Royal castle in Warsaw
Jazz with MACV: Marcin Masecki
Album promotion of the series Jazz with MACV: Marcin Masecki
Ancient Instruments Ensemble of Warsaw Chamber Opera
Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense
Johann Sebastian Bach – The Harpsichord Concerto in E major BWV 1053 (18’)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – The Harpsichord Concerto in C minor Wq 43/4 (12’)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major K.415 (20′)
Marcin Masecki – playing and creating jazz, classical and experimental music – will perform with the Orchestra of the Warsaw Chamber Opera Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense in the unique interiors of the Royal Castle. The pianist, composer and arranger is one of the most original musicians, performing both classical and pop repertoire. From the very beginning, his musical education consisted of studying and playing classical music and jazz. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston. After returning to Poland, he melted with the alternative music stage, and at the same time he continued to develop as a jazzman. In 2005, he received the first prize and a gold medal at the International Jazz Piano Competition in Moscow. He has recorded solo albums, albums with the Paristetris band, and played concerts presenting a classical repertoire. Bach has a special place in his repertoire – in 2012 he recorded Bach’s fugues on a tape recorder and performed them on his grandmother’s antique Steinway piano, which he re-tuned to break its perfect sound.
During the concert at the Royal Castle, Marcin Masecki together with Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The sound of the Ancient Instruments Ensemble MACV will be combined with exceptional interpretations by Marcin Masecki.
JAZZ WITH MACV is a series of albums in which the world-class artists perform together with the Ancient Instruments Ensemble of the Warsaw Chamber Opera Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense. This series combines elements of jazz and early music, giving a fresh perspective on classical music.
Jazz and early music are linked by the idea of a creative approach to musical material. Improvisation is a daily bread of jazzmen, but it was the same for composers of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. G.F. Händel improvised his organ concerts, leaving the orchestra only with the sketch of the piece.
During the concerts within the series of JAZZ MACV, improvisation is often based on the musical material of Bach or Mozart, but develops it in a very creative manner, giving the piece a new shape. For orchestral musicians, this openness to non-standard jazz language and a very flexible approach to recording is an extremely enriching and inspiring experience. The combination of jazz with early music can also be a bridge through which the contemporary listener will enter the world of music performed on historical instruments.