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Maciejewski: Transcriptions for 2 Pianos, Vol. 1 / Kepinski, Rajs


Release Date: 07/21/2017 
Label:  Cd Accord   Catalog #: 230  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachWolfgang Amadeus MozartLouis-Nicolas ClérambaultIgnace Jan Paderewski,   ... 
Performer:  Piotr KepinskiKatarzyna Rajs
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Piano transcriptions of great music works created by Toman Maciejewski, like his many other compositions, they were ''taken out of the drawer'' by his brother Wojciech only in the late 1980's. It is a varied collection including four-handed or two-piano compositions. These stylistically and formally diversified works are masterpieces of the musical repertoire of all ages. The dates and exact circumstances of preparing the transcriptions remain unclear. It is known that Maciejewski produced most of them in Sweden at the beginning of the 1940's. They wer emeant for performance during a series of concerts in Gothenburg and Stockholm, where Maciejewski played in a duo with the English pianist Martin Penny or the Russian Alex Portnoff. There is Read more no detailed information concerning the programmes of those concerts; only fragmentary data are available, on the basis of which it can be concluded what they were like. Marlen Wieczork, in her monograph dedicated to the composer, describes the specific circumstances of those wartime concerts, focusing on the performance which was held on May 8th, 1942 in the Stockholm Concert Hall. This musical event, organized under the patronage of Polish-English diplomats, was held for the benefit of the Polish Aid Committee for Poles. Maciejewski and Penny were advertised as well-known and critically acclaimed artists. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Piotr Kepinski (Piano), Katarzyna Rajs (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1712; Arnstadt, Germany 
2.
Variations (10) for Piano in G major on Gluck's "Unser dummer Pöbel meint", K 455 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Piotr Kepinski (Piano), Katarzyna Rajs (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Premier livre d'orgue contenant deux suites: Suite du deuxième ton by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault
Performer:  Piotr Kepinski (Piano), Katarzyna Rajs (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1710; France 
4.
Humoresques (6) for Piano, Op. 14: no 2, Sarabande in B minor by Ignace Jan Paderewski
Performer:  Piotr Kepinski (Piano), Katarzyna Rajs (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888 
5.
Humoresques (6) for Piano, Op. 14: no 1, Menuet célèbre by Ignace Jan Paderewski
Performer:  Piotr Kepinski (Piano), Katarzyna Rajs (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; Poland 
6.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Piotr Kepinski (Piano), Katarzyna Rajs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
7.
Hojas de album (6), Op. 165 "España": no 2, Tango by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Piotr Kepinski (Piano), Katarzyna Rajs (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Spain 
8.
Liebesfreud: Liebesfreud by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Piotr Kepinski (Piano), Katarzyna Rajs (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 

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