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Maciej Małecki
The Dream of Frédéric, String Quartets nos. 1-3
AP0268 , DDD - TT: 51'53"
Copyright (R)2012, (C)15-10/2012
World Premiere Recording


  1. The Dream of Frédéric (2010)
  2. String Quartet No. 1 (1994)
  3. String Quartet No. 2 (1997)
  4. String Quartet No. 3 (2012

.Opium String Quartet,
Marucha Agnieszka, 1st violin
Szalińska Anna, 2nd violin
Małecka Magdalena, viola
Łosakiewicz-Marcyniak Olga, cello

booklet: Łukasz Kaczmarek (Polish, English)


I'm a neo-classicist, because that's the education I received in the class of Kazimierz Sikorski - says Maciej Małecki 47 years after completing his studies in the class of composition and piano in Warsaw's PWSM (State Higher School of Music) - ... the tonic-dominant on the one hand and the major-minor on the other, results of which being the fugue as the most perfect form of Baroque counterpoint in the former and in the allegro sonata with two subject, development etc in the latter. They are as perfect constructions as Gothic cathedrals or Egyptian pyramids. And that the forms haven't been exhausted yet is simply fantastic! I can still make use of them in my own - I think creative - way. This fascination of Maciej Małecki in the classical form is clearly heard in his music. One may call it contemporary music embedded, mostly, in the stylistics of the first decades of the twentieth century, which always boasts perfect construction and impeccable proportions. It has its internal logic, which enables the composer to splendidly link, weave and knit together various different themes. Finally, it is a music that looks to the Romanticism as a source of inspirations, which coupled at later stages with compositional techniques from the early twentieth century creates present day masterpieces.