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"Katarzyna Musial's technique is brilliant, her tone beautiful, sonorous but never harsh, with a great variety of touch, color and nuance. She had made the idiomatic rhythms and inflections of the Dances (A. Ginastera) completely her own, and projected both fiery temperament and songful lyricism."

Edith Eisler
New York Concert Review, 2011


"... Katarzyna Musial's blazing technique on this dificult work (Preludes by O. Messiaen) could have been recorded and marketed ..."

Richard Lynde
Register-Pajaronian, CA, 2002


(...) The pianist entered with fluency and ease into the ethereal harmonic colors of the French master. The second Prelude was shimmering and brilliant; I would love to hear Ms. Musial perform all the Messiaen Preludes, as she has a natural affinity for this music.

(...)What I liked about Ms. Musial’s interpretations, though, was that she plumbed the Bukoliki’s emotional depths, imbuing them with warmth. It is good to remind listeners that small pieces can carry large emotions and she did just that.

(...)“Il Vecchio Castello” was wonderfully evocative; “Tuileries” was vividly detailed; and “Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks” was a pure delight, fleet-fingered and energetic.

Rorianne Schrade
New York Concert Review, 2011


"Katarzyna Musial’s prodigious digits and tonal massiveness were impressive and appropriate for the driving, moto perpetuo called for in the Allegro Molto in Henryk Górecki’s two movement Concerto for Piano and Strings"

Harris Goldsmith
New York Concert Review 2012


"Musial is a major talent, blessed with an astounding technique and an interpretive panache..."

"Lutoslawski’s Bukoliki danced with joyous abandon, the pensive middle section adding piquant contrast. And Musial found the moody edge and embryonic originality beneath the Chopin and Bartok influences in Henryk Gorecki’s Opus 1, the Four Preludes."

"Most impressive was her Spanish set. The pianist romped through piano works by Ginastera, Lecuona and Turina with swaying rhythms, elastic rubato and dazzling bravura."

Lawrence A. Johnson
Chicago Classical Review, 2013


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Discography

Come Dance With Me (2014)

What a wonderful, surprising, and delightful disc this is!

Lynn René Bayley
Fanfare Magazine (2014)


tracklist

  • Alberto Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2
    [1] Danza del viejo boyero
    [2] Danza de la moza donosa
    [3] Danza del gaucho matrero

    Joaquín Turina: Danzas Gitanas, Op. 55
    [4] Zambra
    [5] Danza de la seducción
    [6] Danza ritual
    [7] Generalife
    [8] Sacro-monte

    Olivier Messiaen
    [9] Prélude No. 1, ”La Colombe”
    [10] Prélude No. 8, ”Un reflet dans le vent”

    Ernesto Lecuona
    [11] La Comparsa
    [12] Malaguena

    André Mathieu
    [13] Prélude No. 5, ”Prélude romantique”

    Zygmunt Stojowski
    [14] Vision de danse, Op. 24, No. 4
    [15] Intermezzo-Mazurka, Op. 15, No. 2
    [16] Mazurka fantasque, Op. 28, No. 1

    George Gershwin
    [17] Prelude No. 3, ”Spanish Prelude”

    Henryk Mikołaj Górecki: Four Preludes, Op. 1
    [18] Molto agitato
    [19] Lento-recitativo
    [20] Allegro scherzando
    [21] Molto allegro quasi presto

  • Frederic Mompou: Canciones y Danzas
    [22] Canción y danza No. 1
    [23] Canción y danza No. 6

    Alberto Ginastera: Suite de Danzas Criollas
    [24] Adagietto pianissimo
    [25] Allegro rustico
    [26] Allegretto cantabile
    [27] Calmo e poetico
    [28] Scherzando-Coda: Presto ed energico

information

  • Piano Katarzyna Musiał
  • Meridian RecordsRecorded by Richard Hughes, Produced by Susanne Stanzaleit, Assistant Engineer Alex Gettinby, Art Direction Krzysztof Kokoryn, Photos Tomasz Pikuła
  • Recorded In the church of St. Edward the Confessor, London
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Frédéric Chopin (2010)

tracklist

  • F.Chopin:
    1-Polonaise in G Minor
    2-Prelude in E minor Op. 28, No. 4
    3-Prelude in B minor Op. 28, No. 6
    4-Prelude in A major Op. 28, No. 7
    5-Prelude in F minor Op. 28, No. 18
    6-Prelude in C minor Op. 28, No. 20
    7-Étude in F major Op. 10, No. 8
    8-Waltz in A minor Op. Posth.
    9-Waltz in F minor Op. 70, No. 2
    10-Ballade No. 2 in F major Op. 38
    11-Mazurka in B-flat major Op. 7, No. 1
    12-Mazurka in F major Op. 68, No. 3
    13-Mazurka in C major Op. 67, No. 3
    14-Mazurka in C minor Op. 67, No. 4
    15-Nocturne in C-sharp minor Op. 27, No. 1
    16-Étude in C minor “Revolutionary” Op. 10 No. 12

information

  • Piano Katarzyna Musiał
  • Recording Jan Marut, MARUT PRODUCTIONS, 514-830-1271, jan.marut@gmail.com
  • Recorded Salle Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, Montréal, Québec
  • Producer Dialogue
  • Piano courtesy of PIANO HÉRITAGE
  • Design idinet.ca

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2007

  • Siergiej Rachmaninow
  • Fryderyk Chopin
  • Witold Lutosławski
  • Alberto Ginastera
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2003

  • Olivier Messiaen
  • Fryderyk Chopin
  • Modest Moussorgsky
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2001

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Modest Moussorgsky
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Famous Classical Miniatures, 2000

 
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1998

  • Robert Schumann
  • Karol Szymanowski
  • Olivier Messiaen
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