About the festival


Despite its short history, the Kromer Biecz Festival has become one of the most important events of the Małopolska region in southern Poland. The idea of presenting early music in period interiors set within the historical context of the town of Biecz – and above all of recalling the achievements of Marcin Kromer, who was a distinguished Polish diplomat, writer and historian as well as being one of the leaders of the Polish Counter-Reformation – has met with an enthusiastic response from audiences and music critics alike. This year’s third edition of the Festival will be held in the same spirit.

 

ALL LOVERS OF EARLY MUSIC ARE CORDIALLY INVITED!

4

days of the festival

 

10

concerts

 

29

artists

 

 

Programme


Admission to all festival events is FREE

August 10th 2017, Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Inauguration
Ensemble Micrologus – LAUDARIO DI CORTONA
 
Venue:
Kolegiata pw. Bożego Ciała (Collegiate Church of Corpus Christi)

Programme:

LAUDARIO DI CORTONA (Devotional songs from thirteenth-century Italian manuscripts)

A voi gente facciam prego – lauda (Florencja, kodeks Magliabechiano II)
Alleluia (Asyż, Biblioteca del Sacro Convento, Ms. 695 - Cantorino di San Luigi IX, 1233).
Dami conforto, Dio, et alegrança – lauda i saltarello (Cortona, Biblioteca Comunale, Ms. 91)
Venite a laudare – lauda Maryi Panny (Cortona, Bibl. Comunale, Ms. 91)
O divina virgo flore – utwór instrumentalny (na podstawie Cortona, Ms. 91)
Salutiam devotamente – lauda o Zwiastowaniu Maryi Pannie (Cortona, Bibl. Comunale, Ms. 91/Florencja, Magliabechiano II)
Dolce Vergine Maria – lauda (Florencja, Magliabechiano II)
Salterello – utwór instrumentalny (na podstawie Cortona, Ms. 91)
Vergene Maria per lo tuo honore – lauda (kontrafaktura do Ore plangamo)
(Roma, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, ms. Vitt. Em. 350 - Laudario “Frondini” dei Disciplinati di Assisi)
Onne homo ad alta voce – lauda (Cortona, Bibl. Comunale, Ms. 91)
Ave donna santissima – lauda (Cortona, Bibl. Comunale, Ms. 91)
Verbum bonum et suave – sequenza dwugłosowa (wersja instrumentalna)
Sia laudato san Francesco – lauda i istampita (Cortona, Bibl. Comunale, Ms. 91)
August 11 2017, Friday
7:30 p.m.
Ensemble Micrologus – DEVOTE PASSIONI
 
Venue:
Kolegiata pw. Bożego Ciała (Collegiate Church of Corpus Christi)

Programme:

Franciscan devotional songs and dances from Central Italian religious celebrations between the Middle Ages and the Early Renaissance

Giovanni da Capestrano (1386-1456)Alleluia amen – Nota cantionis de illo digno viro Capistrano dive memorie
Giovanni da CapestranoAmor Yhesù perché 'l sangue spargisti
AnonymousO gloriosa vergene Maria
AnonymousSaltarello – improwizacja na motywie tradycyjnej "Sonaty dla Panny Młodej" z Amatrice (Rieti)
AnonymousL'amore a·mme venendo
AnonymousVerbum caro factum est – lauda/hymn Bożonarodzeniowy na Zwiastowanie laud/hymn of the Nativity for the Annunciation
AnonymousNella digna stalla – Lauda Bożonarodzeniowa i saltarello of the Nativity and saltarello
Leonardo Giustinian (1388-1446) (attrib.)Anima benedecta (oprac. Alessandro de Ritiis)
AnonymousLa Diana – utwór instrumentalny, Isola del Gran Sasso
Leonardo Giustinian / Alessandro de Ritiis (1434-1497/8) – O Maria diana stella
Marcantonio del Pifaro (ok. 1500- ok. 1575)Chiarenzana i Saltarello de l'Aquila (tańce instrumentalne)
Vanni di Martino / Niccolò del Preposto (poł XIVw.)O peccator perché
AnonymousVergen benedeta – lauda procesyjna
10:30 p.m.
Jan Čižmář – TOMBEAU POUR LA LUTH
 
Venue:
The "Dom z Basztą" Museum

Programme:
TOMBEAU POUR LA LUTH
Lute tablatures from the 15th and 16th centuries

(théorbe)
Belerofonte Castaldi (1580-1649)Tasteggio soave
Robert de Visée (1660-1725)
Tombeau des Mesdemoisseles de Visée – Chaconne

