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Naxos Classical Spotlight

Dec 21, 2018

Romuald Twardowski was born in Lithuania in 1930. He pursued post-graduate studies in Poland before becoming a student of Nadia Boulanger in Paris. The works on this new release, for violin and orchestra, cover a fascinating spectrum of styles. From his Spanish Fantasy, to music written for young performers (not that you’d guess it from the impact it makes), the ‘new simplicity’ (Twardowski’s words) of his Violin Concerto, Niggunim with its roots in Poland’s ancient Jewish music, and Capriccio in Blue, a cross-pollinating tribute to George Gershwin, the ear remains captivated throughout.