Sunday 1 May 2022 7:30PM

Jakub Józef Orliński countertenor; Michał Biel piano

Czyz, Fux, Handel and more


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  • Jakub Józef Orliński countertenor
  • Michał Biel piano

Jakub Józef Orliński has quickly emerged as one of the most vibrant performers on the international classical music scene, and his appearances at Wigmore Hall continue to be a hit. Returning with his regular pianist partner Michał Biel for his final residency date this season, the countertenor and sometime breakdancer presents a programme ranging from Austria through Britain and Germany to his home country, with works by three Polish composers.

  • Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODŁEGLA 2017–2022
  • Fux (1660-1741)
      • Il fonte della salute aperto dalla grazia nel Calvario
        • Non t’amo per il ciel
  • Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
      • Incidental music for Oedipus, King of Thebes Z583
        • Music for a while
      • King Arthur Z628
        • Fairest Isle
        • Cold Song
      • Come, ye sons of art, away Z323
        • Strike the viol, touch the lute
  • Henryk Czyz (1923-2003)
      • Pożegnania
  • Henry Purcell
      • The Tempest Z631
        • Your awful voice I hear
  • Interval
  • Henry Purcell
      • If music be the food of love Z379c
  • Karłowicz (1876-1909)
      • Nie płacz nade mną Op. 3 No. 7
      • Z erotyków Op. 3 No. 2
      • Mów do mnie jeszcze Op. 3 No. 1
      • Śpi w blaskach nocy Op. 3 No. 5
      • Przed nocą wieczną Op. 3 No. 6
      • Na spokojnym, ciemnym morzu Op. 3 No. 4
      • W wieczorną ciszę Op. 3 No. 8
      • Smutną jest dusza moja Op. 1 No. 6
      • Skąd pierwsze gwiazdy Op. 1 No. 2
      • Czasem gdy długo na pół sennie marze
      • Zaczarowana królewna Op. 3 No. 10
  • Moniuszko (1819-1872)
      • Łza
      • Prząśniczka
  • Handel (1685-1759)
      • Amen, Alleluia in D minor HWV269

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