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Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
Complete Oboe Works
AP0043 , DDD - TT: 41'59"
Copyright (R)1999, (C)2001
World Premiere Recording

  1. Trio for oboe, harp and percussion
  2. Sonatina for oboe and piano;
  3. Sonata for oboe and piano
  4. Trio for oboe, violin and cello

Pędziałek Mariusz, oboe
Grodecki Piotr, piano
Stuhr Barbara, violin
Zając Agata, cello
Sikorzak-Olek Anna, harp
Pilch Jan, percussion

booklet: Marcin Łukaszewski (Polish, English)

Dating from 1937 and 1955 respectively, the "Sonata" and "Sonatina" are sprightly, fresh works in the French neo-classical vein with syncopated rhythms, ostinato passages and the mixture of the serene and the grotesque which are characteristic of the genre the 1936 "Trio for oboe, violin and piano" has all the insousiance of Poulenc. Coming from the composer's last period (1965), the oboe-harp-percussion trio has much of the spirit of her neo-classical works while having a different sound world, where each instrument searches for coloristic sound possibilities while still remaining very approachable. Records International