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Polish Flute Sonatas
AP0026 , DDD - TT: 56'47"
Copyright (R)2000, (C)2000
World Premiere Recording

  1. Tadeusz Szeligowski (1896-1963) - Sonata for flute and piano
  2. Piotr Perkowski (1901-1990) - Sonata for flute and piano
  3. Constantin Regamey (1907-1982) - Sonatina for flute and piano
  4. Bolesław Woytowicz (1899-1980) - Sonata for flute and piano

Gajewska Elżbieta, flute
Halska Barbara, piano

booklet: Elżbieta Gajewska, Marcin Łukaszewski (Polish, English)

Eclecticism and neo-classicism with a dash of Impressionism are the rule for this collection of Polish flute sonatas (Regamey was Polish although, after his liberation from a concentration camp, he moved to Switzerland and became a Swiss citizen. He was also the first well-known Polish dodecaphonist although his "Sonatina" does not employ that technique). Choppy, perky fast movements are wrapped around pastoral slow ones (Szeligowski adds an extra fast movement), hints of Polish national color appear here and there, along with some polyphony - sure to please collectors who like their Prokofiev and Poulenc flute sonatas. Records International