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I.J. Paderewski 156th Birth Anniversary Concert of Symphonic and Vocal-Instrumental Works
Event type: Symphonic, choral, large-scale vocal-instrumental
Hall: Concert Hall
Subscription: B2 - Symphonic concerts, Z2 - Golden subscription
Price: 25, 45, 55, 70, 80 zł
Theodor Leschetizky
- Piano Concerto in C minor op. 9 [19']
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
- Polish Fantasy in G-sharp Minor for piano and orchestra, Op. 19 [22']
Intermission [20']
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Ave verum corpus KV 618 [5']
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Mass in C major KV 317 [30']

Few piano teachers were so highly regarded and influential as Theodor Leschetizky. Born in 1830 in Łańcut, he lived from his childhood years in Vienna, where his teachers included C. Czerny (piano) and S. Sechter (composition), among others. Admired as a virtuoso and conductor, popular in his time as a composer, he is now remembered primarily as an excellent teacher, the master of many would-be virtuosos who recalled him with great respect. At this unprecedented concert, the audience will hear the works of the master and one of his greatest pupils performed on a historical instrument that belonged to Leschetizky himself! On this 1882 Bösendorfer concert piano, rediscovered in Germany, Leschetizky taught such pianists as e.g. Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Artur Schnabel, Mieczysław Horszowski, Anna Yesipova, Benno Moiseiwitsch, Paul Wittgenstein, Elly Ney and Henryk Melcer. Leschetizky’s own signature can be found on the soundboard.

Leschetizky’s early Piano Concerto in C Minor, unpublished in his lifetime, is a rather conventional but charming and engaging piece from the time of the young composer’s search for his own individual creative path. Paderewski’s fascinating Polish Fantasy combines elements of rich neo-Romantic harmonic language with impressive instrumentation, brilliant solo virtuosity and interesting use of national themes.

More info about the Festival: www.ignacyjanpaderewski.com

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