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31th of July, 18:45
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A Walk in the Old City of Warsaw, Eroica. Con bravura, One Sunday Morning. Scherzo, Polish National Newsreel 1959, no. 52 AB – The (Anti)celebratory Version
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Polish National Newsreel 1956, no. 36 – Komeda and His Band
Polska Kronika Filmowa 1956, nr 36 – Komeda i jego zespół
dir. Andrzej Munk / Poland 1956 / 3’
subtitles: English

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This is a fragment of a Polish Newsreel where the young Krzysztof Komeda, at the cusp of  worldwide fame, improvises on J.S. Bach with his band; magnificent jazz flows in an atmosphere conjured by dark colours and cigarette smoke. The very fact that Komeda’s music is shown in a government controlled Polish Newsreel resulted from the 1956 October censorship and political ‘thaw’ that overturned edicts such as the ban on public performance of jazz.

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