Classical record cover of the year?main
I can’t tear my eyes away from Chandos’s new release of chamber music by the compelling Grazyna Bacewicz.
The cover is so fit for purpose. It conveys all you need to know about the dullness of life in a small town under Communism – a dullness that Bacewicz (1909-69) somehow both reflects and dispels.
And the unsourced picture is not real: it is colourised, another layer of deception.
There is no hope in this picture, only ennui. But the music is redemptive.
Give that art director a bonus.