100 Years of Polish Piano MiniaturesIGNACY JAN PADEREWSKI (1860-1941): 6 Humoresques de concert, Op. 14 (Book I “A` l’antique”), KAROL SZYMANOWSKI (1882-1937): 20 Mazurkas, Op. 50 (Book I), GRAŻYNA BACEWICZ (1909-1969): Piano Sonata No. 2, HENRYK MIKOŁAJ GÓRECKI (1933-2010): Intermezzo, PAWEŁ MYKIETYN (b.1971): 4 Preludia, MIKOŁAJ GÓRECKI (b.1971): Piano Sonata (First Recording), ANDRZEJ PANUFNIK (1914-1991)/ROXANNA PANUFNIK (b.1968): Prayer.
Catalogue Number: 12U048
Label: Grand Piano
Description: Mykietyn’s Preludes are satisfyingly pianistic, with a clear tonal basis and insistent repetition suggesting an offshoot of minimalism, Mikołaj’s little seven-minute sonata follows in his father’s footsteps. The largest-scale piece, Bacewicz’ 1953 sonata, suggests Prokofiev’s “War Sonatas” in its first movement which is fllowed by a quiet chorale-like slow movement and a spiky finale based on an Oberek-style folk dance. Anna Szałucka (piano).