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Jerzy Fitelberg / Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern / Michal Spisak

Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

Poland Abroad Vol. 6: Concerto / Concertino

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  • Type CD
  • Label Wergo
  • UPC 0840387100395
  • Catalog number EDA 39
  • Release date

About the album

“Poland Abroad” – the motto of eda’s series dedicated to the many unknown treasures of Polish
music from the 20th century – resulted from the observation that Polish musical history developed
to a great extent in exile. If it was above all political reasons that compelled Poland’s cultural elites
to go abroad before the recovery of national sovereignty in 1918. In the 1920s, the cultural meccas
of Berlin and Paris attracted the talents and presented opportunities for artistic development. After
Hitler’s seizure of power and the persecution of Europe’s Jewish population many artists took refuge
in America. Fitelberg, Kassern and Spisak, major representatives of the ‘Parisian school of Polish
néoclassicisme’, strongly infl uenced by Strawinsky and the aesthetics of Nadia Boulanger, enjoy
recognition appropriate to their importance neither in concert life nor on the market for recorded
music. Three key works of their oeuvres are represented here in world premiere recordings.

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