Composer Zygmaunt Krause pays hommage to Polish art theoretician, painter, pioneer of the Constructivist avant-garde, and creator of the theory of Unism, Wladyslaw Strzeminski, through pieces performed by the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, Silesian String Quartet, &c.
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Catalog ID: BR 1029
Squidco Product Code: 21106
Packaging: Digipack w/ 20 page booklet
Recorded between 1968 and 1982.
Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra
Silesian String Quartet
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchestra Berlin
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1. Polychromy 4:33
2. Piece For Orchestra No. 1 8:51
3. String Quartet No. 2 15:56
4. Tableau Vivant 10:19
5. String Quartet No. 3 20:51
6. Piece For Orchestra No. 2 9:22
7. Polychromy 4:20
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"I will be talking about my music, but I want you to realise that I am actually talking all the time about the source of that music which is the theory and work of Strzeminski. And that is because since the very beginning my music has been closely connected with it. It has actually been its source. In 1956, as a student of the Secondary School for Music, I went to a posthumous exhibition of Strzeminski's works, and that day marked my future. First of all, I realized that I would become a composer, and I also understood how I would write my music."-Zygmunt Krauze
Wladyslaw Strzeminski (1893-1952) was a Polish art theoretician, painter, designer of "functional" prints, pioneer of the Constructivist avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s, and the creator of the theory of Unism, or universal integrity. This theory and the paintings themselves were a major influence on the work of composer Zygmunt Krauze (b. 1938). Hommage a Strzeminski is a seven-work, single disc tribute to the work of these men, the recordings themselves realized over a span of some forty-five year, from 1969-2014.