ALEXANDER TANSMAN (1897-1986): Piano Concerto No. 1, GRAŻYNA BACEWICZ (1909-1969): Piano Concerto (Only Available Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 04V004
Description: Tansman’s is an early work from 1925 in which a blend of Ravel and Stravinsky make for a blend of orchestral color and plenty of verve and energy in its three fast movements which is briefly offset by a nocturnal Lento. Bacewicz wrote hers in 1949. On the one hand, the clear and transparent formal structure indicates Neo-classicism, on the other hand, numerous folkloric, emotional gradations (the finale is an oberek), and varied texture in the second movement suggest an influence of Neo-romanticism, which sometimes borders on Expressionism. Julia Kociuban (piano), Arthur Rubinstein Philarmonic Orchestra; Paweł Przytocki.