Moniuszko: Ballet Music / Wit, Warsaw Philharmonic

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Listen to the Naxos Podcast to learn more about this release Stanislaw Moniuszko was Poland's leading nineteenth-century opera composer, and has been called the man...
Listen to the Naxos Podcast to learn more about this release

Stanislaw Moniuszko was Poland's leading nineteenth-century opera composer, and has been called the man who bridges the gap between Chopin and Szymanowski. In addition to operatic works he also composed purely orchestral music, and this recording reveals that his essentially lyric style could funciton perfectly in the non-vocal medium. There is thematically memorable music from the comic opera Hrabina (The Countess), as well as enduring Polish-flavored dance scenes from his most popular and famous stage work, Halka. The spirited Mazurka from Straszny Dwor (The Haunted Manor), Moniuszko's crowning operatic achievement, draws freely and inventively from his national heritage.


Product Description:


  • Release Date: February 10, 2017


  • UPC: 747313361076


  • Catalog Number: 8573610


  • Label: Naxos


  • Number of Discs: 1