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Rediscovered Polish Songs
AP0080 , DDD - TT: 65'50"
Copyright (R)2001, (C)2002
World Premiere Recording


  1. Maksymilian Grecki (1840-1870) - The Offering
  2. Maksymilian Grecki (1840-1870) - Bogunka
  3. Maksymilian Grecki (1840-1870) - My Song at the Grey Hour
  4. Maksymilian Grecki (1840-1870) - To the May Breeze
  5. Henryk Opieński (1870-1942) - April
  6. Henryk Opieński (1870-1942) - The May Song
  7. Henryk Opieński (1870-1942) - Triolet
  8. Preludes op. 13 - Idzie na pola - Going through the Fields (op. 9 no. 2)
  9. Preludes op. 13 - Widzę ją - I Can See Her (op. 4)
  10. Preludes op. 13 - Lubię więdnące kwiaty - I Like Fading Flowers (op. 6)
  11. Preludes op. 13 - Pamiętam ciche, jasne, złote dnie - I Remember Quiet, Bright, Golden Days (op. 6)
  12. Preludes op. 13 - Po szerokim, po szerokim morzu - Over the Wide, Wide Sea (op. 8 no. 4)
  13. Preludes op. 13 - W wieczorną ciszę - Into the Evening Silence
  14. Preludes op. 13 - Ku mej kołysce - Towards My Cradle
  15. Feliks Nowowiejski (1877-1946) - The poem Roses for Sappho op. 51
  16. Stanisław Wiechowicz (1893-1963) - Why Are You Growing Pale?
  17. Stanisław Wiechowicz (1893-1963) - And Who Made You...
  18. Stanisław Wiechowicz (1893-1963) - That Cradle
  19. Tadeusz Szeligowski (1896-1963) - Green Songs - In the Aldre Forest
  20. Tadeusz Szeligowski (1896-1963) - Green Songs - Hop
  21. Andrzej Koszewski (1922) - The golden sunshine
  22. Andrzej Koszewski (1922) - Lullaby III

Pawlaczyk Maria, soprano
Firlej-Kubasik Weronika, piano

booklet: Maria Pawlaczyk & Weronika Firlej-Kubasik (Polish, English)


All of these composers were associated with Poznan and this recital gives an interesting picture of Polish song-writing from the short-lived Grecki, who based his style on Moniuszko to Opienski with influences from R. Strauss, Wolf and Debussy, the dramatic recitative-like "Sappho songs" of Nowowiejski and the variously folk-inspired pieces of the remaining three composers. Records International