Polska Travels: Sweden – Swedish folk music for a baroque orchestra | KoncertKirken, Köpenhamn
"Polska" is not simply an adjective to define something coming from Poland: it is also the name of the arguably most popular form of folk dance in Scandinavia! Soon after its central European Renaissance origin, its peculiar history brought it to Sweden where it peacefully conquered the hearts and dancing feet of nobles and peasants alike.
Polskas are also the protagonists of Krishna Nagaraja's doctoral artistic research, whose second concert hereby revisits melodies from old Swedish collections as well as traditional variants from Western Sweden.
Trad. Swedish arr. Krishna Nagaraja (1975)
"A Swedish suite" (2018)
Krishna Nagaraja (1975)
for 5-string viola d'amore and string orchestra
Hurra Barockorkester with students from Malmö Academy of Music and The Royal Danish Academy of Music
Peter Spissky, concertmaster
Mats Edén, 5-string viola d'amore
James Salomon Kahane, conductor
The concert is part of "Playing with History - Platform for Historical Performance at Malmö Academy of Music", supported by Sten K. Johnson Foundation.