WITOLD MALISZEWSKI (1873-1939): Chamber Works, Vol. 1 - String Quintet in D Minor, Op. 3, String Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 6.
Catalogue Number: 12S007
Label: Acte Préalable
Description: This pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov spent much of his career in what is now Ukraine but didn't go for the opulent orchestral textures and colors of his teacher. These two works from 1904 and 1905 are in a form of classicism one might almost call chaste - bright, generally cheerful and with a wealth of memorable melodies that’s almost Raffian - and completely untouched by the massive amounts of musical experimentation going on at the same time. Four Strings Quartet w/Wojciech Fudala (cello).