Krzysztof Baculewski

Krzysztof Baculewski "Subjective Annals 60 Editions of the Festival"


In the programme: Krzysztof Meyer's String Quartet No. 7; Andrzej Panufnik's Arbor cosmica, George Crumb's Ancient Voices of Children; François-Bernard Mâche's Styx and Lethe - peculiar compositions for piano, eight hands; a kind of minimal music by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki - Recitativa and ariosa 'Lerchenmusik'; a concert by IRCAM; a great cycle of orchestral songs A Life's Parallels II by Rafał Augustyn. But above all, this was the year of György Ligeti's music. The Warsaw audience could hear, among others, his string quartets, Trio, Rami cations and Atmosphères, Lux aeterna and a number of other choral works, as well as his first piano Études , including one dedicated to the 'Warsaw Autumn'. ere were performances by: Mexican flutist Marielena Arizpe, German clarinettist Eduard Brunner and pianist Herbert Henck, the Niedersächsische Staatsoper from Hanover and the Choir of the Süddeutscher Rundfunk from Stuttgart, The Presidential Orchestra from Ankara, RTV Symphony Orchestra from Ljubljana conducted by Anton Nanut and Ensemble intercontemporain under Arturo Tamayo from Paris.

The flutist Marielena Arizpe added to her programme an extra composition: Lamento by Maria Lavista. The performance was dedicated to the memory of the victims of the earthquake that on the very same day (19th September) had affected her country, including the soloist's home city - Mexico City.