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Polish Piano Music – Marek Mizera

Speaking of Polish piano music one certainly cannot omit two names: Frederic Chopin and Ignacy Jan Paderewski. From the enormous musical output of the former, Marek Mizera - a gifted pianist and educator - chose one piece from each of the most typical genres for Chopin - a nocturne, a ballad, a scherzo, and a polonaise. Four miniatures, with the famous Menuet Op 14 No. 1, represent Paderewski's work.

Marek Mizera decided - undoubtly following his own personal taste - to represent Polish 20th century piano music with compositions written by the Kielce based Miroslaw Niziurski and by the creator of a well known Requiem - Roman Maciejewski. The three preludes of Niziurski are neoclassical pieces, while the two miniatures of Maciejewski are great examples of stylization - Krzesany, referring to the highlander folk music and Fandango - inspired by Spanish music.

Polish piano music. Frederic Chopin, Nocturne in f sharp minor op. 48 No. 2, Ballade A sharp major op. 47, Scherzo b minor op. 31, Polonaise A flat major op. 53; Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Mélodie op. 8 No. 3, Chant d'amour op. 10 No. 2, Menuet op. 14 No. 1, Cracovienne fantastique op. 14 No. 6, Mirosław Niziurski, Three preludes; Roman Maciejewski: Fandango, Krzesany. Marek Mizera - piano. DUX 2003 - DUX 0421, DDD 52'54.
Polish Music Information Center
Polish Composers' Union
May 2004

Tags: Polish Piano MusicMarek MizeraFrédéric Chopinignacy jan paderewskimirosław niziurskiroman maciejewski

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