Catalogue No. | DUX 1773
Publisher | DUX
Date | 2021
Marek Szlezer – piano
Witold Wilczek – piano
Polska Orkiestra Sinfonia Iuventus im. Jerzego Semkowa
Marek Wroniszewski – conductor
Zofia Guz – conductor
Piano Concerto No. 1 F Sharp Minor, Op. 3
Piano Concerto No. 2 A Flat Major, Op. 32 “Prologue scherzo et variations pour piano et orchestre”
This 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!
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).
The pieces were recorded in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw, on 17-20 May 2021.
Sound engineering: Małgorzata Polańska
Editing and mastering: Igor Szymański