Polish recordings nominated for int’l awards
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A CD featuring symphonies by Polish composer Feliks Nowowiejski has been nominated for the 2019 International Classical Music Award in the symphonic music category.
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Nowowiejski (1877-1946) was one of the most important Polish composers of the first half of the 20th century.
The CD, released by the Polish DUX label, features two of his symphonies (Nos. 2 & 3) performed by the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Łukasz Borowicz.
Earlier this year, the recording won the Supersonic Pizzicato Award from Luxembourg-based music magazine Pizzicato.
Meanwhile, a CD with four symphonies by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, recorded by Poland's Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra for ECM, is competing for the International Classical Music Award in the contemporary music category, and a CD entitled 17th-Century Sacred Music in Wrocław, recorded by the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra and the Gli Angeli Genève choral ensemble, has been nominated in the Baroque Vocal Music category.
A shortlist of candidates for the International Classical Music Awards will be released by December 10, and the winners will be announced on January 17.
The awards ceremony and a gala concert will take place in Lucerne, Switzerland, on May 10.