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Joachim Olkuśnik (1927)
Chamber and Solo Works
AP0084 , DDD - TT: 74'25"
Copyright (R), (C)2002
World Premiere Recording


  1. 3 Bagatelles for flute and harp
  2. Epigrams for piano
  3. Sequences for violin and piano
  4. Treimpressioni per pianoforte
  5. Elegy "Pamięci odeszłych i odchodzących w zapomnieniu" for clarinet and two cellos
  6. Introduction, Arioso and Presto for violin, cello and piano
  7. Prelude and Passacaglia for organ

Gajewska Elżbieta, flute
Witkowska Barbara, harp
Grzybowski Maciej, piano
Wiłkomirska Wanda, violin
Chmielewski Tadeusz, piano
Pokrzywiński Mirosław, clarinet
Piwkowska Elżbieta, cello
Wróbel Andrzej, cello
Radziwonowicz Tomasz, violin
Hoffman Roman, cello
Wolanin Edward, piano
Malanowicz Jarosław, organ

booklet: (Polish, English)


The "Bagatelles" are startlingly like Ravel in mood and texture but sterner stuff is in store as melody leaves and rhythm, texture and aphoristic motives characterize the "Epigrams", "Sequences" and "Impressioni" (a tense, mysterious atmosphere entering the works employing strings too) while elements of violence are added to the "Elegy" (for victims in the Balkans during the late 90s). Records International