THE MUSICAL PORTRAITS OF WOMAN

Jacques Duphly - La Victoire

François Couperin - La Princesse Marie

François Couperin - Soeur Monique-Rondeau

François Couperin  -  Les Grâces Naturèles. Suite de la Bontems

Jean-Philippe Rameau - L'Egyptienne  

François Couperin - L’Angelique

François Couperin -  Les Nonetes   

 François Couperin - Les Agrémens

François Couperin - Les Folies françoises, ou Les Dominos

                                                                                                                       Claude-Bénigne Balbastre -  La de Caze  

                                                                                                                       Claude-Bénigne Balbastre – La Suzanne

                                                                                                                                                       ***

                                                                                                                       Philip Czapłowski Hanna ( 2018)

 

 

Composizioni di perla

 

Hanna Balcerzak - harpsichord

 

 

Over a period of three centuries, starting from the 15th and continuing well into the 18th century, the harpsichord earned

a reputation as the most versatile of all instruments, in both solo and ensemble contexts. The silvery clarity of its sound

and the variety of the subtle colours of its registers were as ideally suited to ornamental virtuosity as they were to elaborate polyphonic fugues. This recital contains solo pieces written by undisputed masters of the instrument: J.S.Bach, D.Scarlatti, A.Soler.

All the pieces display the influence of concertante style, either by adopting aspects of the concerto (albeit in a solo setting),

or by assuming particular expressive characteristics of the genre which enable the composers to present the most impressive technical and sonic qualities of the harpsichord.

 

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Music As Speech

Hanna Balcerzak - harpsichord

 

This recital features music by the French clavécinistes of the 18th century and is a homage to Nikolaus Harnoncourt, one of the great pioneers of historical performance, conductor and author of the highly influential Baroque Music Today: Music As Speech. By means of a contrast, the Fandango by Antonio Soler is placed at the centre of the programme, enhancing the difference between the two styles.

Clavier-Übung II

J.S Bach : Italian Concerto and French Overture

Hanna Balcerzak - harpsichord

 

The recital presents the second volume of the most important of Bach's harpsichord compositions called Clavier-Übung II. The work was published in 1735 and includes  The Concerto in the Italian Style, and the Overture in the French Manner - both expressly intended to be played on a double-manual harpsichord, reflect his mastery of the two main different styles of his time -Italian and French.

                                                                                                            

 

The Carnival for harpsichord

Hanna Balcerzak - harpsichord

 

 

F. Couperin, L. Couperin, A.-L. Couperin, J. Ph. Rameau,

C. Balbastre, G.F. Haendel,

A. Soler

 

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Per voce e clavicembalo

Jaroslaw Kitala - baritone & Hanna Balcerzak - harpsichord

 

 

Music of the Italian Baroque

 

The concert presents works by outstanding composers springing from the roots of Baroque music -Italy, beginning from the early Baroque period to the galant style. The concert is presented by Jaroslaw Kitala - baritone, and Hanna Balcerzak - harpsichordist.

These experienced artists have been for many years involved in performances of early music, are going to present their interpretations of selected arias, operas recitatives, cantatas for voice and basso continuo and compositions written

for the harpsichord.

The concert creates a unique, intimate atmosphere, taking the audience back to the halls of palaces and churches of the Baroque time.

 

G. Frescobaldi, C. Monteverdi, E. de 'Cavalieri, G. Caccini, A. Falconieri, A.Vivaldi, D.Scarlatti

 

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http://www.nysa.eu/aktualnosc-6858-xv_festiwal_muzyczny_muzyka_w.html

 

 

The virtuosic settings of arias

for baritone and harpsichord

 

Jaroslaw Kitala - baritone & Hanna Balcerzak - harpsichord

 

 The concert’s program represents the repertoire from the renaissance madrigal, by baroque and classical opera to contemporary songs. Its aim is to explore the significance of rhetoric as well as the implications and challenges that come with imitating the voice in its various nuances of colour timbre. Among vocal compositions appear some of the most remarkable solo harpsichord pieces.

 

 

 

C. Monteverdi, J.Ph. Rameau, J.B. Lully, H. Purcell, J.S. Bach,

 

G.F. Handel, D. Scarlatti, W.A. Mozart

 

 

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http://operabase.com/a/Jaroslaw_Kitala/31177/pl

 

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Bartłomiej Balcerzak – violin & Hanna Balcerzak – piano

 

 

The choice of pieces for violin (Bartłomiej Balcerzak) and piano (Hanna Balcerzak) takes the audience on a international musical journey, with colourful soundscapes evoking many cultures, Poland included.

 

 

M.Ravel, M.Karłowicz, K.Szymanowski, F.Chopin,

 

G. Bacewicz, D.Szostakowicz, V.Monti 

  

 

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Johann Sebastian Bach & His Sons

 

performed by twin sisters:

The Gajeckie Sisters Duo

Hanna Balcerzak & Aleksandra Gajecka-Antosiewicz

 

 

The selection of compositions by the father, Johann Sebastian Bach, and his four sons: Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philip Emanuel, Johann Christoph Friedrich and Johann Christian Bach. The concert performed by sisters on harpsichord solo

and harpsichord - four hands, gives a chance to listen and admire the reflection of the genius of the father and his great sons.

The concert provides a unique opportunity to experience the music that once was created and is now performed by the other family relatives.

 

 

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http://www.chopin.edu.pl/pl/2011/09/solo-i-w-duecie-2

http://www.palacrybna.pl/pl,event,4

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Keyboard instruments dialogues

The Gajeckie Sisters Duo -piano & harpsichord

 

 

 

The programme entitled Keyboard Instrument Dialogues presents compositions for four-hands and gives the rare opportunity

to hear a harpsichord and piano duo, demonstrating the differences between the instruments and the development of chamber music in such ensembles.

   Bach vs Scarlatti

 

Hanna Balcerzak & Aleksandra Gajecka – Antosiewicz

Harpsichord duo

 

 

 

The duo continues with the rare opportunity to hear the works of the most renowned, inspiring composer

of all times – Johann Sebastian Bach. Alongside a selection of his solo and chamber compositions, music by his sons,

pupils, and another inspiring great composers such as D.Scarlatti and G.F.Haendel.

The focus lies on arrangements of the great masters’works, therefour approaching the music from a different perspective

and showing them in a fresh, creative light.

 

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