Piano transcriptions of great music works created by Roman Maciejewski, like his many other compositions, they were ‘taken out of the drawer’ by his brother Wojciech only in the late 1980s.
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.
In Mykietyn’s earlier works, it was harmony that provided the ‘stem cells’ of the composer’s music.
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.
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.
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.
The only ensemble of this kind in Poland and one of few of this class in Europe.
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.
his recording will surely be an important voice on our phonographic marketplace, due to the quality of the recorded repertoire, the performance aesthetics inspired by early music performance practice and the output of both instrumentalists featured on this album.