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SZELIGOWSKI: Concerto for Orchestra / Piano Concerto / 4 Polish Dances


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SZELIGOWSKI: Concerto for Orchestra / Piano Concerto / 4 Polish Dances

After the Second World War, the Polish composer Tadeusz Szeligowski settled in Poznan´, where he was instrumental in the formation of the Poznan´ Philharmonic and served as its first director. His Comedy Overture is a short, brilliantly orchestrated composition. In his Four Polish Dances, Szeligowski explores the rich culture of his homeland’s folk music, as did many of his Polish contemporaries. The virtuosic Piano Concerto is written in the neo-classical style that Szeligowski mastered during his studies in Paris, and his Concerto for Orchestra, one of the first compositions to tackle this form, is an impressive contribution to the European orchestral repertoire of the first half of the twentieth century.

Szeligowski, Tadeusz

  Comedy Overture
1.   Comedy Overture 00:05:48
  4 Polish Dances
2.   No. 1. Korowod (Procession) 00:03:08
3.   No. 2. Walc lubelski (Waltz from the Lublin region) 00:02:18
4.   No. 3. Sielanka (Bucolic Dance) 00:02:56
5.   No. 4. Oberek (Folk Dance) 00:04:05
  Piano Concerto
6.   I. Allegro con brio 00:10:34
7.   II. Andante 00:07:32
8.   III. Allegro risoluto 00:05:15
9.   Nocturne 00:11:02
  Concerto for Orchestra
10.   I. Allegro con brio 00:11:20
11.   II. Andante con moto 00:08:09
12.   III. Allegro vivace 00:04:41

Total Playing Time: 01:16:48

Szeligowski, Tadeusz

Smolij, Mariusz

Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra

Czapiewski, Bogdan

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concertos; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570371

Barcode: 0747313037179

Physical Release: 10/2007

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