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CD24722 Poniatowski Pierre de Medicis Radio Poskie Dwojka Samedi 23/07/11 ŕ 19h00 Jozef Michal Ksawery Poniatowski's opera `Pierre de Medicis'.

CD94722 Poniatowski Pierre de Medicis Radio Poskie Dwojka Samedi 23/07/11 ŕ 19h00  Jozef Michal Ksawery Poniatowski's opera `Pierre de Medicis'.
CD94722 Poniatowski Pierre de Medicis Radio Poskie Dwojka Samedi 23/07/11 ŕ 19h00 Jozef Michal Ksawery Poniatowski's opera `Pierre de Medicis'.
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Poniatowski Pierre de Medicis Radio Poskie Dwojka Samedi 23/07/11 ŕ 19h00

Jozef Michal Ksawery Poniatowski's opera `Pierre de Medicis'. 2011-07-23 09:54:48 VII Festiwal Muzyki Polskiej (Filharmonia im. Karola Szymanowskiego) Józef Michał Ksawery Poniatowski: „Pierre de Medicis" opera w 4 aktach 23.07.2011 | 19:00 | Polskie Radio 2 - Dwójka | (Web/Astra 19.2°E)

Laura Salviati: Aleksandra Buczek, sopran Pierre de Medicis: Xu Chang, tenor Julien de Medicis: Florian Sempey, baryton Fra Antonio: Yasushi Hirano, bas Paolo Monti: Juraj Holly, tenor Henrietta: Jadwiga Postrożna, mezzosopran

Chór Filharmonii im. K. Szymanowskiego w Krakowie Teresa Majka-Pacanek, przygotowanie chóru Krakowska Orkiestra Festiwalowa

Massimiliano Caldi, dyrygent

Komponist Poniatowski, Józef Anzahl Sätze/Teile 4 Acts First Performance 9 March 1860 Jahr der Erstveröffentlichung 1861 Librettist Henri Saint-Georges (1801?-1875) Emilio Pacini (1810-1898) Language French Widmung Dédiée a son ami Achille Fould Stil des Stückes Romantic Instrumentierung Vocal soloists, Chorus, Orchestra

Pierre de Medicis by Josef Poniatowski

Jozef Michal Poniatowski (July 24, 1814 – July 4, 1873)

Polish composer and an operatic tenor. He was the nephew of the Polish general Prince Józef Antoni Poniatowski.

The 2011 Festival of Polish Music (Krakow) presented works by the recently rediscovered Poniatowski. The festival organisers have a coup on their hands, having managed to find a complete score of the composer's Pierre de Medicis opera in the National Library in Paris. Besides a concert version of the opera, the world premiere of Poniatowski's Missa in F was also performed.

Poniatowski, a nephew of fabled Napoleonic marshal Prince Jozef Poniatowski, was born out of wedlock in Rome in 1816, to an Italian mother. His father, Stanislaw Poniatowski was to take the throne after the childless cousin brother, the last Polish king, who was preparing him for his successor. After the fall of the Third of May Constitution, he left the country, sold all estates and lived in Rome where Josef was born. Josef studied music in Florence. He was also a singer, and because he had a nice tenor voice, his debut in Florence in 1839, proved to be successful. He gained fame on the stages of Italian and French, from the Austrian authorities received the title of Prince Monterondo. He was a member of Tuscany in Brussels and London, in 1854 he settled in Paris, where he won the confidence of Napoleon III, who gave him the title of senator. He served the Emperor to the end, in 1871 he went with him into exile in London, where he died two years later at the age of 57 years.He wrote numerous operas for Italian and French theatres. Although Poniatowski conquered Paris and Milan in the 19th century, it took more than 150 years for his work to arrive in Poland.

Poniatowski's debut opera, "Giovanni di Procida," was a showpiece for tenor title role. His achievements are 12 titles (nine with libretto by the Italian and three French), which exhibited the greatest contemporary scenes of Europe: Milan's La Scala, Paris Opera, Covent Garden in London. No other Polish opera composer can boast such success.

So why then did Jozef Poniatowski fall into complete oblivion? Because the style was epigone Belcanto, a follower of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti. In comparison with Wagner, Verdi, Puccini and Tchaikovsky his work seemed anachronistic. Still, in 1860 the Paris Opera decided to give his "Peter de 'Medici" the same recognition from the Directorate unsuccessfully courted by Hector Berlioz for his "Trojans". A reviewer for the premiere of "La Presse" wrote: "Pierre de Médicis was a brilliant victory of the Opera."

Peter de Medici belongs to the genre known as "grand opéra" which in the nineteenth century, enjoyed great popularity, especially in France. The action takes place in the Renaissance of Pisa and in accordance with Paris rules, ballets and a variety of choral scenic effects were inserted.

PIERRE DE MEDICIS (Peter de Medici) Opera in 4 acts (Concert version in 2 parts)

Letni Festiwal Muzyczny: VII Festiwal Muzyki Polskiej 23 July 2011

Aleksandra Buczek – sopran, Jadwiga Postrona – mezzosopran Xu Chang – tenor Juraj Holly – tenor Florian Sempey – baryton Yasushi Hirano – bas

Chór Filharmonii im. Karola Szymanowskiego w Krakowie Krakowska Orkiestra Festiwalowa dyr. - Massimiliano Caldi



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