TADEUSZ SZELIGOWSKI (1896-1963): Piano Concerto, Concerto for Orchestra, Nocturne, Comedy Overture, 4 Polish Dances.
Catalogue Number: 11J089
Description: The composer spent 1929-31 in Paris and his 1930 Concerto (one of the earliest works to carry this title) is a brash work taking account of all the developments current in French music at the time and sounding quite in the same mood as Prokofiev's Second and Third symphonies. The piano concerto (1941) is virtuosic and neo-classical, the 1947 Nocturne somewhat Impressionistic in character while the Comedy Overture (1952) is in the same stable as similar works by Kabalevsky or Shostakovich and the 1954 Polish Dances are vividly colorful. Bogdan Czapiewski (piano), Poznam Philharmonic Orchestra; Mariusz Smolij.