Works featured on this recording – composed over a period of thirty years – convey a compelling insight into the artistry and individuality of Rafał Augustyn’s music.
The second, more song-like theme is intoned by the woodwinds, after which the triumphant Maestoso returns, and the whole is rounded up by daring orchestral effects performed at a dizzying pace.
The album you are holding in your hands is not only the debut of OPiUM String Quartet, but also the first-ever CD recording of three out of the four presented compositions: those by Maciej Małecki and Sławomir Czarnecki, which have never been released on record.
Many performances of Lutosławski's music suffer from this deficiency. This recording is free of it.
The cycle of six Sonatas for solo violin Op. 27 is one of Eugène Ysaÿe’s greatest accomplishments in the field of composition.