Polish Music: Mlynarski, Weinberg, Penderecki
30 Mar 2018
Composer: Mlynarski, Weinberg, Penderecki
Other participants: Jacek Kaspszyk
Mieczysław Wajnberg's Polish Melodies for orchestra (Op. 47, No. 2) were written in 1950, during the biggest persecution of undesirable people in the Soviet Union. Four pieces, based on Polish dances, express the composer's longing for his Warsaw period, as though a memory of a joyful youth.
Emil Młynarski's Symphony in F major is the second piece in the history of Polish music, alongside Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński's Characteristic Symphony in C minor, to feature the popular melody of Abośmy to jacy tacy. Artfully built, the symphony it boasts rich orchestration and impressive use of color. It proves that Młynarski's understanding of the technical and expressive possibilities of an orchestra was impeccable."