Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
Complete Oboe Works
DDD - TT: 41'59"
World Premiere Recording
- Trio for oboe, harp and percussion
- Sonatina for oboe and piano;
- Sonata for oboe and piano
- Trio for oboe, violin and cello
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
"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