GRAŻYNA BACEWICZ (1909-1969): Cello Concerto No. 2, KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI (1933-2020): Cello Concerto No. 2.
Catalogue Number: 07W053
Description: This 1996 recording by Polish Radio is very welcome since the Bacewicz concerto is otherwise unavailable. It was composed in 1962 at the request of the world-famous Spanish cellist Gaspar Cassadó. The work is a clear nod to sonorist music and is dominated by various sound clusters, strongly chromaticized episodes and simultaneously developing, autonomous narratives of selected instrumental groups. The much better-known Penderecki is from 1982 when romanticism and the avant-garde were interwoven in his middle style. Roman Jabłoński (cello), Large Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio and TV; Tadeusz Strugała, Jerzy Katlewicz (Penderecki).