It will be a unique encounter with baroque music. Four extraordinary violinists will appear on the stage in the golden hall: well-known to all music lovers, father and son – Krzysztof Jakowicz
and Jakub Jakowicz
, as well as two outstanding concertmasters: Paweł Maślanka
(szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra) and Marcin Danilewski
(Symphony Orchestra of the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw). And they will be accompanied by an excellent chamber orchestra – West Side Sinfonietta
They will perform two concertos by Antonio Vivaldi
(1678-1741). The composer is well-known to music and non-music lovers as the creator of the famous Four Seasons
. Still, he has created many other, no less excellent pieces. Interestingly, unknown works by Vivaldi are still found today. In 1926 alone, 140 new scores by the Italian master were discovered. The great value of this music is evidenced by the fact that the greatest composers of the era: Händel and Bach were inspired by it.
Bach's Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
(1685-1750) will sound next. It is one of the greatest masterpieces of classical music. Loved both by musicologists who call it "the quintessence of baroque music" and by listeners worldwide. The phenomenal dialogue between the soloists is simply fascinating here. In addition, the musical ideas of Bach and the typically baroque finale are delightful.
And because the holiday season is approaching, we will end the concert with a piece by Arcangelo Corelli
(1653-1713) – Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6 No. 8 For Christmas
, another absolutely timeless hit of classical music. Corelli was an Italian violinist, composer, and the creator of the concerto grosso genre, very popular in the Baroque era. What is it characterized by? The construction of the concerto grosso is based on two opposing groups of instruments. The first is the so-called concertino or solo instruments; the other is the so-called ripieni or the orchestra. The essence of concerto grosso is a kind of musical competition between both groups, the effect of which continues to delight us also today.