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BAROQUE SOLO & VIRTUOSO

In Baroque Austria & Germany violin composers brought a dream to life, sculpting a cathedral of harmony, a music of emotion and silence, out of a single violin…it is a recital of the most spectacular and beautiful 17th century dances for violin solo. Close your eyes and imagine splendid movements and theater full of baroque dancers…

Baroque Violin solo

Works by Johann Paul von Wesfhoff, Johann Joseph Vilsmayr, Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Sebastian Bach

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baROCK & VIENNA

The final quarter of the seventeenth century represents a golden age for virtuosic solo violin music. The Southern German & Austrian region was especially productive and transalpine string playing intermingled and was influenced by musicians at the Italian court. It was indeed here that violin virtuosi not only emerged as artists but increasing focus was also placed on instruments and bows of the time, which in turn lead to a rapid development in violin making. Virtuosic violin playing was omnipresent in Europe at this time, found in the church, opera & public chambers. The composers, often violinists themselves, attempted to portray their finest artistry through their fascination of the melodic and technical capabilities of the instrument. The simple harmonic structure of variations and ostinato forms (found typically in the chaconne and passacaglia) provided players with ideal opportunities to demonstrate their skill and the technical possibilities of the violin.

Baroque Violin & Continuo

Works by Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani, Heinrich Schmelzer, Emperor Leopold the 1st, and others

Available on CD!

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BEAUTY DANCING

A celebration of classical hits and famous Latin dances. Expect a great evening – explosive from start to finish!

Violin & Piano

Works by Jeno Hubay, Grażyna Bacewicz, Henryk Wieniawski, Miguel Jimenez, Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzola & others

Soon on CD!

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DELIRIO AMOROSO

Mirtillo ist ein arkadischer Hirte, dessen Lieblingsbeschäftigung es ist, ganze Bächlein mit seinen Tränen zu füllen: Er ist nämlich immer wieder unglücklich verliebt. Die schöne Schäferin Clori ist seine Angebetete. Niemals wird sie ihn erhören! Das ist der Ausgangspunkt für unser Arkadisches Dramolett in 2 Akten. Ein Verwirrspiel an Affetti Musicali und funkensprühender Improvisationskunst lassen uns eintauchen in ein fernes, idealisiertes Arkadien, das jeder von uns in sich selbst trägt und in der rauschaften Musik der besten Meister ihrer Zeit lustvoll wiederentdecken kann. Herzliche Einladung zu einer Exkursion in die Glut unserer Herzen!

Baroque Violin & Tenor & Baroque Guitar & Chitarrone

A Project of Markus Miesenberger.
Works by Claudio Monteverdi, Biaggio Marini, Carlo Farina, Salomone Rossi & others

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DAMY PRZY FORTEPIANIE

Cała plejada wspaniałych kobiet przez wieki komponowała małe i większe arcydzieła. Żony, córki i siostry słynnych kompozytorów za długo pozostawały w cieniu swych braci. Ich kompozycje na fortepian solo oraz na skrzypce z fortepianem wprowadzają ożywczy powiew do literatury muzycznej XVIII i XIX wieku. A wszystko to na instrumentach z epoki!!!

Koncert pilotażowy tego projektu odbył sie w warszawskiej UMFC na na instrumentach historycznych z kolekcji Andrzeja Włodarczyka: – kopii wiedeńskiego fortepianu Antona Waltera z 1795 roku, wykonanej przez pracownię Andrzeja Włodarczyka według fortepianu z Germanisches National Museum w Norymberdze; – fortepianie Broadwooda zbudowanym w Londynie w 1846 roku (instrument identyczny z fortepianem, na którym koncertował Chopin w czasie pobytu w Anglii), odrestaurowanym przez pracownię Andrzeja Włodarczyka, a także na skrzypcach “Johann Christian Ficker, Markneukirchen 1770” i “Samuel Nemessányi, Budapeszt 1870”

Skrzypce i fortepian historyczny

w programie  J. Andrychowicz, Tekla Bądarzewska, Marianna Martines, Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn, Maria Theresia von Paradis, Emilia Potocka, Clara Josephine Schumann, Eliza Sułkowska, Maria Szymanowska, Józefina Wejnert

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The JOURNEY of the SPIRIT

Thoughtfully chosen works based mostly on Polish medieval & baroque church hymns by important Polish Composers. Many pieces composed out of religious inspiration truly depicting the unique Polish spiritual tradition. Some of the pieces use modal church scales. Some are using romantic harmony. Music is at service of the profound spiritual message hidden behind the notes.

Violin & Organ

Works by Felix Borowski, Witold Lutosławski, Feliks Nowowiejski, Marian Sawa, Mieczysław Surzyński

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MARIAN SAWA in memoriam

A recital featuring some characteristic works by one of the most prolific Polish composers Marian Sawa (1937-2005). The presented music written in different moments of his life demonstrate Sawa’s truly original and inventive approach to violin. Its pure and angelic sound is uniquely enhanced by the glorious and mesmerizing sound of the pipe organ. The unique combination of organ & violin allowed Marian Sawa to explore some sonorities which have never been discovered before. A successful experiment of the composer – an unforgettable adventure for the audience!

Violin & Organ

Works by Marian Sawa

Avaliable on CD!

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MISSION (IM)POSSIBLE

The first collection of violin virtuosity in the history of music, the ‘Sonatas 1681’ are less known works for violin by Heinrich Biber. This Austrian master, himself a spectacular violinist, was one of the most colorful and meaningful composers of the Baroque era. The Sonatas, fine and elaborate compositions of Biber, are nowadays acknowledged for its pioneer-like approach to the violin technique. Still, however, the collection receives little more than cursory interest from contemporary performers nowadays. At the time of its publishing in Salzburg in 1681– the Sonatas shocked with their technical demands and were often regarded as almost (im)possible to perform.

Baroque Violin & Continuo

Works by Heinrich Biber

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The NOBLE VIOLIN

The violin is a very human instrument capable of subtlety, tenderness, delicate gradations of tone, and of course, romance. The Noble Violin features splendid violin compositions by the Belgian School. Typical world of virtuoso violin with its rich, finest tradition.

Violin & Piano

Works by Henri Wieniawski, Henri Vieuxtemps, Eugene Ysaÿe & others

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A TRIBUTE to ZYGMUNT NOSKOWSKI

Recently rediscovered violin works of the most important music figures in Warsaw in the late 19the century. Lyrical and beautiful writing of Noskowski reflects truly vivid emotions, from nostalgia to extreme passion, all in noble virtuosity. Program includes Noskowski’s pieces from the world premiere CD recorded by Jolanta Sosnowska in 2011.

Violin & Piano

Works by Zygmunt Noskowski

Available on CD!

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VIENNA by NIGHT

Music from the ‘Bedroom Library’ of the Viennese Emperor Leopold the 1st. Many unforgettable, beautiful Austrian Baroque compositions which – who knows – were played in front of him during day and some at night, as lullabies? Could the Hapsburg Monarch have been an insomniac?

Baroque Violin & Continuo

Works by Heinrich Schmelzer & Leopold the 1st

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VIOLIN goes OPERA

Violin version of marvelous & beloved opera themes. Everything which is deeply adored about the world of opera: high drama, profound emotion, tenderness, and quiet love. Everything to delight the listeners, everything to turn the audience wild, too. What more could be asked for?

Violin & Piano

Works by Camille Saint-Säens, Pietro Mascagni, Leopold Auer, Gioacchino Rossini, Jules Massenet & others