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Wroclaw, Poland (String Quartet No.3 “Mishima”)

February 2, 2017

02 february 2017
hours. 20:00
The National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
Freedom Square 1, Wroclaw
As in the cinema
Magdalena Kulig – mezzo-soprano
Magdalena Blum – Piano
Quartet saxophone “Clair Obscur” composed
Kathi Wagner – baritone saxophone
Christoph Enzela – tenor saxophone
Maike Krullmann – alto saxophone
Jan Schulte-Bunert – soprano saxophone

Ph. Glass Mishima – Quartet No. 3 from the film Mishima (aranż. Ch. Enzela)

M. Karłowicz Talk to me yet , Op. 3 No. 1, I remember the quiet, bright, golden bottom op. 1 No. 5, sleeps in the rays of the night op. 3 No. 5 (aranż. T. Cornelius)

P. Tchaikovsky Niet Tolka tot who knew

L. Bernstein Three Dance Episodes from the musical On the Town

T. Cornelius Drei Gebet: Prayer for Serenity, Ave Maria, Pater Noster

W. Kilar Vocalise from the film The Ninth Gate

G. Fauré’s Après un rêve , Op. 7 No. 1 (aranż. Ch. Enzela)

T. Cornelius Northern Lights (world premiere)

Ch. Biegai Quartet saxophone

L. Berio Malurous qu’o uno Fenno cycle Folk Songs (aranż. Ch. Enzela)

F. Poulenc Hotel from the set Banalités FP 107, Les Chemins de l’amour FP 106 (aranż. T. Cornelius)

The basis of the February chamber concert is an unusual musical collaboration. Two great artists – mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kulig and pianist Magdalena Blum (well known to the audience of Lower Silesia, in 2012, for a joint album Elegies received Wroclaw Music Award) – will present themselves in the company of the charismatic German saxophone quartet Clair Obscur.

The Berlin band has a unique sound. Although it is rich in a variety of tones, it turns out to be far stopliwe. Quartet sometimes confusingly similar to one instrument, odzywający in rozwibrowanym subtly and perfectly coordinated many voices. Sami members secret of its wording trying to conjure the intriguing name Clair Obscur, meaning chiaroscuro. The interpretation of the original titre is as follows: “Chiaroscuro, painting technique straight from the Renaissance, where contradictory to each other bright and dark tones are used as symbols of the elements of the heavenly and earthly, is the visual equivalent of the sound extracted by the members of the Quartet of their instruments: on the one hand, sound warm, intense and pure, with the second – sharp, aggressive and powerful. These two poles can also be found in the composition of the Quartet, including two women and two men, producing a unique musical energy. ”

The four saxophonists performs an original repertoire, often composed of specially prepared arrangement. This time, along with the Lower Silesian artists Berliners will present a rich program of summarizing compositions Kilar, Poulenc, Fauré , Karłowicz Bernstein , Glass and Mahler.


February 2, 2017