Memories of Poland (1995)
This disc, entitled "Souvenirs of Poland" in both French and English, illustrates one of the tactics commonly used by CBC Records in carrying out one ... Show synopsis This disc, entitled "Souvenirs of Poland" in both French and English, illustrates one of the tactics commonly used by CBC Records in carrying out one of its missions, which is to promote the dissemination of Canadian classical music in performances by Canadian artists.In this case, the concept of the album is really quite natural. It comprises three concerted works for piano and orchestra all with predominantly Polish inspiration: One (Chopin's famous Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise in E flat Major, Op. 22) from the early Romantic age; a second (Moritz Moszkowski's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in E Major, Op. 59) from the late Romantic age (1989) and a third, Peter Paul Koprowski's Souvenirs de Pologne, written following the Polish-born Canadian composer's return to his homeland for a Warsaw Contemporary Music Festival in 1983.They are all performed by Janina Fialkowska, herself a Canadian pianist of half-Polish ancestry (though she lives in Connecticut, U.S.), with Raffi Armenian conducting...
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