The Three Baroques Festival
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The Three Baroques Festival, organized by the Foundation of Early Music "Canor", was first held in 2004 as a follow-up to the series of concerts "Early Music - Persona Grata" taking place in Wroclaw since 1999.
The Three Baroques Festival, organized by the Foundation of Early Music "Canor", was first held in 2004 as a follow-up to the series of concerts Early Music - Persona Grata taking place in Wroclaw since 1999.
The Festival aims to present Baroque music of the three main seventeenth and eighteenth-century national styles: German, French and Italian, and to show its further impact on other styles. It also purports to identify local, including Polish, inspirations of this music. The symbolic synthesis of its name goes back to the synthesis of cultures that was taking place in Wroclaw over the centuries. It is the organizers' intention to present the music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries as fascinating cultural phenomena that continue to evolve and inspire every generation of musicians and listeners.
Each national tradition is shown through a carefully selected set of works which are representative of major stylistic trends and aesthetic schools. The idea of a synthesis of traditions and styles is reflected in the inclusion of music by "universal", European composers who were inspired by all Baroque music forms and styles, notably Bach, Telemann and Haendel.
The concerts are held in Wroclaw, in the interiors of its University (The Music Hall – Oratorium Marianum and the Leopoldina Hall) which are among Europe's most beautiful Baroque interiors, as well as in the Grand Hall of the Wroclaw Town Hall building.
In addition to the Festival's orchestra-in-residence, Arte dei Suonatori, the audience could hear French conductor, harpsichordist and organist Martin Gester, conductor and flutist Alexis Kossenko, soprano Emmanuelle Halimi, flutist François Lazarevic, harpsichordist Aline Zylberajch and violinist Alice Pierot, Swedish flutist Dan Laurin, soprano Maria Keohane and trumpeter Pierre Torwald, English cellist Tom Pitt, Italian violist Guido Balestracci, German lutenist Andreas Arend, Finnish lutenist Eero Palviainen, Danish harpsichordist, organist and conductor Allan Rasmussen and flutist Bolette Roed, Polish bass living in Germany Marek Rzepka and the chamber ensemble Les Musiciens de Monsieur Croche.
All of the Festival rehearsals, taking place at the Kliczkow Castle, are open to public.
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