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Witold Malcuzynski: The Polish Master Pianist

CD (Number of discs: 8)
16 Sep 2013

Barcode: 5099901924428

Composer: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky

Born 1914 in Warsaw, Witold Malcuzynski can be regarded as one the greatest heirs of the Polish piano tradition inherited from Paderewski; he was also one of the greatest Chopin specialists, which is reflected in his discography and therefore in this ICON set. These recordings dedicated to the Romantic repertoire have been unavailable for decades.

Though the legacy of Paderewski looms large, Malcuzynski's own contribution to the Polish piano tradition was a significant one: his sparing approach to rubato and the precision of his phrasing have influenced the current generation of Polish pianists, such as Krystian Zimerman.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 No. 1 in E flat major Op. 18 ('Grande Valse brillante'): Waltzes  - Witold Malcuzynski 
02 No. 2 in A flat major Op. 34 No. 1 ('Valse brillante'): Waltzes  - Witold Malcuzynski 
03 No. 3 in A minor Op. 34 No. 2: Waltzes  - Witold Malcuzynski 
04 No. 4 in F major Op. 34 No. 3 ('Valse brillante'): Waltzes  - Witold Malcuzynski 
05 No. 5 in A flat major Op. 42 ('Grande Valse'): Waltzes  - Witold Malcuzynski 
06 No. 6 in D flat major Op. 64 No. 1: Waltzes  - Witold Malcuzynski 
07 No. 7 in C sharp minor Op. 64 No. 2: Waltzes  - Witold Malcuzynski 
08 No. 8 in A flat major Op. 64 No. 3: Waltzes  - Witold Malcuzynski 
09 No. 9 in A flat major Op. 69 No. 1: Waltzes  - Witold Malcuzynski 
10 No. 10 in E minor Op. 69 No. 2: Waltzes  - Witold Malcuzynski 
11 No. 11 in G flat major Op. 70 No. 1: Waltzes  - Witold Malcuzynski 
12 No. 12 in F minor Op. 70 No. 2: Waltzes  - Witold Malcuzynski 
13 No. 13 in D flat major Op 70 No. 3: Waltzes  - Witold Malcuzynski 
14 No. 14 in E minor Op. posth: Waltzes  - Witold Malcuzynski 
15 I. Allegro maestoso: Sonata for Piano No. 3 in B minor Op. 58  - Witold Malcuzynski 
16 II. Scherzo (molto vivace): Sonata for Piano No. 3 in B minor Op. 58  - Witold Malcuzynski 
17 III. Largo: Sonata for Piano No. 3 in B minor Op. 58  - Witold Malcuzynski 
18 IV. Finale (presto, ma non tanto): Sonata for Piano No. 3 in B minor Op. 58  - Witold Malcuzynski 
Disc 2 
01 B flat, Op. 7/1 (1831): Mazurkas  - Witold Malcuzynski 
02 F minor, Op. 7/3 (1831): Mazurkas  - Witold Malcuzynski 
03 C, Op. 24/2 (1834-35): Mazurkas  - Witold Malcuzynski 
04 B flat minor, Op. 24/4 (1834-35): Mazurkas  - Witold Malcuzynski 
05 D flat, Op. 30/3 (1836-37): Mazurkas  - Witold Malcuzynski 
06 C sharp minor, Op. 30/4 (1836-37): Mazurkas  - Witold Malcuzynski 
07 G sharp minor, Op. 33/1 (1837-38): Mazurkas  - Witold Malcuzynski 
08 D, Op. 33/2 (1837-38): Mazurkas  - Witold Malcuzynski 
09 B minor, Op. 33/4 (1837-38): Mazurkas  - Witold Malcuzynski 
10 E minor, Op. 41/2 (1838-40): Mazurkas  - Witold Malcuzynski 
11 C sharp minor, Op. 50/3 (1842): Mazurkas  - Witold Malcuzynski 
12 C sharp minor, Op. 63/3 (1846): Mazurkas  - Witold Malcuzynski 
13 A minor, Op. 67/4 (1846): Mazurkas  - Witold Malcuzynski 
14 A minor, Op. 68/2 (1827): Mazurkas  - Witold Malcuzynski 
15 F minor, Op. 68/4 (1849): Mazurkas  - Witold Malcuzynski 
16 I. Maestoso: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in F minor Op. 21  - Witold Malcuzynski/Walter Susskind 
17 II. Larghetto: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in F minor Op. 21  - Witold Malcuzynski/Walter Susskind 
18 III. Allegro vivace: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in F minor Op. 21  - Witold Malcuzynski/Walter Susskind 
Disc 3 
01 No. 1 in C Sharp Minor, Op.26 No. 1: Polonaises pour Piano  - Witold Malcuzynski 
02 No. 2 in E Flat Minor, Op.26 No. 2: Polonaises pour Piano  - Witold Malcuzynski 
03 No. 3 in A Major, Op.40 No. 1 'Military': Polonaises pour Piano  - Witold Malcuzynski 
04 No. 4 in C Minor, Op.40 No. 2: Polonaises pour Piano  - Witold Malcuzynski 
05 No. 5 in F Sharp Minor, Op.44: Polonaises pour Piano  - Witold Malcuzynski 
06 No. 6 in A Flat Major, Op.53 'Heroic': Polonaises pour Piano  - Witold Malcuzynski 
07 I. Grave - Doppio movimento: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B minor  - Witold Malcuzynski 
08 II. Scherzo: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B minor  - Witold Malcuzynski 
09 III. Marche funèbre: Lento: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B minor  - Witold Malcuzynski 
10 IV. Finale: Presto: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B minor  - Witold Malcuzynski 
Disc 4 
01 Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor Op.31  - Witold Malcuzynski 
02 Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor Op. 39  - Witold Malcuzynski 
03 Nocturne No. 5 in F sharp, Op. 15 No. 2  - Witold Malcuzynski 
04 Nocturne No. 13 in C minor Op. 48 No. 1  - Witold Malcuzynski 
05 Fantaisie in F minor Op. 49  - Witold Malcuzynski 
06 No. 1 in G minor Op. 23: Ballades  - Witold Malcuzynski 
07 No. 2 in F Op. 38: Ballades  - Witold Malcuzynski 
08 No. 3 in A flat Op. 47: Ballades  - Witold Malcuzynski 
09 No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52: Ballades  - Witold Malcuzynski 
Disc 5 
01 Adagio sostenuto assai -: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A  - Witold Malcuzynski/Philharmonia Orchestra/Walter S 
02 Allegro agitato assai -: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A  - Witold Malcuzynski/Philharmonia Orchestra/Walter S 
