Why dont Poles promote their own culture abroad…and at home?

  A total of 180 Polish cultural events are in the programme of the Edinburgh Festivals. Witold Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra is performed by the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Most tonight. Tomorrow, the same orchestra is billed with Lutosławski’s Piano Concerto, with the German pianist Lars Vogt as the soloist.

Earlier, the London Symphony Orchestra under Valery Gergiev performed all of the four symphonies by Karol Szymanowski, as well as both of his violin concertos.

In an interview with the Rzeczpospolita daily, Valery Gergiev said he discovered Szymanowski’s music only four years ago when producing the opera ‘King Roger’ at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg.

“It’s exciting music’, he said.

The performance of Szymanowski’s symphonies with the London Symphony Orchestra will be repeated in London, Paris, Luxembourg and Frankfurt. Next year, the LSO is to perform Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater.

 

Why dont Poles do it!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s