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“It is a composition about great emotions, everyone can take away what they need from it”, said Marcin Masecki in “Gazeta Wyborcza” about “Sanctus Adalbertus”. You can bring your impressions of the Saturday concert to Malta Foundation and spend a cinematic Sunday afternoon.

 

We will watch a 2010 recording of the composition “Little Requiem for a Certain Polka” op. 66 for piano and 13 instruments from Sacrum Profanum Festival in Cracow. Although Górecki never explained the title of the composition, the eponymous polka had three meanings for him: a woman, a dance, and nostalgia for Czechoslovakia.

 

Polysemic and multi-layered, Górecki’s music turned out to be an inspiration for many film directors. Different parts of Symphony no.3 found their way to over 20 feature films including Peter Wier’s “Fearless”, Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty”, but also the TV series “The Sopranos”. We chose “Wit” for our Nostalgia Festival audience. It is a film directed by Mike Nichols starring the winner of two Oscars, Emma Thompson. Apart from other awards the film received an Emmy for best TV film, direction and montage.