(luth á 10 choeurs)
John Dowland (1563-1626)
Mr. Dowland´s Midnighte
Lachrimae Pavan

(luth á 11 choeurs)
Anonym
Harmonie des Anges á 3 lettres
Ennemond Gaultier (1571-1651)
Tombeau de Mesangeu – Allemande
Anonym (Johann Anton Losy von Losinthal) (1650-1721) – Aire – Tombeau de Mazarin – Courante des Forgerons

(luth á 13 choeurs)
Anonym
Prelude es-moll / in E flat minor
Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750)
Tombeau sur la mort de Monsieur Comte de Logy
Tombeau sur la mort de M. Cajetan baron d´Hartig
August 12th 2017, Saturday
2:30 p.m.
Robert Bachara – baroque violin
Alina Ratkowska –  harpsichord / positive organ
Teresa Kamińska – baroque cello, violoncello piccolo
Jan Čižmář – theorbo
 
Venue:
Kościół oo. Franciszkanów (Franciscan Church)

Programme:

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber – The Mystery Sonatas

Tajemnice Radosne
Sonata I d-moll Zwiastowanie NMP senza scordatura
- Preludium
- Variatio – Aria allegro – Variatio
- Adagio – Finale

Sonata II A-dur Nawiedzenie św. Elżbiety scordatura a e1 a1 e2
- Sonata
- Allamanda
- Presto

Sonata III h-moll Narodzenie Pana Jezusa scordatura h fis1 h1 d2
- Sonata
- Courente – Double
- Adagio

Sonata IV d-moll Ofiarowanie Jezusa w Świątyni scordatura a d1 a1 d2'
- Ciacona

Sonata V A-dur Odnalezienie Jezusa w Świątyni scordatura a e1 a1 cis2'
- Praeludium
- Allamanda
- Guigue
- Sarabanda – Double

Tajemnice Bolesne
Sonata VI c-moll Modlitwa Jezusa w Ogrójcu scordatura as es1 g1 d2'
- Lamento
- [Aria]
- Adagio

Sonata VII F-dur Biczowanie Jezusa scordatura c1 f1 a1 c2'
- Allamanda – Variatio
- Sarabanda – Variatio

Sonata VIII B-dur Ukoronowanie Jezusa cierniem scordatura d1 f1 b1 d2
- Sonata
- Guigue – Double I
- Presto – Double II

Sonata IX a-moll Droga krzyżowa scordatura c1 e1 a1 e2
- Sonata
- Courente – Double
- Finale

Sonata X g-moll Ukrzyżowanie scordatura g 1' a1 d2
- Praeludium
- Aria
- Variatio

Tajemnice Chwalebne
Sonata XI G-dur Zmartwychwstanie Jezusa scordatura g g1 d1 d2
- Sonata
- Surrexit Christus hodie
- Adagio

Sonata XII C-dur Wniebowstąpienie Jezusa scordatura c1 e1 g1 c2
- Intrada
- Aria Tubicinum
- Allamanda
- Courente – Double

Sonata XIII d-moll Zesłanie Ducha Świętego a e1 cis2 e2
- Sonata
- Gavott
- Guigue
- Sarabanda

Sonata XIV D-dur Wniebowzięcie NMP scordatura a e1 a1 d2
- [Praeludium]
- Aria
- Guigue

Sonata XV C-dur Ukoronowanie NMP na Królową Nieba i Ziemi scordatura g c1 g1 d2
- Sonata
- Aria
- Canzon
- Sarabanda

Sonata XVI g-moll Anioł stróż senza scordatura
- Passagalia Adagio – Allegro – Adagio
7:30 p.m.
Flores Rosarum
Susi Ferfoglia – artistic leadership
Filip Presseisen –  portative organ
 
Venue:
Kolegiata pw. Bożego Ciała (Collegiate Church Corpus Christi)

Programme:

