Strauss, Shostakovich, Penderecki: Violin Sonatas / Jakub Haufa, violin; Marcin Sikorski, piano; Katarzyna Budnik-Galazka, viola

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 18
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134
>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Chaconne, in memoria del Giovanni Paolo II, for orchestra
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Three 20th century pieces are programmed on this disc, including Strauss, Shostakovich and Penderecki. The artists on this disc include violinist Jakub Haufa, pianist Marcin Sikorski and violist Katarzyna Budnik-Galazka.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
The Polish duo of Jakub Haufa and Marcin Sikorski was having a cooler approach to this piece and the others on their program. Their analytical abilities are excellent. While I enjoy their performances, I can think of more emotionally engaging recordings of these pieces. Their Shostakovich is in the same vein: very carefully and intelligently analyzed. Shostakovich may be gloomy and intellectual. Haufa is joined by violist Katarzyna Budnik- Galazka in Krysztof Penderecki's Ciaconna in Memoriam Giovanni Paolo II. The piece has a subdued theme that becomes more and more dramatic as it is repeated, ending with a memorably atmospheric passage. In the work's six minutes, Budnik-Galazka shows that she is an excellent violist. Good sound.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio of Polish Radio (06/25/2012-06/28/2012).



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Works Details

>Strauss, Richard : Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 18
  • Performers: Jakub Haufa (Violin); Michal Sikorski (Piano)
  • Notes: Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio of Polish Radio (06/25/2012-06/28/2012)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134
  • Performers: Jakub Haufa (Violin); Michal Sikorski (Piano)
  • Notes: Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio of Polish Radio (06/25/2012-06/28/2012)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968

>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Chaconne, in memoria del Giovanni Paolo II, for orchestra
  • Performers: Jakub Haufa (Violin); Katarzyna Budnik-Galazka (Viola)
  • Notes: Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio of Polish Radio (06/25/2012-06/28/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005