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 Silesian Quartet’s most recent release of Mieczysław Wajnberg’s complete chamber works with string quartet under the CD Accord label.
The CD was recorded on 19th March 2021 in the Main Hall of the Witold Lutosławski National Forum of Music during a concert held as part of 75 Years of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic.
The four strongly contrasting pieces form a compact cycle, expressive in texture, harmony and intense lyricism, subtly tinged with folklore.
The small number of works and their limited distribution already during the composer’s lifetime make it difficult to ascertain the place of Franz Xaver Mozart in the history of keyboard music.
“Youthful energy and virtuosity, beautiful concert programme, noble sounds.”
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.
Michał Szymanowski - one of the most promising Polish pianists of the young generation, Michał Karol Szymanowski was born in 1988 in Bydgoszcz into a musical family.
The compositions selected for this CD by the outstanding pianist Magdalena Lisak, rranged chronologically, illustrate the development and changes in the style of a composer who never aimed to discover new worlds in music, but still left a lasting musical legacy worthy of his own extraordinary personality.