ALFONS SZCZERBIŃSKI (1858-1895): Complete Piano Works, Vol. 1 - 4 Chansons sans paroles, Op. 3, 2 Chansons sans paroles, Op. 5, 4 Chansons sans paroles, Op. 12, 4 Chansons sans paroles, Op. 14, Chanson sans paroles, Op. 36, Chanson sans paroles in D Minor, Andante cantabile, 3 Valses, Op. 17, Mazurka (World Premiere Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 11X033
Label: Grand Piano
Description: A prominent Polish talent in the Romantic mold, Szczerbiński was profoundly influenced by the harmonic models of Bach, Haydn and Mozart. His surviving music is mostly written for the piano but many of his compositions were either lost during the First World War or destroyed by the composer himself. The Chansons sans paroles are Romantic miniatures that possess rich melodic elegance and marvelous phrasal beauty, sometimes redolent of Mendelssohn, Chopin or Liszt. Giorgio Koukl (piano).