Summumbonumamplumdonum – Medieval songs of the Poor Clares

Hosanna, Filio David – antyfona na Niedzielę Palmową (Biblioteka Klasztoru św. Andrzeja PP. Klarysek Ms. 205 – Graduał, ok. 1260)
Pueri Hebreorum – antyfona na Niedzielę Palmową
Pange lingua – hymn na Niedzielę Męki Pańskiej (Archiwum i Biblioteka Opactwa św. Wojciecha ss. Benedyktynek w Staniątkach – Antyfonarz, 1536)
Improwizacje instrumentalne
Fragment na Wielki Czwartek (Biblioteka Klasztoru św. Andrzeja PP. Klarysek, Ms. 205 – Graduał)
Improwizacje instrumentalne
Stabat Mater (Kraków, Archiwum i Biblioteka Krakowskiej Kapituły Katedralnej, Ms. 42-44 – Graduał Olbrachta, 1506)
Improwizacje instrumentalne Surrexit Christus hodie (Biblioteka Klasztoru św. Andrzeja PP. Klarysek Ms. 205 – Graduał, kompozycje dwu i trzy-głosowe)
10:30 p.m.
Andrea Buccarella –  harpsichord
 
Venue:
Kolegiata pw. Bożego Ciała (Collegiate Church of Corpus Christi)

Programme:

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations

Aria
Variatio 1. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 2. a 1. Clav.
Variatio 3. Canone all Unisuono à 1 Clav.
Variatio 4. à 1 Clav.
Variatio 5. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav.
Variatio 6. Canone alla Seconda a 1 Clav.
Variatio 7. à 1. ô vero 2 Clav. (al tempo di Giga)
Variatio 8. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 9. Canone alla Terza. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 10. Fugetta. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 11. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 12. Canone alla Quarta.
Variatio 13. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 14. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 15. andante. Canone alla Quinta. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 16. a 1 Clav. Ouverture
Variatio 17. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 18. Canone alla Sexta. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 19. à 1 Clav.
Variatio 20. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 21. Canone alla Settima.
Variatio 22. a 1 Clav. alla breve
Variatio 23. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 24. Canone all Ottava a 1 Clav.
Variatio 25. a 2 Clav. („adagio“)
Variatio 26. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 27. Canone alla Nona. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 28. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 29. a 1 o vero 2 Clav.
Variatio 30. a 1 Clav. Quodlibet.
Aria da Capo è Fine
August 13th 2017, Sunday
2:30 p.m.
Magdalena Karolak – baroque oboe
Paolo Pandolfo – viola da gamba
Andrea Buccarella – harpsichord
 
Venue:
Kościół oo. Franciszkanów (Franciscan Church)

Programme:
Chamber music from the court of Louis XIV

Francois Couperin (1668-1733)
I Koncert ze zbioru Concerts royaux
Prélude - Allemande - Sarabande - Gavotte - Gigue - Menuet

Marin Marais (1676-1728)
Prélude-Le Labyrinthe

Jacques-Martin Hotteterre (1674-1763)
I Suita C-dur na obój i basso continuo op. 2 nr 1
Prélude
Allemande La Royalle
Rondeau Le Duc d'Orléans
Sarabande La d'Armagnac
Gavotte La Meudon
Menuet Le Comte de Brione
Gigue La Folichon

Marin Marais
Marche Persanne dite la Mauperty - Sarabande à l’Espagnole - Rondeau Le Bijou - Le Tableau de l’Operation de la Taille - Le Tourbillon

Pierre-Danican Philidor (1681-1731)
Suita d-moll na obój i basso continuo op. 1 nr 5
Tres lentement - Allemande - Sarabande - Gigue
6:00 p.m.
Final concert
Corde Armoniche  
 
Venue:
Kolegiata pw. Bożego Ciała (Collegiate Church of Corpus Christi)

