Program Two: From War to Warsaw Autumn
4pm, Saturday, October 19
Follow Bacewicz through the horrors of World War II and the repressive Polish communist regime that isolated Poland’s artists from the Western world. Experience wartime patriotic songs and beautiful folk-inspired pieces written during the early communist years. Also, discover the moving work of composer and violinist, Mélanie Clapiès, as she premieres her new string trio, commissioned by Bard Music West. The award-winning Tesla Quartet closes the program on a hopeful note with Bacewicz’s stirring fourth string quartet, featured in the first Warsaw Autumn festival.
Mélanie Clapiès: String Trio world premiere
Tadeusz Baird: Lyric Suite for soprano and piano
Andrzej Panufnik: Songs of the Underground Struggle; Hommage à Chopin – Five Vocalises
Grażyna Bacewicz: selected songs for soprano and piano; Partita for violin and piano; Polish
Capriccio for solo violin; Piano Sonata No. 2; String Quartet No. 4