The church cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685−1750) are masterpieces ranked among the supreme achievements of European culture and constitute the most splendid musical pendant to the Bible in its Protestant, German and Lutheran interpretation.
Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880), a violin virtuoso, was regarded in his lifetime as the successor of Paganini and was compared to such great violinists of the time as Henri Vieuxtemp or Jozef Joachim.
In the beginning... there was Maksymiuk. The first recordings of the famous founder of the orchestra and the history of a great career.
A Fryderyk '96 nomination. Excellent interpretations of Mozart and Beethoven.
Light, shade, sensitivity, thoughtfulness, emotion, reflection, dreams, passion, brilliance, effectiveness, momentum and impetus; a bewitching melodic line, with unexpected contrasts of competing male and female characteristics − the sumptuous expression of a romantic piano in dialogue with a romantic orchestra...
A collection of the best Polish symphonies from the second part of the 19th century. Their composers enjoyed huge popularity and recognition in their time.
The Missa Paschalis evokes late Renaissance counterpoint more as an idea than a set of strict principles. Gorczycki was too much a man of his time to do so, having experimented with the concertante technique, contemporary harmonic idiom and the melodic contrasts typical of the Baroque era.
Thanks are due first of all to Marcel Pére`s who invited our ensemble to participate in a masterclass devoted to Baroque plainchant (Royaumont, 1992).
My Cantata is written as a tribute to all victims of the Nazi Holocaust and is dedicated to the memory of those who perished in the most disastrous event of the 20th century.