GRAZYNA BACEWICZ (1909-1969): Piano Quintet No. 1 (transcr. Piano and String Orchestra Maciej Zóltowski [b.1971]), Divertimento for String Orchestra, Concerto for String Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 01P067
Description: The well-known concerto, which put Bacewicz on the map in 1948, is joined here by the conductor's own transcription of the just-as-bracingly-neo-classical piano quintet of three years later but the real find is the late (1965) Divertimento. Only just under eight minutes long, it is a concentrated, tense and uneasy due in large part to the use of tritones in the first and third movements. Bartlomiej Kominek (piano), Radom Chamber Orchestra; Maciej Zóltowski. 2008 release.