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Karol Szymanowski Songs

MS 1608


Playing time: 57'38"
Tracks: 26
Booklet pages: 20
© 2017 Krzysztof Biernacki
Reviewer: Geoff Pearce
Review of Karol Szymanowski Songs published on 22 June 2018

Listen: Szymanowski: The Swan, Op 7 (track 7, 0:00-0:49)

Krzysztof Biernacki, baritone
Michael Baron, piano

Karol Szymanowski:

Six Songs Op 2 to text by Kazimierz Tetmajer
1 The whole world is left behind
2 You are not dead
3 In the mists
4 Sometimes, when long I drowsily dream
5 I heard you
6 The pilgrim

7 The Swan, Op 7, to text by Wacław Berent

Four Songs, Op 11, to text by Tadeusz Miciński
8 Mournful I am
9 In the enchanted forest
10 Flying over me into the sapphire of the sea
11 Roar, storm!

Five Songs, Op 13, to texts by Richard Dehmel, Friedrich Bodenstedt and Otto Bierbaum
12 Voice in the dark
13 The Christ child's lullaby
14 At sea
15 Suleika
16 The black lute

Three Songs, Op 32, to text by Dmitri Davydov
17 As the east
18 The sky without stars
19 Autumn sun

Seven Songs, Op 54, to text by James Joyce
20 Gentle lady
21 Sleep now
22 Lean out of the window
23 My dove, my beautiful one
24 Strings in the earth
25 Winds of May
26 Rain has fallen

Recorded 27-29 May 2016 at Tobe Recital Hall, Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft Myers, Florida, USA

First recordings for baritone voice


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