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 Bach’s cello suites 1-3 available next…

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 singer Krzysztof Szumański who became…

Sergei Bortkiewicz

Sergei Bortkiewicz (1877-1952) was a pianist and composer born in Kharkov, today’s Ukraine, into a 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 and Karl van Arek. In 1900…