Those who are familiar with Kilars music will recognize the characteristic consonances, ostinato repetitions and stationary chords with their seductive harmonies and the tonic underlined with the bass beats of the piano.
In 1839 Mendelssohn composed the Trio in D minor Op. 49 which has been one of his most popular pieces ever since, just as Robert Schumann predicted in his prophetic review of 1840.
The opera was written specially for the children from the choir Alla Polacca and for the national Opera in Warsaw, where it was premiered on September 27, 1998.
With the work that marks the beginning of his symphonic career (predicted earlier by his cantata Das klagende Lied and song-cycle Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen) Mahler joins the ranks of late-Romantic symphony composers.
Maklakiewicz´s output includes 6 complete cycles of Ordinarium Missae. Two of them - Missa pro defunctis (1932) and Missa de inventione Sanctae Crucis - Missa secunda (1932) - are intended for a male choir and organ.
Maestri of French song - is a suitable title for the brief anthology of works featured in this recording, performed by two outstanding artists whose interpretations ideally convey the essence of individual song styles that emerged within the framework of a collective French style.