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My Polish Diary / Kiryl Keduk

Chopin / Zarebski / Lutoslawski / Keduk
Release Date: 06/25/2013 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3432  
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinJuliusz ZarebskiKarol SzymanowskiIgnace Jan Paderewski,   ... 
Performer:  Kiryl Keduk
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“My Polish Diary” represents the personal musical journey of emerging pianist Kiryl Keduk, recent winner of the 2011 Kempinski Classical Music Fellowship: a pioneering Swiss arts support program instituted in 2009 by Kempinski Hoteliers. Although he was born in Belarus to a family of musicians, his Polish father took him, at the age of thirteen, to continue his education and piano training in Poland; he thus sees his artistic heritage as predominantly Polish. His fellowship award has since enabled him to continue his studies under distinguished teachers in other countries. In this, his debut CD, he offers a fascinating and well-chosen program of highly worthwhile, yet rarely heard works by five Polish composers of the Romantic era and the Read more twentieth century: Frédéric Chopin, Juliusz Zarebski, Karol Szymanowski, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, and Witold Lutoslawski.

Kiryl, aged 25 as of this release, has won prizes in fourteen different international competitions, in which his extraordinary audience appeal has been recognized. He has established himself as a rising star on the European musical scene, noted for his technical brilliance, pearly tone, engaging musicality and interpretive intensity: qualities that are immediately apparent in this fascinating and unusual recording.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Variations for Piano in B flat major on a theme from Hérold's "Ludovic", B 80/Op. 12 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Kiryl Keduk (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
2.
Les roses et les épines, Op. 13 by Juliusz Zarebski
Performer:  Kiryl Keduk (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1883; Poland 
3.
Masques (3) for Piano, Op. 34 by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Kiryl Keduk (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; Poland 
4.
Miscellanea for Piano, Op. 16: no 4, Nocturne in B flat major by Ignace Jan Paderewski
Performer:  Kiryl Keduk (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1888 
5.
Humoresques (6) for Piano, Op. 14: no 3, Caprice in G major by Ignace Jan Paderewski
Performer:  Kiryl Keduk (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; Poland 
6.
Studies (2) for Piano by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Kiryl Keduk (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; Poland 

Sound Samples

Variations brillantes on Je vends des scapulaires from Herold's Ludovic, Op. 12
Les roses et les epines, Op. 13: I. Andante con moto
Les roses et les epines, Op. 13: II. Presto
Les roses et les epines, Op. 13: III. Andante
Les roses et les epines, Op. 13: IV. Allegro molto
Les roses et les epines, Op. 13: V. Allegretto
Maski (Masks), Op. 34: No. 1. Szecherezada (Scheherezade)
Maski (Masks), Op. 34: No. 2. Blazen Tantris (Tantris the Clown)
Maski (Masks), Op. 34: No. 3. Serenada Don Juana (Don Juan's Serenade)
Humoresques de concert, Op. 14: No. 3. Caprice
Miscellanea, Op. 16: No. 4. Nocturne in B-flat major
2 Studies: No. 1. Allegro
2 Studies: No. 2. Non troppo allegro

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