Reviews that mention Piotr Orzechowski

March 27, 2016

High Definition Quartet

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Taking on a classic modern Polish composition in order to play it your own way is a daunting challenge in itself. But like archeologists who uncover buried artifacts which add to the understanding of a particular culture, the High Definition Quartet utilized “Bukoliki’, composed in 1952 as piano miniatures by Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994), adapted and expanded the five minute, four movement program to 47 minutes by utilizing similar folk tunes from the country’s Kurpie region, collected by Polish priest Władysław Skierkowski (1886-1941). Although the re-interpretation may sit queasily for Lutosławski or Kurpian purists, as a program of improvised Jazz the five tracks move Bukoliki’s sounds into another, more contemporary dimension. MORE