On 30 March, the Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic in Łódź hosted the online premiere of Piano Concerto No. 1 by Aleksander Tansman, performed by Julia Kociuban and the Łódź Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Paweł Przytocki. The recording will be available on SoundCloud.
The recording comes from the album Bacewicz. Tansman. Piano Concertos (DUX 1612), which was nominated for a Fryderyk award. This recording of Alexander Tansman’s concerto is the world phonographic premiere.
Many Polish instrumentalists and composers have triumphed abroad, only to be negatively or indifferently regarded in Poland. This was true of Aleksander Tansman, although his Piano Concerto No. 1 was well received in France where he lived most of his life.