Polish Music for Clarinet and Piano
A fascinating and invaluable collection of Polish music from the 20th Century, played by Jean-Marc Fessard and Jadwiga Lewczuk.
Jean-Marc Fessard comes from the great tradition of the French clarinet school and leads an international career both in chamber music and as a soloist. He has also published an authoritative history of the clarinet, entitled also the Author of The Evolution of the Clarinet. As a frequent contributor to Polish Radio and concert appearances in Poland will almost certainly have inspired him to dedicate a disc to this great repertoire of Polish music.
Framed by two masterpieces of the repertoire:.
- Krzysztof Penderecki 3 Miniatures
- Witold Lutosławski Five Dance Preludes
Receiving their World Premiere recordings are two composers who studied under the tutelage of the great teacher Nadia Boulanger.
- Piotr Perkowski – Sonata, written in 1955
- Piotr Moss – Elegia V, written in 2009
Fessard has included three substantial sonatas which completes this invaluable collection of Polish music for clarinet and piano.
- Sonatina by Szałowski
- Sonatas by Rathaus and Perkowski
Jean-Marc Fessard Clarinet; Jadwiga Lewczuk Piano
This is highly recommended not only for a rich collection of clarinet works, but also for the artistic display of this clarinet-piano duo.