Capella Cracoviensis: Te Deum

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 6:00 PM

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  • Thursday, January 20, 2022, 6:00 PM

Felix Mendelssohn wrote his Te Deum in 1826 when he was only 17 years old. Two other notable works, the Octet for strings and the incidental music for Midsummer Night's Dream were composed about the same time. Mendelssohn's complete mastery of every aspect of choral writing is evident throughout the work. He looks back to the music of Bach and still earlier composers (i.e. for accompaniment in the Te Deum he uses baroque continuo only: cello, bass and organ) but the result is unmistakeably Mendelssohn.
The work will be performed by Capella Cracoviensis under the baton of its director Jan Tomasz Adamus. The performance emphasizes the internationally growing trend to play Romantic music on period instruments.

John Sheppard Media vita in morte sumus
Johann Pachelbel Aria in G major
Felix Mendessohn Te Deum in D major

Capella Cracoviensis Choir
Ralf Sochaczewsky – conductor
Filip Presseisen – organ

The concert forms part of the Musical Bridges project.

Kraków Philharmonic Hall

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Besides their weekly symphony concerts, the Kraków Philharmonic also organises master recitals and educational concerts for children and young people.

The Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic Hall in Kraków was the first philharmonic to open in Poland after the Second World War. Besides the weekly symphony concerts, it organises master recitals and educational concerts for children and young people, while the summer meetings with music assume the form of chamber concerts of slightly lighter character. A hallmark of the Kraków Philharmonic repertoire is its programme of oratorios, which the Philharmonic can present thanks to its extensive and varied lineup: the orchestra, mixed choir, and boys choir. The Kraków Philharmonic has become recognised for its promotion of the works of Karol Szymanowski in Poland and abroad.

The Philharmonic Hall frequently hosts concerts by special guests, for example, at major festivals.

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