Afin que les oeuvres humaines accomplies durant les siècles
ne se perdent pas dans la nuit de l'oubli, il est bon et juste de maintenir
leur mémoire et de la léguer à la postérité.
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The label was founded in 1997 with a principal aim of promoting Polish classical
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for the first time, accounting for more than 500 Polish works, mostly first
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Jan A. Jarnicki
Important event. The Fantastic Symphony discovered! On March 2nd 2018 at the Sub Carpathian Philharmonic took place an extraordinary event – the premiere of Symphonie fantastique pour orchestra “Évocations” op. 78 by Raul Koczalski. Magdalena Wolińska, Jean Jacques Jarnicki and myself have discovered its manuscript in August 2017. Our efforts, aided by Maestro Łukasz Wódecki, led to the preparation of the score and the partss. Thanks to this phenomenal conductor’s initiative and director Marta Wierzbieniec’s favour, this piece could be performed at the Sub Carpathian Philharmonic.
I would like to thank the Director Marta Wierzbieniec, Maestro Łukasz Wódecki (on the right), the entire orchestra and everyone who aided in my project of bringing Raul Koczalski’s works back to life.
Inside the Polish music environment lives the idea that Polish symphonic didn’t exist. Thanks to our premiere I can once again disagree with this claim. Polish symphonic existed, one just needs to find it and then perform it.
I promise to do my best to record this piece. I would also like to inform, that in the near future I am planning setup the performance of Raul Koczalski’s 3rd Piano Concerto and 2nd Symphony.
I must also mention, that in the first part of the concert, Maestro Wódecki phenomenally conducted the Triple Concerto by Beethoven, in which the soloists were excellent artists: Tomasz Jocz (on the left), Mariusz Patyra and Bartosz Koziak.
Jan A. Jarnicki
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You can hear now:
René de Boisdeffre – Ave Maria op. 35 - Barbara Lewicka, Robert Kaczorowski, Ewa Rytel (already available) AP0414
Raul Koczalski - Piano concerto no. 1 - 2nd movement - Joanna Ławrynowicz, Filharmonia Podkarpacka, Massimiliano Caldi (already available) AP0501
MusicWeb International - recording of the month!