Krzysztof Baculewski

Krzysztof Baculewski "Subjective Annals 60 Editions of the Festival"


This was the year of Carter, Elliott Carter. 'Warsaw Autumn' audiences had the opportunity to get acquainted with A Symphony of ree Orchestras, the choral piece To Music, Timpani Pieces for solo kettledrums (sic!), Triple Duo and Night Fantasies for piano. ere were also the debuts of Anna Zawadzka (Girare for tape and percussion) and Magdalena Długosz (Pulsations for tape), Sławomir Olszamowski and Wiesław Rentowski as well as Hanna Kulenty (Ad unum). In the programme: A Haunted Landscape by George Crumb, Clarinet Concerto and Symphony No. 1 by Isang Yun, Narodzenie (Birth) for choir and orchestra by Zbigniew Bujarski, Symphony No. 2 (Concertante) by Aleksander Lasoń, Symphony No. 4 by Giya Kancheli, Eufonia (Euphony) by Tomasz Sikorski, four vocal cycles by György Kurtág, Symphony No. 2 by Andrzej Krzanowski, Shaker Loops by John Adams and the first performance of Pozdraveni (Salutations) by Marek Kopelent. ere were also recitals by the Canadian flutist Robert Aitken, pianist Szabolcs Esztényi, harpsichord player Elżbieta Chojnacka, three concerts of tape music, performances by Ensemble Modern, Speculum Musicae, Schola Cantorum Gedanensis choir and - as usual - Polish ensembles and orchestras.