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Franciszek Brzeziński - Józef Szulc
Violin Sonatas
AP0271 , DDD - TT: 62'07"
Copyright (R)2012, (C)II 2013
World Premiere Recording


  1. Franciszek Brzeziński (1867-1944) - Sonata for violin and piano in D major op. 6
  2. Józef Zygmunt Szulc (1875-1956) - Sonata for violin and piano in A minor op. 61

Pakura Barbara, piano
Kalinowska-Grohs Irena, violin

booklet: Maryla Renat (Polish, English)


Sonata for violin and piano by Franciszek Brzeziński is a highly original work, whereby the model of the strongly progressive evolution of texture and language evident in his Polish Suite for piano achieves an even higher plane. It was given in print in Leipzig (Peters) in 1910. The violin sonata represents a highly unconventional layout, which to a certain extent exceeds the boundaries of the sonata cycle. Józef Szulc's Violin Sonata validates the existence of the "mutual inter-genre penetration" phenomenon, with influences of simple melodies reminiscent of operetta-type singability. Certainly Szulc's piece supplements the picture of the Polish chamber music from the early twentieth century, a time where the most ambitious musical creation was seeking new progressive ways.