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An Unseen Little Engine

Donald Macleod is joined by Polish music expert Adrian Thomas to explore Bacewicz's early years.

Grazyna Bacewicz packed a lot into her relatively short life. She began to write music at the age of 13 and by the time of her death at the age of 59 in 1969, she left behind a legacy of over two hundred compositions, including symphonies, concertos and other works for orchestra, string quartets and sonatas.

In today's programme Donald Macleod explores Bacewicz's early years, with the help of Polish music expert Adrian Thomas.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 25 May 2015 18:30

Music Played

  • Grażyna Bacewicz

    Sonatina - No.1 Allegro non troppo

    Performer: Ewa Kupiec.
    • Hanssler: CD 93.034.
    • Hanssler.
    • 6.
  • Grażyna Bacewicz

    Sonata No. 3 For Violin And Piano

    Performer: Lydia Mordkovitch. Performer: Ian Fountain.
    • Chandos: CHAN 10476.
    • Chandos.
    • 9.
  • Grażyna Bacewicz

    Children'S Suite (Suita Dziecieca) For Piano

    Performer: Ewa Kupiec.
    • Hanssler: CD 93.034.
    • Hanssler.
    • 9.
  • Grażyna Bacewicz

    Sinfonietta For String Orchestra

    Conductor: Ronald Corp. Orchestra: The New London Orchestra.
    • Hyperion: CDA 67783.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Grażyna Bacewicz

    Concerto No. 1 For Violin And Orchestra

    Performer: Joanna Kurkowicz. Conductor: Łukasz Borowicz. Orchestra: Polish R S O..
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-10533.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 7.

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