Grazyna Bacewicz: A Portrait
Format: COMPACT DISC
Augustyn, Kinga; Milchtein, Alla
Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969) was a prolific Polish composer and accomplished violinist in the inter-war, WWII, and postwar eras of the twentieth century. Often labeled neo-classical, her compositional style continued changing throughout her work, from early influences of Karol Szymanowski to her own distinctive atonalism. Polish-American Kinga Augustyn is a versatile New York City-based virtuoso concert violinist and recording artist. “Stylish and vibrant” (The Strad Magazine), and “beyond amazing, one hell of a violinist!” (The Fanfare Magazine), Ms. Augustyn has performed as a soloist with orchestras in the United States, Europe and Asia, and they include the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra Leopoldinum, the Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra, Queens Symphony and the Riverside Symphonia.