Each and every one of the works in programme is a reference to a classic story, that, when heard, revives in the imagination. Twelve-minute overture to “Wilhelm Tell” by Gioacchino Rossini paints alpine landscapes. Krzysztof Herdzin’s concerto uses classical means and devices, freely borrowing from the stylistic of impressionism, expressionism or neoclassicism. William Walton’s “Belshazzar’s Feast” is extremely “visual,” exuding Old Testament rage and darkness, and becoming bigger than a sum of harmonies and dissonances.
When the music narrates
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk—conductor
Violetta Bielecka—choir preparation
Gioacchino Rossini—Overture to the opera “Wilhelm Tell”
Krzysztof Herdzin—Concerto for viola and alto saxophone
William Walton—“Belshazzar’s Feast”