Emil Bernard Wojtacki
fot. Paweł Pałka

Emil Bernard Wojtacki


Composer, editor and publisher. His oeuvre is mainly preoccupied with aesthetic issues, among others the problem of the ontology of composition. Wojtacki devotes his efforts to textural experiments which he conducts within the scope of the modern counterpoint and multilayered narration. His numerous vocal and instrumental compositions strive for a maximum unity between music and words, and towards the imaging of text in music. Another important feature of Wojtacki’s works is silence. (KS)

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…wie Schatten auf den Wogen… symphonic poem after an excerpt from the poetry of Johann Gottfried von Herder

year of composition: 2013
duration of the piece: 17'
genre: orchestral
programme edition: 2012/13
commission: Warmińsko-Mazurska Filharmonia w Olsztynie
materials accessible until: 20 October 2016
recording accessible until: indefinitely


…WIE SCHATTEN AUF DEN WOGEN… symphonic poem after an excerpt from the poetry of Johann Gottfried von Herder premiere, held on 15 November 2013 at the Warmia-Masuria Philharmony in Olsztyn.


Warmińsko-Mazurska Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in Olsztyn
Piotr Sułkowski, conductor

cast overview:

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Three Commendæ suite for wind orchestra

year of composition: 2014
duration of the piece: 12'
genre: orchestral
programme edition: 2014/15
commission: Państwowa Szkoła Muzyczna I i II st. im. Fryderyka Chopina w Olsztynie
materials accessible until: 25 September 2017
recording accessible until: 25 September 2020


THREE COMMENDæ suite for wind orchestra premiere, held on 20 November 2014 at the Państwowa Szkoła Muzyczna in Olsztyn.


Koncertowa Orkiestra Dęta PSM I i II stopnia im. Fryderyka Chopina in Olsztyn
Janusz Ciepliński, conductor