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Grazyna Bacewicz: Cello Concertos

Bacewicz / Krzeszowiec / Koziak
Release Date: 02/26/2013 
Label:  Dux Records   Catalog #: 591   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Grazyna Bacewicz
Performer:  Bartosz KoziakAdam Krzeszowiec
Conductor:  George TchitchinadzeMonika Wolinska
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gra?yna Bacewicz is a Polish twentieth-century composer of the first magnitude, but she escaped lasting fame. Her String Quartets and Violin Concertos are the go-to works; the Cello Concertos are “Bacewicz 201.” The lyrical themes and melodies, rhythmic propulsion and memorable phrases of the neo-romantic 1951 concerto give the Shostakovich concertos a run for their money. The second work (1961) is starker, sparser, with pointillist touches of orchestral color to the cello part, driven by an unrelenting inner pulse. It’s a kind of orchestral cello sonata, discordant and angular, but winning, given time and willingness. The 1943 Overture, with fading hints of Parisian neoclassicism, makes a perfect curtain-raiser.

– Jens F.
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Works on This Recording

Overture by Grazyna Bacewicz
Conductor:  George Tchitchinadze
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio of Pol 
Length: 6 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Concerto for Violin no 2 by Grazyna Bacewicz
Performer:  Bartosz Koziak (Cello)
Conductor:  Monika Wolinska
Written: 1945 
Venue:  Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio of Pol 
Length: 18 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Violin Concerto No. 1 by Grazyna Bacewicz
Performer:  Adam Krzeszowiec (Cello)
Conductor:  George Tchitchinadze
Period: Modern 
Written: 1937 
Venue:  Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio of Pol 
Length: 21 Minutes 51 Secs. 

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