After a long break forced by the pandemic, the Tadeusz Baird Zielona Góra Philharmonic invites you to a musical anniversary meeting with the audience. On 21 May 2021 at 8.00 p.m., to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Philharmonic, pianist Beata Bilińska and the Zielona Góra Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Czesław Grabowski will perform works by Tadeusz Baird, Fryderyk Chopin and Stanisław Moniuszko.
The anniversary concert will begin with Tadeusz Baird's Overture. The patron of the Philharmonic is one of the most outstanding Polish composers of the twentieth century, with a rich and diverse oeuvre. Called a "romantic of contemporary times", he treated the subordination of technical means to musical expression as his overriding idea. He made his debut in a period unfavorable to innovative activities. Together with other Polish composers, he belonged to the so-called "Group 49" (from the year of its creation in 1949), the aim of which was to practice communicative and uncomplicated music with "positive" and "optimistic" expression. His Giocosa (1952), based on the sonata-allegro form, is an orchestral auto-transcription of the first movement of the previously written Sonata No. 2 for piano.
Fryderyk Chopin's Piano Concerto in E minor, Op. 11 occupies a special place in Polish music literature. The virtuoso work in the romantic 'brilliant' style has permanently entered the repertoire of the most outstanding pianists around the world. The concert overture Fairy Tale was described by Moniuszko himself as "the fantastic overture". It is also widely regarded as a kind of the first symphonic poem in our music literature.
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