8. „FORGOTTEN POLISH MUSIC”

Performers

Aleksandra Zamojska – soprano, Paulina Tkaczyk – harpsichord

Programme

J. Kozłowski, A. Leopold, K. Kurpiński, J. Elsner, M.K. Ogiński

The programme of this concert consists of the forgotten and newly rediscovered music of the Polish composers from the second half of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th century. The POLONAISE, one of the most important Polish national dances will be the star of the show. One will have the chance to hear it performed by the interesting combination of soprano and harpsichord as well as harpsichord only playing the works of Józef Kozłowski, Antoni Leopold and Michał Kleofas Ogiński, who composed not only danceable miniatures but also songs and romances. These particularly interesting works of his were inspired by French and Italian texts which will be performed in Wisława Szymborska’s translations into Polish. True gems in the repertoire are also Dumka from “Kalmora or The Paternal Right of the Americans” by Karol Kurpiński, Józef Elsner’s arias dedicated to Giuseppina Mostowska and fragments of Józef Kozłowski’s mass written for the circumstance of death of Stanisław August, king of Poland.

Fragments of the repertoire are available on the Paulina Tkaczyk's YouTube channel.

Detailed programme

J. Kozłowski (1757-1831) „Polonoises pour voix et clavecin ou piano-forte”:
- Polonoise in D major Op. 5 No. 8 „Returning from the war”
- Polonoise in D major Op. 5 No. 9 „The nation’s autocrat”
soprano, harpsichord
A. Leopold (XVIII/XIX) „Quatre Polonaises”:
- Polonaise Militaire in D major No. 1
harpsichord
J. Kozłowski (1757-1831) „Polonoises pour le Clavecin ou Piano-forte”:
- Polonoise in f minor Op. 5 No. 10
harpsichord
J. Kozłowski (1757-1831) „La musique exécutée à la célébration des obsèques de S.M. le Roi de Pologne Stanislas August
Op. 14, entitled Missa pro defunctis”:
- No. IX Benedictus
soprano, harpsichord
J. Kozłowski (1757-1831) „La musique exécutée à la célébration des obsèques de S.M. le Roi de Pologne Stanislas August
Op. 14, entitled Missa pro defunctis”:
- No. XIII Marche pour la procession
- No. XIV Marche Adagio
harpsichord
K.Kurpiński(1785-1858) Dumka from „Kalmora, or The Paternal Right of the Americans”:
- „No sun shall shine on my lonely walls”
soprano, harpsichord
J. Elsner (1769-1854) „Tre Arie ed un Duettino per il soprano con Accompagnamento di Cembalo” composte e dedicate a Sua Eccelenza la Sig:ra Contessina Giuseppina Mostowska:
- „Parlo, ma ognor parlando di te parlar, procuro”
- „Quel ruscelletto che l’onde chiare or or col mare confonderà”
- „Non so dirti il mio contento”
soprano, harpsichord
J. Kozłowski (1757-1831) „Polonoises pour le Clavecin ou Piano-forte”:
- Polonoise in E flat major Op. 5 No. 2
harpsichord
M.K. Ogiński (1765-1833) - II Polonaise in B flat major „Più non desidero”
- „Félicité passée”
- „To Daphnis”    
- „Be silent, oh be silent”
soprano, harpsichord