Olga Zado, Lower Silesia Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra – Różycki: Orchestral Works (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:53 minutes | 1 GB | Genre: Classical
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The present release features works by Ludomir Rozycki, brilliantly performed by Olga Zado and the Lower Silesia Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. The Silesian Philharmonic was one of the first arts institutions to be revived in Poland after World War II. It began on May 26, 1945, and soon thereafter started performing abroad. Described as a “master of the magical art of rubato” (Hamburger Abendblatt) and often referred to as a “magician on the piano” (Mannheimer Morgen), Olga Zado touches audiences and critics around the world with her deep poetic musicianship and sparkling electrifying technique. As a highly gifted child Olga gave her first solo recitals and performances with orchestras from the early age of 7, making her international debut at the Kulturcasino Bern (age 12), performing Mozart Piano Concerto K.488. Born in Odessa, she received her musical education at the renown Stolyarsky Special Music School for young prodigies in the piano tradition of Heinrich Neuhaus. After continuing her musical studies with Mihaela Ursuleasa at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Bern, she received further important musical impulses from Leon Fleisher, Pavel Gililov, Jacques Rouvier, Bernd Glemser, Norma Fisher and especially from her current mentor Sergei Babayan.
Ludomir Różycki (1883–1953) came from a musical family. Mother, musically talented, studied at the conservatory in Warsaw. Father was a professor of that conservatory. Well-known personalities of the musical world would pay a visit at his home, including Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Zygmunt Noskowski, Emil Młynarski, or Stanisław Barcewicz. The artistic atmosphere must have had an influence on the composer’s life path. This album covers both known and less recognisable works of Różycki. In addition to the compositions inspired by Polish literature and history (symphonic poems Boleslaus the Bold and Stanisław Wyspiański), the album also contains the Piano Concerto in G minor No. 1, well-known and willingly performed by pianists.
1. Olga Zado, Lower Silesia Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra & Szymon Makowski – Stańczyk, Op. 1
2. Olga Zado, Lower Silesia Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra & Szymon Makowski – Bolesław Śmiały, Op. 8
3. Olga Zado, Lower Silesia Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra & Szymon Makowski – Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 43: I. Andante – Allegro
4. Olga Zado, Lower Silesia Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra & Szymon Makowski – Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 43: II. Andante con moto
5. Olga Zado, Lower Silesia Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra & Szymon Makowski – Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 43: III. Allegro giocoso