The concert from Verbier from 27 July 2007 will endure as a classic moment on all counts. Carte Blanche – Martha Argerich = BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”; SCHUMANN: Kinderszenen, Op. 15; SCHUBERT: Rondo in A Major, D. 951 “Grand Rondeau”; RAVEL: Ma Mere l’Oye; SCHUBERT: Sonata for Arpeggione […]
LUTOSLAWSKI: Piano Concerto; Symphony No. 2 – Krystian Zimmerman, piano – Berlin Philharmonic/Simon Rattle – DGG
A brilliant modern piano concerto from a Polish master.
Another fine piano duo video from the Pekinel sisters; plus a CD of some of the program.
LUTOSLAWSKI: “Orchestral Works Vol. 4” = Symphony No. 1; Partita for Violin and Orchestra; Chain 2 (Dialogue for Violin and Orchestra); Preludia tanczne – Elizabeth Burley, piano/ Michael Collins, clarinet/Tasmin Little, violin /BBC Symphony Orch./ Edward Gardner – Chandos
A welcome performance of the Symphony No. 1 and more in excellent high resolution sound.
PENDERECKI: String Quartet No. 1; String Quartet No. 2; String Quartet No. 3 ‘Leaves of an unwritten diary’; LUTOSLAWSKI: String Quartet – Royal String Q. – Hyperion
These are riveting performances in brilliant sound of 20th and 21st century string quartets from two Polish masters.
A rather weak concept premise doesn’t disguise some fine playing.
LUTOSLAWSKI Vocal Works: Chantefleurs et Chantefables; Les Espaces du sommeil; Paroles tissees; Sleep, sleep; Lacrimosa; Silesian Triptych – Lucy Crowe, sop./ Toby Spence, tenor/ Christopher Purves, bar./ BBC Sym. Orch./ Edward Gardner – Chandos
Chandos continues its highly-regarded Lutoslawski series…
* WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI: Symphony No. 3; Chain 3; Concerto for Orchestra – BBC Sym. Orch./ Edward Gardner – Chandos
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In sound and performance, perhaps the definitive recording of these magnificent works.
* WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI = Orchestral Works II – Louis Lortie, p./ BBC Sym. Orch./ Edward Gardner – Chandos
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The third volume of Muzyka Polska’s Lutoslawski series has probably the most listener appeal.
ZYGMUNT NOSKOWSKI: Orchestral Works Vol. 2 = Symphony No. 2; Odglosy pamiatkowe; Variations on an original theme – Polska Orkiestra Radiowa /Lukasz Borowicz – Sterling
Sterling continues to surprise and pleasure with these neglected byways of Romantic repertoire.
Lutoslawski’s Last Concert – Fujiko Imajishi, violin/ Valdine Anderson, sop./ New Music Concerts Ens./ Witold Lutoslawski – Naxos
The last appearance of Witold Lutoslawski conducting his own music.