Karol Szymanowski said: "Our national music is not the stiffened ghost of the polonaise or mazurka … It is rather the solitary, joyful, carefree song of the nightingale in a fragrant May night in Poland."
His music is intense and virtuosic, with a unique brand of expressive, lyric modernism. This recording features some of his most popular music, mostly written in the composer’s most productive period during the first world war, including the Violin Sonata in D Minor; the Nocturne and Tarantella; and the Myths.
Featuring violinist Jerzy Kaplanek and pianist Stéphan Sylvestre.
"Luxuriant accounts of the composer’s chamber music for violin... An outstanding release."
Julian Haylock - The Strad - September 2014
"...The playing is sensitive and imaginative, but also clean and precise..."
Elaine Fine - American Record Guide - January/February 2014