15 April 2017

Being John Malkovich

Malkovich recited Goethe in English (translation by Christopher Hampton), without emphasis, which might be provoked by the poet’s sublime verses. On Wednesday...more >

13 April 2017

Master Jurowski and his Beethoven

The programme of this concert included a rarity: Piano Concerto in E Flat major composed by 14-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven. This is likely his first compositi...more >

12 April 2017

Musical youth from Armenia

25 years of the diplomatic relations between Armenia and Poland was a pretext for the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival to invite the State Youth Orchestra o...more >

10 April 2017

Evening of tone poems

So far at the Easter Festival, the influences of painting on music have manifested themselves most extensively on Monday in the symphonic poems of Mieczysław K...more >

8 April 2017

Tchumburidze as a chamber musician

The excellent duo of Veriko Tchumburidze (violin) and Aleksandra Świgut (piano) performed Friday at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. Freedom, power, temperament, an...more >

7 April 2017

The charm of Italian opera

Following the first five festival concerts, which were dominated by austere northern music, especially by Beethoven, on Thursday the time was ripe for a breath ...more >

4 April 2017

An Asian take on Beethoven

In Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, the entrance of the violin after the orchestral exposition is awaited almost like a messiah – ...more >