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Wrocław | Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie in NFM

Event date: 2024-06-12

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

NFM 12 6 24Robert Schumann Philharmonie, one of the oldest and most respected orchestras in Germany, founded in 1833, will visit Wrocław together with the excellent Fauré Quartett piano quartet, which has had the same members for twenty-eight years. On the 12th of June, 2024 at 7 p.m. at the NFM, the musicians will be led by the German-Japanese conductor Elias Grandy. The concert programme includes works by Grażyna Bacewicz and Aleksander Tansman, and Anton Bruckner's monumental Fifth Symphony.

Listening to the energetic Overture for symphony orchestra, it is hard to believe that Grażyna Bacewicz composed it in 1943 in the grim reality of German-occupied Warsaw. With this in mind, some people attribute the author's intention to lift the spirits of Poles and even see the letter "V" - the sign of victory - encoded in the song using... Morse code.

Another Polish composer - Aleksander Tansman - spent the years of World War II in the United States, because he had to flee from France due to his Jewish origin. He composed there, among others his Third Symphony Concertante.

Press release

More: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/10811