CZESLAW MAREK (1891-1985): Chamber Music - Violin Sonata, Op. 13, Suite de 4 morceaux, Op. 18, Berceuse, Op. 26 (Ingolf Turban [violin], Jitka Cechová [piano]), 2 pièces romantiques, Op. 31, Ondine for 2 Harps, Op. 32, Rondeau for 4 Harps, Op. 33 (Gabriella Dall'Ollio, Catherine White, Patrizia Maier, Hugh Webb [harps]), Petite suite for Piano, Op. 36a, Canzone solennelle and Gavotte en style ancien for Cello and Piano, Op. 18a, Sérénade italienne for 2 Pianos, Op. 16a, Annemarie for 2 Pianos, Op. 38a (Richard Jenkinson [cello], Marie-Catherine Girod [piano], Ludmila Janowska [second piano]).
Catalogue Number: 11N064
Reference: GMCD 7362/3
Description: A Polish pianist who had to flee the German invasion of 1914 and by the end of that war he was in Switzerland, where he became a Swiss citizen at the beginning of the Second World War (which explains the reissue of these recordings on this Swiss label), Marek's main composition teachers were Karl Weigl and, for less than a year, Pfitzner. Reviewers of the 8-volume series on Koch Schwann found comparanda not only with Pfitzner but with Busoni, Reger and Korngold, among others. 2 CDs for the price of 1. Original 1998-2000 Koch Schwann releases.