Exoticism - The Music of Karol Szymanowski | Marquis MAR81437

Exoticism - The Music of Karol Szymanowski

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Label: Marquis

Cat No: MAR81437

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 2nd June 2014

Contents

Works

Szymanowski, Karol

King Roger
» Roxana's Song (arr. for violin and piano)
Mythes (3), op.30
Nocturne and Tarantella, op.28
Preludes (9), op.1
» no.1 in B minor (trans. Grazyna Bacewicz for violin and piano)
Violin Sonata in D minor, op.9

Artists

Jerzy Kaplanek (violin)
Stephan Sylvestre (piano)

Works

Szymanowski, Karol

King Roger
» Roxana's Song (arr. for violin and piano)
Mythes (3), op.30
Nocturne and Tarantella, op.28
Preludes (9), op.1
» no.1 in B minor (trans. Grazyna Bacewicz for violin and piano)
Violin Sonata in D minor, op.9

Artists

Jerzy Kaplanek (violin)
Stephan Sylvestre (piano)

About

‘Exoticism’ explores music written for violin and piano by the 20th century Polish composer Karol Szymanowski. It is performed by a compatriot of Szymanowski’s, the acclaimed violinist Jerzy Kapłanek alongside the highly talented Canadian pianist Stéphan Sylvestre.

Violinist Jerzy Kapłanek was born in Poland in 1965 and it was there that he received his early music training, first in piano and then violin. He went on to study at the celebrated Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. A member of the Penderecki String Quartet as well as a critically acclaimed soloist, chamber musician and teacher, he is in great demand and has performed throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Stéphan Sylvestre ranks among the most sought-after and brilliant Canadian pianists of the new generation and has received lavish praise from critics on both sides of the Atlantic.

The music of Karol Szymanowski is intense and virtuosic, with a unique brand of expressive, lyric modernism. This recording features some of his most popular music, written in the composer's most productive period around the time of the First World War.

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