This release is devoted to mass – a musical form that has been present in European music since the Middle Ages.
The Silesian Quartet’s most recent release under the CD Accord label is the first in the series of Mieczysław Wajnberg’s complete chamber works with string quartet.
Ubi Caritas is an album featuring a selection of the most beautiful contemporary compositions on love, mercy and kindness.
The only ensemble of this kind in Poland and one of few of this class in Europe.
In Mykietyn’s earlier works, it was harmony that provided the ‘stem cells’ of the composer’s music.
There is, however, another common denominator for their work – all of them were hugely successful in writing film music. Korngold codified its modern canons ruling to this day.
Chamber music is seen as the highest level of initiation into music making, requiring from players both soloist talent and collaborative skills, a similar understanding of music, a creative atmosphere and sometimes even readiness to compromise.
The idea of an album featuring works written specially to the Lutoslawski Quartet is strictly connected with the celebrations of the European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016.
The recording was made by Zbigniew Pilch on a historical instrument with gut strings. The bow used is a copy of a bow from the turn of the 18th century.
Episodi is a debut release by the well-established AdAstra Piano Trio ensemble, spanning a diverse selection of 20th-century American and Easter European compositions.