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07 October 2022

Bydgoszcz Music Festival: Kilar
Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Pomorskiej conducted by Marek Pijarowski - Filharmonia Pomorska

Program Info:
Pomeranian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Choir of the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic
Marek Pijarowski, conductor
Alexandra Kubas-Kruk, soprano
Violetta Bielecka, choir preparation
Magdalena Miśka-Jackowska, leading
Marcin Żebrowski, leading

The 60th BFM will be crowned with the works of an outstanding Polish composer - Wojciech Kilar, creator of film and classical music. He has written the soundtrack to over 160 films. He has collaborated with many directors, incl. with Andrzej Wajda, Kazimierz Kutz, Krzysztof Zanussi, Krzysztof Kieślowski and Roman Polański. During the concert, we will hear music written for the film The King of Last Days: Gloria, Miserere, Engele, Sanctus, Die Belagerung, Agnus Dei, Engels Traum, Hinrichtung .

In addition to film music, the artists under the direction of Maestro Marek Pijarowski will also perform two works of classical music by Wojciech Kilar: Exodus and Angelus .

The poem Exodus was written in 1981. In its formal idea it refers to Boler M. Ravel. The composer confirmed in his statements that this reference is fully intended. Exodus would be the third - after Ravel and Shostakovich ( Symphony No. 7 ) - version of the fascinating crescendo of form, based on one obsessively repeated theme or idea.

Angelus refers to the Angelic Salutation , one of the Catholic prayers. It was established in 1984 for the chapel of Our Lady of Częstochowa at Jasna Góra Monastery. "This is probably my first religious work," said Wojciech Kilar years ago. “But I am immediately overcome by doubts, somehow I do not dare to admit to purely religious music. After all, it is Angelus, a work in which the sacred and the profane, as usual in my work, interpenetrate and connect (...).


Wojciech Kilar:
music from the movie The King of the Last Days

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