Grażyna Bacewicz

After completing her studies in Warsaw (1932), Grażyna Bacewicz, the most outstanding 20th century Polish female composer (1909-1969), concentrated on intense concert activity in Poland and abroad until the late 1950s, when she entirely devoted herself to composing. She mastered the art of the violin with Józef Jarzębski, but also with Carl Flesch. Although she did not win a prize at the Wieniawski Competition, she was awarded several distinctions at composer competitions. She was bound with the Wieniawski competitions through her membership of the Jury, incl. chairing the body. 'Oberek' is one of her most famous violin compositions - a must with all Polish virtuosos of the instrument. 

Grażyna Bacewicz (Poland) - G. Bacewicz - Sonata for violin solo no. 2 - Kiejstut Bacewicz (piano).mp3 1.78 MB

Finale - Presto [Rec. 1959]

Grażyna Bacewicz (Poland) - G. Bacewicz - Oberek no. 1 - Kiejstut Bacewicz (piano).mp3 1.45 MB

Rec. 1952