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NFM: „Carmen Fantasy” – live streaming

NFMThe concert on 13 November 2020 at 7.00 p.m. features work by composers from France, Poland and Russia. The concert of The National Forum of Music in Wrocław entitled „Carmen Fantasy” will be broadcast online on the NFM fanpage on Facebook, at www.nfm.wroclaw.pl and on YouTube channel. The orchestra will be conducted by Bassem Akiki, and the solo parts will be performed by the flutist Jan Krzeszowiec. The theme of several of works is playing with conventions, a creative dialogue with the works by composers of various eras and writing in different styles.

Carmen is the most popular work by Georges Bizet, while the prestigious second place is taken by two suites compiled from incidental music created for L’Arlesienne. The first suite consists of four movements. The Fantaisie brillante by French composer and flutist François Borne, written in 1880, is based on the themes from Bizet’s famous opera. This virtuoso work for flute and orchestra is not only the most popular composition of Borne, but also one of the most famous works for flute created in the Romantic era.

Polish contemporary music will be represented by Paweł Mykietyn’s 3 for 13. The title of the song reflects its structure, because it consists of three movements intended for thirteen performers. The composition was created as an expression of fascination with the work of the leading Polish postmodernist – Paweł Szymański.

Music historians sometimes consider the Petersburg premiere of Sergey Prokofiev’s I Symphony in 1918 as a symbolic moment of the inauguration of a new trend in music – Neoclassicism. Composer commented: “It seemed to me that if Haydn had lived to our times, he would have kept his way of writing and at the same time taken up something new”.

Agnieszka Frei

More information at: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/en/component/nfmcalendar/event/8010