Personalities | Grazyna Bacewicz | Modern Era | Classical

(Gra-zhe’-na Bat-sa’-vech) 1909–69
Polish composer

Bacewicz was a pupil of Nadia Boulanger. She became one of Poland’s leading composers as well as being an accomplished violinist. Her music is characterized by an individual neo-classicism and a clear sense of structure. She wrote a great deal for her own instrument (including seven violin concertos and five violin sonatas) as well as a series of seven string quartets, four symphonies and many other chamber and orchestral works.

Recommended Recording:
Violin Concertos Nos. 2, 4 & 5, Joanna Kurkowicz, Polish Radio SO (cond) Łukasz Borowicz (Chandos)

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