Long as Ihave known and admired the music of Andrzej Panufnik, whose centenary is being marked in 2014, I have never heard his concertos for three major instruments – piano, violin and cello.
I thought I knew what to expect when I gave a spin to a new release from CPO’s unfolding series of the complete Panufnik, but all preconceptions were blown away in seconds. This is quite irresistible music. Why the series has not been mentioned in the current spate of industry awards is beyond comprehension. I’ve given five stars to the new Panufnik as my Album of the Week on sinfinimusic.com.
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Andrzej (l.) with his friend, Lutoslawski
UPDATE: Guess what, the piano concerto’s coming up in Birmingham with Peter Donohoe on the 24th.