At the Palace of Łańcut, Poland Celebrating the Chopin Bicentennial
Chopin Celebration was filmed on location at the magnificent Palace of Łańcut in Poland, one of the country's most sumptuous residences with beautiful surroundings and opulent interiors. In this elegant setting, soloist Marek Drewnowski gives impassioned performances of twelve of early Romantic composer Frederic Chopin's most lyrical waltzes and the composer's two beautiful piano concertos performed along with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Katowice conducted by Antoni Wit. Both were written before Chopin was twenty, although by this time he was already recognized as one of Poland's great national composers.
In a remarkable career spanning many decades, Marek Drewnowski has not only performed at concerts worldwide, and made many recordings, particularly of works by Chopin, but has also had success as an actor, film producer, music festival founder, music professor and conductor.
Mr. Drewnowski's performance is intercut with scenes of the Palace of Łańcut, its Rococo Salon, Ballroom, Turkish Suite, Chinese Suite and Great Dining Room, with many eighteenth and nineteenth-century paintings, antiques and furniture.
- Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, op. 11
- Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor, op. 21
- Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 18
- Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 34, No 1
- Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 34, No 2
- Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 34, No 3
- Grande Valse, Op. 42
- Valse, Op. 64, No 1 "Minute Waltz"
- Valse, Op. 64, No 2
- Valse, Op. 64, No 3
- Valse, Op. 69, No 1
- Valse, Op. 69, No 2
- Valse, Op. 70, No 1
- Valse in E minor, Op. posthume
Soloist/Pianist: Marek Drewnowski
Conductor of concertos: Antoni Wit of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Katowice
Program Content: NVC Arts and Polish Television 2 Co-Production, 1993
DVD Graphics & Packaging Artwork: National Video Corp, 2010
Executive Producer: Janusz Pietkiewicz
Video Director: Ron Isten
4:3 Full Screen, Color, 112 mins, Dolby 2.0
Format: NTSC, Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Genre: Documentary, Music