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Grazyna Bacewicz: Symphony; Concerto for String Orchestra; Piano Quintet No. 1 / Ewa Kupiec, piano; Capella Bydgostiensis CO; Mariusz Smolij

Album Summary

>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Concerto for orchestra
>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Symphony for string orchestra
>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Quintet for piano & strings no 1
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Grazyna Bacewicz played a leading role in bringing Polish music into the 20th-century mainstream and onto the international stage. Following in the footsteps of Szymanowski, her works convey a striking emotional directness by combining elements of native Polish folksong with an invigorating openness to the possibilities of modernism. The Symphony for String Orchestra reflects the lively optimism felt at the end of World War II, while the award-winning Concerto for String Orchestra is one of her most important post-war works. The intense and expressive First Piano Quintet is heard here in a new version for chamber orchestra by the conductor Mariusz Smolij.

American Record Guide, March/April 2015
Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-69) is said to have objected to her classification as a "neoclassical" composer. She was a very good one. Performances are excellent.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Pomeranian Philharmonic Hall, Bydgoszcz, Poland (09/03/2013-09/05/2013).



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Works Details

>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Concerto for orchestra
  • Conductor: Mariusz Smolij
  • Ensemble: Capella Bydgostiensis Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Pomeranian Philharmonic Hall, Bydgoszcz, Poland (09/03/2013-09/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto

>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Symphony for string orchestra
  • Conductor: Mariusz Smolij
  • Notes: Pomeranian Philharmonic Hall, Bydgoszcz, Poland (09/03/2013-09/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1946

>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Quintet for piano & strings no 1
  • Performer: Ewa Kupiec (Piano)
  • Conductor: Mariusz Smolij
  • Notes: Pomeranian Philharmonic Hall, Bydgoszcz, Poland (09/03/2013-09/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 26 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1952