Polish Spirit

December 23, 2008

Nigel Kennedy (an Englishman in Kraków) and the Polish Chamber Orchestra recorded the music of Polish romanticists: Emil Młynarski, Mieczysław Karłowicz and Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin.

This short film tells the story of the performance.


And here I imagined that the famous British violinist would speak English like a hero from a BBC costume drama. 😀

The CD i available from Amazon. Polish Spirit, indeed!

Nigel Kennedy – Polish Spirit

~ Emil Młynarski (Composer), Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin (Composer), Mieczysław Karłowicz (Composer), Jacek Kaspszyk (Conductor), Polish Chamber Orchestra (Orchestra)

Track Listings

1. Mlynarski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Major Op. 6
2. 1.Allegro moderato
3. 2.Quasi Notturno. Andante
4. 3.Allegro vivace
5. Karlowicz: Violin Concerto Op. 8 in A Major
6. 4.Allegro moderato
7. 5.Romanza. Andante
8. 6.Finale. Vivace assai
9. 7.Chopin arr. K. Debski: Nocturne Op 9.1 Larghetto
10. 8.Chopin arr. K. Debski: Nocturne Op. 9.2 Andante

Also in MP3 Downloads.


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2 Responses to “Polish Spirit”

  1. Pinolona's dad said

    Sorry, I have only just picked up on this. Pinolona gave me this CD for Christmas 2007 (she was living in Krakow at the time) and I loved it. It was a revelation, particularly the Karlowicz. I have played it (the CD of course!) many times. And the video of Nigel Kennedy working with the orchestra was fascinating – he obviously loved working on the pieces with them.

  2. Sylwia said

    I’m so glad to hear that you liked it! Yes, they do seem to have a lot of fun working on the music. It’s so satisfactory to know how much heart along with great talent people put in their recordings.

    Happy New Year to You and regards to Pinolona!

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