This was one of the sensations of the 16th International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.
It was with genuine joy that I greeted the news of Michał Szymanowski’s first CD release. And so – here it is, for us to listen to, judge and exchange opinions.
We have made our best of the knowledge and skills that we possess, so that the pictures which first appeared in the mind of the poet, then – the composer, the conductor, and eventually – the choir, could also be reflected in the imagination of the listeners.
It is not without reason that the musical journey of the LEOPOLDINUM bears a title directly referring to Bach’s Kunst der Fuge
While recording this magnificent music we felt a bit like the musicians of Haydn’s orchestra 250 years ago. We are also a young ensemble wishing to demonstrate its abilities, and the work on the symphonies gave us genuine pleasure.