Magdalena Prejsnar - Piano Preludes (2009)
Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, Wojciech Kilar, Kazimierz Serocki
Zgmunt Mycielski, Milosz Magin, Krzysztof Knittel, Pawel Mykietyn
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: DUX | # 0699 | Time: 01:01:21
This CD contains seven cycles of piano miniatures which are described as preludes. All of them are by Polish composers and date from the second half of the twentieth century. In stylistic terms, the prelude is a fairly homogenous genre and yet a more thorough analysis makes it possible to notice a rich spectrum of compositional devices and ways of shaping the musical material as well as the means of artistic expression. A disk of 33 short piano pieces, written by seven different composers over the space of 41 years might seem a daunting prospect yet this is a very enjoyable and fascinating collection of pieces, which makes for very pleasant listening.