Album premiere featuring piano concertos by Zygmunt Stojowski
We are pleased to announce the release of another CD, which we had the opportunity to co-create. This long awaited album was released by DUX and features two piano concertos by the outstanding Polish post-Romantic Zygmunt Stojowski, a student and friend of Ignacy Jan Paderewski. It is our great pleasure to be able to remind listeners once again of such a valuable repertoire. We are certain that this new album will bring them much joy and satisfaction!
However, this is not the first encounter with Stojowki’s music for the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra. In 2017, alongside pianist Jonathan Plowright and under the direction of Łukasz Borowicz, it recorded the impressive “Symphonic Rhapsody” for piano and orchestra (Warner Classics). The piano concertos included on the CD were composed over a fairly long time interval (1891 and 1913). These compositions cleverly demonstrate the evolution of the composer’s style, as well as his loyalty to the late-Romantic idiom. Delightful in their virtuosity, and thematic and conceptual originality, these works, which were so popular in their time, are interpreted by two highly respected and award-winning pianists, Marek Szlezer (op. 3) and Witold Wilczek (op. 32), under the direction of Marek Wroniszewski (with additional direction by Zofia Guz).