Paderewski : Polish Fantasy & Symphony in b " Polonia " - Olympia Original recording. 19, performed by Regina Smendzianka and the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Stanislaw Wislocki, was recorded in 1964 and originally came on Muza XL 0114, paired with Franck's Variations Symphoniques. The Symphony (subtitled "Polonia"), from 1973, performed by the Pomeranian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Bydgoszcz under Bohdan Wodiczko, was on Muza SXL 0968. The extended (22+ minutes) Polish Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra may have had its nationalistic purpose and justification back in 1893 when young Paderewski composed it, but it is a inoff clap-arouser of flashy outlook and little musical substance, Paderewski's own version of Chopin's "Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise brillante" so to speak.
Ignacy Jan Paderewski - Regina Smendzianka, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanislaw Wislocki, The Symphony Orchestra Of Pomerania Conducted By Bohdan Wodiczko – Polish Fantasy For Piano And Orchestra Op. 19, Symphony In B Minor "Polonia". Label: Olympia (2) – OCD 305.
This 1998 performance of "Polonia" is the first recorded by a non-Polish orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony, and one of very few that is not cut. For hardcore fans of the composer, this will be enough to make this recording mandatory listening. Others might listen once, and then regret the performance was not cut, because "Polonia" does go on and on and on.
Paderewski - Symphony In B Minor 'Polonia'. Wodiczko first studied violin at the Warsaw Frederick Chopin Music School and then piano, French horn and theory at the Warsaw Conservatory from 1929. In 1932 he went to Prague for a further training under Jaroslav Křička (composition) and Metod Doležil (conducting) and to attend Václav Talich's special conducting course. During his appointment as conductor of the Reykjavik Philharmonic in 1960 Wodiczko conducted works by Stanisław Moniuszko, Frederic Chopin and Mieczysław Karłowicz, and was instrumental in the production of a complete radio broadcast of Stanislaw Moniuszko's opera Halka. The years 1961-5 saw him produce a number of performances at the Warsaw Opera in his capacity as artistic director and first conductor.
Ignacy Jan Paderewski (Polish: ; 18 November 1860 – 29 June 1941) was a Polish pianist and composer, freemason, politician, statesman and spokesman for Polish independence. Initially, he took piano lessons with a private tutor. At the age of 12, in 1872, he went to Warsaw and was admitted to the Warsaw Conservatory. After graduating in 1878, he was asked to become a tutor of piano classes at his alma mater, a position he accepted. In 1880, Paderewski married a fellow student at the conservatory Antonina Korsakówna. In 1909 came the premiere of his Symphony in B minor "Polonie", a massive work lasting 75 minutes.
Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Women At The Piano - An Anthology Of Historic Performances, Vol. 1 (1926-1952). Ignacy Jan Paderewski. The Pearls of Polish Music - The Best of Paderewski. Paderewski: Symphony in B Minor, "Polonia".
Paderewski Symphony Orchestra, Chicago, Illinois.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra perform a distinctive range of music from across the centuries. Show More Information. Polonia, Op 76. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op 17. Paweł Szymański. Fourteen Points - Woodrow Wilson Overture ((world premiere; BBC and AMI co-commission). Symphony No 1. Composers.
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|1||Polish Fantasy For Piano And Orchestra Op. 19
Conductor – Stanislaw WislockiOrchestra – Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra*Piano – Regina Smendzianka
|Symphony In B Minor "Polonia"
Conductor – Bohdan WodiczkoOrchestra – Pomeranian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Of Bydgoszcz*
|2||I. Adagio Maestoso. Allegro Vivace E Molto Appassionato||24:13|
|3||II. Andante Con Moto||12:08|
- Made By – Disctronics (Europe) Ltd.
- Licensed From – Polskie Nagrania
- Printed By – Triangle Press Ltd.
- Record Company – Polskie Nagrania Muza
- Composed By – Ignacy Jan Paderewski
- Design – Creative Impression Ltd.
- Engineer – Janusz Pollo (tracks: 1), Krystyna Urbanska* (tracks: 2 to 4)
- Producer – Antoni Karuzas* (tracks: 1), Janusz Urbanski* (tracks: 2 to 4)
Track 1 - 1964;
Tracks 2 to 4 - 1973.
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