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BBC SO, Michał Nesterowicz and Janina Fialkowska, The centenary of Polish independence

Live from the Barbican the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michal Nesterowicz mark the centenary of Polish independence in works by Elgar, Lutoslawski, Paderewski and Szymanski

Live from the Barbican the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michał Nesterowicz perform Elgar and Lutosławski, Paderewski’s Piano Concerto with Janina Fialkowska, and a premiere by Szymański.

Presented by Martin Handley

ELGAR: Polonia '
PADEREWSKI: Piano Concerto Op.17*

08.20
Interval

08.40
Paweł SZYMAŃSKI: Fourteen Points-Woodrow Wilson Overture,
(World Premiere, Adam Mickiewicz Institute commission)
LUTOSŁAWSKI: Symphony No.1, Symphonia

Janina Fialkowska (Piano)*
Michał Nesterowicz (Conductor)

The BBC Symphony Orchestra marks the centenary of Polish independence with a concert celebrating the nation’s rich musical legacy.
Conductor Michal Nesterowicz is joined by Polish-Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska, who will bring her interpretative skills to the Piano Concerto by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Poland’s former Prime Minister and passionate campaigner for Polish Independence.
At the heart of a concert, which also includes Elgar’s characterful symphonic prelude Polonia (dedicated to Paderewski) and Lutoslawski’s eloquent First Symphony, is a newly commissioned work by Pawel Szymański: inspired by Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points – the American President’s famous principles for post-war peace and the foundation of the modern state of Poland.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    Polonia Op.76

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michał Nesterowicz.
  • Ignacy Jan Paderewski

    Piano Concerto in A Minor Op.17

    Performer: Janina Fialkowska. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Grażyna Bacewicz

    String Quartet No.1 (1939)

    Ensemble: Lutosławski Quartet.
    • NAXOS.
  • Marcin Mielczewski

    Missa Cerviensiana - Gloria

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Eamonn Dougan.
    • CORO.
  • Paweł Szymański

    Fourteen Points: Woodrow Wilson Overture (WP)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michał Nesterowicz.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Symphony No.1 (1941-47)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michał Nesterowicz.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Souvenir d'un lieu cher Op.42: Meditation

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • DECCA.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in F minor, RV 297, 'Winter'

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Candida Thompson. Performer: Henk Rubingh. Performer: Julian Rachlin. Performer: Maarten Jansen. Performer: Stacey Watton. Performer: Elizabeth Kenny. Performer: Jan Jansen.
    • Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Janine Jansen.
    • Decca.
    • 10.

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