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Chamber Works by Szymon Laks

CHAN 10983


Playing time: 83'04"
Tracks: 18
Booklet pages: 36
© 2017 Chandos Records Ltd
Sent to a reviewer on 16 July 2017

Listen: Szymon Laks: Molto allegro e giocoso (Divertimento) (track 6, 0:00-0:58)

Sarah Jeffrey, oboe
Frank Morelli, bassoon

ARC Ensemble:
Joaquin Valdapeñas, clarinet
Erika Raum, violin
Marie Bérard, violin (Divertimento)
Steven Dann, viola
Winona Zelenka, cello
David Louie, piano (Divertimento, Sonatina)
Dianne Werner, piano (Passacaille, Quintet)

Szymon Laks (1901-1983):

String Quartet No 4 (1962)
1 Allegro non troppo
2 Andante sostenuto
3 Quasi presto, con fuoco

Divertimento (1967) for violin, clarinet, bassoon and piano
4 Allegro non troppo quasi una marcia
5 Andante - Allegretto subito - Tempo I
6 Molto allegro e giocoso

Sonatina (1927) for piano
7 Moderato
8 Scherzino. Vivace
9 Lento non troppo - Molto tranquillo - Meno mosso
10 Allegro non troppo

Concertino (1965) for oboe, clarinet and bassoon
11 Allegro scherzoso - Più mosso
12 Andante meditativo - Un poco meno mosso
13 Presto non troppo - Meno mosso e calando - Tempo I - Prestissimo

14 Passacaille (1945) Version with clarinet of Vocalise for voice (or cello) and piano. Andante - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I

Quintet (1967) for piano and strings on popular Polish themes - Arrangement by the composer of String Quartet No 3 (1945)
15 Allegro quasi presto - Meno mosso, un poco rubato - Un poco meno - Tempo I - A tempo (meno mosso) - Tempo I
16 Lento sostenuto - Un poco animato e rubato - Tempo, tranquillo
17 Vivace non troppo - Tempo meno mosso - Da capo (senza replica) - Coda
18 Allegro moderato ma deciso - Un poco pesante ma a tempo - Più mosso e agitato

Recorded 14-16 November 2016 at Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music, Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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