The Art-Music, Literature and Linguistics Forum
September 28, 2023, 08:35:52 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Here you may discover hundreds of little-known composers, hear thousands of long-forgotten compositions, contribute your own rare recordings, and discuss the Arts, Literature and Linguistics in an erudite and decorous atmosphere full of freedom and delight.
  Home Help Search Gallery Staff List Login Register  

Polish Music

Pages: 1 [2] 3   Go Down
Author Topic: Polish Music  (Read 5077 times)
Level 3

Times thanked: 10
Offline Offline

Posts: 123

View Profile
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2013, 01:40:37 pm »

Kazimierz Serocki (1922 to 1981): his final orchestral work, Pianophonie for piano, "elektronické zvuky" and orchestra (1978)

From a wireless broadcast. Performed by Szabolcs Esztényi and the Baden-Baden Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ernest Bour. Duration thirty-one minutes.

My Czech dictionary (Fronek) does not run to "zvuky" - the closest it comes is "zvykacka" meaning "chewing-gum." According to Grove's, "Pianophonie, with its incorporation of electronic transformation of much of the soloist's music, is a logical and memorable outcome of the composer's ceaseless and energetic application of performing techniques to expressive ends. Serocki was a musical abstractionist for whom colour was both decorative and substantive, both transitory and structural." So, this is posted in the hope that some will admire it - although I am impelled to confess that it doesn't appeal to me much . . . (I must now listen to the two early symphonies - thanks to Dundonnell - and see how they compare).

This is surprising, "zvuk" does mean "sound" in Czech and in some other Slavic languages, albeit not in Polish...  :-\
Report Spam   Logged

Pages: 1 [2] 3   Go Up
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy