6th Krakow Music Salon

Monday, September 5, 2022, 4:00 PM

  • Monday, September 5, 2022, 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 8, 2022, 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022, 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022, 7:00 PM
  • Monday, September 26, 2022, 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 29, 2022, 7:00 PM

For the sixth time, Polish Chamber Musicians' Association welcomes to the Jan Matejko House – a branch of the National Museum in Krakow for a unique festival. Outstanding performers, masterpieces of chamber music, and this year also premieres of new works! From 5 to 29 September, six concerts and two lectures will present concert customs, the works of underestimated, forgotten composers and the profiles of important figures in Krakow and Polish artistic life.

Since its beginnings the goal of the festival has been among others restoring the memory of the tradition of music salons, vivid in the 19th century. It is no coincidence that an important theme of the festival is the practice of home and salon music, popular in the 19th century, which in Krakow was not only an element of cultural life, but also created a space for the free development of national creativity, maintaining traditions, and performing jointly. It was also a manifestation of social self-organization, then developed in the form of music societies and subscription concerts. In the era of non-statehood, the salon was an active form of preserving cultural identity.

Concerts held live and rebroadcast on Polish Chamber Musicians' Association's YouTube channel. Admission to all concerts is free, however free entry cards apply [CLICK].

5 September 2022, 7pm
4 Hands Still at Salons
Sonami Piano Duo (Justyna Piękoś, Piotr Kędzierski)
Zarębski Piano Duo (Grzegorz Mania, Piotr Różański)
In programme: F. Poulenc, P. Kędzierski, H. Kulenty, M. Pawełek, A. Ignatowicz-Glińska, A. Piazzolla
Rebroadcast 9 September, 6pm

8 September 2022, 7pm
Zygmunt Noskowski

Ravel Piano Duo (Agnieszka Kozło, Katarzyna Ewa Sokołowska)
In programme: Z. Noskowski
Rebroadcast 12 September, 6pm

15 September 2022, 7pm
Forgotten Music
Katarzyna Duda (violin), Monika Gardoń-Preinl (piano)
In programme: Zygmunt Stojowski
Lecture: dr Maciej Negrey, 6pm (in Polish only)
Rebroadcast 19 September, 6pm

22 September 2022, 7pm
Polish Song After Moniuszko and Żeleński

Ewa Leszczyńska (soprano), Bartłomiej Wezner (piano)
In programme: K. Szymanowski, S. Kisielewski, G. Bacewicz, Z. Mycielski, J. Łuciuk
Rebroadcast 24 September, 6pm

26 September 2022, 7pm
Brahms and Viola
Jakub Jakowicz (violin), Katarzyna Budnik (viola), Grzegorz Mania (piano)
In programme: J. Brahms, P. Scharwenka
Rebroadcast 28 September, 6pm

29 September 2022, 7pm
Paweł Wakarecy (piano), Anna Maria Staśkiewicz (violin), Artur Rozmysłowicz (viola), Bartosz Koziak (cello), Tomasz Januchta (double bass)
In programme: F. Schubert, J. Nowakowski
Lecture: dr hab. Agnieszka Draus, 6pm (in Polish only)
Rebroadcast 30 September, 6pm

The Jan Matejko House

ul. Floriańska 41

This is where the most famous Polish painter of the 19th century, whose paintings generations of Poles became perfectly familiar with, was born.

The most famous Polish historical painter of the 19th century, the artist behind the monumental canvases describing the turning points in the history of Poland, was born in this mansion on ulica Floriańska. The paintings of Jan Matejko (1838–83) became known to generations of Poles. The museum faithfully reconstructs the decor and furnishing of the rooms from the time when the artist occupied them, embellishing it with numerous mementoes. The living room and bedroom have preserved original furnishings together with personal effects, trinkets, and family photographs. The painting gallery features, among others, sketches that preceded the great canvases, including Nicolas Copernicus and King John III Sobieski at Vienna, which are presented in far larger galleries in Poland. A video devoted to the work of the great master can be seen in his former workshop. The museum also contains testimonies to the collecting passions of Matejko: the artist gathered examples of artistic crafts and militaria from Poland, Europe, and the Middle and Far East, which he used as props for his paintings. Yet his collection contains not only fabrics, costumes, suits of armour, and weapons dating back to various periods in history, but also ancient instruments of torture.

Tickets: normal PLN 15, concessions  PLN 10, family PLN 25, admission free on Tuesday

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