Professor Jerzy Marchwiński developed the concept of partnership discussed at length in his essay “Partnership in Music” in the course of his long artistic and teaching career, yet his idea goes beyond the realm of music. The author postulates the equality of the chamber and solo pianists’ status, emphasizing the need for the partnership of performers of various music works, such as Brahms songs or Beethoven’s sonatas for piano and violin. His concept may be an inspiration for educators, music promoters, artist and – last but not least – the audience. The essay is also a moving praise of equal relations in personal and social life.
Translated by Katarzyna Przybyś-Preiskorn