The Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra
Małgorzata Sarbak /klawesyn/
Zsolt Nagy /dyrygent/
Andrzej Chłopecki, the late critic and animator of the music scene, wrote extensively about Szymański's music as well as supporting the composer by means of his longtime role with the Warsaw Autumn festival. Chłopecki puts things thus: "the formal structure is beautiful while stylistic expression is calculated: for Szymański's music is a continual game." He then offers precedents in Johannes Ockeghem and Anton Webern, deducing that Szymański's "guiding principles would be speculation and constructivism." Rendering the loaded quality in the composer's works, Chłopecki adds that "the aim of Szymański's music is the creation of symbolic entities within abstract art forms."
During a discussion between the composer and musicologist Katarzyna Naliwajek-Mazurek about his harpsichord music, Szymański said he "acquainted myself with harpsichords very early, at fourteen or fifteen while attending music school. I was very close with Władysław Kłowsiewicz [now a renowned vir....... more