A similar idea guides the project of the Choral Academy, which aims to propagate singing, including primarily collective singing, which not only has artistic value, but also brings psychological and social benefits.
Two people – that’s all it takes to carry on an interesting and inspiring conversation. Two instruments constitute also the smallest possible ensemble – the dialogue.
Singing is the most organic form of music making, it is also a way to express emotions and personality. Singing has a beneficial effect on our body, both physically and mentally.
The small number of works and their limited distribution already during the composer’s lifetime make it difficult to ascertain the place of Franz Xaver Mozart in the history of keyboard music.
Whether it referred to the parts with unusual kinds of figuration, like thorns irritating the ears of listeners from those time, or to the person of Pierre Buisson, the composer’s brother-in-law and at the same time his son’s best man when he married Marie Roze Dubois, it is hard to state unequivocally.
Magnificat, Rorate coeli and Missa Pastoritia, in the unanimous view of experts on Żebrowski’s creative contribution, are among his best works.
World Premiere recording of Józef Elsner’s Three String Quartets Op. 8 performed by Equilibrium String Quartet, on period instruments.
The rather sober scoring of La decollazione for strings and continuo might be explained by the Lenten presentation, but the vocal and instrumental demands of the piece fully exploited the brilliance of the Viennese musicians, and their skill in opera.