ANDRZEJ PANUFNIK (1914-1991): Piano Trio, Op. 1, Dreamscape for Cello and Piano, Love Song for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano, ROXANNA PANUFNIK (b.1968): Around Three Corners for Piano Trio, Songs: Mine Eye, Sweet Love Remember'd, That Mighty Heart, Virtue, ROXANNA & ANDRZEJ PANUFNIK: Modilitwa for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 06P070
Description: This lovely, introspective disc is a centenary tribute by Roxanna Panufnik to her father. Distinct musical personalities as they are, it seems that in the intimate media of song and chamber music, with metaphysical overtones and seamless, plangent melody, father and daughter are in closest compositional communion. A.P.'s gorgeous Dreamscape, with its unexpected melodic quarter-tones, Modiltwa, a shared setting in which it is almost impossible to tell where A.P. leaves off and R.P. takes up, and R.P.'s trio, which sounds like a deliberate homage to A.P.'s distinctive harmonic idiom, are particular highlights of this most appealing programme. Texts and translation included. Heather Shipp (mezzo), Subito Piano Trio.