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Kurpiński - Lessel
AP0055 , DDD - TT: 58'36"
Copyright (R)2000, (C)2000
World Premiere Recording

  1. Karol Kurpiński (1785-1857) - Overture Zamek na Czorsztynie*
  2. Karol Kurpiński (1785-1857) - Clarinet concerto in B flat major
  3. Franciszek Lessel (1780-1838) - St. Cecilia Cantata*
  4. Franciszek Lessel (1780-1838) - Piano Concerto in C major op. 14

Stolarczyk Paweł, clarinet
Mych Monika, soprano
Zambrzycki Michał, tenor
Szumański Krzysztof, bass-baritone
Madey Emilian, piano
.Polish Choir Jeunesses Musicales,
.Polish Orchestra Jeunesses Musicales,
Strusińska Ewa, conductor
Borowicz Łukasz, conductor

booklet: Paweł Markuszewski (Polish, English, French)

The generation before Chopin - the cusp of Romanticism - is documented here with an overture from one of Kurpinski's most successful operas (1819) and his single-movement clarinet concerto from 1823, brilliant and full of virtuosic passagework. Lessel's first concerto is lost but his second (1810) is firmly established in the lyrical vein of late Mozart. The brief cantata is in the tradition of gentle, pastoral cantatas of the Bohemian school. Records International