The Meccore String Quartet, an ensemble long devoted to the chamber music of Krzysztof Penderecki, has just released a new album. This album consists of Penderecki string quartets, trios, and one of his clarinet concertos, featuring the guest appearance of acclaimed Polish clarinetist Jan Jakub Bokun. As a commemoration, this album was released on the 90th anniversary of the composer’s birthday.

According to the ensemble’s web store:


From youthful rebellion and sonoristic experimentation, the music leads us to neo-romanticism, saturated with extreme emotions. Between these two poles stretches the sublime sound world of the recorded works, which, according to critics and musicologists, represent a milestone in the development of modern chamber music. Maestro Penderecki symbolically stands side by side with the greatest creators of this genre, such as Haydn, Beethoven, and Bartók.

The Meccore String Quartet has had the honor of working with Krzysztof Penderecki on the occasion of performing his works. Particularly noteworthy was the time of preparations for the Austrian premiere of String Quartet No. 3 “Leaves from an Unwritten Diary”. Communing with the composer’s genius, his valuable comments, sensitivity and attention to maintaining the highest standards in the approach to music, has forever left its mark on the ensemble.

The space in which the Meccore String Quartet recording was made is also not without significance. The Krzysztof Penderecki’s European Centre For Music in Luslawice, opus magnum of the Master, has become an integral part of the project, ideologically complementing the latest release of the Polish ensemble, which is a tribute to the outstanding artist.


The album is available on all streaming platforms and can be purchased here.