Album: Bacewicz, Violin Concertos 1, 3 & 7 (Chandos)

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The music of the Polishcomposer GrazynaBacewicz, who died in 1969aged 59, has not travelledwidely, but this newcollection should speed iton its way.

As a virtuosoherself, Bacewicz couldcraft her writing expertlyfor the violin, even in thelightweight first concertofrom 1938. The moresophisticated third (1948)shows the impact of folkmaterial; the seventh(1965) of the developingPolish avant-garde. Clear,precise solo work fromJoanna Kurkowicz; beautifullymanagedaccompanimentsunder LukaszBorowicz.

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