Karol Szymanowski: Music for Violin/Piano; Piano Solo


A long-awaited release, the solo piano and violin/piano music by Karol Szymanowski, with violinist Blanka Bednarz. These two artists have performed many all-Szymanowski recitals and audiences have agreed, this repertoire is a treasure.

Included in this release are the complete mazurkas, which were the subject of my doctoral paper Karol Szymanowski: Revitalizing the Solo Piano MazurkaGenre (2001), my AMS Lowens Award lecture on that subject, and the paper The 'Szymanowski clash': Harmonic Conflict and Ambiguity in the Szymanowski Mazurkas, which won the 2003 Stefan and Wanda Wilk Prize for Research in Polish Music, and is due for publication soon in the Canadian music journal Intersections.

    Some free sample mp3 tracks:

Karol Szymanowski, Mazurka op. 50 no. 10 (2:46) [1.8 MB]
Karol Szymanowski, Mazurka op. 50 no. 13 (3:06) [1.7 MB]

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