Bacewicz: Violin Concertos Nos 2, 4, and 5 – Joanna Kurkowicz, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lukasz Borowicz
This is Volume 2 in Chandos’ series devoted to the published violin concertos of Gra?yna Bacewicz who was regarded by Witold Lutoslawski as ‘a distinguished Polish composer of the twentieth century and one of the foremost women composers of all time’. Bridging the gap between the neo-romanticism of Karol Szymanowski and the modernism of Witold Lutoslawski, she deserves much wider recognition than she has received to date outside her native Poland.
In the words of Joanna Kurkowicz, this recording project has been ‘a tremendous journey through the incredible music of this fascinating composer… deeply personal and satisfying’. She concludes: ‘These works are like rare stones. You have to find them but once found they shine brilliantly.’