JÓZEF WIENIAWSKI (1837-1912): Piano Works, Vol. 1 - Ballade in E Flat Minor, Op. 31, Souvenir de Lublin, Op. 12, Valse de Concert in D Flat, Op. 3, Sur l'Océan, Op. 28, Deuxième Impromptu in F, Op. 34, Souvenir d'une Valse, Op. 18, Valse de Concert in E, Op. 30, Polonaise in A Flat, Op. 21.
Catalogue Number: 04K063
Label: Acte Préalable
Description: Józef was as gifted a pianist as his brother was a violinist but the majority of his compositions for the instrument were the brilliant, virtuosic and showy salon-style pieces which are offered in this 79 minute recital. Chopin is, of course, the main basis but Wieniawski also studied with Alkan and Liszt so his glittering romantic salon gems are pan-European in their influences and appeal. Tomasz Kamieniak (piano).