Stanislav Kochanovsky

Fri 20.03.20 20:00
€ 46 – 38 – 24 – 10

Paweł Łukaszewski, Ego sum pastor bonus

Henryk Mikołąj Górecki, Totus tuus

Witold Lutoslawski, Concerto for orchestra

Sergei Rachmaninoff, The Bells, op. 35   


Any traveler passing through Poland may realize that existence has long been strongly governed by religion. This cultural baggage has also strongly influenced the works of several musicians. Thus Paweł Łukaszewski composed Ego sum pastor bonus (« I am a good pastor »). Witold Lutoslawski, for his part, prefered to insert solemn tone in his Concerto for Orchestra. And finally, also Henryk Mikołaj Górecki was influenced by religion, composing Totus Tuus, or « Entirly yours (Maria) » in English.

In this concert, we will also hear a piece of Rachmaninoff’s work, called The Bells. One of the composer’s students wrote him an anonymous letter, suggesting he set Edgar Allen Poe’s eponymous poem to music. The text describes the sound of different bells, from light, silver bells to a heavy cast-iron colossus, and is often interpreted as a metaphor of life. Rachmaninoff brings the sound of the bells to life in his composition. The conductor for this evening’s concert is Stanislav Kochanovski.

As part of Klarafestival.

The a capella choir works (Lukaszewski and Gorecki) will be directed by the choirmaster of NFM Wrocław Philharmonic Choir, Agnieszka Franków-Żelaznyer.



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Practical information:

  • Dates: Friday 20 March and Friday 27 March
  • Free for ticket holders of the concert in question
  • Visit in Dutch and French
  • Start 7:00 pm
  • Duration 30 minutes

Stanislav Kochanovsky

Stanislav Kochanovsky was born and studied in St.

Tatiana Pavlovskaya

Tatiana Pavlovskaya began her musical education playing the piano, and later as a choral director. She completed a post-graduate study in St.

Oleg Dolgov

Don Jose in Carmen (NNTT Tokyo), tenor solo in Rachmaninoff’s The Bells (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks with Mariss Jansons), title part in Semyon Kotko (Concertgebouw Amsterdam with

Rodion Pogossov

Rodion Pogossov joined the Lindemann Young Artist Development Programme at the beginning of his early career.