The album that you will hear in a moment clearly illustrates this fact as it offers an introduction to great Polish figures of 20th-century musical culture who were familiar with both professions.
Alfred Schnittke – author of three operas, ten symphonies as well as numerous concert and chamber works – had a complex and confusing identity.
Seventeen diary entries intertwine in this stage work with interludes marking the passing of time. Time, in turn, is presented in a way that corresponds to the notions and feelings of an energetic young married woman, neither used to domestic duties nor long hours of silence and loneliness.
West Side Sinfonietta: the ensemble is a joint initiative of the musicians of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic and the Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.
Debussy and Tchaikovsky are like two sides of the same coin. They share a central essence yet face in opposite directions.
Every composer whose piece appears on this CD was an essential figure in the very best of the late eighteenth- and the early nineteenth-century salon culture.
The composer had written his first string quartet in 1937, while still in Warsaw. After his escape to the Soviet Union in September 1939, he composed more of them, sometimes in ‘series’.
I remember when I arrived in Norway for the first time what draw my attention the most was not the exquisite architecture, the minimalistic design or the scent of raw wood. It was the light.