[ Hyperion Romantic Violin Concerto Vol 20 / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 29 July 2016
The music of Zygmunt Stojowski has yet to benefit from the renaissance enjoyed by other Polish composers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His violin concerto - enthusiastically received at its premiere - is here revivified alongside Wieniawski's dazzling Fantaisie in volume 20 of Hyperion's Romantic Violin Concerto series.
Zygmunt Stojowski (1869-1946) Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
"[Nizioł] has a seductively silky-smooth tone and a narrow vibrato, and plays with exactly the kind of lyrical, ecstatic intensity that Stojowski's demanding Violin Concerto requires. He is partnered by Łukasz Borowicz who, as in his Hyperion piano concerto recordings with Jonathan Plowright, lends an explosive dynamic to proceedings" Gramophone August 2016
"Bartłomiej Nizioł rises admirably to the challenges posed by these works with his ripe yet never over-succulent tone, tempered by focused vibrato and secure technique…Łukasz Borowicz has the BBC Scottish SO sounding at home on Polish soil" Classical Ear 'Five Stars'
Violin Concerto in G minor Op 22 [30'26]
1 Allegro deciso [13'21]
2 Andante non troppo [7'39]
3 Allegro giocoso [9'26]
4 Romanze in E flat major Op 20 [6'40]
5 Fantaisie brillante sur des motifs de l'opéra
Faust de Gounod Op 20 [18'48]