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Zygmunt Noskowski (1846-1909)
Chamber works 3
AP0248 , DDD - TT: 57'00"
Copyright (R)2010, (C)2011
World Premiere Recording

  1. Trois pieces pour violon et piano op. 24
  2. Chansonnette d'Ukraine op. 26 no. 2a
  3. Berceuse op. 11
  4. Sonata for violin and piano in A minor

Sosnowska Jolanta, violin
Deaky Donát, piano

booklet: Anna Munia (Polish, English)

Zygmunt Noskowski can today be called, without any exaggeration, a genius: he was a conductor, a teacher, a musical journalist, an author of textbooks; he played the violin, the viola, the piano; and he sang. He also contributed to the emergence of many important Polish institutions. This activity of his ensured him a special place in the history of Polish music. This position was further solidified by his huge achievements in the field of composition. And yet the work of Noskowski was gradually succumbing to oblivion. In fact, the legacy of Noskowski is immeasurably richer. It includes vocal and orchestral works, tens of dances and miniatures for piano, works for a cappella choir, songs, theatre music, and chamber music. Noskowski originally intended the duets for violin and piano, but later transcribed some of them for a small orchestra, a cello, a horn with accompaniment, or a solo piano. These are both dances and other miniatures, in short a typical salon repertoire. The Sonata in A minor holds a special place among the duets: it is the only example of this form within the entire legacy left by Noskowski.