Gruzińskie radio Muza

Przeglądając swoje dawne teksty, publikowane w portalu Radia Wnet, natrafiłem na bardzo interesujący list, który dotarł do mnie z Gruzji w kwietniu 2010 roku, dwa tygodnie po Katastrofie Smoleńskiej. Otrzymałem go w wyniku prowadzonej z gruzińskim radiem Muza korespondencji. Radio to samo w sobie było ciekawostką, bowiem powstało z inicjatywy ówczesnej Pierwszej Damy Gruzji, Sandry Elisabeth Roelofs.

Jak można przeczytać na stronie www radia – „Radio MUZA jest pierwszą i jedyną stacją radiową w Gruzji, która nadaje muzykę klasyczną 24 godziny na dobę”. I oto niespodziewanie otrzymałem e-mail, tym razem podpisany przez samą żonę Prezydenta Gruzji… Tematem tego listu jest „Broadcast for Maria Kaczynska”, czyli „bardzo emocjonalna”, dwugodzinna audycja „na żywo”, poświęcona pamięci Pani Marii Kaczyńskiej i wszystkich innych ofiar polskiej tragedii, oraz zapowiedź powtórzenia tej audycji 26 kwietnia.

Pozwolę sobie na zacytowanie tego listu w całości, bowiem stanowi on zarówno ciekawy dokument, jak i ciekawy materiał z punktu widzenia kogoś, kto interesuje się muzyką.

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Dear Polish friends, and other friends,
yesterday morning, April 24, in honor of the memory of Maria Kaczynska and all other victims of the Polish tragedy, I have dedicated a 2-hour live radio broadcast in Georgian language on Radio Muza (via internet to be heard on www.radiomuza.ge). This broadcast was also open to listeners and we had four telephone calls expressing sympathy and deep regret with the decease of the Polish presidential couple and many other officials.
This broadcast will be repeated on Monday 12 noon till 2 p.m. Georgian time (10 a.m. till 12 noon Polish time). You will hear following musical pieces:

1. Ave Maria, composed in 2010 by the Georgian Orthodox Patriarch Ilia II whom Maria has met at one of her visits to Georgia
2. Chopins piano sonate op 35, third part: Funeral March, which I remember was played at Warszawa airport when the remains of our beloved people arrived on Polish territory
3. REGINA COELIS from the Catholic liturgy of The Roman Catholic Pope Benedict XVI in Rome (this special disc came out in December 2009 ‘Alma Mater’). I remember one of Krakow’s St Mary Basilica’s paintings on the wall with these words under them ‘Regina Coelis’
4. Ludwig von Beethoven’s violin sonata played by the Georgian violin player Lisa Batiashvili whom I heard on April 16 in Brussels. I explain here also about Mrs Elisabeth Penderecki’s Beethoven Easter Fesival of which Maria Kaczynska was a great lover and faithful listener for seven consecutive years
5. Richard Strauss ‘Metamorphoses’ which was played by the Berlin Symph. Orchestra in the St Mary’s Basilica in Krakow after the Mass, in presence of all foreign guests, directed by Sir Simon Rattle whom I thanked for the performance afterwards and whom I shared my thoughts that after hearing this music I was convinced that my friend Maria, wherever she might be at the moment, is fine. Then I did not know what piece had been played (It was not mentioned in the program) and later when I found out that it was called ‘Metamorphoses’ I was surprised that I had had exactly those feelings when I heard it.
6. Polish songs by sopranos Elisa Dzjiga and Katazhina Bieniasi, songs composed by Machela Maletski
7. Arias from Mozart’s opera ‘Nozze di Figaro’ and Handel’s ‘Rinaldo’
8. Piano Etude of Scriabin played by Garrick Ohlsson of whom Maria Kaczynska was very fond (and who had won the Chopin International Piano Competition back in 1970, 40 years ago)
9. Lacromosa of Mozart’s Requiem

I hope you will be able to listen to the broadcast tomorrow, Monday April 26. It is a very emotional broadcast. With my best regards and I wish you a peaceful Sunday.
Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs
First Lady of Georgia


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