Musical Delicacies

— Early Music Concert Series —

Musica Principum — music by noble composers

Nobles and rulers were not only recipients of compositions, some composed music themselves. The programme will be complemented by the world premiere of a newly reconstructed suite by G. Ph. Telemann.

Saturday 11 September 2021 18:00 — St. Catherine’s Church, 679 22 Šebrov-Kateřina, Czech Republic.  (Event on Facebook)

Due to the limited capacity of the church, we strongly recommend prior reservation by e-mail.


{oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna (PL):


Leopold I (1640 – 1705) Suite G major   (CZ–KRa A918)
Intrada — Sarabanda — Borea — Guige — Balletto — Ciaconna
Maximilian III Joseph (1727 – 1777) Sonata Nº 10, C major   (D–Dl Mus. 3261-Q-1)
Allegro — Adagio — Menuett
Jan Antonín Losy (ca. 1650 – 1721) Suite B-flat major   (GB-Lb [2])
Allemande — Courante — Sarabande — Gavotte — Rondeau — Marche — Menuet
Johann Pfeiffer (1697 – 1761) Concerto A major for viola da gamba
A tempo giusto — Allegro — Largo — Allegro
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767)
Jan Čižmář — reconstruction [1]
Partie Polonoise C major   (TWV 39:1, PL–Wu RM 4135 olim Mf 2001)
Ouverture — Harlequinade — Le Ris — Rigidon — Combattans — Hanaque — Sarrois — Gigue

[1]  Reconstructed after a contemporary arrangement for lute duo.
[2]  Formerly owned by Christopher Hogwood and Franklin Zimmerman. Materials kindly provided by Michael Robertson (independent researcher), Christopher Scobie (British Library) and Tim Crawford.

About the programme

The impressive setting of the Gothic St. Catherine’s church will be the stage for an Early Music ensemble that has gained an international reputation since its founding in 2012. Three couples united through marriage and music perform a concert program of extraordinary compositions.

The main part of the program is dedicated to nobles or directly to the rulers, who were not only recipients of musical œuvres, but who also composed music themselves.

Martyna Pastuszka, Anna Firlus, Krzysztof Firlus.

{oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna

{oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna is an ensemble of young professional musicians from Katowice, who are dedicated to historically informed performance of music from the Baroque to Romanticism. The primary objective of the group is to achieve the most precise sound through research in the available sources. The members of the ensemble are winners of competitions and graduates of both Polish and foreign music academies, where they gained experience in working with leading European conductors, ensembles and soloists. Since its inception in 2012, the orchestra members are committed to giving the musical events in the Silesian region a completely new direction and become cultural embassadors of the region and the whole of Poland.

Martyna Pastuszka

Martyna Pastuszka has been devoted to historical performance practice since 2001. After her graduation from the Academy of Music in Katowice in 2004, she developped further as a member of the Polish ensemble Arte dei Suonatori and through musical encounters with important artists such as Barthold Kuijken, Martin Gester, Stefano Montanari, Kati Debretzeni, Hidemi Suzuki, Rachel Podger, Eduardo Lopez Banzo, Andrew Parrott, Giuliano Carmignola and Konrad Junghänel.

She works currently as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician with Arte dei Suonatori (Poznań), Le Cercle de l’Harmonie (Paris), Le Concert Lorrain (Metz) and as concertmaster of Le Parlement de Musique (Strasbourg, since 2009) and Capella Cracoviensis (Kraków, since 2010).

In 2012, Martyna Pastuszka and the manager Artur Malke founded the ensemble {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna, whose members are young musicians full of enthusiasm and commitment, with the wish to take the performance of classical music in Silesia to a whole new level and become ambassadors of culture for the region and all of Poland. She regularly performs for Hudební lahůdky as concert master of {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna (Didone Abbandonata 2013–2015, planned project Arminio 2016), or as a member of the group Plaisirs de Musique (Three women – three fates 2015, the planned project Le Jardin des Plaisirs 2016).

She recorded multiple CDs and DVDs, including performances for Polish TV and the programmes Arte and Mezzo. Many of these recordíngs received acclaim of international music critics. Since 2007 she teaches Baroque Violin at the Academy of Music in Katowice.

Thank you

The concert takes place with financial support from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Statutory City of Brno.

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