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Nigunim

„Nigunim” (Multikulti Project 2020) Bastarda takes us on another musical journey, this time delving into Hasidic Nigunim. These mystical Jewish songs, almost always sung without lyrics, originated in the Hasidic revival movement of the 18th century and often drew from local music patterns and traditions. Ecstatic dancing and singing of nigunim was a way for […]

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Ars moriendi

„Ars moriendi” (Lado ABC 2019) Music played an essential role in medieval and early modern death rituals. From the agony to the last rites over the grave, chants and polyphony were woven together in deeply symbolical ways. Bastarda’s Ars Moriendi is a transfiguration of this ancient musical ritual: Paweł Szamburski, Tomasz Pokrzywiński, and Michał Górczyński […]

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Promitat eterno

„Promitat eterno” (Lado ABC 2017) Medieval music by Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz (1392 – c. 1480). His works found in German, Polish and Czech manuscripts scattered throughout Europe, was completely unknown until very recently. Most of his compositions appeared anonymously, as was common in the Middle Ages. In the 1970s, however, Jaromír Černý, who was […]