On December 5, “Polish Avant-Garde” concert was held at the Moscow State Conservatory named after P. I. Tchaikovsky, dedicated to Polish music of the second half of the 20th century.
Polish musician Lukas Dlugosz (flute) and the New Music Studio soloist ensemble directed by Igor Dronov, Conductor, Honored Artist of Russia, Member of the Council of Russian Organization for Intellectual Property (VOIS), performed on the stage of the Rachmaninov Hall.
The program included the works of well-known post-war era musicians – the adherent of the “new simplicity” Henrik Guretsky, the inventor of the latest polyphony Vitold Lutoslavsky, the Polish emigrant Andrzej Panufnik, and Zygmunt Krause and Krzysztof Penderecki who visited Russia on many occasions, and the many-faced Kazimierz Serotsky.
“Poland has long-standing musical ties with Russia. Polish masters stood at the cradle of new Russian music in the “rebel” 17th century. Interest in Polish music reached a particular intensity in the era of Khrushchev “thaw” and later, when a stream of notes and records from Poland poured into Russia, each copy of which was rubbed into holes. In Poland, unlike Russia, there was no ban on avant-garde techniques and aesthetics. The process of the 17th century was repeated, the Soviet composers again began to learn from the Polish,” was noted ahead of the event on the organizers website.
According to them, the “Studio of New Music” Ensemble has become the main conductor of Polish music of the 20th and 21st centuries in Russia. The ensemble works closely with the Polish Cultural Center and organizes concerts of new Polish music every year, often with the participation of prominent Polish artists.