The Second Piano Concerto of Raul Koczalski (1885-1948) was premiered on June 17, 2017 at Radziejowice Palace by the superb Polish pianist Joanna Ławrynowicz performing with the ‘Sinfonia Varsovia’ orchestra during the 9th Summer Festival of Jerzy Waldorff in Radziejowice. Along with Koczalski’s First Piano Concerto, these works were recently discovered by Jan A. Jarnicki of Acte Préalable records. The world premiere of the First Concerto took place last year in Słupsk, as performed by the Koszalin Philharmonic Orchestra during the closing concert of the Polish Pianism Festival.
The world premiere recordings of the First and Second Piano Concertos were made in July in Rzeszów, Poland. Both works were performed by Ławrynowicz and the outstanding Italian conductor Massimiliano Caldi, leading the Filharmonia Podkarpacka. The recording will be available on CD later this year.