AUGUST DURANOWSKI (c.1770-1834): 6 Caprices ou Études for Violin, Op. 15, JOACHIM KACZKOWSKI (c.1789-1829): 6 Études ou Caprices for Violin, Op. 13 (First Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 03W040
Description: The first etudes for violin by Polish composers, published in 1812 and 1816 respectively, thus predating Lipinski’s Op. 3 of 1817. The demands on technique are belong in them league as Paganini, Ernst, Wieniawski and Lipinski with only the vagaries of history to blame for their near loss. NOTE: This is a 34-minute disc. Marek Polański (violin).