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.