La Folle Journée de Varsovie
La Danse

(18) Brahms, Dvořák and John II Casimir


Marta Gębska – violin
Antoni Lichomanow – piano
Warsaw String Orchestra of the Z. Brzewski State Music School Complex no. 1 in Warsaw
Andrzej Gębski – violin, artistic direction

Piotr Wróbel: Festive Polonaise John Casimir 
Fermo Dante Marchetti: Fascination – Waltz
Igor Frolov: Concert Fantasy on the themes from Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess

Symphony Orchestra if the M.J. Żebrowski Music School Complex in Częstochowa
Zygmunt Nitkiewicz – conductor

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance in G minor No. 5 
Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance in D major No. 6 
Antonín Dvořák: Slavonic Dance in F major Op. 46 No. 4 (Sousedská)
Antonín Dvořák: Slavonic Dance in G minor Op. 46 No. 8 (Furiant)
Jerry Bock / Sheldon Harnick (arr. Ira Hearshen): Symphonic Dances from the musical Fiddler on the Roof

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’. 

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