Mikołaj Piotr Górecki
Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Jan Lewtak – artistic director
Jakub Jakowicz – violin
Maciej Frąckiewicz – accordion
RELEASE DATE: 10/2023
CATALOGUE NO. ACD 324
GENRE: chamber orchestra
The Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, under the artistic direction of its founder, Jan Lewtak, is proud to present an album of chamber music by the Polish composer Mikołaj Piotr Górecki.
Mikołaj Piotr Górecki, who now lives in the United States, is an esteemed composer of contemporary Polish music. His works not only refer to the musical legacy of his father, Henryk Mikołaj, but also reflect a unique artistic path, displaying a wealth of aesthetic influences.
The five works by Górecki recorded on this disc were composed over a period of almost a quarter of a century, between 1998 and 2022. They are Three Fragments, Op. 6, Concerto-Notturno, Op. 13, Overture, Op. 16, Divertimento, Op. 23 and Concerto for Accordion and Strings, Op. 61. The last work, dedicated to Maciej Frąckiewicz, who has given first performances of more than 90 compositions, is making its debut on disc. The solo part in the Concerto-Notturno for solo violin and orchestra was recorded by the outstanding Polish violinist Jakub Jakowicz.
The Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra’s new album, with chamber music by Mikołaj Piotr Górecki, demonstrates the musicians’ aspiration to promoting both performances of the highest quality and also notable works of Polish chamber music.