Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Revenge for the Boundary Wall

Revenge for the Boundary Wall - an opera with a title like that has got be's a short comic opera in four acts, by Ztgmunt Noskowski (1846-1909), a leading figure in the Warsaw music world of his time. read more about him HERE.  His orchestral and chamber music is relatively well known   On Polskie Radio,  you can download a selection of recordings.

Revenge for the Boundary Wall (Zemsta za mur graniczny) was one of his last works, completed in full piano score in 1908, and orchestrated for performance in 1926. It can be heard on BBC Radio 3 here and on a Polish website. Both are the same performance, from Warsaw last year.

Robert Gierlach (Czesnik Raptusiewicz /Cup-Bearer, baritone), Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk (Klara/Czesnik's niece, soprano), Wojtech Gierlach (Rejent Milczek /Notary, bass), Pawel Skaluba (Waclaw/Rejent's Son, tenor), Anna Lubanska (Postolina, mezzo-soprano), Ryszard Minkiewicz (Papkin, tenor), Dariusz Machej (Dyndalski, bass), Polish Radio Chorus, Izabela Polakowska (Chorus Director), Wroclaw Philharmonic Chorus, Agnieszka Franków-Zelazny (Chorus Director), Polish Radio Symphont Orchestra, Lukasz Borowicz (conductor)

Plesase see my numerous posts on Szymanowski and on other Polish composers

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