Warner Classics is about to publish brand new recording of chamber pieces by Ludomir Różycki and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Those recordings are complementing the PHOENIX album, on which rediscovered Violin Concerto by Ludomir Różycki is paired with Tchaikovsky’s one. Różycki wrote his piece in 1944, in occupied Warsaw and, due to war events, the piece remained forgotten for many years after. –> for details click here
The idea of publishing the violin repertoire of the forgotten Polish composer juxtaposed with Tchaikovsky, whose pieces are one of the most famous and often played of all times was raised by Janusz himself:
“War brings damage on every aspect of life. There are no winners, just loses. Searching for lost pieces, rediscovering them, reconstructing and popularizing is a great passion of mine. Being able to bring the PHOENIX Violin Concerto by Różycki back to life proves that after dark always comes light. We must remember this, especially in difficult times”.
The new releases show the chamber repertoire of both composers:
Janusz Wawrowski – violin
Mischa Kozłowski – piano
Soon available on all major streaming platforms!
Inter arma silent Musae; although, since 24 February 2022, Cicero’s words have again acquired an ominous context, the world of culture and people of good will are asking themselves whether the muses must really fall silent in the face of war. In the dramatic current circumstances, the artists of the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and the Warsaw Philharmonic are making an extremely important gesture.
On 21 April 2022, the Concert Hall of the Warsaw Philharmonic will be hosting an exceptional event. The musicians of the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra will be playing in a Special Symphonic Concert. Under the baton of Luigi Gaggero, they will be performing works by leading Ukrainian composers: Maxim Berezovsky, Myroslav Skoryk and Boris Lyatoshynsky. The outstanding Polish violinist Janusz Wawrowski will embellish the programme with his interpretations of works by Henryk Wieniawski.
For the people of Ukraine, the ongoing war has cast a shadow over all areas of life, including cultural activities. In a gesture of solidarity with Ukrainian artists, European institutions are showing their support by inviting musicians to their facilities. The Warsaw concert will launch the Orchestra’s tour, which will also take in the Kulturpalast in Dresden, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Berlin Philharmonic and Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.
It should be emphasised that the Kiev Symphony Orchestra has received permission to leave its war-torn country thanks to this exceptional initiative. This will be the Orchestra’s first performance since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, preceded by a few days’ rehearsals at the Concert Hall on Jasna Street and at Polish Radio. So this is a unique, unprecedented project, the musical and wider value of which is difficult to compare to any other undertaking.
The Special Symphonic Concert on 21 April at the Warsaw Philharmonic is an incredibly important and resonant event, the significance of which cannot be overestimated. It also manifests our real, strong and tangible support for Ukraine. And we wait in hope – along with the whole of the civilised world – for the muses to be heard in Kyiv once more.
Zygmunt Noskowski Foundation, Janusz Wawrowski and Nowa Miodowa have a pleasure to invite you to a charity concert „Sounds for Ukraine”. The entire income will be donated to the Polish Humanitarian Action.
date: Thursday, April 14th
place: Nowa Miodowa Concert Hall, ul. Rakowiecka 21, Warsaw
“We only decide how to use the time that is given to us.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Lord of the Rings,” vol
The time of helping our Ukrainian neighbors is one of the most memorable moments of my life. Thank you to all of my friends who decided to join the “Sounds for Ukraine” concert.
Jakub Jakowicz, Judyta Kluza-Sporniak, Janusz Wawrowski, Nazar Plyska, Anastasiia Sereda – violin
Julia Wawrowska – viola
Marianna Sikorska, Tadeusz Wawrowski, Marcin Zdunik – cello
Bogumiła Dziel-Wawrowska, Teona Todua – singing
Andrzej Ciepliński – clarinet
Olga Sereda – bandura
Tymoteusz Bies, Aleksander Dębicz, Mischa Kozłowski, Mateusz Krzyżowski, Andrzej Wierciński – piano
The concert program includes compositions for the concerts of Wojciech Ignacy Zalewski and Tomasz J. Opałka.
Aleksander Dębicz will also present his compositions.
In addition, we will hear works such as: V. Silvestrov, M. Łysenko, M. Skoryk, F. Chopin, I. J. Paderewski, G. Bacewicz, G. Fitelberg, E. Chausson, A. Piazzola, M. Karłowicz, J. M. Leclair.
Tickets will soon be available here, on the event website on Facebook and on nowamiodowa.pl
The partner of the concert is @Agencja Presto – Grzegorz Kućmierz.
Graphic design: Dariusz Wolny / Madabox
Production: Agata Janczy, Karolina Ogrodowska
Thrilled to see our project in such a noble company:
“An interesting competition promises to be in the category of the best Polish album abroad. For the champion statuette here: young but titled countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński with the album Anima Aeterna (Warner Classics), master of Polish pianism Krystian Zimerman with the album Beethoven: Complete Piano Concerts (Deutsche Grammophon), joint fame Silesian Quartet with the album Penderecki – Complete Quartets ( Chandos), violin virtuoso Janusz Wawrowski with the Phoenix album (Warner Classics), and Laureate of the 18th International Chopin Competition Bruce Liu in his solo repertoire from the competition on the album Chopin – Bruce Liu (Deutsche Grammophon).“