Jewish Roots - Music for Wind Quintet
Darius Milhaud La Cheminée du roi René op. 205
Štěpán Lucký Divertimento
Samuel Barber Summer Music op. 31
Robert Paterson Wind Quintet
wyk.: Philharmonia Quintet: Zbigniew Witkowski - flute, Paweł Nyklewicz - oboe, Janusz Antonik - clarinet, Mirosław Płoski - horn, Wojciech Turek - bassoon
* medialogic [without No.] - DDD 57'47"
The CD Jewish Roots (2006) showcases works from the classical repertoire written by Jewish-born composers and composers influenced by Jewish culture. The recording, released by the Medialogic Company in Cracow, features works by such well-known artists as Darius Milhaud and Samuel Barber, Czech composer Štěpán Lucký, and the young, eminent American composer, Robert Paterson.
Jewish music is not just klezmer music - a fact realized on Jewish Roots, the newest album from the Cracovian group, Philharmonia Quintet. Here, one will find works either by Jewish composers or linked in some way to Jewish culture. Both the choice of the repertoire, as well as its performance, make every second of the recording absorbing. It's a breath of fresh air that has been absent for so long on the Polish phonographic market.
Paweł Kudroń Jewish Roots — Philharmonia Quintet
(Telewizja Polska TVP3 Cracow 11.9.2006 - internet service and telegazette; complete review on air)
Translated by: Monika Warchol