Krzysztof Baculewski

Krzysztof Baculewski "Subjective Annals 60 Editions of the Festival"


1973 brought a kind of compensation for the concessions of the previous year. The Festival opened with the 'dissident' Symphony No. 14 in G Minor, Op. 135 by Dmitri Shostakovich; there was also a performance of Romantic Music by Edison Denisov and the debut of Norbert Kuźnik; Irisation by Marek Stachowski, Symphony No. 2 by Per Nørgård, Pour orchestre by Krystyna Moszumańska-Nazar, Symphony No. 2 'Copernican', Op. 31 by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Lux aeterna by György Ligeti and Fantasia elegiaca for organ and orchestra by Kazimierz Serocki. The Festival came to an end with Witold Lutosławski's Cello Concerto. However, the soloist was Heinrich Schi rather than Mstislav Rostropovich, because the latter did not receive approval from Moscow. The Repertoire Committee was chaired by Tomasz Sikorski (until 1974).