PAWEL LUKASZEWSKI (b.1968): Sinfonietta, Lenten Music, Adagietto from Symphony of Providence, MIKOLAJ GÓRECKI (b.1971): Divertimento, Concerto-Notturno for Violin and String Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 08Q085
Description: As on the first disc of music for strings by these two younger Polish composers (06O089 - June 2013), we get music of minimalist tendencies, Górecki a little more varied in emotional response than Lukaszewski. The latter's religious choral music has put him into the European spotlight lately and his string orchestra music has a concentrated intensity about it - and tempi that mostly vary only between Andantino and Adagio - which make Górecki's ability to cut loose now and then an apt and necessary coupling. Baltic Neopolis Orchestra; Tomasz Tomaszewski (violin solo).