Zygmunt Krauze’s series of improvisations on classic themes: from Bach through Beethoven, Chopin to Paderewski, which appeared in social media throughout the summer, will now be presented on TVP Kultura 2, an online channel available in streaming – https://tvpstream.vod.tvp.pl/?channel_id=47093982.
The next episodes will be used on October Mondays and Thursdays.
Ep. 1 – Beethoven – 2020-10-05 / 09:10
Ep. 2 – Chopin – 2020-10-08 / 09:30
Ep. 3 – Bach (with guest appearance of Marcin Masecki) – 2020-10-12 / 08:15
Ep. 4 -Haydn – 2020-10-15 / 09:30 am
Ep. 5 -Paderewski – 2020-10-19 / 08:15
Ep. 6 – Krauze – 2020-10-22 / 09:25
Ep. 7 – Sikorski – 2020-10-26 / 08:15
Zygmunt Krauze is a pioneer of musical uniism. Inspired by Strzemiński’s paintings, he was ahead of many discoveries of American minimalism. He moved away from Unism towards spatial compositions, music that draws on other music, especially folklore, and theatrical and opera works. In his work he eagerly reaches out to the classics, who are the inspiration for the composer’s creative experiments.
– I have chosen works that I simply like, that bring me joy and strength. Because music, good music does that. Bach’s Prelude, Haydn’s and Beethoven’s Sonatas, Polish music – Chopin and Paderewski. Playing these pieces over the years, knowing every note, I started to change them, modify them, try to broaden their shape and emotional expression in my own way. This is how I started improvising. To these classical pieces I added my Stone Music, performed directly on the piano strings with stones and metal rods. Because the piano has its secrets and Stone Music reveals one of them. I am glad that my invitation to one of the episodes of the series was accepted by Marcin Masecki, a pianist and composer whose original style I highly appreciate. He promised to come to Warsaw with his own piano! I am looking forward to improvising together – says Zygmunt Krauze.
Starting from 3 July, every second Friday at 8 p.m., on the composer’s YouTube and Facebook channels such as the Polish Music Publishing House, were published further episodes of the cycle. Each episode consists of an improvisation on a selected composition and a commentary by Zygmunt Krauze.
The series is produced by SONORA music agency, in cooperation with the Polish Music Publishing House, publisher of Zygmunt Krauze’s works. TVP Kultura is the media patron of the project. The project was co-financed by the National Centre for Culture as part of the Culture in the Web programme.
The full serie is published on channels:
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