Carl Höckh’s work is exclusively instrumental. According to the current state of research, it includes several symphonies, violin sonatas, parthien, capricetti and violin concertos.
The most important new pieces for old instruments are created in cooperation with composers, therefore all four works on this album had their beginning in Aleksandrowicz meeting their authors.
The idea for recording this album emerged from the need to capture what we believe has been artistically unique in our two-year-long work together.
“Youthful energy and virtuosity, beautiful concert programme, noble sounds.”
Wajnberg’s string quartets presented on this CD clearly belong to this emotional current in music – especially the Eleventh and the Thirteenth.
To be sure, my father was in many aspects in between: between Polish and French, between Jewishness and assimilation, between indelible past and ordinary life.
This CD – containing works by three Polish émigré composers: Mieczysław Wajnberg, Aleksander Tansman, Andrzej Czajkowski – is the first in the ensemble’s output.
Today we would call them institutions operating in the art market. It was in salons that new works were commented upon, artists – judged, and leading trends in music were established.