Pianist Marek Szlezer, currently visiting Los Angeles to research Zygmunt Stojowski’s manuscripts at USC’S Polish Music Center, has kindly donated to us two of his latest DUX CDs featuring solo piano music by Krzysztof Meyer.
Arranged mostly chronologically, Volume 1 contains Meyer’s early piano compositions, including Aphorisms for Piano, Op. 3 (1961), First Piano Sonata, Op. 5 (1962), Second Piano Sonata, Op. 7 (1963), and Third Piano Sonata, Op. 13 (1966). The closing piece of this volume is Meyer’s Quasi una fantasia, Op. 104 (2005).
Hot off the press, Volume 2 opens with Meyer’s Fourth Piano Sonata, Op. 22 (1968), Fifth Piano Sonata, Op. 32 (1997), Sixth Piano Sonata, “Sonata breve”, Op. 106 (2005), and Sei Intermezzi, Op. 121 (2014).
This excellent compilation of Meyer’s piano music will enrich our listening library and introduce musicians at USC and Southern California to this prolific Polish composer.