Programme:
Italian Lauds from the 16th century

Jakub Polak (ok. 1550-ok. 1605)Branle (opr. H. Kasperczak)
Anonim (Rzym, XVI w.)Anime affaticate et sitibonde (Libro delle Laudi Spirituali, Roma, Gardano 1589)
Anonim (Rzym, XVI w.)Giù per la mala via (Libro delle Laudi Spirituali, Roma, Gardano 1589)
Anonim (Rzym, XVI w.)Io vorrei mutar vita Maestro, et Discepolo (Libro delle Laudi Spirituali, Roma, Gardano 1589)
Francisco Soto de Langa (1534-1619) – Nell'apparir del Sempiterno Sole (Giovanni Giovanele Ancina, Tempio Armonico della Beatissima Vergine, Roma, Mutij 1599)
Anonim (Rzym, XVI w.)Ave Maris Stella
Michael Praetorius (1571/2-1621)La Volte
Anonim (Rzym, XVI w.)Qual fin fa, eco spiritual (Il quatro libro delle Laudi, Gardano 1591)
Anonim (Rzym, XVI w.) – Signor Ti benedico (Libro delle Laudi Spirituali, Roma, Gardano 1589)
Anonim (Orazio Michi dell'Arpa ?, 1594/5-1641)Nina Nanna al Bambino Giesù, napoletana (Roma, Biblioteca Casanatense Ms. 2490)
Marco Uccelini (1610-1680) – Sonata op. 4 nr 18
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/6-1594)Adoramus Te
Michael PraetoriusLe canarie (Terpsichore, Wolfenbüttel, 1612)
Anonim (Rzym, XVI w.)O dolcezza de gl'Angioli e di Santi (Il quatro libro delle Laudi, Gardano 1591)
Giovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaJesu Rex Admirabilis
Anonim (Rzym, XVI w.)Amor senza misura (Libro delle Laudi Spirituali, Roma, Gardano 1589)
AnonimLitaniae Ave Maris Stella
Valentin Barfark (1506-1596)Taniec (opr. H. Kasperczak)
Anonim (Rzym, koniec XVIII w.)Vanità di vanità Tekst – św. Filippo Neri, Canzona (Poesia di Roma, Biblioteca della Congregazione dell'Oratorio)

Artists


  • Ensemble Micrologus

    Ensemble Micrologus

     

     

    Paolo Pandolfo

    Paolo Pandolfo

    A. Buccarella

    Andrea Buccarella

  • Robert Bachcara

    Robert Bachara

    Flores Rosarum

    Flores Rosarum

    Corde Armoniche

    Corde Armoniche

  • Jan Čižmář

    Jan Čižmář

    Magdalena Karolak

    Magdalena Karolak

    Portfolio Item

    Alina Ratkowska

  • Susi Ferfoglia

    Susi Ferfoglia

    Teresa Kamińska

    Teresa Kamińska

    Tomasz Krzysica

    Tomasz Krzysica

  • Filip Presseisen

    Filip Presseisen

    Joanna

    Joanna Rot

    Monika Wieczorkowska

    Monika Wieczorkowska

About Marcin Kromer


Kromer was born in 1512 into a prominent burgher family in Biecz, in Lesser Poland. He completed his basic education in a local church-run school. In 1528 he transferred to Kraków, where in 1530 he graduated as a bachelor at the Cracow Academy. In 1533–37 he worked at the Royal Chancellery in Kraków. Thereafter he went to Italy, where he studied law for two years. Returning to Poland in 1540, he became secretary to Archbishop Piotr Gamrat. As the latter's personal advisor, he was also his envoy and representative to Rome, where he spent two years until 1544. In 1545, upon the death of his mentor, Kromer accepted the latter's post as personal secretary to Poland's King Sigismund I the Old. He was also an associate of Samuel Maciejowski, who later became Chancellor of the Crown. A specialist on Royal Prussia and Warmia, in 1551 Kromer became head of the Warmian canonry. However, his church career did not proceed as planned, since he was seen as one of the best Polish diplomats of the age and was frequently required by the court to leave his post to serve as envoy on various diplomatic missions. In 1552, for his services to the King, he was ennobled and granted a coat of arms.

In 1564 Kromer took the post of coadjutor (de facto bishop) of the Bishopric of Warmia, to succeed on the demise of Prince-Bishop Stanislaus Hosius. After nine years at that post, Kromer was officially promoted to Prince-Bishop. He spent the rest of his days in Warmia, keeping diaries and writing several books on the history of Poland. He died on 23 March 1589 in Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warmiński).

In his works, Kromer advocated the reform of Poland's scientific and cultural life. One of his notable demands was providing the Cracow Academy with new privileges to restore its position as one of the renowned universities in Central Europe.

Partners


 

Województwo Małopolskie
pge
Radio Kraków
TVP 1
TVP Kultura
TVP Kraków
Dziennik Polski
O.pl

Contact details


 

Festival organizer

Biecz Festival Office
ul. Rynek 18, 38-340, Biecz
tel.: +48 (13) 440 68 11
tel.: +48 739 222 153
fax: +48 (13) 447 02 87
e-mail: bbf@biecz.pl

Artistic Director

Arkadiusz Bialic
e-mail: arkadiusz.bialic@biecz.pl

Press office

Tomasz Handzlik – Spokesman
phone: +48 507 094 356
e-mail: kromerbieczfestival@gmail.com