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Czeslaw Marek: Orchestral Works - Capriccio, Op. 15; Sinfonietta, Op. 16; Suite for Orchestra, Op. 25; Sinfonia, Op. 28, et al.

Audio Samples

>Marek, Czeslaw : Suite for orchestra, Op. 25
>Marek, Czeslaw : Meditations (4), for orchestra, Op. 14
>Marek, Czeslaw : Serenade, for violin & orchestra, Op. 24
>Marek, Czeslaw : Sinfonia for orchestra, Op. 28
>Marek, Czeslaw : Capriccio, for orchestra, Op. 15
>Marek, Czeslaw : Sinfonietta for orchestra in D major, Op. 16

Album Summary

>Marek, Czeslaw : Suite for orchestra, Op. 25
>Marek, Czeslaw : Meditations (4), for orchestra, Op. 14
>Marek, Czeslaw : Serenade, for violin & orchestra, Op. 24
>Marek, Czeslaw : Sinfonia for orchestra, Op. 28
>Marek, Czeslaw : Capriccio, for orchestra, Op. 15
>Marek, Czeslaw : Sinfonietta for orchestra in D major, Op. 16
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Notes & Reviews:

Polis composer Czeslaw Marek was born in 1891. After studies in Poland, Vienna and Strasbourg, he fled to Switzerland to evade the Russian troops in 1914. He made his career in Switzerland and lived there for the remainder of his long life.

American Record Guide, January/February 2013
Of the six very-well-played-and-recorded pieces here, four are early, completed when Marek was just out of his teens and the First World War was wreaking havoc on Western civilization: Four Meditations, Capriccio, Sinfonietta, and Serenade for violin and orchestra (written for his wife, a violinist). These are entirely respectable efforts but (with the notable exception of one movement) lack memorable ideas and real individuality. Their sumptuous scorings and ample dimensions embody a fair amount of contrapuntal interweavings, but without the transparency and easily apprehensible ideas needed to pull the listener in. Or at least this listener; others happier with undistinguished-but-pleasant lateromantic music will enjoy these pieces more than I do.



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Works Details

>Marek, Czeslaw : Suite for orchestra, Op. 25
  • Conductor: Gary Brain
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 20 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Marek, Czeslaw : Méditations (4), for orchestra, Op. 14
  • Conductor: Gary Brain
  • Running Time: 20 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1911-1913

>Marek, Czeslaw : Serenade, for violin & orchestra, Op. 24
  • Performer: Ingolf Turban (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gary Brain
  • Running Time: 30 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Marek, Czeslaw : Sinfonia for orchestra, Op. 28
  • Conductor: Gary Brain
  • Running Time: 32 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1927-1928

>Marek, Czeslaw : Capriccio, for orchestra, Op. 15
  • Conductor: Gary Brain
  • Running Time: 10 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Marek, Czeslaw : Sinfonietta for orchestra in D major, Op. 16
  • Conductor: Gary Brain
  • Running Time: 24 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral