Fascination, inspiration and exploration – these are the key words to this album. The fascination is undoubtedly connected with the new, wonderful organ built for the National Forum of Music in Wrocław by the renowned organ-building firm Philipp
This album, dedicated in its entirety to the music of one composer who falls outside any rankings of progress in music composition, and whose works bear witness to the genuine nobility and cheerful nature of his spirit
The Warsaw Philharmonic is releasing another disc recorded during the 2021/2022 season, devoted to the music of Krzysztof Penderecki. The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and its conductor Andrzej Boreyko chose two works by Penderecki that represented a return to tradition in his creative process
Weinberg began writing another string quartet on 25 November. He finished this first “student work”, and his second for such a line-up, on 13 March 1940. He dedicated it to his mother and sister, whose fate was unknown to him.
Lutosławski’s twenty carols are not a ‘Top Twenty’ collection; conspicuous by their absence are some of the most popular carols like Wśród nocnej ciszy (In the midst of night’s quiet), Mędrcy świata (Wise men of the world) or Pójdźmy wszyscy do stajenki (Let’s all go to the stable) while little known works are included.
For me, Christmas carols are associated with a certain nostalgia – these melodies have always reminded me of childhood, and I think it will always be like that.
Music Ensemble ‘Scandicus’ specialises in medieval, mostly vocal music
This is the third CD in a series dedicated to a type of repertoire that is rare in contemporary music; namely, transcriptions for two pianos. Once again, we set out to discover, first and foremost, the extraordinary space of Roman Maciejewski’s imagination and musical fascinations.