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Real Life Song / Freszel


Release Date: 06/10/2016 
Label:  Dux Records   Catalog #: 1239   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Milosz BembinowAndrzej BorzymKatarzyna SzwedRafal Janiak,   ... 
Performer:  Dominik PlocinskiZuzanna ElsterJoanna FreszelKrzysztof Garstka,   ... 
Conductor:  Jaroslaw PraszczalekAndrzej BorzymRafal JaniakMarta Kluczynska
Orchestra/Ensemble:  proMODERN
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Joanna Freszel, this project’s initiator and manager, set out with this album to present the potential and creativity of young Polish composers. In addition to work by Polish composers, this album is supplemented with texts either written by Polish poets such as Mariusz Jagiello and Maja Baczynska or a literary canon. Each of these compositions was written for various vocal or instrumental sets, from piano to sextet, to six vocalists. Of this project, Freszel writes, “I particularly wanted to break a stereotypical thinking about contemporary music as hermetic and overwhelmed by incomprehensible elements. I wished to show that music can be dreamlike, intriguing, nostalgic, and also witty.” Joanna Freszel, this project’s initiator and manager, set out with this album to present the potential and creativity of young Polish composers. In addition to work by Polish composers, this album is supplemented with texts either written by Polish poets such as Mariusz Jagiello and Maja Baczynska or a literary canon. Each of these compositions was written for various vocal or instrumental sets, from piano to sextet, to six vocalists. Of this project, Freszel writes, “I particularly wanted to break a stereotypical thinking about contemporary music as hermetic and overwhelmed by incomprehensible elements. I wished to show that music can be dreamlike, intriguing, nostalgic, and also witty.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nocturne by Milosz Bembinow
Performer:  Dominik Plocinski (Cello), Zuzanna Elster (Harp), Joanna Freszel (Soprano),
Krzysztof Garstka (Harpsichord), Lukasz Piotrowski (Percussion)
Conductor:  Jaroslaw Praszczalek
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
2.
A Porcelain Doll by Andrzej Borzym
Performer:  Lukasz Piotrowski (Percussion), Zuzanna Elster (Harp), Agata Igras-Sawicka (Flute),
Joanna Freszel (Soprano), Dominik Plocinski (Cello)
Conductor:  Andrzej Borzym
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015 
3.
Cold Countries Lullabies by Katarzyna Szwed
Performer:  Katarzyna Grygiel (Viola), Lukasz Piotrowski (Percussion), Joanna Freszel (Soprano),
Dominik Plocinski (Cello)
Conductor:  Jaroslaw Praszczalek
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015 
4.
Songs (5) of the Betrayed by Rafal Janiak
Performer:  Kamila Wasik-Janiak (Violin), Joanna Freszel (Soprano), Lukasz Piotrowski (Percussion),
Zuzanna Elster (Harp), Dominik Plocinski (Cello)
Conductor:  Rafal Janiak
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015 
5.
Slykialan eavvat by Aleksander Kosciow
Performer:  Joanna Freszel (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  proMODERN
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013 
6.
Nasha Shkhapa by Slawomir Zamuszko
Performer:  Joanna Freszel (Soprano), Mariusz Rutkowski (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2006 
7.
What Is the Word by Agelata Zubel
Performer:  Maksymilian Grzesiak (Violin), Jan Kalinowski (Cello), Agata Igras-Sawicka (Flute),
Marek Szlezer (Piano), Joanna Freszel (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marta Kluczynska
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012 
8.
Real Life Song by Jagoda Szmytka
Performer:  Jan Kalinowski (Cello), Agata Igras-Sawicka (Flute), Lukasz Piotrowski (Percussion),
Piotr Zawadzki (Clarinet), Joanna Freszel (Soprano), Marek Szlezer (Piano),
Maksymilian Grzesiak (Violin), Andrzej Kopec (Electronics)
Conductor:  Marta Kluczynska
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014 

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