Krzysztof Baculewski

Krzysztof Baculewski "Subjective Annals 60 Editions of the Festival"


The 'WarsawAutumn' numer een. The inaugural concert included Voix humaine, one of the most characteristic works by Tomasz Sikorski. Deutsche Oper am Rhein presented two operas: The Soldiers by Bernd Alois Zimmermann and Lulu by Alban Berg. The programme also featured Utrenya by Krzysztof Penderecki in St John's Cathedral, a number of works by OlivierMessiaen, Piano Concerto by John Cage, En ando by Augustyn Bloch, Upstairs - Downstairs by Wojciech Kilar, cantatas: Józef Ko er's Love and Witold Szalonek's Ziemio miła (Beloved Land). The renowned Staatskappelle Dresden unfortunately did not delight the audience this time. The 'Warsaw Autumn' programmes increasingly began to feature works by Charles Ives: this time it was the Piano Trio with the grotesque scherzo bearing a mysterious title: TSIAJ, not explained in the programme book. Let us then at least today explain the meaning of this anagram: is Scherzo Is A Joke...