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Grazyna Bacewicz: Piano Sonata & Piano Quintets / Zimerman

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>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Quintet for piano & strings no 1
>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Sonata for Piano no 2
>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Quintet for piano & strings no 2

Album Summary

>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Quintet for piano & strings no 1
>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Sonata for Piano no 2
>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Quintet for piano & strings no 2
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Notes & Reviews:

Pianist Krystian Zimerman returned to the recording studio after a five-year absence to celebrate the 100th birthday of the foremost female Polish composer of the 20th century, Grazyna Bacewicz. The album features the two hugely imaginative piano quintets and the forceful Second Piano Sonata that Krystian Zimerman performed at the Salzburg Festival in 2008 to rhapsodic reviews. This album is only Zimerman's third chamber music recording for Deutsche Grammophone - rare music played with rare genius to revelatory effect.

"The performances are outstanding, and Krystian Zimerman's account of the finale of the Second Sonata is quite dazzling." -The Guardian

"To have a musician of the stature of Krystian Zimerman advocating Bacewicz is no less than her music deserves, and it's a pleasure to report that the results are utterly absorbing...I can't imagine more impressive or committed advocacy of this music." -International Record Review

"The four-movement Piano Quintet No. 1 (1952) displays Bacewicz's textural refinement, elegant formal sense and creative transformation of folk-intonations and dance rhythms...Piano Quintet No. 2 (1965) uses more avant-garde techniques, but its never less than cogent and carries the listener in a kaleidoscopic stream of varied phrases, sounds and textures. Exemplary performances." -BBC Music Magazine

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Concert Hall of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, (02/2009).



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Works Details

>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Quintet for piano & strings no 1
  • Performers: Agata Szymczewska (Violin); Kaja Danczowska (Violin); Krystian Zimerman (Piano); Ryszard Groblewski (Viola); Rafal Kwiatkowski (Cello)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1952

>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Sonata for Piano no 2
  • Performer: Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952-1953

>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Quintet for piano & strings no 2
  • Performers: Agata Szymczewska (Violin); Kaja Danczowska (Violin); Krystian Zimerman (Piano); Ryszard Groblewski (Viola); Rafal Kwiatkowski (Cello)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1965