03 Allegro moderato: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A  - Witold Malcuzynski/Philharmonia Orchestra/Walter S 
04 Allegro deciso: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A  - Witold Malcuzynski/Philharmonia Orchestra/Walter S 
05 Marziale un poco meno allegro: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A  - Witold Malcuzynski/Philharmonia Orchestra/Walter S 
06 Allegro animato: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A  - Witold Malcuzynski/Philharmonia Orchestra/Walter S 
07 Lento assai - Allegro energico - Grandioso: Piano Sonata in B minor  - Witold Malcuzynski 
08 Allegro energico - Recitativo: Piano Sonata in B minor  - Witold Malcuzynski 
09 Andante sostenuto - Quasi adagio: Piano Sonata in B minor  - Witold Malcuzynski 
10 Allegro energico (Fugue): Piano Sonata in B minor  - Witold Malcuzynski 
11 (Recapitulation) - Più mosso - Stretta quasi presto: Piano Sonata in B minor  - Witold Malcuzynski 
12 (Coda) Presto - Prestissimo - Andante sostenuto - Allegro moderato - Lento assai: Piano Sonata in B minor  - Witold Malcuzynski 
13 Rapsodie espagnole in G minor  - Witold Malcuzynski 
Disc 6 
01 I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23  - Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française/ 
02 II. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23  - Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française/ 
03 III. Allegro con fuoco: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23  - Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française/ 
04 I. Allegro ma non tanto: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Paul Kletzki/Witold Malcuzy 
05 II. Intermezzo (Adagio): Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Paul Kletzki/Witold Malcuzy 
06 III. Finale (Alla breve): Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Paul Kletzki/Witold Malcuzy 
07 Prélude in G Op. 32 No. 5  - Witold Malcuzynski 
08 Prélude in G sharp minor Op. 32 No, 12  - Witold Malcuzynski 
Disc 7 
01 I. Maestoso: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Fritz Rieger/Witold Malcuzy 
02 II. Adagio: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Fritz Rieger/Witold Malcuzy 
03 III. Rondo (Allegro non troppo): Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Fritz Rieger/Witold Malcuzy 
04 Aria: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
05 Variation 1: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
06 Variation 2: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
07 Variation 3: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
08 Variation 4: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
09 Variation 5: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
10 Variation 6: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
11 Variation 7: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
12 Variation 8: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
13 Variation 9: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
14 Variation 10: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
15 Variation 11: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
16 Variation 12: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
17 Variation 13: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
18 Variation 14: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
19 Variation 15: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
20 Variation 16: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
21 Variation 17: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
22 Variation 18: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
23 Variation 19: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
24 Variation 20: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
25 Variation 21: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
26 Variation 22: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
27 Variation 23: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
28 Variation 24: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
29 Variation 25: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
30 Fugue: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24  - Witold Malcuzynski 
Disc 8 
01 Fantasia: Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV903  - Witold Malcuzynski 
02 Fuga: Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV903  - Witold Malcuzynski 
03 I. Allegro assai: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor Op. 57 'Apassionata'  - Witold Malcuzynski 
04 II. Andante con moto: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor Op. 57 'Apassionata'  - Witold Malcuzynski 
05 III. Allegro ma non troppo - Presto: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor Op. 57 'Apassionata'  - Witold Malcuzynski 
06 I. Prélude: Prélude, Chorale and Fugue  - Witold Malcuzynski 
07 II. Chorale: Prélude, Chorale and Fugue  - Witold Malcuzynski 
08 III. Fugue: Prélude, Chorale and Fugue  - Witold Malcuzynski 
09 La Cathédrale engloutie  - Witold Malcuzynski 
10 Étude in B flat minor  - Witold Malcuzynski 
11 Cracovienne fantastique  - Witold Malcuzynski 
12 Étude in C sharp minor Op. 2 No. 1  - Witold Malcuzynski 
13 Étude in D sharp minor Op. 8 No. 12  - Witold Malcuzynski 
14 March from 'Love of Three Oranges'  - Witold Malcuzynski 


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