Polish Violin Concertos
Grażyna Bacewicz- Violin Concerto No. 1; Alexandre Tansman- 5 Pieces; Michał Spisak- Andante et allegro; Andrzej Panufnik- Violin Concerto
Piotr Plawner; Berlin Chamber Symphony; Jürgen Bruns, Conductor
The works on this recording were written by four roughly contemporary Polish composers who settled and pursued their careers in different parts of the world. Grażyna Bacewicz’s First Violin Concerto displays her own glittering virtuosity as a performer, while Alexandre Tansman wrote his Baroque-infused Five Pieces for the great Josef Szigeti. Michał Spisak considered his neo-classical Andante and Allegro to be ‘a little story for violin and orchestra’, while Andrzej Panufnik’s wide-ranging Violin Concerto was a ‘pilgrimage into my past’ and is richly suffused with Polish atmosphere.