The recording of the acclaimed Royal Festival Hall performance of Penderecki’s Violin Concerto No 1 with Barnabas Kelemen and the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Michał Dworzyński is released on the Orchestra’s own label on 28 of February this year. Paired significantly with a concert recording of Mo Krzysztof Penderecki conducting the London Philharmonic in his own works, the CD occupies a special place among LPO unique releases.
“This is also the first release on the LPO Label featuring conductor Michał Dworzyński. He is renowned as a great champion of music by Polish composers. His interpretation of the Violin Concerto was praised by The Guardian for capturing “the work’s fraught, tightly bound texture and the imploded lyricism of its constantly evolving melodic material.”
“Violinist Barnabás Kelemen’s performance in the Violin Concerto was widely praised. Bachtrack said he “[married] brilliant virtuosity to deep expressiveness. Whether racing through leaping runs or holding eye-wateringly high notes, his tone never faltered.”