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Krzysztof Penderecki

Musica Da Camera

Label: Wergo

Format: CD

Genre: Compositional

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*2022 stock* The Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki used to write chamber music even as a student in Krakow. He was writing the chamber music works for himself, then already an accomplished violinist, and his fellow students (The title "Sonata for Violin and Piano" from 1953 has only recently been published.). A specialty of these early works are Penderecki's inventions with which he altered the sound of the stringed instruments, indeed almost to the point of being completely unrecognizable. With the new sounds he introduced, he achieved effects both frightening and rough as well as a bewitching, irredescent lyricism: a broad scale of sounds and colors which no one would have thought possible with stringed instruments.

After the composition of the "String Quartet No. 1" chamber music receded into the background. The next quartet appeared eight years later, and the following pieces for single instruments were mostly "gifts of friendship" for the outstanding interpreters of his instrumental concertos with orchestra. Only recently, in 1990, has Penderecki turned again intensively to chamber music, composing the strongly virtuoso "String Trio" which is also included on this CD. The interpreters of this production are renowned musicians and, being either Polish or having lived and worked in Poland, very familiar with the composer's works.

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Cat. number: WER 6258-2, WER 286 258-2
Notes:
Quartetto Per Archi No. 1 (1960) Quartetto Per Archi No. 2 (1968) Streichtrio (1990/91) Der Unterbrochene Gedanke Für Streichquartett (1988) Sonate Für Violine Und Klavier (1953) Miniatury. Drei Miniaturen Für Violine Und Klavier (1959) 3 Miniature Per Clarinetto E Pianoforte (1956) Cadenza Per Viola Sola (1984) Per Slava Für Violoncello Solo (1985/86) Capriccio Per Siegfried Palm Für Violoncello Solo (1968) Prelude For Solo Clarinet In B Flat (1987) Released in standard jewel case with 26-page booklet including liner notes in German and English. Recorded: June 23rd - July 1st, 1993, Konzertstudio S-1, Polnischen Rundfunks, Warschau. © + ℗ 1994 WERGO, a division of Schott Music & Media GmbH, Mainz, Germany Manufactured in Austria. Printed in Germany

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