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Canada's Classical Music Store - - Bacewicz... added by joannakurkowicz on 30 Aug 2011 tag | report
Chandos has issued Volume 2 of the Violin Concertos of the Polish violinist and composer Grazyna Bacewicz, and it’s quite stunning... The Polish-born violinist Joanna Kurkowicz, now resident in the United States, is wonderful throughout, and given terrific support by the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Lukasz Borowicz. An absolutely essential addition to the 20th century violin concerto record catalogue. Terry Robbins GRIGORIAN.COM
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
Chandos Records: KURKOWICZ/BACEWICZ ON TOP added by joannakurkowicz on 22 Dec 2009 tag | report
Polish violinist Joanna Kurkowicz’s recent recording on Chandos Records (CHAN 10533) of Grazyna Bacewicz music for violin and orchestra has been placed #6 on’s list of top 25 "Best Classical Albums of 2009." This same recording has been nominated for the 2009 Preis der Deutchen Schallplaten Kritik [German Record Critics' Award]. The Award has been in existence since 1963, when it was established to set the "most rigorous standards for supreme achievement" in the field of recording. In addition to awards, this recording has been receiving laudatory critical praise in some of the industry’s most prominent publications, such as: Gramophone: “...polished yet passionate playing..” American Record Guide: “...Expert performances and vivid sonics... [the concertos] are marvelous discoveries and a major enlargement of the CD discography. Bravo to Joanna Kurkowicz , the fine Polish Radio Symphony under Lukasz Borowicz, and Chandos for rescuing these treasures from undeserved neglect.
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...'
Album: Bacewicz, Violin Concertos 1, 3 & 7 (Chandos) - ... added by joannakurkowicz on 30 Aug 2009 tag | report
"Clear,precise solo work from Joanna Kurkowicz; beautifully managed accompaniments under LukaszBorowicz" Independent, George Hall
allmusic [Bacewicz: Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 3, & 7] added by joannakurkowicz on 19 Aug 2009 tag | report
"...No wonder this concerto ( No. 7) has become a contemporary music evergreen; it is fantastic, visionary, exciting, and belongs to its own special musical universe...Kurkowicz who has recorded Bacewicz well before for Chandos -- is completely on top of this literature, and the Polish Radio Symphony plays with authority and gusto...." ALLMUSIC
Trzy razy Bacewicz - Recenzja p?yty: Joanna Kurkowicz, Po... added by joannakurkowicz on 19 Aug 2009 tag | report
Dorota Szwarcman of POLITYKA wrote: "... Kurkowicz interprets this music with fierceness but also with lyricism in the slow movements , delights us with beautiful sound. The orchestra collaborates with her respectfully..."
GRAZYNA BACEWICZ (1909-1969): Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 3... added by joannakurkowicz on 19 Aug 2009 tag | report
"...This will go a long way toward establishing Bacewicz as rightfully belonging to the ranks of her contemporaries Lutoslawski and Panufnik..." RECORDS INTERNATIONAL
The Definitive CDs added by joannakurkowicz on 19 Aug 2009 tag | report
Norman Lebrecht of La SCENA MUSICALE wrote:"...Bacewicz' music speaks with unerring agreeable directness. Joanna Kurkowicz expounds some extraordinary solo monologues, opening up the composer's inner world like August sunflower..."
Joanna Kurkowicz Violinist added by joannakurkowicz on 19 Aug 2009 tag | report
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."
Official Website - Chameleon Arts Ensemble added by chameleonarts on 10 Aug 2009 tag | report
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