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Kraig Lamper
American Record Guide, November 2017

Agata Szymczewska’s violin dances through desperate motives and a tragically manic accompaniment. The angular lines and octave leaps populate much of the allegro, though each of the four movements takes time to fall into a slow, plaintive suspense. Mikolaj Majkusiak’s sonata removes Zalewski’s piano and instead pairs the violin with an accordion. …Aleksander Nowak’s sonata eschews both accordion and piano in favor of guitar to accompany the violin. His is not a piece that dwells long on melody; rather the numerous performance markings—simply, scantly, strongly, brightly, darkly, somewhat tempestuously, nervously, furiously—are paramount. Melodies do appear and motives are recapitulated under new emotions, and the way the music travels there is truly an enjoyable ride. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Jonathan Woolf
MusicWeb International, October 2017

Agata Szymczewska proves a splendid guide to the very different and changeable demands of these four sonatas, abetted by her admirable collaborating artists. The soul of the disc may be modern but it has deep roots. © 2017 MusicWeb International Read complete review




Uwe Krusch
Pizzicato, December 2016

Impressive new Polish violin sonatas of moderate modern style, brilliantly performed by young Polish musicians. Two sonatas have a piano accompaniment, one is for violin and accordion, in the fourth sonata the guitar is the partner. © 2016 Pizzicato





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