After a few years spent on thinking about the compositions of Fryderyk Chopin, there emerged in us the temptation to come to grips with his works. The 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth was a good occasion and pretext to put the idea into life, although it was not the only reason since Chopin’s music was so inspiring and deeply rooted in us. Chopin is “sacrum” and hence we took it seriously and did our best in using all our knowledge, talent and experience.

The author of  ”CHOPIN PROFANUM” is our pianist and leader Jarosław Kostka who arranged all the pieces on which we based and created some open forms without limiting free jazz narration. Though all rhythmical and melody details of Chopin’s compositions were defined, his music is still a “written improvisation”. This improvisation is rooted in Polish folk and XVIIth and XVIIIth century European music. Chopin frequently referred to both of these traditions. He is also commonly known to have been a very skillful improviser.

Can this freedom in creating musical matter, so natural for jazz, be a bridge connecting classical music and jazz? Isn’t it a good idea to play Chopin in a jazz style? Let our CD “CHOPIN PROFANUM” be the answer to the above question. While working on it we introduced some changes of rhythm, harmony and phrasing. The project is not only our tribute to the great Polish composer, but also our wish for showing the fact that his music is timeless, supranational and thought-provoking.

 

 



Musicians:
Jarek Kostka
Jan Adamczewski
Jakub Olejnik
Przemysław Jarosz

Pieces on the CD:
Mazurek C-dur (Mazurka C major) op.67 nr 3
Mazurek a-moll (Mazurka A minor) op. 17 nr 4
Preludium As-dur (Prelude A-flat major) op.24 nr 17
Preludium e-moll (Prelude E minor) op. 24 nr 4
Mazurek fis-moll (Mazurka F-sharp minor) op. 59 nr 3
Mazurek a-moll (Mazurka A minor) op.68 nr 2
Etiuda E-dur (Etude A major) op. 10 nr 3
Fantaisie Impromptus cis-moll (C-sharp minor) op. 66
Preludium Fis-dur (Prelude F-sharp major) op. 24 nr 13
Mazurek F-dur (Mazurka F major) op. 68 nr 3


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Mazurek a-moll op.17 nr 4

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Preludium As-dur op.24 nr 17

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Mazurek fis-moll op. 59 nr 3



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Mazurek C-dur op.67 nr 3, Koncert promocyjny w Wadze Miejskiej w Poznaniu
Jarek Kostka, Jan Adamczewski, Jakub Olejnik, Przemysław Jarosz

 

See also:

Walc h-moll

Jarek Kostka - fortepian, Piotr Max Wiśniewski - kontrabas,
Jan Adamczewski - saksofon, Waldemar Franczyk - perkusja

Largo z Fantazja-Impromptu cis-moll
Jarek Kostka - fortepian, Piotr Max Wiśniewski - kontrabas,
Jan Adamczewski - saksofon, Waldemar Franczyk - perkusja

Etiuda E-dur op. 10 nr 3
Koncert promocyjny w Wadze Miejskiej w Poznaniu
Jarek Kostka, Jan Adamczewski, Jakub Olejnik, Przemysław Jarosz

Mazurek F-dur op. 68 nr 3
Koncert promocyjny w Wadze Miejskiej w Poznaniu
Jarek Kostka, Jan Adamczewski, Jakub Olejnik, Przemysław Jarosz

Mazurek a-moll op.68 nr 2
Koncert promocyjny w Wadze Miejskiej w Poznaniu
Jarek Kostka, Jan Adamczewski, Jakub Olejnik, Przemysław Jarosz

Mazurek a-moll op.68 nr 2
Koncert promocyjny w Wadze Miejskiej w Poznaniu
Jarek Kostka, Jan Adamczewski, Jakub Olejnik, Przemysław Jarosz