Review: Weinberg by Sałajczyk

By Marek Zebrowski Piotr Sałajczyk, a distinguished pianist, chamber musician and pedagogue, recently issued a recording of Mieczysław Weinberg’s Piano Sonatas No. 1, Op. 5, No. 2, Op. 8 and No. 3, Op. 31. Issued by the Polish Radio/Program Two (PRCD 2386), this disc is a welcome addition to the continuing rediscovery of this fascinating…Continue Reading Review: Weinberg by Sałajczyk

New CD by Linus Roth: Weinberg and Bach

Another recording by Linus Roth with music by Mieczysław Weinberg (Piano Trio Op. 24, Sonata for 2 violins Op. 69 and 2 Songs without words) has been released by EPR Classic. Linus Roth is accompanied by José Gallardo, Danjulo Ishizaka and Janusz Wawrowski. The release was financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the…Continue Reading New CD by Linus Roth: Weinberg and Bach

Peter Jablonski Plays Grażyna Bacewicz

Listen to Peter Jablonski Plays Grażyna Bacewicz Piano Works Track List (Total of 20 Tracks) Ten Concert Etudes – 22:48 Two Etudes on Double Notes – 6:09 Piano Sonata No. 1 (1949) – 18:10 Piano Sonata No. 2 (1953) – 17:29   Peter Jablonski has just released his 3rd solo album under the Ondine label….Continue Reading Peter Jablonski Plays Grażyna Bacewicz

East-West Chamber Orchestra Weinberg Recording

The East-West Chamber Orchestra has just released their latest under the NAXOS label, Mieczysław Weinberg’s 2nd and 4th Chamber Symphonies. This completes the series, as they previously recorded and released Weinberg’s 1st and 3rd Chamber Symphonies in 2019. These symphonies were written near the final decade of Weinberg’s life when orchestral music was at the…Continue Reading East-West Chamber Orchestra Weinberg Recording

PMC Gifts: February 2022

Musical Messages Praised for their recordings of string quartets by Szymon Laks, Stanisław Moniuszko, Andrzej Panufnik and Krzysztof Penderecki, the Messages String Quartet has yet another exciting release to their credit. Joined by pianist Julia Kociuban, the Messages’ latest album (DUX 1792) features two Piano Quintets by Grażyna Bacewicz and Aleksander Tansman’s Musica a cinque…Continue Reading PMC Gifts: February 2022

PMC Gifts: January 2022

The Holiday Season brought us a few nice surprises as soon as we returned to campus after the New Year and collected the PMC mail. Music for the Accordion Accordionist Wiesław Ochwat sent us a fascinating CD, Maciej Zimka—Out of the Circle, a series of chamber works for accordion and violin and accordion and guitar….Continue Reading PMC Gifts: January 2022

Orliński Wins ICMA & Performance in L.A.

The newest album by Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński, entitled ‘Anima Æterna’ and recorded on the Erato label, was recently awarded the 2022 International Classical Music Award [ICMA] in the “Baroque Vocal” category. Jakub Józef Orliński has quickly emerged as one of the most vibrant performers on the international classical music scene. Orliński will make…Continue Reading Orliński Wins ICMA & Performance in L.A.

SONORA Artists News: Krauze, Sikora & Koziak

SONORA Music continues to actively promote artists on its roster, despite the pandemic-induced slowdown in live performances during the past year. They have instead used that time to organize a number of concert premieres as well as recordings and album releases. Celebrations of Krauze, plus Zubel Premiere Conductor Wilson Hermanto led the National Polish Radio…Continue Reading SONORA Artists News: Krauze, Sikora & Koziak

Rathaus Sonata and More!

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On August 20, the violin and piano duo of Judith Ingolfsson and Vladimir Stoupel released an exciting new CD (OC 491). Recorded at the Jesus-Christus-Kirche in Berlin-Dahlem—a space with superb acoustics—the repertoire on this Oehms Classic CD features sonatas for violin and piano by Karol Rathaus (1895-1954), Heinz Tiessen (1887-1971), and Paul Arma (1905-1987). These…Continue Reading Rathaus Sonata and More!

New at Naxos

Moniuszko’s Halka Stanisław Moniuszko (1819-1872): Halka [Opera] Dominik Sutowicz, Magdalena Molendowska,  Łukasz Goliński, Poznań State Moniuszko Opera House Chorus and Orchestra, Gabriel Chmura – cond. NAXOS 8.660485-86 From the website Naxos.com: Polish composer, conductor and teacher Stanisław Moniuszko is widely known as ‘the father of Polish national opera’. Halka tells the tragic story of its…Continue Reading New at Naxos