The Very Best of Szymanowski / Various
Karol Szymanowski was, after Chopin, probably the first Polish artist whose name was internationally linked to a modern and innovative musical language, but also to a free relation to the heritage of the European culture. At the same time, he also remains a thoroughly Polish composer who showed the world the beauty of the Podhale and Kurpie traditions, among others. The most known and most characteristic pieces by Szymanowski, in excellent interpretations, will help each listener to get a better insight into the phenomenon of the composer’s work. This release is an overview of Szymanowski’s best work, performed by some of the finest Polish musicians including the Warsaw Chamber Orchestra, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, The Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra, and others.
Catalog Number: DUX1430-1
Composer: Karol Szymanowski
Conductor: Antoni Wit, Boguslaw Dawidow, Christian Danowicz, Marek Sewen, Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk
Orchestra/Ensemble: Camerata Quartet, NFM Wroclaw Chamber Orchestra Leopoldinum, Opole Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Polish Radio Chorus Krakow, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice, Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Chamber Choir, Warsaw Chamber Orchestra
Performer: Alena Baeva, Andrzej Chorosinski, Anna Kijanowska, Anna Mikolajczyk-Niewiedzial, Anna Radziejewska, Beata Bilinska, Dagmara Switacz, Edward Wolanin, Elzbieta Wiedner-Zajac, Jadwiga Gadulanka, Joanna Domanska, Mariusz Rutkowski, Patrycja Piekutowska, Piotr Plawner, Piotr Salajczyk, Waldemar Malicki, Wojciech Switala