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The Strad Magazine, September 2011, Bacewicz Concertos re... added by joannakurkowicz on 28 Aug 2011 tag | report
Alluring accounts of three concertos by a Polish composer- violinist "...As in her first release in this series featuring concertos No. 1, 3, 7 (no.6 remains in manuscript form only), Joanna Kurkowicz proves the ideal exponent of these impassioned scores. She propels the music's many passages of vivacious brilliance with virtuoso elan, retaining absolute tonal focus and immaculate coordination in even the most challenging of sequences. Yet what makes the deepest impression is her golden-toned sincerity in the slow movements, where she soars aloft with a cantabile radiance of ravishing allure. Lukasz Borowicz and Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra sound equally captivated by Bacewicz's exuberant invention, and the sumptuous yet detailed engineering is beyond reproach..." Julian Haylock STRAD MAGAZINE
Chandos Records Classical Music CDs and MP3 Downloads OnLine added by joannakurkowicz on 2 Aug 2011 tag | report
Bacewicz: Violin Concertos Nos 2, 4, and 5 / Joanna Kurkowicz, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra DISC OF THE MONTH This is Volume 2 of our series devoted to the published violin concertos of Grazyna Bacewicz who is regarded as one of the most distinguished Polish composers of the twentieth century. Although well known in Poland, she deserves wider recognition. Joanna Kurkowicz performs Violin Concertos Nos 2, 4, and 5 with the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lukasz Borowicz. Volume 1 received glowing accolades, including a Diapason d’or and nominations for the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik in 2009 and the Fryderyk Award in 2010. Joanna Kurkowicz enjoys an active and versatile career as an award winning soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. She comments on the music of Bacewicz: ‘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
Radio New Zealand Concert : Programmes A - Z : The Cr... added by joannakurkowicz on 2 Aug 2011 tag | report
Grazyna Bacewicz Violin Concertos No.2, 4, 5, Chandos Records with soloist Joanna Kurkowicz and Radio Symphony Orchestra Warsaw under Lukasz Borowicz just released ! "'s difficult to imagine a more persuasive argument being made for the music of Bacewicz." Robert Johnson Radio New Zealand
Bacewicz, Violin Concertos 1, 3 & 7 (Chandos) 'The musi... added by joannakurkowicz on 3 Sep 2009 tag | report
The music of the Polish composer Grazyna Bacewicz, who died in 1969 aged 59, has not travelled widely, but this new collection should speed it on its way. Clear, precise solo work from Joanna Kurkowicz; beautifully managed accompaniments under Lukasz Borowicz...'
Bacewicz: Violin Concertos Nos 1, 3 & 7, etc. (7166) | ... added by joannakurkowicz on 19 Aug 2009 tag | report
The recording was enthusiastically hailed in the GUARDIAN by Andrew Clements: "...superbly played selection... It is an interesting collection, and Joanna Kurkowicz is a keenly alert soloist in all three works... They are wonderfully idiomatic works, colourfully scored and always interesting."
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