KAROL LIPINSKI (1790-1861): Variations in G for String Quartet, Op. 4, 3 Polonaises for Violin and String Trio, Op. 9, Trios for 2 Violins and Cello in G Minor, Op. 8 and in A, Op. 12, Siciliano with Variations for String Quartet, Op. 2, Violin and String Quintet: Rondos alla Polacca in E, Op. 7, in E, Op. 13, in D, on the theme of a Polish Song, Op. 17, Variations on a Theme from Rossini's "La cenerentola", Op. 11, Souvenir de la mer Baltique, Op. 19, Variations in G Minor, Op. 5, Fantasia and Variations on motifs from Meyerbeer's "Les Huguenots", Op. 26, Variations on a Theme from Bellini's "Il Pirata", Op. 15, Rondeau de concert, Op. 18, Adagio elegiaco, Op. 25, Solo Violin, Violin and Cello: Variations on a Cavatina from Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia", Op. 20, Variations de bravoure, Op. 22, Fantasia and Variations on a Theme from Bellini's "La Sonnambula", Op. 23, Fantasia and Variations on a Theme from Verdi's "Ernani", Op. 30, Fantasia and Variations on a Theme from Stefani's "The Supposed Miracle", Op. 33, Fantasia on themes from Neapolitan arias, Op. 31, Grand Fantasia on motifs from Bellini's "I Puritani", Op. 28, Solo Violin and String Trio: Duo on a Theme from Meyerbeer's "Il crociato in Egitto", Op. 16.
Catalogue Number: 03O041
Label: CD Accord
Reference: ACD 181-2
Description: The voluminous list of titles above leave little doubt of what you're getting from Lipinski, the progenitor of the Polish violin-school. What's different is that, except for the first five works listed, instead of the original orchestral or piano accompaniment, these recordings are made using the above-noted string accompaniments (often what Lipinski originally had in mind for accompaniment is far from clear anyway). These and many other subjects are dealt with in the 50-page booklet that comes with the six CDs in sleeves and all attractively boxed up at mid-price. 6 CDs. Konstanty Kulka (solo violin), Andrzej Gebski, Aurelia Liwanowska-Lisiecka, Anna Orlik, Wojciech Proniewicz (violins), Grzegorz Chmielewski (viola), Andrzej Wróbel (cello), Radoslaw Nur (double bass).