Author: Orphée Classics

Konu Kim

Just finished recording sessions with tenor Konu Kim (Royal Opera House, the winner of Operalia 2016) and Orkiestra Akademii Beethovenowskiej under the baton of Francesco Cilluffo. The CD with Donizetti, Bellini, Rossini’s arias is to be released Autumn 2020.Organized by TACT International Art Management.

New kid on the block

Neumann M147 Tube on deck. Singers welcome! 🙂

The Shop

We announce launch of Orphée Classics Shop with Hi-Res audio files. Why files? Because CD format is leaving and more people are using streaming services or Hi-Fi from network file players. 96 kHz 24-bit high resolution Hi-End FLAC, ALAC, mp3s files made in the studio directly from Master File with

“BWV” #1 – J. S. Bach – cello solo suites 1-3

BWV #1 Johann Sebastian Bach – cello solo suites 1-3, BWV 1007-1009 – Karol Marianowski – cello.Probably the world’s first CD recorded half-remotely from a small basement corridor during self-isolation.  Cat. No. OC200501

Karol Marianowski plays Bach – “BWV” just released

Probably the world’s first CD recorded half-remotely from a small basement corridor during self-isolation. An album with first 3 cello suites BWV 1007-1009 is ready to download from Orphee Classics Shop and will be ready to listen in all streaming media within days.

Karol Marianowski

CD album: “BWV” – J.S.Bach – cello solo suites BWV 1007-1012 Karol Marianowski is today ranked among the most outstanding cellists of his generation world widely and laureate of list of many international competitions. An exceptionally gifted and sensitive instrumentalist took his education in most respectable music schools: Fryderyk Chopin

BWV 1007-12 recorded in the basement

Probably the world’s first CD recorded half-remotely from a small basement corridor during self-isolation, played by Karol Marianowski – cello. Hours of looking for the sweet spot for the studio microphones, avoiding standing waves to catch all the beauty of cello sound in an uncommon acoustic. The album “BWV” with

“Polish Songbook” CD presented on Polish Radio 2

Editor Ewa Szczecińska dedicated her radio broadcast Nokturn to the presentation of recordings from the “Polish Songbook” in Polish Radio 2.

Happy Easter!

Quartetto Nero – Moniuszko & Kurpiński

QUARTETTO NERO Franciszek KURPIŃSKI Phantasy for string quartett (Fantazja na kwartet smyczkowy) D-Minor Stanisław MONIUSZKO String quartett D-Minor No. 1 – Allegro agitato – Andantino – Scherzo – Finale ‘Un ballo campestre e sue cosequenze’ Allegro assai String quartett F-Major No. 2 – Allegro moderato – Andante – Scherzo Allegretto

Romberg, Dittersdorf, M. Haydn – Trio Basso

TRIO BASSO Trio of period instruments: Jacek Dumanowski – Viola, Agnieszka Oszanca – Violoncello, Grzegorz Frankowski – Double Bass. Bernhard ROMBERG Sonate C-dur, op. 43, Nr 2 fuer Violoncello und Kontrabass Karl DITTERS von DITTERSDORF Duetto Es-dur fuer Viola und Violone Michael HAYDN Divertimento Es-dur fuer Viola, Violoncello und Kontrabass Cat. No.

The world premiere recording – Sergei Bortkiewicz – songs.

Lost, found, recorded, released. The greater part of Sergei Bortkiewicz‘s works was destroyed during bombing of Berlin in 1945. Fortunately recently discovered 3 song cycles of Sergei Bortkiewicz are now recorded and released for the first time in history. All of that was possible due to involevment of the great

Sergei Bortkiewicz – song cycles.

The world premiere recording of Bortkiewicz’s song cycles op.23, 56, 62. (December 2019) Krzysztof Szumański – baritone Bojana Dimković – piano Sergei BORTKIEWICZ – composer Seven Poems by Paul Verlaine, op. 23 1. La lune blanche 2. Green 3. Un grand sommeil 4. Le piano que baise  5. Il pleure

Penderecki, Lutosławski – works for violin&piano

Karolina Nowotczyńska – violin Łukasz Chrzęszczyk – piano Witold LUTOSŁAWSKI (1913-1994) Recitativo e arioso (1951) Subito (1992) Lullaby for Anne-Sophie (1989) Partita (1984) I Allegro giusto II Ad libitum III Largo IV Ad libitum V Presto Krzysztof PENDERECKI (1933-* )Sonata No. 2 (1999)I Larghetto II Allegretto scherzando III Notturno — Adagio IV

Lutosławski, Penderecki – works for violin&piano, just released.

