It contains archive recordings made at the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall during two concerts given by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra under Skrowaczewski’s baton – on 11 February and 22 June 1956.
All of Förster’s works are distinguished by clarity of form and melodiousness. The concertato motets presented on the album are exquisite, delightful gems.
The album’s programme has been carefully thought out. From the list of compositions reflecting my personal sensitivity and aesthetic (scored for various performing forces, from solo to symphonic), I could only select those written for violin and piano, plus one soloistic work.
The Petite messe solennelle (‘Little solemn mass’) is the last masterwork to be penned by Gioachino Rossini. In the oeuvre of this brilliant Italian composer, dominated by operatic works, sacred music always maintained a constant, albeit discreet, presence. […]
In a story often recounted by him, he claimed that after one of his performances (which probably took place in 1875) the famous Irish tenor Barton McGuckin had said that he had “the best tenor voice in Ireland.”
Poulenc’s Concerto is primarily for strings (timpani are used sparingly throughout). It was commissioned by Princess Edmond de Polignac for her small private instrument and dedicated to her ‘with the highest regard’. (…)
We present to you the twelfth album with Old Polish music, this time from the 16th century. The direct inspiration for its recording was the invitation of Wrocław Baroque Ensemble to Lviv, Kyiv and Vilnius in the autumn of 2021.
Two String Quartets (1980, 2019), as well as Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano (2003), are works of particular importance in the chamber music chapter of the oeuvre of Eugeniusz Knapik, a composer who is arguably better known today for his monumental vocal-instrumental works – stage and non-stage.
Kompozycje Zuzanny Koziej w jej pierwszym monograficznym albumie oparte są na łacińskich tekstach liturgicznych i biblijnych, które kompozytorka traktuje w uniwersalny sposób, kierując swoją twórczość zarówno do osób wierzących, jak i niewierzących.