GRAZYNA BACEWICZ (1909-1969): Violin Concertos, Vol. 2 - Nos. 2, 4 & 5.
Catalogue Number: 08N009
Description: The second and final volume (the sixth concerto is in manuscript and the performer here hopes to be able to record it some day) of these energetic, tonal and strikingly attractive concertos bring us works from 1945 (No. 2, a brilliant example of Bacewicz' characteristic brilliant, nervous energy), from 1951 (No. 4, whose monumental character shows some Russian and Polish folk influences which might be connected with this period being when Polish authorities were most adamant in their composers using the elements of "socialist realism") and from 1954 (No. 5, whose orchestral palette is much more delicate and impressionistic and only hints at folk music). Joanna Kurkowicz (violin), Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Lukasz Borowicz.