and creates the terminology of programme music.

 Program:                                                                

A. Vivaldi

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Detailed program:

 

 

A. Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)

Concert No. 1 „Spring” in E Major RV 269

violin, harpsichord

A. Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)

Concert No. 2 „Summer” in G Minor RV 315

violin, harpsichord

A. Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)

Concert No. 3 „Autumn” in F Major RV 293

violin, harpsichord

A. Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)

Concert No. 4 „Winter” in F Minor RV 297 

violin, harpsichord

 

 

5. „MUSICAL GEMS OF OLD EUROPE: PRE-CLASSICAL AND CLASSICAL MASTERS”

 Ensemble „Musica Graziosa”: Paulina Tkaczyk – traverso flute and harpsichord, Bogumiła Gizbert-Studnicka – harpsichord


Thanks to the programme of the concert the audience will familiarise themselves with unique harpsichord and flute sonatas by ChristliebSiegmund Binder, a Dresden composer and instrumentalist, who has been forgotten for the past two hundred years. His works, full of expression and emotion, are extremely virtuoso. On the one hand they are rooted in the baroque era, on the other they display features of transitional and classical styles. As another titbit, the programme features very rarely performed sonatas for four hands by the „Viennese Classicists”: Mozart and Beethoven. The works were written mainly for teaching purposes, but they represent the highest artistic level. The work deserving special attention is Beethoven's sonata for harpsichord. It contains an altered „Fate motif” known from the opening of Symphony No. 5, but of a joyful nature, as indicated by the sonata's D major key.

 

 Program:

Ch.S. Binder, W.A. Mozart, L. van Beethoven                                              

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Detailed program:

 

 

Ch.S. Binder (1723-1789)

Sonata No. 1 in G Major

harpsichord, flute

Ch.S. Binder

Sonata No. 5 in E Minor

harpsichord, flute

W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Sonata in D Major KV 381 (123a) for harpsichord for 4-hands  

harpsichord

L. van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonata in D Major op. 6 for harpsichord for 4-hands harpsichord

 

 

6. „HARPSICHORD AND PIANOFORTE – SO ALIKE AND STILL...”

Katarzyna Drogosz – pianoforte, Paulina Tkaczyk – harpsichord and pianoforte


Pianoforte and harpsichord – „two brothers”, similar and yet so different... When they are in concert together, complementing each other and exchanging the timbres, they produce a remarkable effect. The programme of the concert, which comprises works by „the great Bach's” sons: Carl Philipp Emanuel, Wilhelm Friedmann and Johann Christian, as well as the Dresden composer ChristliebSiegmund Binder, shows how different styles – galant, rococo, Empfindsamkeit, Sturm und Drang and classical – penetrate one another. Thus it creates stylistic plurality and presents the „transitional period”, full of rapture and surprising twists, in an original way.

Program:

C.Ph.E. Bach, W.F. Bach, J.Ch. Bach, Ch.S. Binder

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Detailed program:

 

 

C.Ph.E. Bach (1714-1788)

Vier kleine Duetten    

harpsichord, pianoforte

Ch.S. Binder (1723-1789)

Sonata No. 5 in A minor, op. 1

harpsichord solo

J.Ch. Bach (1735-1782)

Sonata in G major, op. 15

harpsichord, pianoforte

W.F. Bach (1710-1784)

Polonaisen, Falck 12

pianoforte solo

W.F. Bach (1710-1784) Concerto in F major, Falck 10 harpsichord, pianoforte

 

7. „J.S. BACH'S SONATAS FOR HARPSICHORD AND VIOLA DA GAMBA

Paulina Tkaczyk – harpsichord, Konrad Górka – violoncello piccolo


The concert features works by Johann Sebastian Bach – the greatest artist of the baroque era. They present the stylistic synthesis of the period in its most genius form. The music reveals the beauty and sound capabilities of harpsichord and violoncello piccolo, as well as offers insight into the spirit of this magic era, which was characterised by exceptional love for art. The unusually expressive sonatas display a richness of means of expression and strongly influence the listeners thanks to the mutually balancing instrumental parts.

