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Rousing and Passionate

Orchestral music by
Ignacy Dobrzyński -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'The concerto ... is ebullient and brilliantly served by Emilian Madey.'

English Recorder Works - Jill Kemp, Aleksander Szram, Brodowski Quartet. © 2012 Music and Media Consulting Ltd / MMC Recordings

Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński (1807-1867) has emerged from the shadows and the indelible fame of his contemporaries Chopin (1810-1849) and, to a lesser extent, Austria's audience-friendly Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837). Dob did himself no favours remaining in Poland when life was shaped by Russia's rule in the Duchy of Warsaw (1807), the Kingdom of Poland (1815) and the Organic Statute (Statut Organiczny dla Królestwa Polskiego, 1832).

Chopin had settled in Paris (1830) where he stayed during his remaining nineteen years. Just three years younger, Chopin's legacy placed him among the greatest composers...

Copyright © 18 September 2013 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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DOBRZYNSKI - LUKASZ BOROWICZ

IGNACY FELIKS DOBRZYNSKI

POLAND

CHANDOS RECORDS

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

PIANO MUSIC

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