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K. Penderecki: Chamber Works, Vol. 1 / M. Machowska, violin; A. Rozmyslowicz, viola; R. Widaszek, clarinet; J. Kalinowski, cello; T. Tomaszewski, horn; M. Szlezer, piano

Album Summary

>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Miniatures (3) for Clarinet and Piano
>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Cadenza, for viola solo
>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Chaconne, in memoria del Giovanni Paolo II, for orchestra
>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Per slava, for cello solo
>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Capriccio per Radovan, for horn
>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Prelude for clarinet solo in B flat major
>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Sextet for clarinet, horn, string trio & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

Chamber music (including works for solo instruments) does not occupy a prominent place in Krzysztof Penderecki's (b. 1933) output. Nevertheless, his achievements in chamber music, though less numerous and less popular than his orchestral compositions and oratorios, are of notable importance. The Dux label's first volume of chamber works from the pen of this Polish master feature seven compositions for varying instrumental combinations, from solos for strings and winds, to duos and a sextet for piano, strings and winds.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Concert Hall of the European Music Centre in Luslawice.



Reviews

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This disc is a continuation of the Penderecki recording project from the Polish label DUX. Like the rest of the series, it features Polish artists performing the works of their countryman Krzysztof Penderecki.

This volume features an interesting mix of his chamber music. It includes his Cadenza for solo violin, Per Slava for solo cello (written for Rostropovich), Capriccio -per Radovan for solo horn, and Preludium for solo clarinet.

The major piece on the release is the Sextet for clarinet, horn, violin, viola, cello and piano. This 30-minute work was finished in 2000 and reflects Penderecki's current stripped-down style of composition. The piano is mostly limited to a single line, giving the work a certain amount of lightness. Repeated notes and figures build upon each other as the work progresses.

I wouldn't recommend this disc as an introduction to the composer's work. For those only familiar with Penderecki's orchestral music, however, the works here can be revelatory. The solo instrumental pieces especially reduce Penderecki's music to its very essence. And the sextet shows how it all works once it's reassembled.


Submitted on 12/01/14 by RGraves321 
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Works Details

>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Miniatures (3) for Clarinet and Piano
  • Performers: Marek Szlezer (Piano); Roman Widaszek (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1956

>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Cadenza, for viola solo
  • Performer: Maria Machowska (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1984

>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Chaconne, in memoria del Giovanni Paolo II, for orchestra
  • Performers: Maria Machowska (Violin); Artur Rozmyslowicz (Viola)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Per slava, for cello solo
  • Performer: Jan Kalinowski (Cello)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985-1986

>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Capriccio per Radovan, for horn
  • Performer: Tadeusz Tomaszewski (Horn)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Prelude for clarinet solo in B flat major
  • Performer: Roman Widaszek (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1987

>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Sextet for clarinet, horn, string trio & piano
  • Performers: Jan Kalinowski (Cello); Maria Machowska (Violin); Artur Rozmyslowicz (Viola); Marek Szlezer (Piano); Roman Widaszek (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999