Polish Works for Cello and String Quintet

ANTONI STOLPE (1851-1872): Dramatic Scene, WITOLD MALISZEWSKI (1873-1939): Suite, Op. 20 (arr. Andrzej Wróbel), MIECZYSLAW KARLOWICZ (1861-1906): Serenade (arr. Andrzej Wróbel), KRZYSZTOF HERDZIN (b.1970): Coralis Passeris, PIOTR WRÓBEL (b.1977): Moliendo cafe - A Venezuelan Fantasy.

Catalogue Number: 08R042

Label: Dux

Reference: 1220

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: These are all First Recordings but the work for Romantic collectors is Stolpe’s Scena from 1868, a 14-minute piece in operatic style which starts with an impassioned recitative and follows with a dramatic aria, pouring forth passionate emotions. The longest work is the four-movement suite my Maliszeski of c. 1910 which is in neo-baroque form - Aria, Serenada, Romance and Valse - and would be equally apt for a Palm Court Orchestra concert. Herdzin’s 13-minute piece was written for the soloist (Passer is “Sparrow” in Latin and Wróbel is “Sparrow” in Polish) and explores the contemplative character of liturgical music, while the cellist’s brother provides a 17-minute piece whose title pretty much tells all.

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