Krzysztof Meyer’s “Triptych” at the Zagreb Guitar Festival

On 12 February 2016 the Croatian premiere of Krzysztof Meyer’s Sonata No. 1 for guitar solo “Triptych” will take place at the Zagreb Academy of Music, performed by the Polish guitarist Łukasz Kuropaczewski. The concert is part of this year’s Zagreb Guitar Festival (11-14 February 2016).

Kuropaczewski was already the soloist of the world premiere in July 2015 in Katonah (USA) and performed the guitar work several times in Poland and Belgium last year. After the Croatian premiere in Zagreb Kuropaczewski will play “Triptych” in Winnipeg (Canadian premiere) on 26 March 2016.

Krzysztof Meyer has supplied the following commentary on the composition “Triptych”:
“I already wrote the Concerto for Guitar, Tympani and Strings for the outstanding Polish guitarist Łukasz Kuropaczewski. The ‘Triptych’ for guitar solo is my second work for this interpreter. The individual titles of the ‘Triptych’ movements - Fantasia, Aria and Impromptu furioso – refer to the characters of the individual movements. I completed ‘Triptych’ for guitar solo in December 2014. The piece is permeated by double contrasts: in terms of harmony, the guitar’s own mood and sound world are contrasted with my harmonic thinking. In terms of technique, on the other hand, performance gestures of the Flamenco tradition are contrasted with those of the practice of classical guitar playing. The dialogue between different harmonic and historical levels can thus be discovered through a complex, clearly demarcated discourse. The performance duration of the work is about 15 minutes.”

12 February 2016
Academy of Music, Concert Hall, 7 PM
Croatian premiere: Krzysztof Meyer
“Triptych”. Sonata for guitar solo
Łukasz Kuropaczewski (guitar)


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