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Schubert and Nowakowski – Piano Quintet on the threshold of the Romantic era

Monday, 15 July, 8 pm – Concert (Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi)


Józef Nowakowski [1800–1865]
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 17

Franz Schubert [1797–1828]
Piano Quintet in A major, D 667 (‘The Trout’)


Paweł Wakarecy – piano
Anna Maria Staśkiewicz – violin
Katarzyna Budnik – viola
Marcin Zdunik – cello
Krzysztof Firlus – double bass

The concert premiere of Józef Nowakowski’s Quintet in E flat major, Op. 17 as well as Franz Schubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet in A major was held in 2013 within the framework of the 9th International Music Festival ‘Chopin and his Europe’ [From Chopin to Lutosławski] . In 2015, the Fryderyk Chopin Institute released a disc of Józef Nowakowski’s Quintet in the interpretatation of leading European musicians, including Nelson Goerner, an artist devoted to popularizing Polish music around the world who has yet again been honored with the prestigious Diapason d'Or award for his album released by The Fryderyk Chopin Institute: Concerti by Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Giuseppe Martucci.

Concert organized by The Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw.

Organ concert

Tuesday, 16 July, 8:15 pm – Church of St. Anne

Andrzej Białko – organ

Programme: Anonymous from the Tabulature of Joannes of Lublin, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Johann Sebastian Bach, Fortunato Chelleri, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.

The 25-voice pipe organ in the Collegiate Church of St. Anna was built in 1723-1724 by Szymon Szadkowski, and funded by the provost of the church, Grzegorz Ochabowicz. This is the only pipe organ in Krakow that retains the authentic sound from the time of Johann Sebastian Bach. The Baroque organ case, decorated with the emblems of the Jagiellonian University, was renovated and restored in 1997.

Concert – 15th Festival of Polish Music

Thursday, 18 July, 7 pm – Church of St. Catherine


Ignacy Jan Paderewski – Suite in G major

Feliks Janiewicz – Divertimento

Mieczysław Karłowicz – Serenade for String Orchestra op. 2

Tadeusz Baird – Four Love Sonnets

Mieczysław Weinberg – Chamber Symphony No. 4 op. 153 for clarinet, triangle and strings


Szymon Komasa – baritone

Krzysztof Grzybowski – clarinet

Sinfonietta Cracovia

Jurek Dybał – conductor


The concert that is being held at the Congress is part of the 15th Festival of Polish Music organized by the Polish Music Association.


Partner: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne - PWM Edition