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Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński (1807-1867)
String Quintets
AP0048 , DDD - TT: 69'36"
Copyright (R)2000, (C)2001
World Premiere Recording

  1. String Quintet No. 1 Op. 20 in F major
  2. String Quintet No. 2 Op. 40 in A minor

.Wilanów String Quartet,
Gadzina Tadeusz, Ist violin
Łosakiewicz Paweł, IInd violin
Duź Ryszard, viola
Wasiółka Marian, cello
Strahl Tomasz, cello

booklet: Marcin Łukaszewski (Polish, English)

Here is one of several Polish romantic composers whom Acte Préalable will be introducing to the world (many are not in English-language music encyclopedias) as they continue their program of unearthing worthy compatriots from both the 19th and 20th centuries. Dobrzynski's quintets (no dates are given but the use of the Polish national anthem in the slow movement of the first suggests 1848 or thereabouts) are mainly concerned with melody, lyricism and lightly dancing minuet movements. Even that national anthem movement, marked "Doloroso ma non troppo lento", is, at the most, wistful as a Mendelssohnian sunniness spreads warmth throughout these two engaging 35-minute pieces. Records International