17 February 2109, 3pm
POSK / Jazz Cafe
238-246 King Street
London W6 0RF
Andrzej/Roxanna Panufnik - Modlitwa 5'
Fryderyk Chopin - Deux Nocturnes op.27 12'
Grażyna Bacewicz - Kaprys polski 2'
Henryk Wieniawski - Legenda 5'
Karol Szymanowski - La Fontaine d'Arethuse from Mythes 6'
Witold Lutosławski - Subito 5'
Ignacy Jan Paderewski - Humoresqes de Concert op.14 'Album a l'Antique (Menuet, Sarabande, Caprice) 10'
Paweł Mykietyn - 4 Preludia 12'
Karol Szymanowski - Romance 6'
Henryk Wieniawski - Polonaise D-major op.4, Polonaise A-major op.21 14'
‘A century of Polish Piano Miniatures’ summarizes years of work and research just as Poland comes to its 100th anniversary of independence. My goal was to explore and present to the audience the real jewels of Polish piano literature from the post-Chopin era. Every piece covers a historically significant moment taking the listener on a fascinating journey through wars, conflicts and victories. Leaving Poland myself over five years ago it was very important for me to see how the new generation of composers take over both inside and (mostly) outside the country. It was also crucial for me to include works written by female composers. I am pleased to share this music with a wider international audience.’ – Anna Szałucka