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Bacewicz: Piano Quintets, Quartet for 4 Violins, Quartet for 4 Cellos


Release Date: 04/06/2018 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10976  
Composer:  Grazyna Bacewicz
Performer:  Wojciech SwitalaMałgorzata WasiucionekSzymon KrzeszowiecKrzysztof Lason,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Silesian String QuartetPolish Cello Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Also available from the Silesian Quartet on Chandos: Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets

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
Read more Quintet are lesser-known pieces. This is yet another must-have, preceding the fiftieth year of Bacewicz's death commemorations, a composer whose music is now considered by broadcasters, promoters, critics, and artists as an essential part of the Polish repertoire. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Piano and Strings no 1 by Grazyna Bacewicz
Performer:  Wojciech Switala (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Silesian String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; Poland 
2.
Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 by Grazyna Bacewicz
Performer:  Wojciech Switala (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Silesian String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; Poland 
3.
Quartet for 4 violins by Grazyna Bacewicz
Performer:  Małgorzata Wasiucionek (Violin), Szymon Krzeszowiec (Violin), Krzysztof Lason (Violin),
Arkadiusz Kubica (Violin)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1949 
4.
Quartet for 4 Celli by Grazyna Bacewicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Cello Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; Poland 

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