BACEWICZ Quintets and Quartets. Silesian Quartet - Kzymon Krzeszowiec, Krzysztof Lason, Malgorzata Wasiucionek, Arkadiusz Kubica, Silesian Quartet, Wojciech Switala, Polish Cello Quartet. Chandos Records
Grazyna Bacewicz (1909 - 1969):
Quartet for 4 violins (1949)
Piano Quintet (1952)
Piano Quintet (1965)
Quartet for 4 cellos (1963)
Wojciech Switala | Piano
Polish Cello Quartet
The 2017 Gramophone Award-winning Silesian Quartet here presents its second recording on Chandos, again devoted to the works of the Polish female composer Grazyna Bacewicz, in a rare programme full of contrast and individuality.
The four works brought together here – two unusual quartet formations and two piano quintets – form an integral part of the central, chamber music strand in Bacewicz's output. While the Quartet for Four Violins and the First Piano Quintet have maintained a strong presence in both concerts and recordings, the intriguing Quartet for Four
Cellos and Second Piano Quintet are lesser-known pieces.
This is yet another must-have, preceding the fiftieth year of Bacewicz death commemorations, a composer whose music is now considered by broadcasters, promoters, critics, and artists as an essential part of the Polish repertoire.
|Awards||BBC Music Magazine Recommended|
|Release Period||April 2018|