Szymanowski - Violin Concerto Nos 1 and 2, Nocturne and Tarantella Op. 28  | Naxos 8557981

Szymanowski - Violin Concerto Nos 1 and 2, Nocturne and Tarantella Op. 28

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8557981

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 2nd April 2007

Contents

Artists

Ilya Kaler (violin)
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Antoni Wit

Works

Szymanowski, Karol

Nocturne and Tarantella, op.28 (orch. G Fitelberg)
Violin Concerto no.1, op.35
Violin Concerto no.2, op.61

Artists

Ilya Kaler (violin)
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Antoni Wit

About

Karol Szymanowski was born in the Ukraine into a wealthy artistic family. Following the Russian Revolution the family returned to their native Poland, where Szymanowski found inspiration in indigenous music. 
 
His lyrical Violin Concerto No. 1 was dedicated to his great friend, the violinist Pavel Kochański, and is remarkable for its clarity of texture.
 
Inspired by Kochański’s visit to Poland in 1932, the Violin Concerto No. 2 was written towards the end of Szymanowski’s creative life. The two musicians worked together on the score, which shows influences of the music of the Polish mountain people. The intense and virtuosic Nocturne and Tarantella (orch G Fitelberg) draws on the Impressionism of Debussy and early Stravinsky but also on Middle Eastern culture and folklore.
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