David Baigelman: Get To Tango
Bester Quartet: Jarosław Bester (accordion), Dawid Lubowicz (violin), Ryszard Pałka (drums), Maciej Adamczak (double bass) feat. Grażyna Auguścik (vocal), Dorota Miśkiewicz (vocal), Jorgos Skolias (vocal), Michał Bylica (trumpet), Jakub Gucik (cello)
David Beigelman is a very vivid and important character of the musical world of the Polish interbellum and war period. This musician, composer and conductor was, for many years strongly rooted in Łódź. He composed music for the theatre and cabaret, conducted many orchestras and wrote popular hit songs, yet he will be most remembered as the author of the heartrending musical stories from the times of the Shoah – the songs which were composed in the Łódź ghetto.
The project, “Road to Happiness” (here presented under the title of CD: Get To Tango) reaches to the extensive collection of the pieces composed by this artist from Łódź. Selected pieces written by Beigelman were arranged and processed by the distinguished musician and composer, Jarosław Bester, the founder and leader of the renown ensemble, Bester Quartet. This is an artist with immense imagination and sensitivity who, in his own, idiosyncratic way, is able to transcript the magic of sound into the musical worlds of classics and contemporary jazz music.
THE BERELSON AND BAIGELMAN FAMILIES ARE PROUD PATRONS OF THE BESTER QUARTER AND THANKFUL TO ALL WHO WORK ENDLESSLY TO MAKE THE KRAKOW JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL THIS AMAZING GATHERING OF ART, MUSIC AND KNOWLEDGE.