• New CD Note (Żeleński & Zarzycki/Hyperion)

034571179582I’ve recently been drawn into writing about nineteenth-century Polish music, mainly about composers whose surnames begin with Z or Ż.  Here are two of them: Władysław Żeleński and Aleksander Zarzycki.  Following his highly acclaimed 2012 recording of Zarębski and Żeleński chamber music with the Szymanowski Quartet on Hyperion, Jonathan Plowright performs music for piano and orchestra by Żeleński and Zarzycki on his new Hyperion CD.  It’s the 59th CD in Hyperion’s ‘Romantic Piano Concerto’ series.  Plowright’s partners on this occasion are the BBC Scottish SO and the Polish conductor Łukasz Borowicz.

Here’s the link to my booklet note for Żeleński and Zarzycki, or you can scroll the CD NOTES tab above.

NEWSFLASH!  MusicWeb-International has awarded this CD ‘Discovery of the Month’ (May, 2013).  En passant, the review by Dan Morgan comments on my ‘admirably succinct liner-notes’ (3 May 2013).  In his review in Gramophone (June, 2013, p.69), Jeremy Nicholas refers to ‘Adrian Thomas’s informative booklet’.

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