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Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Aram Chaczaturian, Tadeusz Dixa, Maciej Zimka, Kamil Cieslik, Magdalena Kurdziel, Marek Czerniewicz, Krzysztof Penderecki, Anna Roclawska-Musialczyk

Quantum of Silence


Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber Passacaglia for violin from Mystery Sonatas

Aram Chaczaturian Sonata-song for viola

Tadeusz Dixa Elegia for viola

Maciej Zimka Strange Waves for viola

Kamil Cieslik Impression for viola

Magdalena Kurdziel Summer Evening for viola

Marek Czerniewicz I Play Alone in the Garden of the South for viola

Krzysztof Penderecki Tanz for viola

Krzysztof Penderecki Sarabande (J.S. Bach in memoriam) for viola

Krzysztof Penderecki Cadenza for viola

Anna Roclawska-Musialczyk Space for viola

Perf.: Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf, viola

* Odradek Records 2021 (ODRCD381)

The album title Quantum of Silence implies a sound in which there is silence or a vacuum to be filled, alluding to the artist's focus on creating music not only via the notes themselves but during the spaces in between. The viola was rarely treated as a solo instrument until the 20th century, so in order to cover a wide chronological timespan this programme includes arrangements of violin works as well as original pieces composed for solo viola, many of them written by contemporary Polish composers specifically for Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf.

A journey through viola music of different eras performed with great sensitivity by violist Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf opens with Heinrich Ignaz Biber’s legendary Passacaglia from his ‘Mystery’ Sonatas, followed by Aram Khachaturian’s final work, his cadenza-like Sonata-Song. We also hear the Cadenza by the great Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki as well as the latest compositions by Magdalena Kurdziel, Anna Rocławska-Musiałczyk, Kamil Cieślik, Marek Czerniewicz, Tadeusz Dixa and Maciej Zimka.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: www.tymendorf.com