My Polish Reflection: Diverse Polish Piano Works

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Label: DUX
Catalog: DUX1496

Miernik, Anna

Anna Miernik has been promoting Polish music abroad since 2013 and treats it as her artistic mission. Till now she has performed works by 37 Polish composers. Besides playing Polish music during the concerts she came up with the idea to record some of her favorite works. My Polish Reflection presents the pieces of 10 Polish composers from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Their compositions were written over the period of 185 years, ranging from Chopin’s Variations in B flat major that date back to 1833, to a series of compositions by M. Papara that were created in 2018. The artist hopes that thanks to this ‘musical kaleidoscope’ you will see how varied Polish music is in terms of its imagery, character, color and tone. Apart from Chopin there are many other Polish composers from which probably only a few are known – Paderewski, Moniuszko, maybe Szymanowski. In the series of compositions by M. Papara one can hear many sound clusters. Sometimes it was even necessary to use the entire piano keyboard in order to produce them. That was possible thanks to specially designed felt-padded panels that were placed on piano keys, allowing in this way a simultaneous production of all piano sounds. Their exceptional timbre is the crucial and underlying component of this series.

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