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The Known and Unknown about Michał Kleofas Ogiński

The Known and Unknown about Michał Kleofas Ogiński
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Michał Kleofas Ogiński is known as a statesman, politician, diplomat and composer. His polonaise, the Farewell to My Homeland, is the most recognizable piece of music. However, not many people know that the composer wrote more than 70 works, including operas, waltzes and mazurkas.

A free class, in the format of a lecture and a concert, acquainted the audience with the little-known facts about Ogiński. Irina Gorbushina, PhD and senior researcher at the Institute of Art History, Ethnography and Folklore named after Krapiva, gave an informative lecture and performed the most striking works of the composer (The Polonaise of Death, Orphan, Pathetic Polonaise). Listeners could compare three versions of the famous Ogiński's polonaise: authentic, classic and adapted.

The next lecture will be on November 21, at 15:00.

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Free admission (a library card or a ticket of the library's social and cultural center are required).

For more info: (+375 17) 293 27 52.

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Harmony of Life

13 Dec 2019

“Harmony of Life,” a book-illustrative exhibition timed to the 100th anniversary of the painter Valeriana Zholtok (1919–2000) is open in the | Reading Room (306), from December 13 to January 15.

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