Concerto for Orchestra; Piano
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After the Second World War, the Polish composer Tadeusz Szeligowski settled in Poznan´, where he was instrumental in the formation of the Poznan´ Philharmonic and served as its first director. His Comedy Overture is a short, brilliantly orches
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The Comedy Overture is slight and the Polish Dances nothing more than pleasantly enjoyable. Things pick up a little with the Concerto for Orchestra, a nicely colored showcase for the Poznan players though hardly strikingly memorable. The piano concerto mixes influences of Stravinsky with impressionism and is quite attractive, and so is the lushly scored Nocturne, even if one fails to recall much of it after it's finished.
Performances are enthusiastic enough, even though the strings aren't quite as full-boodied or sublimely beautiful as one could have hoped. The soloist in the piano concerto, Bogan Czapiewski, is very good, however, providing playing of spirit, flair and power. The sound quality is good, and overall this is a modestly rewarding and interesting release without exactly managing to raise any deep interest in the rest of Szeligowski's music. Still definitely worth considering at the price.