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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #80 on: June 24, 2010, 07:09:45 PM »
It seems this will be the first woman composer with a thread of her own on the new forum. What's happening to you, Saariaho, Gubaidulina, Lili Boulanger, Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann fans? ;)

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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #81 on: June 25, 2010, 02:11:31 PM »

Don't forget Doreen Carwithen.

I'm sorry, but given the quality of her music, it is extremely easy to forget her. Pleasant listening, but nothing distinctive for me, unlike some of the composers Maciek mentioned.
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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #82 on: June 25, 2010, 04:55:57 PM »
I'm sorry, but given the quality of her music, it is extremely easy to forget her. Pleasant listening, but nothing distinctive for me, unlike some of the composers Maciek mentioned.

Yes, she's not outstanding, but Richard Hickox I think made a strong case for her. I never listen to her, but there just aren't that many great female composers.
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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #83 on: July 01, 2010, 04:32:07 AM »
Hm, that's very odd. Especially considering that, AFAIK, he did record it (or at least the chamber music part of the planned disc)...

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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #84 on: July 01, 2010, 06:54:35 AM »
Hm, that's very odd. Especially considering that, AFAIK, he did record it (or at least the chamber music part of the planned disc)...

It wouldn't be the first time he recorded something, yet still withheld it from release. A recital from Tokyo was supposed to be released on DVD recently, but he chose to stop the release after seeing bits of it on YouTube. I suppose that is a different situation, though, since none of the new Bacewicz disk has been leaked to the public.
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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #85 on: July 31, 2010, 02:08:29 PM »
what recordings are you recommending for her works?

I find it very hard to find good Polish music.  A lot of the stuff just isn't available to buy anywhere that I can find...

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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #87 on: July 31, 2010, 03:11:17 PM »
Thanks J -

Actually I've already got most of these.  I'm not keen to duplicate my Karlowicz symphonies and violin concerto either.

The kind of hard to find Polish composers are the interesting newer Polish household names like Skrowaczewski; Lason; Krzanowski, Panufnik, Szymanski....

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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #88 on: July 31, 2010, 11:00:14 PM »
Do you know these two newish discs?

If you dig around the forum, Szymanski has his own thread (in dire need of a bump 0:)). I think Panufnik does too. Then there were two or three "Polish composer" threads as well. All of them have sunk quite a while ago.

You can check Lethe's index.

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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #89 on: July 31, 2010, 11:26:30 PM »
Thanks J -

Actually I've already got most of these.  I'm not keen to duplicate my Karlowicz symphonies and violin concerto either.

The kind of hard to find Polish composers are the interesting newer Polish household names like Skrowaczewski; Lason; Krzanowski, Panufnik, Szymanski....

I'll add reviews about Apollony Szeluto and Jadwiga Sarnecka soon.

Baird, Serocki, Krenz
http://ionarts.blogspot.com/2010/02/dip-your-ears-no-99.html

Nowowiejski
http://ionarts.blogspot.com/2010/05/reviewed-not-necessarily-recommended_12.html

Moniuszko
http://ionarts.blogspot.com/2009/08/reviewed-not-necessarily-recommended.html




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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #90 on: August 01, 2010, 12:04:13 AM »
Do you know these two newish discs?

If you dig around the forum, Szymanski has his own thread (in dire need of a bump 0:)). I think Panufnik does too. Then there were two or three "Polish composer" threads as well. All of them have sunk quite a while ago.

You can check Lethe's index.


My collection of Polish string quartets is woefully inadequate - I only have 4 CDs with the Silesian Quartet. 

I've been hunting for these ones for ages! Where did you get these ones?

My guess is that they have limited distribution.   Never seen them stocked anywhere here :(


Yeah - I only discovered this forum - its fabulous to see how detailed and knowledgeable it is.  Who'd have thunk Panufnik would have his own thread!


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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #91 on: August 01, 2010, 04:36:23 AM »
I'll add reviews about Apollony Szeluto and Jadwiga Sarnecka soon.

Baird, Serocki, Krenz
http://ionarts.blogspot.com/2010/02/dip-your-ears-no-99.html

Nowowiejski
http://ionarts.blogspot.com/2010/05/reviewed-not-necessarily-recommended_12.html

Moniuszko
http://ionarts.blogspot.com/2009/08/reviewed-not-necessarily-recommended.html

I already know Moniuszko's work - I have a lot of his Latin Masses and Songs, as well as the string quartet release on the Dux label. 

That album is the strongest of the work I've heard of him so far.  It is exceptionally satisfying in a classical-romantic sort of way.  Hoping for more.

Tadeusz Baird ... I have a few of his albums already.  He's interesting but a bit too much of his 'Psychodrama' style maybe.  Not really my taste. 

Is that Nowowiejski = Noskowski?

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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #92 on: October 09, 2010, 01:00:10 AM »
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Looks like this will finally be released, great news indeed. Release date 31.12.2010 noted on jpc.de.

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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #93 on: October 09, 2010, 05:25:35 AM »
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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #94 on: June 10, 2011, 04:20:58 AM »
To quote Prof. Farnsworth: "Good news, everyone!"

Chandos is now releasing recordings of the 2nd, 4th and 5th violin concerto with the same performers who did the 1st, 3rd and 7th.

http://www.mdt.co.uk/MDTSite/product/NR_July11/CHAN10673.htm

What price the 6th? Or is it a withdrawn/phantom work?
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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #95 on: June 10, 2011, 05:59:53 AM »
What price the 6th? Or is it a withdrawn/phantom work?

I am hoping that it will be coupled with the viola concerto...
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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #96 on: June 10, 2011, 07:00:02 AM »
Yeah, I'm not even sure of the status of the work--I know it's unpublished but with a copy in the Polish National Library.

I'd like to see all of the significant late works out on CD; hopefully Antoni Wit plans to handle the orchestral part of this given that he mentioned Bacewicz recordings in a recent interview.
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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #97 on: June 10, 2011, 07:09:19 AM »
The first installment was a mixed bag, I thought, but I'm willing to give part 2 a try.  I see there is a bit of a wait before the release.

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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #98 on: June 11, 2011, 06:24:29 AM »
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Looks like this will finally be released, great news indeed. Release date 31.12.2010 noted on jpc.de.

Strangely enough, The Washington Post carried an article about this cd in its Style section today. Of course it didn't mention its availability.

Contact Tom Huizenga,... style@washpost.com

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Re: Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
« Reply #99 on: June 11, 2011, 06:59:16 AM »
Strangely enough, The Washington Post carried an article about this cd in its Style section today. Of course it didn't mention its availability.

Contact Tom Huizenga,... style@washpost.com

The CD is out; I have a copy in my hands... what seems to be the issue?