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We'll examine the history of Poland through the eyes of her best composers.

 
Program 1

Chopin: Mazurka, Op. 7 No. 4 (excerpt)
Ohlsson, p.
Arab 0673
1:57

Anon: Sequentia de San Adalberto
Capella Cracoviensis
Lira Ensemble 0107
2:03

Wincenty of Kielce: Gaude Mater Polonia (excerpt)
Capella Cracoviensis
Muza 0294
:55
 
Anon.: Bogurodzica
Capella Cracoviensis
Muza 0294
:42
 
Anon.: Bogurodzica
Lira Ensemble
Lira Ensemble 0107
2:37
 
Mlkolaj of Krakowa: Rejoice, Polish Crown
Werner, o.
Muza 0296
1:51
 
Mlkolaj z Radomia: Piece Without Words (excerpt)
Music of the Wawel Castle
Muza 0296
:41, :41
 
Anon.: Inscription on the Tomb of Queen Barbara
Musica Antiqua Polonica
Muza 0296
2:23
 
Anon.: Song on Death of King Szygmund II
Musica Antiqua Polonica
Muza 0296
2:22
 
Cato: Fantazia for Four Viols
Musica Antiqua Polonica
Muza 0296
3:54
 
Gomolka: “By the Rivers of Babylon” 
Warsaw Chamber Choir
HM 2781094
1:30
 
Gomolka: “Clap Your Hands, All You Nations”
Warsaw Chamber Choir
HM 2781094
1:10
 
Bazylik: “Be Glad, Life-Giving Cross”
Collegium Vocale Bydogoszcz
Dux 0469
4:25
 
Bazylik: “Wisdom of the Almighty Father”
Collegium Vocale Bydogoszcz
Dux 0469
3:16
 
de Riveulo: “O vos omnes qui transitis”
Capella Gedanensis
2:04
 
Hakenberger: “Angelus ad Pastores”
Capella Gedanensis
8:40
 
Chopin: Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise, Op. 22
Runsenstein, p.
RCA 60404 
8:19 
 
 
 

 

Program 2

Chopin: Mazurka No. 1 in G#  minor
Ohlsson, p.
Arab 6730
1:56

Förster: Sonata
Capella Gedanensis
5:40

Gorczycki: “Gaude Maria Virgo”
The Lira Singers 
The Lira Ensemble 0107
3:12
 
Lessel: Variations in a minor, Op. 15
Stercznyski, p.
Selene 9602.30
9:49
 
Hoffman: Sonata in F minor, AV 27 (excerpt)
Brunner, fp.
:25
 
Hoffman: Sonata in c# minor, AV 40 (excerpt)
Brunner, fp.
1:19
 
Elsner: Sonata For Piano and Violin In F Major, Op. 10 No. 1, I
Trojanowska, v.; Tyszecka, p.
Dux 0451
6:32
 
Elsner: Overture fr. Andromeda
Opole Philharmonic 
Dux 0568
8:10
 
Szymanowska: Prelude No. 1 in F Major
Ciborowska, p.
Dux 0450
2:50, :15
 
Szymanowska: Prelude No. 13 In D Major
Ciborowska, p.
Dux 0450
2:03
 
Szymanowska: Mazurka No. 12 In B Flat Major
Ciborowska, p.
Dux 0450
2:03
 
Szymanowska: Dance Polonaise in b minor
Ciborowska, p.
Dux 0450
5:00
 
Szymanowska: Nocturne in A-Flat Major, Le Memure
Ciborowska, p.
Dux 0450
2:02
 
Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Op. 47
Zimerman, p.
DG 463047
2:13

 

Program 3

Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise for Cello & Piano in C major, Op. 3
Sebok, p.; Starker, vc.
Mercury 434358
8:42

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in f minor, II
Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy;Rubenstein, p.
RCA 60404
9:14
 
Moniuszko: Overture, Polonaise, & Mazurka, fr. Halka
Polish Nat’l Opera Orchestra/Satanowski
CPO 999032
8:43, 5:00, 3:31
 
Chopin: Polonaise In A Major, Op. 40, Military
Rubinstein, p.
EMI 67007
4:11
 
Chopin: Mazurka Op. 17 No. 4 in a minor 
Horowitz, p.
Sony 30643
4:00
 
Moniuszko: “Kitty on a Fence”
Kusiewicz, Minkiewicz, Skaluba & Szmyt, vocals
Dux 0182
:42
 
Moniuszko: “The Spinner”
Skaluba, ten., Malicki, p.
Dux 0527
1:15
 
Chopin: “Zyczenie (The Maiden’s Wish)”
Ohlsson, p.; Podles, alto
Dux 0510
1:43
 
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in f minor, III (excerpt)
Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy;Rubenstein, p.
RCA 60404 
3:13
 

 

Program 4

Wieniawski: ScherzoTarantelle, Op. 16
Heifetz, v.; Sandor, p.
RCA 61733
4:16

Moszkowski: Guitarre, Op. 45, No. 2
Heifetz, v.; Sandor, p.
RCA 61733
3:04, :42
 
Zarebski: Lullaby, Op. 22
WiednerZajac, p.
Dorian 80121
4:28
 
Paderewski: Concerto for Piano in a minor, Op. 17, II & III
Polish Radio Nat’l Symphony Orch/Maksymiuk; Paleczny, p.
Sound 3446 
17:53
 
Paderewski: Minuet, Op. 14 No. 1
Rachmaninov, p.
Sony 62366
2:27, 2:19
 
Karlowicz: Concerto for Violin, Op. 8, II
BBC Scottish Symphony Orch/Brabbins; Little, v.
Hyp 67389
7:40
 
Szymanowski : Dance from Harnasie
Wilkomirska, v.; Chmielewski, p.
Muza 065
6:28
 
Godowsky: Alt Wien
Heifetz, v.; Sandor, p.
RCA 61733
2:44

 

Program 5

Szymanowski: Stabat Mater, Op. 53 (excerpts)
Warsaw Nat’l Phil Orch & Choir/Rowicki; soloists
Muza 2352
17:43

Bacewicz: String Quartet No. 4, II
Szymanowski Quartet
Avie 2092
6;26

Lutoslawski: Bukoliki (excerpts)
WiednerZajac, p.
Dorian 80121
3:03
 
Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 3 (excerpts)
CSO/Barenboim
Elatus 0927490152
7:12
 
Penderecki: Anaklasis (excerpt)
LSO/Penderecki
EMI 65077
4:41
 
Penderecki: Aria fr. Concerto for Viola and Orchestra 
Amadeus Kammerorchester Posen/Duczmal; Zimmermann, vla.
Wergo 60172
2:23
 
arr. Górecki: “My Vistula, Grey Vistula”, Op. 46
Lira Singers/Nelson
Nonesuch 79348
4:21
 
Trad.: “Piesn o Wisle (Song About Vistula)”
The State Folk Song and Dance Company
2:22
 
Trad.: The White Eagle Polka
The Music Company
Chicago Polka 8401
2:16
 
 

 

 

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