hour 12:00 (50 minutes)
day 29.09 Sunday
place NAUTILUS Hall
music category Young performers
Symphony Orchestra of the M. J. Żebrowski Music School Complex in Częstochowa
Miłosz Kula conductor
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) concert overture Op. 26
Stanisław Moniuszko Fairy Tale, fantastic overture
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Caprice Espagnol Op. 34
Stanisław Moniuszko Mazur from the opera “Halka”
Stanisław Moniuszko’s Fairy Tale fantastic overture is a colourful, diverse musical story that does not have an accompanying programme, that is, any extra-musical content. It is up to the listener to interpret the music individually. Music theorist Witold Rudziński said that “(…) Despite the lack of a literary programme we are under the impression that we gain better comprehension of what the music is about when we listen to it, rather than when we talk about it”. The fairy tale atmosphere of the concert continues with Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s Hebrides Concert Overture, inspired by the composer’s visit to Fingal’s Cave. In Irish mythology, Fingal built a causeway between Ireland and Scotland, since called the “Giant’s Causeway”.
Thanks to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Caprice Espagnole, we will travel from the North to the south of Europe. The Russian composer is renowned for being a master of instrumentation. When writing, he always had the whole orchestra in mind, without resorting to writing initial drafts on a piano to later add individual instruments. Caprice Espagnole is an excellent example of the composer’s thinking. He commented the work thus: “Opinions (…) that the Caprice has excellent instrumentation are wrong. It is simply an excellent orchestral work”.