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Dobrzyński - Elsner
Sextet - Septet
AP0067 , DDD - TT: 53'23"
Copyright (R)2000/1, (C)2001
World Premiere Recording

  1. Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński (1807-1867) - String Sextet op. 39 in E flat major for 2 violins, viola, 2 cellos and double bass
  2. Józef Elsner (1769-1857) - Septet in D major for piano, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and double bass

Adamek Magdalena, piano
Kulka Konstanty Andrzej, violin
.Camerata Vistula,
Gębski Andrzej, violin
Chmielewski Grzegorz, viola
Piwkowska Elżbieta, cello
Nur Radosław, double bass
Nalewajka Robert, flute
Pachlewski Artur, clarinet
Wróbel Andrzej, cello

booklet: A. L. (Polish, English)

The 1849 "Sextet" with its virtuosic violin parts and plentiful use of Polish folk motif. Elsner's "Septet", from 1830, is quite unusual in that the piano is not used as a solo instrument - it often seems to be merely another part of the bass line although it is liberated somewhat in the slow movement (unusual particularly since Elsner is often credited with being Chopin's teacher!). Records International