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SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Nocturne and Tarantella



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SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Nocturne and Tarantella

Karol Szymanowski was born in the Ukraine into a wealthy artistic family. Following the Russian Revolution the family returned to their native Poland, where Szymanowski found inspiration in the indigenous music. His lyrical Violin Concerto No. 1 was dedicated to his great friend, the violinist Pavel Kochański, and is remarkable for its clarity of texture. Inspired by Kochański’s visit to Poland in 1932, the Violin Concerto No. 2 was written towards the end of Szymanowski’s creative life. The two musicians worked together on the score, which shows influences of the music of the Polish mountain people. The intense and virtuosic Nocturne and Tarantella draws on the Impressionism of Debussy and early Stravinsky but also on Middle Eastern culture and folklore.

Szymanowski, Karol

  Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35
1.   Play with flash player Vivace assai - 00:06:12
2.   Play with flash player Tempo comodo - Andantino - 00:05:59
3.   Play with flash player Vivace scherzando - 00:01:29
4.   Play with flash player Poco meno - Allegretto - 00:06:53
5.   Play with flash player Vivace (Tempo I) 00:05:36
  Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61
6.   Play with flash player Moderato - Molto tranquillo - 00:06:12
7.   Play with flash player Andantino sostenuto - 00:06:34
8.   Play with flash player Allegramente - Molto energico - 00:04:01
9.   Play with flash player Andantino - Molto tranquillo 00:05:25

Szymanowski, Karol
Fitelberg, Grzegorz, arranger(s)

  Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28
10.   Play with flash player Nocturne: Lento assai 00:05:49
11.   Play with flash player Tarantella: Presto appassionato 00:06:02

Total Playing Time: 01:00:12

Szymanowski, Karol

Fitelberg, Grzegorz

Wit, Antoni

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Kaler, Ilya

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concerto; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557981

Barcode: 0747313298129

Release Date: 04/2007

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