During preparations for this recording I was torn between the availability of knowledge about the works in question and the sensibilities of a performer living in the second decade of the 21st century.
Choral music / vocal ensemble
Available source material on Bartłomiej Pękiel – one of the finest old-Polish composers of the Baroque era – relates to his activities in Warsaw, Kraków and possibly Vienna.
From the depths of human history, all the same for millennia. The human being. A speck of dust under a milliard of stars.
The merits of the CD rely undoubtedly on its artistic aspects both in terms of chosen compositions as well as their excellent performance.
His chorus, rather than communal is usually an individual “I”: sometimes an actor, sometimes a listener and sometimes a go-between, an authority that assists in finding the correct path in world participation – as witnessed by Nietzsche’s deliberations in
We have made our best of the knowledge and skills that we possess, so that the pictures which first appeared in the mind of the poet, then – the composer, the conductor, and eventually – the choir, could also be reflected in the imagination of the listeners.