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Composer's Notes

My purpose in writing my Piano Concerto was to compose a virtuoso work for the pianist which would give him the chance to demonstrate his capacity for poetic expression as well as his technical skill and bravura. I wanted also to exploit and explore the sonoric range of the piano, through from sustained, singing notes to very dry, percussive sounds. In addition, I wanted to make the orchestra's participation one of real significance, with a powerful role to play, meanwhile of course never permitting it to overwhelm the piano part, relying rather on contrasts of textures of sound.

Andrzej Panufnik

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Recommended Recording

Ewa Poblocka / London Symphony Orchestra / Andrzej Panufnik
BMG Catalyst 8287664280 2


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