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Polish Piano Quintets / Lason Quintet

Bacewicz / Lason Ensemble
Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Cd Accord   Catalog #: 178   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Grazyna BacewiczJuliusz ZarebskiAleksander Lason
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lason Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“It is not the form that captures our attention but the twists and turns of the narration. However, it must be added that the ‘novel’ plays out in a highly abstract register. Therefore, it appears inappropriate to search for a concrete programme. After all, Liszt and Wagner did not write chamber music for a reason. The originality of this Polish chamber music masterpiece lies in the ‘amicably incompatible’ combination of classical and Late Romantic traditions.

“But the beauty of the Quintet lies mostly in the music. Against the backdrop of murmuring waves of the piano, the strings sail in a broad unison.” – Marcin Trzesiok
“It is not the form that captures our attention but the twists and turns of the narration. However, it must be added that the ‘novel’ plays out in a highly abstract register. Therefore, it appears inappropriate to search for a concrete programme. After all, Liszt and Wagner did not write chamber music for a reason. The originality of this Polish chamber music masterpiece lies in the ‘amicably incompatible’ combination of classical and Late Romantic traditions.

“But the beauty of the Quintet lies mostly in the music. Against the backdrop of murmuring waves of the piano, the strings sail in a broad unison.” – Marcin Trzesiok
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Piano and Strings no 1 by Grazyna Bacewicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lason Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; Poland 
2.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 34 by Juliusz Zarebski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lason Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Poland 
3.
Chamber Music no 1 "Stalowawolska" by Aleksander Lason
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lason Ensemble

Sound Samples

Piano Quintet No. 1: I. Moderato molto espressivo - Allegro
Piano Quintet No. 1: II. Presto
Piano Quintet No. 1: III. Grave
Piano Quintet No. 1: IV. Con passione
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 34: I. Allegro
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 34: II. Adagio
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 34: III. Scherzo: Presto
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 34: IV. Finale: Presto
Muzyka kameralna No. 1, "Stalowawolska" (Of Stalowa Wola): I. -
Muzyka kameralna No. 1, "Stalowawolska" (Of Stalowa Wola): II. -

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