Bach, J.S. / Kwiatkowski

Bach, J.S. / Kwiatkowski: Lukasz Kwiatkowski Plays Godowski

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Product Type: CD

Title: Lukasz Kwiatkowski Plays Godowski
Label: Dux Recording Prod.
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

This new release is an exciting recital from award-winning pianist Lukasz Kwiatkowski that features compositions from J.S. Bach, Camille Saint-Saens, Fryderyk Chopin, and Leopold Godowski. Godowski's works are the cornerstone of the album. The American-Polish composer and pianist wrote more than 200 piano pieces. While many pianists are reluctant to play Godowsky's works due to significant difficulties in their learning process and performing them from memory, Lukasz Kwiatkowski rises to the occasion. Lukasz Kwiatkowski graduated with honors from the Henryk Wieniawski State Primary Music School and the Secondary Music School in Lodz, and later graduated with honors from the Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the Department of Piano at his home University. In addition to teaching, he has a busy concert schedule, and has won numerous awards including at the Kiejstut Bacewuz International Inter-University Chamber Music Competition, the Concerto Trials Final in Cardiff, and the International Chamber Competition in Val Tidonne.

Tracks:
1.1 I. Fantasia. Adagio - Maestoso
1.2 II. Fuga. Allegro Con Brio
1.3 III. Siciliana. Andante Espressivo
1.4 IV. Finale. Presto - Vivace, Con Fuoco
1.5 The Swan
1.6 Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of Johann Strauss, JR
1.7 Elegy for the Left Hand Alone
1.8 Study No. 7 in G-Flat Major, (1st Version)
1.9 Study No. 13 in E-Flat minor for the Left Hand Alone
1.10 Waltz in D-Flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1
1.11 Passacaglia

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