Session Report: Shining a light
Polish virtuoso Janusz Wawrowski’s new arrangement of Ludomir Różycki’s Violin Concerto reveals a far more optimistic work than its wartime origins suggest, writes Harry White
The pandemic unfortunately thwarted the plans of our concert in London and press conference, but we didn’t give up!
I would like to invite all of you to see our new movie about the Phoenix Project. It will be a musical evening with artists, journalists and musicologists. ✨
We start on TONIGHT, 18.03.2021 at 19:00!⏰
“The temperature is hotter still on Janusz Wawrowski’s album PHOENIX when the Polish violinist drives his bow through the searing melodies and virtuosic dazzle of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Wielding a gorgeous 1685 Stradivarius, Wawrowski excels in dar lustre and is magnificently supported by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Grzegorz Nowak. It all makes for a genuinely exciting and fresh account of one of the repertoire warhorses”.
Two life-affirming violin concertos, each written during difficult periods of their composer’s lives,
come together in Phoenix by Janusz Wawrowski. Now available for pre-order!
In 1944, Ludomir Różycki buried the beginnings of a violin concerto before fleeing Warsaw for his
life. Today, this long-lost work is reborn.
“It was some years ago that I first encountered fragments of the manuscript of Ludomir Różycki’s
violin concerto,” the Polish violinist explains. “This wonderful work spoke to me immediately.”
With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Grzegorz Nowak. Out March 12th!
Happiness captured right after the recording of the Sonata for 2 violins by M. Weinberg. A lovely recording session for an upcoming CD together with Linus Roth and his ”Dancla” Stradivarius, which took place at the Baden-Württemberg Music Academy (Landesakademie für die musizierende Jugend).