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  • Andrzej Krzanowski (1951 - 1990): String Quartet No. 3 (1988) (Animato con passione):
  • 1Krzanowski: String Quartet No. 3 (1988) (Animato con passione)13:06
  • String Quartet No. 3 (1988) (Animato con bravura):
  • 2Krzanowski: String Quartet No. 3 (1988) (Animato con bravura)06:47
  • String Quartet No. 3 (1988) (Moderato):
  • 3Krzanowski: String Quartet No. 3 (1988) (Moderato)13:39
  • Grażyna Krzanowska (b. 1952): Adagietto (1982) (Adagietto):
  • 4Krzanowska: Adagietto (1982) (Adagietto)08:48
  • String Quartet No. 2 (1980) Domanda – Ballo – Andante – Barbaro – Coda:
  • 5Krzanowska: String Quartet No. 2 (1980) Domanda – Ballo – Andante – Barbaro – Coda10:10
  • String Quartet No. 3 (2011) (String Quartet No. 3):
  • 6Krzanowska: String Quartet No. 3 (2011) (String Quartet No. 3)10:03
  • Total Runtime01:02:33


This new album features works for string quartet by contemporary Polish composers, Andrzej (1951-1990) and Grazyna (b 1952) Krzanowski. Andrzej Krzanowski's String Quartet No 3 (1988), crowns the already mature output of the prematurely deceased artist. Dedicated to Witold Lutoslawski, the work contains numerous self-quotes and draws from a wide range of expressive musical means.

In turn, Grazyna Krzanowska's two quartets and the Adagietto for string quartet are seemingly radically different from each other, yet imbued with a similar emotional atmosphere. The narrative of String Quartet No. 2, is defined by a programme expressing the quest and the hesitation between seriousness and fun. String Quartet No. 3 is also based on contrasts, as it oscillates between a choral cantilena and a "savage," exuberant dance. The Adagietto also contains numerous motifs, which is reflected in the musical layer of the piece; it is very heterogeneous, using various stylistic means.

Antarja Quartet:
Barbara Mglej, violin [tracks 1–6]
Maria Nowak, violin [tracks 1–4]
Elżbieta Mudlaff, violin [tracks 5–6]
Magdalena Chmielowiec-Kozioł, viola [tracks 1–6]
Martyna Sołtys, cello tracks 1–6]

Antarja Quartet
Polish string quartet founded in 2009. Until 2013, the ensemble studied under the direction of the DAFO Quartet. In 2017, the quartet completed chamber music postgraduate studies at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna under the direction of Professor Johannes Meissl and MA Vida Vujić. In building their repertoire, the artists reach boldly for works of contemporary music in addition to classical chamber pieces. They have repeatedly performed premiere compositions by both Polish and foreign composers.

After winning First Prize at the 3rd Chamber Music Tournament in Bydgoszcz in 2016, the ensemble recorded their debut CD with string quartets by Felix Mendelssohn and Krzysztof Penderecki. Another CD was released in 2017 as a recording of a concert from the 40 Days of Macedonian Music festival, and the latest CD was released in 2020. It is a live recording of a concert during the festival 7 Currents + 7 Premiers = 70 Years of the Polish Composers' Union with Polish music collectivised under the theme 'Reduction'.

During its 13 years of activity, the ensemble has played over 100 concerts, most of which have promoted Polish chamber music at international festivals in Austria, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Iran, the Netherlands, France and Denmark.

The ensemble has participated in masterclasses given by members of the Belcea Quartet, Shanghai Quartet, Apollon Musagete Quartett, Melos Quartet and Quatuor Diotima, among others. In 2013, the quartet also worked under the direction of Professor Krzysztof Penderecki, performing his String Quartet No. 3.

The quartet has received three times the support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in the programme "Polish Culture in the World", and in 2021 it was awarded the "Young Poland" Scholarship by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage - thanks to which the latest album with the works of the composer couple was released: Andrzej and Grazyna Krzanowski entitled. "The Krzanowskis.

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