Krzysztof Baculewski "Subjective Annals 60 Editions of the Festival"
This edition opened with Wojciech Kilar's Bogurodzica (Mother of God), and closed with Rituel by Pierre Boulez. Between these two came a concert by The King's Singers featuring Eclogue VIII by Krzysztof Penderecki and the amusing Time Piece by Paul Patterson; two concerts of the Slovenian Philharmonic from Ljubljana; Jane Manning sang the Harawi cycle by Olivier Messiaen; we listened to Peinture by Edison Denisov and Musique socialiste by Luc Ferrari; Andrzej Dutkiewicz performed Macrocosmos I by George Crumb; the programme also included Studium in A by Romuald Twardowski, which seems rather amusing today, presented along the Baroque Variations by Lukas Foss. Camerata Strumentale 'Alfredo Casella' from Turin aroused enthusiasm with its daring-grotesque interpretation of Aventures & Nouvelles Aventures by György Ligeti. The cantata Goethe-Briefe by Tadeusz Baird occasioned rather peculiar re ections, but his Concerto lugubre for viola with Stefan Kamasa as soloist was highly moving. We also got to know ree Places in New England by Charles Ives and were reminded of Eonta by Iannis Xenakis. Elżbieta Sikora made her 'Warsaw Autumn' debut with a piece for tape entitled Podróż II (Journey II) and I, Krzysztof Baculewski, also made my first appearance with the rhapsody Is-slottet.