The 16th century is considered Poland’s Golden Age. The Polish influence on European politics, in combination with economic prosperity at home, allowed a new dimension of culture to emerge. Enthusiasm for Polish songs and dances spread like wildfire throughout Europe long before Chopin appeared on the scene. Michal Gondko and Corina Marti of La Morra ensemble (IYAP selection in 2000) have immersed themselves in the tradition of music for the harpsichord and lute. The two stringed instruments are a delightful combination, and centuries ago many musicians played both. The duo explores the homogeneity of the two instruments’ sounds, treating you to music from the peak of the Polish Renaissance.
Michal Gondko, lute | Corina Marti, harpsichord