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Courtesy of Wladyslaw Klosiewicz
Crescendo and Fundacja Pro Academia Narolense
in association with
the Polish Cultural Institute in New York,
Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw
and Gotham Early Music Scene

present


WLADYSLAW KLOSIEWICZ, harpsichord
LANDOWSKA IN MEMORIAM


Saturday, October 23, 2010, 6:00 PM

St. Mary Catholic Church
76 Sharon Rd., Lakeville, New Lakeville, CT

Tickets: Free  Tel: 860.435.4866

A recital by today's leading harpsichordist, Wladyslaw Klosiewicz, pays tribute to Wanda Landowska, a groundbreaking musician and visionary performer who rescued the harpsichord and its music from oblivion. The concert featuring music from the "Golden Age of the Harpsichord" will include works by Louis and FranCois Couperin, Jean Philippe Rameau, Johann Jakob Froberger and others, and will take place in Lakeville, Conn., where Landowska lived for many years until her death in 1959.


Wanda Landowska (b. 1879, Poland - d. 1959, USA) a member of the European cultural and political elite of her age, exerted an enormous influence on 20th century music, by almost single-handedly reviving Baroque, Renaissance and Classical music, especially the work of J.S. Bach, Handel and Mozart. An outstanding keyboard performer, she used her talent and charm to bridge the gap between player and audience-a significant shift in twentieth-century performance practice.


Wladyslaw Klosiewicz (b. 1955), one of the great artistic personages of our time, graduated from the Warsaw Academy of Music and the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. He was the last pupil of Ruggero Gerlin, the closest associate of Wanda Landowska. Klosiewicz has made several important CD recordings including the complete harpsichord works of L. Couperin, F. Couperin and J.F. Rameau, the partitas of J.S. Bach, compositions of J.J. Froberger and sonatas of D. Scarlatti. His disc "J.S. Bach: the Goldberg Variations," was awarded the Polish Fryderyk prize in 2000. He is Artistic Director of the Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsovience and international early music ensemble, Narol Baroque.


Presented by Crescendo, Inc. and Fundacja Pro Academia Narolense in association with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw and Gotham Early Music Scene.




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