Agata Szymczewska: Modern Soul | CD Accord ACD223

Agata Szymczewska: Modern Soul

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Label: CD Accord

Cat No: ACD223

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 30th September 2016

Contents

Artists

Agata Szymczewska (violin)
Marek Bracha (piano)
Maciej Frackiewicz (accordion)
Grzegorz Skrobinski (piano)
Lukasz Kuropaczewski (guitar)

Works

Majkusiak, Mikolaj

Sonata for violin and accordion

Markowicz, Marcin

Sonata for violin and piano

Nowak, Aleksander

Sonata in Three Moods for violin and guitar

Zalewski, Ignacy

Sonata for violin and piano

Artists

Agata Szymczewska (violin)
Marek Bracha (piano)
Maciej Frackiewicz (accordion)
Grzegorz Skrobinski (piano)
Lukasz Kuropaczewski (guitar)

About

The album Modern Soul is an original project by Agata Szymczewska. It consists of four sonatas for violin and various instruments. The soloist is accompanied by Marek Bracha and Grzegorz Skrobiński (piano), Maciej Frąckiewicz (accordion) and Łukasz Kuropaczewski (guitar).

The compositions were written between 2013 and 2015 especially for these performers. Ignacy Zalewski, Mikołaj Majkusiak, Marcin Markowicz, and Aleksander Nowak are composers of the younger generation, whose artistic output previously included pieces for piano, accordion and guitar.

In his programme review Marcin Trzęsiok writes: ‘Using the term “sonata” for these pieces indicates the classical profile of the music itself. Indeed, it is characterised by elegance, a sense of balance, and artistry. But it is not “music about music”. Despite the fact that all of the sonatas draw on the neo-styles of modernism and postmodernism, each of them is characterised by an individual tone and introduces the listener to a different labyrinth of form, consisting in more than just aesthetic playing. Expressing refined contents with an accessible language is a first-rate achievement.’

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