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Violin Recital: Augustyn, Kinga - ZARZYCKI, A. / NOSKOWSKI, Z. / LIPINSKI, K. / DROZDZEWSKI, P. / GORECKI, H. (Polish Violin Music)

Artist(s) Hackmey, Efi, piano • Augustyn, Kinga, violin
Period(s) 20th CenturyRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicInstrumental
Catalogue 9.70192
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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This recital represents the Polish violin tradition in all its fascinating variety. Lipiński’s virtuoso Impromptus are the ancestors of Drozdzewski’s showpiece solo Caprices, which have dedications both to Lipiński and Paganini. Zarzycki’s lyrically heartfelt works are emblematic of nineteenth-century romanticism, and both Górecki and Lutosławski are preeminent figures of the twentieth century whose finely crafted music resonates with audiences all over the world. Award-winning violinist Kinga Augustyn’s playing has been described as ‘stylish and vibrant’ (The Strad). She also appears on Naxos 8.559733 performing Kenneth



Fascinating programme!
Review By DC156897,April 2014

What a refreshing programme, a mix of very varied composers! The range of styles from Lipinski, born 1790, to Drozdzewski, born 1948 is wide and fascinating. The soloists cope with it all, and are recorded well in an acoustic that serves well the sound they create. The mp3 files are probably adequate for most listeners, and as all the numbered tracks are separate musical items, there is none of the potential problem with classical music downloads of hiccups at the track joins. I burned a perfectly fine CD for my own preferred mode of listening, and rate the disc as excellent value for money - bar the difficulty of printing case inserts at the correct size from the provided artwork.

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