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Release Date: Saturday 1 November 2008
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Mieczysław Karłowicz's six symphonic poems, composed between 1904-09, are the pinnacles of a career tragically ended when he perished in an avalanche during a solitary mountain hike. His fame as one of the outstanding Polish composers of his generation rests on these highly original, lushly-scored masterpieces, the first, second and fifth of which are included on this second volume. Bitterly criticised by contemporary Polish critics as examples of 'modernist chaos', these splendid Neo-Romantic works show both Karłowicz's intense admiration for Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Richard Strauss, and the scale of his own achievement. Volume 1 is available on Naxos 8.570452.
Powracajace fale (Returning Waves), Op. 9
Smutna opowiesc, `Preludia do wiecznosci` (A Sorrowful Tale, `Preludes to Eternity`), Op. 13
Odwieczne piesni (Eternal Songs), Op. 10