13th Felix Mendelssohn Music Days

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  • Friday, May 11, 2018 - Saturday, May 19, 2018

Even though the patron of this festival never visited Kraków, his music is perfectly at home here! The 13th Felix Mendelssohn Music Days open with a concert of works by the German Romanticist performed by piano duo Konstanze Hollitzer and Christian Hornef. We will also hear compositions by Mendelssohn’s sister Fanny, an accomplished musician herself but prevented from having a career simply because of being a woman. Works by the siblings are also presented by Das Diplomatische Streichquartett, which specialises in performing music by composers of Jewish origins.

During the festival, we will also hear Piotr Sałajczyk and Piotr Alexewicz on piano, the talented trio of Marcin Koziak (piano), Aleksandra Kuls (violin) and Bartosz Koziak (cello), and the Polish Cello Quartet focused on the repertoire composed originally for four cellos. With the exception of Władysław Szymański’s organ recital held at the Church of St Martin, all concerts resound at the Center for Jewish Culture in Kazimierz. (Barbara Skowrońska)

11 May 2018, 7pm
Konstanze Hollitzer, Christian Hornef (piano)
F. Mendelssohn The Hebrides Op. 26, Midsummer Night’s Dream Op. 21, Symphony No. 7 in D minor
F. Mendelssohn-Hensel Three works for piano for four hands

12 May 2018, 7pm
Piotr Alexewicz (piano)
D. Scarlatti Sonata in A major K. 322, Sonata in D minor K. 141
L. van Beethoven Rondo a capriccio in G major
F. Chopin Preludia Op. 28 No. 13-24
F. Liszt Sonata in B minor
In memoriam Irena Sendlerowa on the 10th death anniversary

13 May 2018, 7pm
Coro de la Fundación de los Ferrocarilles Españoles

in programme: T.L. de Victoria, Ch. Gounod, W.A. Mozart, F. Pino/J. Busto, R. Alamillo/J. Fajardo, R. Alberti/C. Guastavino, J. Borrás, J. Ruiz Gasch, Spanish folk songs

14 May 2018, 7pm
Marcin Koziak (piano), Aleksandra Kuls (violin), Bartosz Koziak (cello)

C. Debussy Sonata in G minor for violin and piano L. 140, Scherzo for cello and piano L. 26, Sonata for cello and piano L. 135
100th death anniversary of Claude Debussy

15 May 2018, 7pm
Piotr Sałajczyk (piano)

L. van Beethoven Sonata No. 32 in C minor Op. 111
F. Schubert Sonata in B flat major D 960

16 May 2018, 7pm
Das Diplomatische Streichquartett

F. Mendelssohn-Hensel String Quartet in E flat major
F. Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 2 in A minor Op. 13

17 May 2018, 20.00, St Martin’s Church
Władysław Szymański (organ)

F. Mendelssohn Prelude and Fugue in C minor Op. 35 No. 1, Organ Sonata No. 5 in D major Op. 65 No. 5
A.G. Ritter Organ Sonata No. 2 in E minor Op. 19
E. Köhler Thema mit Variationen
W. Żeleński Pastoral Prelude Op. 86
B. Wallek-Walewski Prelude in B flat minor

18 May 2018, 7pm
concert of the stipendists of the Pro Musica Bona Foundation

in programme: J.S. Bach, F. Chopin, H. Wieniawski, M. Kapustin, A. Honegger, V. Gavrilin, D. Kabalevsky, A. Marcello, D. Shostakovich, G. Balay, A. Khachaturian, F. Mendelssohn

19 May 2018, 7pm
Polish Cello Quartet

S. Mercadante La Poesia
K. Wiłkomirski Ballade and Rhapsody
P. van Eechaute Pièce Sonate Op. 9
R. Matz Cello Quartet in D minor



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