Bach - Kantata 196, Mozart - Spatzenmesse
Vivica Genaux, Robert Bachara
Polska Opera Królewska, Capella Regia Polona dyr. Marek Toporowski
Robert Bachara, Marek Toporowski w programie m.in. Biber, Guilmant
Pedro Ximenez de Abrill, Capella Cracoviensis dyr. Jose Vidal
Bach - Kantata 196, Mozart - Spatzenmesse
Graupner, Vivaldi, Telemann - Katarzyna Czubek, Zofia Wojniakiewicz, Robert Bachara, Marek...
Agata Kielar-Długosz, Łukasz Długosz, Marek Toporowski. Koncert wrocławskiego oddz. Związku...
Chór Filharmonii Krakowskiej, Capella Cracoviensis, dyr. Marek Toporowski
Capella Cracoviensis, dyr. J.T.Adamus
Muzyka wokalna różnych epok
Polska Opera Królewska, dyr. Marek Toporowski
Studenci AMKP w Krakowie. Koncert wokalnej i instrumentalnej muzyki baroku
Piotr Pławner, Marek Toporowski
Hotteterre, Louis Couperin, J.S.Bach Wioletta Wysopal, Marek Toporowski
Graupner, Telemann, Vivaldi ... Capella Cracoviensis dyr. Marek Toporowski
He performs as a harpsichordist, organist, fortepianist and conductor.
Marek Toporowski was born in Warsaw in 1964. He teaches harpsichord at the Academies of Music in Cracow and Katowice, as well as harpsichord and organ at the Warsaw Chopin Conservatory of Music. He studied with Leszek Kędracki, Aline Zylberajch and Bob van Asperen (harpsichord), Martin Gester (basso continuo and chamber music) and Józef Serafin and Daniel Roth (organ).
He won first prize in the 1st Wanda Landowska National Harpsichord Competition, and was also a finalist of the 1st Wanda Landowska International Competition in 1994.
In 1991, he formed his own chamber ensemble Concerto Polacco—one of the pioneering ensembles of baroque music in Poland. The group very soon became the leading orchestra which was joined by the chamber choir Sine Nomine specializing in performing baroque cantatas and oratorios. With those two ensembles, Marek Toporowski made numerous recordings of early Polish music, including such works as the opera Agatka by Johann David Holland, the oratorio Christiani poenitentes ad sepulchrum Domini by Jan Tomasz Żebrowski, and sacred music by Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki, Amando Ivančič Józef Zeidler, and Marcin Józef Żebrowski.
As harpsichordist, he made the first-ever recording of Charles Noblet’s Livre de clavecin. As an organist, he records extensively on historical organs. His participation in the documentary project Orgeln in der Niederlausitz, or the first recording on the Silbermann organ in Oederan are well worth mentioning.
His latest recording—Bach’s organ trio sonatas BWV 525-530 on the historical Joachim Wagner Organ in Siedlce (a version with added continuo instruments) received the prestigious prize of the Polish recording industry—Fryderyk (the fifth time in his career).
Marek Toporowski is the chamber partner of many renowned soloists. He’s also very active in the field of preservation of national heritage. In 2012, he founded Fortepianarium—a unique collection where his own instruments are exhibited and used for concert and teaching purposes.
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We have only a piano reduction and just one movement of this lovely piece. I've thought that it could work quite well as a music for a woodwind instrument. Thus, two new versions: for flute & strings and recorder & strings. Moreover an extension for 2 flutes and strings is on the way. Enjoy on IMSLP!
If you are interested in Ukrainian music you can find my transcription of a nice Berezovsky sonata on imslp now. As well as an arrangement of the national anthem of Ukraine for strings. And to give you an idea of the music a sound sample...
These are perhaps the most beautiful keyboard Italian sonatas composed in the 2nd half of the 18th c. By the Ukrainian composer whose music I simply adore. And not only keyboard music ... In this difficult moment where the independence of Ukraine is at stake I dedicate this recording to my Ukrainian friends. With gratitude and love.
Each style of continuo playing is a separate world. And what's especially interesting for me is using bass parts from chamber music works as a base for partimento improvisation. This is a powerful tool which boosts our ability to play in a fanciful way. My lecture prepared for the online conference in Ljubljana is available on YouTube.