Program:                                                        

J.S. Bach

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Detailed program:

 

 

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sonata in G Major BWV 1027

violoncello piccolo, harpsichord

J.S. Bach

Sonata in D Major BWV 1028

violoncello piccolo, harpsichord

J.S. Bach

Sonata in G Minor BWV 1029

violoncello piccolo, harpsichord

 

 

8.  „THE KINGS OF THE BAROQUE ERA – BACH AND TELEMANN, AS WELL AS POLISH COMPOSERS OF THE TIME”

Stefan Plewniak – baroque violin, Karolina Jesionek  – traverso flute, Paulina Tkaczyk – harpsichord,

Elżbieta Górka – baroque violin, Jacek Dumanowski – baroque viola, Konrad Górka – violoncello piccolo


„Barocco” – „irregular pearl”. Baroque, also in Poland, was an exceptionally rich and fascinating time. It was the time of intense development of music, which rapidly absorbed the new aesthetics. During the concert we shall present to our listeners the works of two eminent Polish composers of the time: M. Mielczewski and A. Jarzębski. We would also like to present „Concerto Polonois” by G. Ph. Telemann – a composer, who alluded to Polish music in his works. The musical feast will be concluded with the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 written by the baroque genius J. S. Bach.

Program:

G.Ph. Telemann, A. Jarzębski, M. Mielczewski, J.S. Bach             

Detailed program:

 

 

G.Ph. Telemann (1681 – 1767)

„Concerto Polonois TWV 43:G7

A. Jarzębski (1590 – 1648)

„Bentrovata”

 

M. Mielczewski (1600 – 1651)

Canzona Prima

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)

„Brandenburg Concerto” in D Major BWV 1052

 

 

9.  „MUSIC IN THE MIRROR OF TIME”

Magdalena di Blasi – flute, Kamil Skicki – violin, Paulina Tkaczyk – harpsichord


The works performed during the concert make up a diverse stylistic mosaic, as the programme combines baroque works with contemporary ones. The listener is taken on a journey from the Italian expressiveness and freedom, through the refined and graceful French style of the baroque era, when comparisons between the two nationalities aroused strong emotions due to their everlasting rivalry, to the subsequent eras. And in the maze of the 20th and 21st centuries the listener will find a stylistic mix making use of the neoclassical lightness, brilliance, clear and diverse tone, lucidity and elements of jazz music. All of this reveals the full sound potential of flute, violin and harpsichord.

 Program:

J. Ibert, J. Vanvinckenroye, J.N.P. Royer, A. Corelli,                          

T. Frączkiewicz-Kirkov, B. Martinů

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Detailed program:

 

 

J. Ibert (1890-1962)

„Deux Interludes”

flute, , violin, harpsichord

J. Vanvinckenroye (1939-2006)

„Gioberney – Suite”

flute, harpsichord

J.N.P. Royer(1705-1755)

„La Marche des Scythes” Premier Livre

harpsichord solo

A. Corelli (1653-1713)

Sonata No. XII in D minor op. 5 „Follia”

violin, b.c.

T. Frączkiewicz-Kirkov (1953-)

„Fantasy” for flute, violin and harpsichord

flute, violin, harpsichord
B. Martinů (1890-1959) „Promenades” H. 274 flute, violin, harpsichord

 

 

10.  „IN THE WORLD OF INSPIRATION – SAXOPHONE AND HARPSICHORD”

Ignacy Stojek – saxophone, Paulina Tkaczyk – harpsichord


An exceptional combination of sounds and musical worlds contained in the concert's programme based on musical arrangements and improvisations and drawing from composers representing different eras and styles. The performers, – a harpsichordist and a saxophonist – who inspire each other, create a unique atmosphere. They combine the individual pieces into a whole by means of an interesting set of instruments and reaching for jazz music as well, for example in blues or swing stylizations.

 

 W programie:

M. Garson, C. Bolling, J. Vanvinckenroye, P. Iturralde                             

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Program szczegółowy:

 

 

M. Garson(*1945)

„Jazz Variations on a Theme of Paganini”

saxophone, harpsichord

C. Bolling (*1930)

„Rag – Polka”

saxophone, harpsichord

C. Bolling

„Baroque and Blue”

saxophone, harpsichord

J. Vanvinckenroye (1939-2006)

„Gioberney-Suite”

saxophone, harpsichord

P. Iturralde (*1929)

„Suite Hellénique”

saxophone, harpsichord
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