CDS 1083-2 Zygmunt Noskowski (1846-1909), Symphony No. 1 in A major (1875); Morskie Oko (1875); Pan Zolzikiewicz overture (1888). National Polish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Slawek Wroblewski (Symphony), Gabriel Chmura (Morskie Oko), and Zygmunt Rychert (Overture).
This CD commemorates the fact that this great unknown romantic master died one hundred years ago. The Polish conductor, teacher and composer Noskowski was a leading figure in the impressive Polish music scene around 1900, working alongside such people as Paderewski, Scharwenka, and Moszkowski. These works show that also as a composer, he could measure up to his contemporaries!
Morskie oko is not unfamiliar. From a very mysterious beginning the music rises to a most beautiful climax depicting the famous cliff in Poland -with this name. The symphony is traditional in style blending the big romantic tradition from Schumann, Brahms with a tinge of Polish folk music. The second movement is an experience beyond most. A truly romantic slow movement that will bring tears to all romantic eyes....
Zygmunt Noskowski (1846-1909)
Symphony No.1 A major - Allegro molto - Adagio cantabile - Vivace - Finale - Allegro con fuoco