Karolina Nowotczyńska – violin and Łukasz Chrzęszczyk – piano – a contemporary view of works of Witold Lutosławski – Recitativo e Arioso, Subito, Lullaby, Partita and Krzysztof Penderecki – Sonata No. 2. more…

Krzyszof Szumański

CD album: “Sergei Bortkiewicz – song cycles” Krzysztof Szumański is considered one of the most distinguished Polish baritones of his generation. In the current season he will appear as Nabucco in Verdi’s Nabucco, Escamillo in Carmen, Scarpia in Tosca and Stolnik in Halka by Stanislaw Moniuszko at the National Opera

Bojana Dimković

CD album: “Sergei Bortkiewicz – song cycles” Bojana Dimković leads a versatile career as a concert pianist, harpsichordist and lecturer. She holds a position at the University of Niš Faculty of Arts’ Keyboard Department and is in great demand as a chamber music partner. Concert engagements include performances in the

Sergei Bortkiewicz

Sergei Bortkiewicz (1877-1952) was a pianist and composer born in Kharkov, today’s Ukraine, into a Polish noble family. His father Edward Bortkiewicz was a landowner and his mother Zofia, née Uszyńska, was a pianist. In 1898, he began studying music theory and piano at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Laidov

Tomasz Lida

President, Recording Producer

Łukasz Chrzęszczyk

Vice President

Antonina Wyszyńska

German Representative

Antonina Wyszyńska – welcome!

Happy to introduce our new German Representative – Antonina Wyszyńska. Based in Köln, an employee of West Deutsche Rundfunk, graduate of The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (Sound Engineering/Producing), Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Musikproduktion). Welcome on board! 🙂

Max Reger 4 Sonatas for violin solo

Małgorzata Staszewska – violin Max Reger 4 Sonatas for violin solo Op. 42 (1900) Sonata in D minor I Allegro energico II Adagio con gran espressione III Prestissimo assai IV Allegro energico Sonata in A major I Allegro con grazia II Andantino III Prestissimo Sonata in B minorI Pesante-Allegro con

Michael Maciaszczyk – violino

„Wielki muzyk, doskonały skrzypek i bardzo utalentowany młody dyrygent. Ma absolutnie doskonały kontakt z muzykami orkiestry, a jego interpretacje są niezwykle oryginalne- z mnóstwem odcieni i emocji” – powiedział o Michaelu Maciaszczyku Maestro Jerzy Maksymiuk. Jeden z najwybitniejszych dyrygentów młodego pokolenia. Dyrektor artystyczny Wiener Klassik Orchester w Wiedniu, Myślenickiej Kameralnej

Polish Art Philharmonic Orchestra

Polish Art Philharmonic (wcześniej działająca pod nazwą Myślenicka Orkiestra Kameralna „Concertino”) zainaugurowała swoją działalność w 2010r., powołana do istnienia przez Jolantę i Łukasza Antkiewiczów, dzięki przychylności Władz Miasta i Gminy Myślenice oraz Dyrektora MOKiS Małgorzaty Anity Werner. Polish Art Philharmonic to młody, energiczny zespół, którego Dyrektorem Artystycznym od 2014 roku jest Maestro Michael

Joanna Freszel – soprano

CD album – “Śpiewnik polski” Graduate of the Vocal Faculty, Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, in Prof Jadwiga Rappé’s class. A two-time recipient of the Polish Ministry of Education’s scholarship, as well as scholarships in the Pro Polonia programme and ISA2012 programme, she was awarded the Young Poland

Katarzyna Zdybel-Nam – bassoon

CD album – “Romantic works” One of the most accomplished bassoonists of the young generation, began her bassoon education in 1998 studying with Jerzy Lisak at the State Music School in Zamość (Poland). From 2002 to 2007 she studied at the Academy of Music (currently Fryderyk Chopin University of Music)

Jarosław Nadrzycki – violin

CD album – “Brahms Violin Sonatas” Jarosław Nadrzycki is widely considered as one of the most exciting violinist of his generation in the world today. At the age of 12, he made his Moscow debut with the Moscow Conservatoire Orchestra in the Tchaikovsky Conservatory Great Hall. Since then he has become one

Karolina Nowotczyńska – violin

CD album “Lutosławski, Penderecki – works for violin&piano” She graduated from Gdańsk Academy of Music in Krystyna Jurecka’s class and now continues to study there with Konstanty Andrzej Kulka. The biggest influence on her playing came from studying with prof. Igor Petrushevski. Karolina Nowotczyńska is a winner of many international

Quartetto Nero

CD album – “Moniuszko&Kurpiński” Quartetto Nero is a young and dynamic Polish string quartet, producing its unique and intriguing sound by playing on the original period instruments (or their copies) as well as using gut strings and special bows, appropriate for the music of different eras. All this distinguishes the

Łukasz Chrzęszczyk – piano

CD albums – “Śpiewnik polski”, “Lutosławski, Penderecki – works for violin&piano” Łukasz Chrzęszczyk – pianist, soloist and chamber musician, lecturer at the Department of Piano Chamber Music, Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He began his musical training at the age of six in his hometown of Kielce, first

Małgorzata Staszewska – violin

CD album “Max Reger – 4 Sonatas for violin solo” Małgorzata Staszewska was born in Cracow, Poland in 1976. She began to play the violin at the age of six. After graduating with honors from the Cracow Academy of Music in 1999, she joined professional chamber orchestra, Capella Cracoviensis. Staszewska continued

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