La Folle Journée de Varsovie
(17) Couperin, Chopin, Schubert
Iddo Bar-Shaï – piano
François Couperin: Les Vergers Fleuris, Les Tambourins, La Couperin, Les Barricades Mysterieuses
Fryderyk Chopin: Mazurkas in B-flat major Op.17 No. 1, C major Op. 24 No. 2, B minor Op. 33 No. 4, A minor Op. 17 No. 4
Alexis Weissenberg: Long Ago (Harlem Blues)
Alexis Weissenberg: Broadway from The Manhattan Suite
Isaac Albéniz: Malagueña from the España suite Op. 165 No. 3
Enrique Granados: Andaluza from Danzas Españolas Op. 37 No. 3
Franz Schubert: Valses Nobles D. 969 Op. 77 Nos. 1, 4, 10, 9
Fryderyk Chopin: Waltz in E minor Op. posth.
Fryderyk Chopin: Grande Valse Brillante in E-flat major Op. 18
This is the eighth time already that La Folle Jourée is held in Warsaw. The music festival is addressed to everybody, without exception. What should you expect? Over 1000 artists and more than 50 concerts over only three days. Where? At the Teatr Wielki’s different spaces and on the Teatralny Square. The programme includes a variety of original musical pieces spanning different epochs: you will hear compositions by Chopin, Brahms, Schubert, and Piazzolla performed by world-class Polish and international artists. The theme of this year’s edition is dance, or ‘la danse’ in French. In the words of René Martin, the festival’s artistic director, ‘Dance, especially folk dance, has played a very important role in the development of classical music. If you listen carefully to famous concertos and symphonies, you’ll find elements of dance everywhere. Folk tradition has greatly influenced the oeuvre of all composers’.