The selection of compositions to be presented by the Feel Harmony Quintet (consisting of Philharmonic musicians) seems very interesting. Pieces by Kilar, Hindemith and Muczynski can be regarded as representatives 20th-century works for the wind quintet.
The youthful work of Wojciech Kilar is all the more valuable since chamber music was not the main interest of the creator of "Krzesany". “Quintet” is the work of the 20-year-old composer. There is quite a lot of neoclassicism typical of the first half of the 20th century, colored with folk climates (e.g. in Part II). Moreover, in this juvenile composition, some of the natural tendencies of the artist to paint musical images have emerged, and yet it is not far from the film music which Kilar was famous for.
Paul Hindemith's "Kleine Kammermusik" is maintained in a similar tone.. The piece was published along with the famous "Kammermusik no. 1 ". Stylistically "Kleine Kammermusik" is completely different, i.e. there are no dance elements (tango, foxtrot) or jazz here. In the brass parts, the composer included a lot of humor. Let's listen to the second part of the quintet, for example what a bizarre waltz, like a broken barrel organ. And yet it does the trick
THe Chamber performance will be crowned with Robert Muczyński's Quintet (1929-2010, the Quintet was created in 1985). The work of this Polish-American composer is of interest to the clarinetist of the quintet and also to the professor of the Academy of Art in Szczecin Bogusław Jakubowski. Thanks to the actions undertaken by the professor, the Szczecin music environment got to know "Time Pieces" for the clarinet and piano by this composer. In recent times, Muczyński's works are experiencing a renaissance. In addition to chamber music his orchestral works have appeared in the programs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra. The Quintet is perhaps the least neoclassical and most expressive composition performed this evening. Well, as you know, modern music is not to be trifled with ...
Mikołaj Rykowski PhD
Musicologist and clarinetist, doctorate, and associate at the Department Music Theory at the Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań. Author of a book and numerous articles devoted to the phenomenon of Harmoniemusik the 18th-century practice of brass bands. Co-author of the scripts "Speaking concerts" and author of the spoken introductions to philharmonic concerts in Szczecin, Poznań, Bydgoszcz and Łódź.