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Pawel Szymanski – a checklist of recordings

I’ve been unable to find an up-to-date, on-line list of recordings of works by Paweł Szymański so I’m putting one together here. As in the case of the two previous ones (Bacewicz and Karłowicz), I’d like to encourage those who have something to add to participate (using the comments section). Are you aware of the existence of a recording that I’ve missed? Or maybe you’ve noticed something new? A forthcoming release? Do you know where I could obtain the picture of a cover that I haven’t included? Let me know, don’t hesitate. 🙂 As a reference (of sorts), older (out of date) discographies can be found on the Chester Novello and USC PMC sites. For Paweł Szymański‘s music available on-line check this post (including comments). The list is ordered by label and catalogue number (with year of release given in brackets, whenever I was able to verify it). It does not contain vinyl records and casettes (if you need info on those, follow the PMC discography in previous paragraph):

1. CDs

CD Accord

(a Polish label, not to be confused with the French one called Accord)

ACD 038

Partita III (1985-86) for harpsichord and orchestra (Elżbieta Chojnacka, PRNSO/Marek Pijarowski) Lux aeterna (1984) for voices and instruments (Camerata Silesia, instrumental ensemble/Anna Szostak) Partita IV (1986) for orchestra (PRNSO/Antoni Wit) Two Studies (1986) for piano (Szabolcs Esztenyi) Miserere (1993) for voices and instruments (Bornus Consort, instrumental ensemble/Marcin Bornus-Szczyciński)

ACD 046

Concerto (1994) for piano and orchestra (Ewa Pobłocka, Warsaw Philharmonic – National Orchestra of Poland/Kazimierz Kord)

ACD 149

Drei Lieder nach Trakl (Agata Zubel, Marcin Grabosz)

DUX

DUX 0398

A due (1991) for 2 violins (Bartłomiej Nizioł, Jarosław Pietrzak)

DUX 0609

(box and individual disc)

A due (1991) for 2 violins (Bartłomiej Nizioł, Jarosław Pietrzak) [same recording as on DUX 0398]

DUX 0628

A Kaleidoscope for M.C.E. – original version, ie. for cello solo (Mikołaj Pałosz)

DUX 0688 (2009)

A Kaleidoscope for M.C.E. – version for violin solo (Szymon Krzeszowiec)

EMI Poland

0946 3 71876 2 3

(in collaboration with Pomaton, Polskie Wydawnictwo Audiowizualne, and Office of Vital Records) Zaratustra – theatre music (instrumental ensemble/Stanisław Krawczyński)

0946 3 71878 2 1

(in collaboration with Polskie Wydawnictwo Audiowizualne, and Office of Vital Records) Two Studies (1986) for piano (Maciej Grzybowski) Une Suite de Pieces de Clavecin par Monsieur Szymanski – piano version (Maciej Grzybowski) Singletrack (2005) for piano (Maciej Grzybowski)

0946 3 84393 2 5 (PRK 046)

(in collaboration with Polskie Wydawnictwo Audiowizualne, Pronovum, and Polskie Radio Katowice) Five Pieces (1992) for string quartet (Silesian String Quartet) Two Pieces (1982) for string quartet (Silesian String Quartet) Recalling a Serenade (1996) for clarinet and string quartet (Roman Widaszek, Silesian String Quartet) Photo from a Birthday Party (1998) for string quartet (Silesian String Quartet) Compartment 2, Car 7 (2003) for vibraphone and string trio (Krzysztof Jaguszewski, members of the Silesian String Quartet)

Labor Records, NY

CCD-7050-2 (2002)

[no cover art found]

Two Studies (Angela Tosheva)

Polskie Nagrania

PNCD1271 (2009)

Through the looking glass… III (1994) for harpsichord (version 1) (Elżbieta Chojnacka)

Polskie Radio Katowice

(Polish Radio Katowice)

PRK084 (2007)

Two Pieces (1982) for string quartet (Akademos Quartet)

Silva Classics

SILKD 6001

Five Pieces (1992) for string quartet (Brodsky Quartet)

Universal Music Polska

476 155 7

(slipcase and jewel case)

Two Studies (1986) for piano (Maciej Grzybowski)

2. DVDs

Polskie Wydawnictwo Audiowizualne

(Polish Audiovisual Publishers, now renamed Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny NInA – National Audiovisual Institute)

5908259554112 (1 DVD)

Recalling a Serenade for clarinet and string quartet, Prelude and fugue for piano, Partita III for harpsichord and orchestra, Quasi una sinfonietta – version for symphony orchestra, Concerto a 4 for clarinet, trombone, cello and piano, Chlorophaenhylohydroxipiperidinofluorobutyrophaenon for instruments and tape, Drei Lieder nach Trakl – version for soprano and chamber orchestra, Appendix for piccolo and instruments, Limericks for violin and harpsichord, In Paradisum deducant te Angeli… for male choir, Sonata for violins, double basses and percussion (various performers, all recordings are live and come from the Paweł Szymański Festival in Warsaw, 24th Nov. – 1st Dec. 2006)

5908259554129 (4 DVDs)

everything that was included on the single DVD release (5908259554112) plus: A due for two violins, Two pieces for string quartet, Compartment 2, Car 7 for vibraphone and string trio, Photo from a Birthday Party for string quartet, Five Pieces for string quartet, Une Suite de Pieces de Clavecin par Monsieur Szymański – original harpsichord version, Concerto con duoi Violini e Violoncello di Concertino obligati e duoi altri Violini, Viola e Basso di Concerto Grosso del Sig’Szymański for chamber ensemble, Singletrack for piano, Two Studies for piano, Trope for piano, K for orchestra, Gloria for female choir and orchestra, Two Studies for orchestra, A Kaleidoscope for M.C.E. – original solo cello version, Bagatelle für A. W. for violin, clarinet, tenor saxophone and piano, Epitaph for two pianos, Two Illusory Constructions for clarinet, cello and piano, Through the Looking Glass… I for chamber orchestra, Through the Looking Glass… III for harpsichord, Villanelle for countertenor, two violas and harpsichord, Miserere for voices and instruments, Lux aeterna for voices and instruments, Partita IV for orchestra, Concerto for piano and orchestra, Film Music for orchestra, Sixty-odd Pages for orchestra (various performers, all recordings are live and come from the Paweł Szymański Festival in Warsaw, 24th Nov. – 1st Dec. 2006)

  1. maciek
    19 September 2009 at 0:14

    There’s a new Elżbieta Chojnacka disc out (PRCD1047 / PNCD1271) and it contains something by Szymanski but I’ve been unable to find any details. I’ll add an update when more info becomes available.

    • maciek
      29 November 2010 at 11:46

      Done. (Not sure of its “Polish Radio” status/cat. no., so it’s only listed under “Polskie Nagrania”.)

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