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Under the wing of the Warsaw Polish Radio Experimental Studio emerged dozens of hours of socially engaged music from artists including Eugeniusz Rudnik, Krzysztof Penderecki, Elzbieta Sikora, Krzystof Knittel, &c.

Various Artists
Blanc et Rouge [3 CDs]

Various Artists: Blanc et Rouge [3 CDs] (Bolt)

Label: Bolt    
Released in: Poland    

"Presenting yet another collection of "absent" works is an evidence of their creators' critical approach and lack of consent to political pressure, under which they had to function. This album is only a selection of compositions belonging to this trend. Under the wing of the Warsaw Polish Radio Experimental Studio emerged dozens of hours of socially engaged music. These compositions to a various degree alluded to the current events but also pointed to the broader historical and humanistic context. Visible references to "here and now" do not lower the artistic rank of those works. What is more, they mysteriously make them more universal."-Bolt

Bôłt's goal is to promote the achievements of the most eminent composers of contemporary classical, experimental and improvised music working in Eastern Europe Bôłt emphasizing originality, skills and imagination which avoid the shallows of pseudo-avantgarde trash.

Color booklet with text in Polish and English

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Color booklet with text in Polish and English

Label: Bolt
Catalog ID: BR ES07
Squidco Product Code: 19004

Format: 3 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Poland
Packaging: Digipack Triple CD
Recorded on various dates, at the Polish Radio Experimental Studio in Warsaw.


Eugeniusz Rudnik

Krzysztof Penderecki

Radio Moscow

Elzbieta Sikora

Bohdan Mazurek

Maria Pokrzywinska

Krzystof Knittel

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Track Listing:

CD 1

1. Eugeniusz Rudnik - Lesson II 15:22

2. Krzysztof Penderecki - Death Brigade 30:50

3. Eugeniusz Rudnik - Elegy To The Victims Of War 23:58

CD 2

1. Fragment Of A Radio Program 4:25

2. 20th Anniversary Of The Polish Worker`s Party (1962) 7:47

3. Elzbieta Sikora - Rhapsody For The Death Of The Republic (1979) 11:50

4. Bohdan Mazurek - Epitaph On The Death Of Jan Pallach (1969) 6:44

5. Elzbieta Sikora - Janek Wisniewski-December-Poland (1982-83) 16:14

6. Eugeniusz Rudnik - Epitaph Of Stones (1984) 8:10

7. Maria Pokrzwinska - Reglamentoso (1978) 5:03

8. Pole Reports From Space (1978) (Excerpt From A Radio Play With Music) 8:03CD 3

1. Eugeniusz Rudnik - Guillotine DG (1989) 9:29

2. Krzysztof Knittel - Darikas (1976-77) I 2:52

3. Krzysztof Knittel - Darikas (1976-77) II 3:00

4. Krzysztof Knittel - Darikas (1976-77) III 1:31

5. Krzysztof Knittel - Darikas (1976-77) IV 4:30

6. Krzysztof Knittel - Darikas (1976-77) V 6:57

7. Krzysztof Knittel - Darikas (1976-77) VI 2:51

8. Krzysztof Knittel - Darikas (1976-77) VII 5:34

9. Krzysztof Knittel - Gluckspavillon For Cathy (1978) 36:19