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Sequenza / Wawrowski

Release Date: 11/25/2016 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 558280   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Eugčne Ysa˙eBjarne BrustadGrazyna BacewiczKrzysztof Penderecki,   ... 
Performer:  Janusz Wawrowski
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following the success of Wawrowski’s previous albums Aurora and the Paganini Caprices, this new release takes its title from the infamous ‘unplayable’ Sequenza by Italian composer Luciano Berio. The album marks a bold departure for Wawrowski, with little-known and often pioneering repertoire for solo violin, enabling Janusz Wawrowski to explore the broadest possible scope for original interpretation with the full spectrum of technical craftsmanship and the challenges of the violin – unflinchingly alone in some of the most demanding repertoire ever written for the instrument, the intimate act of playing solo, armed only with exceptional technique and deep insight into the music. Wawrowski is searching for connections between music and mind, Read more music and structure, music and science...

The album features both well-known compositions by legendary masters like Berio, Ysaÿe and fellow Poles Penderecki and Bacewicz, as well as pieces written specially for Janusz Wawrowski in close collaboration with young composers, including two world-premiere recordings. Diverse, colourful repertoire enables this virtuoso to create a rich universe of sound with only one instrument. Read less

Works on This Recording

Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27: no 6 in E major by Eugčne Ysa˙e
Performer:  Janusz Wawrowski (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1924; Belgium 
Eventyrsuite for Violin by Bjarne Brustad
Performer:  Janusz Wawrowski (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Norway 
Sonata for Violin solo by Grazyna Bacewicz
Performer:  Janusz Wawrowski (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Poland 
Cadenza for Violin solo by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer:  Janusz Wawrowski (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; Poland 
Sequenza VIII for Violin solo by Luciano Berio
Performer:  Janusz Wawrowski (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Italy 
Fil d'araignée for Violin by Tomasz Jakub Opałka
Performer:  Janusz Wawrowski (Violin)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014; Poland 
Up for Violin Solo by Dariusz Przybylski
Performer:  Janusz Wawrowski (Violin)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015; Poland 

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