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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • CULTURAL COOPERATION

  • 3 July 2019

    On 26 - 30 June 2019 the annual Copenhagen Baroque Festival took place in the Danish Capital, with one of the stars of the Polish early music performance, the Arte dei Suonatori orchestra. Polish musicians specializing in stylish performances of Baroque music presented in the series of concerts works of J.S. Bach, G.F. Haendel, G.P. Telemann, A. Vivaldi and W.A. Mozart. There were also Polish accents, in connection with the 230th anniversary of the birth of Maria Szymanowska, a piano virtuoso and composer of the early romanticism.

    Arte dei Suonatori is a baroque orchestra founded in 1993 by violinists Ewa and Aureliusz Goliński, which currently has the status of one of the most recognizable ensembles of early music performances in the Polish and international context. The orchestra's repertoire includes over 700 compositions, representing the richness of styles and forms of music from the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as a number of works written in modern times. The ensemble has been giving concerts since its foundation with the most outstanding instrumentalists and soloists of international renown, specializing in the execution of ancient instrumental and vocal music, performing at numerous music festivals and events in Poland, Europe and the USA. The performances of Arte dei Suonatori were broadcast, among others by BBC, NDR, Danish Radio (DR), Program 2 of Polish Radio, as well as on TVP and the Mezzo cultural channel. The orchestra has also recorded a number of recordings for such labels as BIS, Alpha, Da Capo and Dux, which have been awarded many prizes.

     

    In Copenhagen, Polish musicians played with leading Danish instrumentalists and vocalists, including the organist and harpsichordist Allan Rasmussen, flutist Bolette Roed and soprano Clara Cecilie Thomsen. Repertoire of concerts arranged in the historic church of the Trinity in Copenhagen (Trinitatis Kirke, as well as in the so-called Round Tower, astronomical observatory from the 17th century, adjacent to the church), included, among the works of the greatest masters of the European Baroque (i.a., the Lutheran Mass liturgy was performed with the accompaniment of fragments of church cantatas by J.S. Bach, according to the practice from the times of the Leipzig cantor), also a Polish accent – chamber and solo piano music by Maria Szymanowska (1789-1831, friend of the famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen), Józef Elsner (1769-1854, teacher of Fryderyk Chopin) and Franciszek Lessel (1780-1838), composers and piano virtuosi of the Early Romantic Age.

     

    Arte dei Suonatori regularly stage in Denmark, being involved in the multiple projects with Copenhagen Baroque Festival as well as other Danish ensembles, musicians and singers specializing in the early music (16.-18. c.); they also play authentic instruments from the period and accordingly to the ancient rules of the performance practice.

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