“I believe that true poetry, worthy of lifelong dedication and utmost attention, of being impatiently awaited and painfully missed […] is impossible except when it encounters the world of that imagination which was once called spirit,”
Although seldom performed and little known to the public, religious songs are an important part of Stanisław Moniuszko’s output.
Maestri of French song - is a suitable title for the brief anthology of works featured in this recording, performed by two outstanding artists whose interpretations ideally convey the essence of individual song styles that emerged within the framework of a collective French style.
The whole set consists of rather humourous songs based on folk rhytms, melancholic dumkas and lyrical or even dramatic romances.
A review of the most beautiful Polish songs composed over a period of a century.
Karlowicz's popularity with both players and listeners places him high on the obligatory list of Polish romantic song.