Krzysztof Baculewski

Krzysztof Baculewski "Subjective Annals 60 Editions of the Festival"


The central topic was the music of the Iberian Peninsula and Latin American countries. Hence the presentations of works by both wellknown and less famous composers representing those countries, such as Mauricio Kagel, Enrico Chapela, Alejandro Rossi, Mauricio Sotelo, Alejandro Viñao, José María Sánchez-Verdú, Miguel Azguime, Hèctor Parra, and Mario Lavista. ere were only four concerts dedicated wholly or partly to symphonic music, performed as usual by the PRNSO and Warsaw Philharmonic, but also by the Orquesta de Radio Television Española (two performances), as well as large ensembles: the Leopoldinum, Musik-Fabrik and the Camerata Silesia. Musical highlights: Maqbara for voices and orchestra by José María Sánchez-Verdú, Oscar Strasnoy's The End, Fabián Panisello's Concierto de Cámara, as well as the classic Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité by Olivier Messiaen. Karlheinz Stockhausen, who had died in the previous year, was remembered with three pieces, including Hymnen 1-4 and Cosmic Pulses. Debuts of Polish composers: Aleksander Nowak, Jagoda Szmytka, Paweł Hendrich, Andrzej Kwieciński, and Wojciech Widłak. Of the 23 Festival concerts, ten were held outside the traditional concert halls. New venues included: Torwar Hall, Central Artistic Swimming Pool and the Auditorium of the Academy of Fine Arts. In that year, the Academy of Music changed its name to the F. Chopin University of Music.