Katarzyna Gluza – 1st violin [1-3,9] 2nd violin [4-8]
Paulina Marcisz – 2nd violin [1-3,9], 1st violin [4-8]
Karalina Orsik-Sauter – viola
Dominika Szczypka – cello
RELEASE DATE: 05/2019
CATALOGUE NO. ACD 252
GENRE: chamber music
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. When selecting the pieces, we wished them to become a coherent musical space, such that we would feel comfortable to be in and such that it might coincide with our musical sensitivity. Owing to the fact that it is our debut album, and we are a Polish quartet, we opted for works by Polish composers: Karol Szymanowski, Krzysztof Penderecki and Andrzej Panufnik. Each composition recorded here was written at a different time, and each had originally been conceived with a different set of ideas in mind. And yet, we hope to have found something that all three have in common. It is the courage with which bold, novel compositional concepts are implemented on the one hand, and the enthralling vitality of Polish folklore that lies at the core of our cultural heritage on the other.